Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Catnip Mouse: Crochet
Lion Brand® Fun Fur®
Pattern Number: BK4K-0506003-C
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SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)
SIZE: One Size
5 inches [approximately 10 cm] exclusive of tail

PUBLISHED IN: By Kids, For Kids


CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

320-195 Fun Fur Yarn: Hot Pink

Bright, vivid pink


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.99

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size F-5 (3.75 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.30

Additional Materials
Scrap yarn for tail, about 24 inches [approximately 70 cm] Scrap yarn for eyes, about 4 inches [10 cm] black and white Sewing needle and matching thread 1 package dried catnip Note: Mouse on right is done in #204 Lava
GAUGE:
24 scs x 16 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.


INSTRUCTIONS



MOUSE
Chain 21.
Row 1 Sc in 2nd ch from hook, and in each ch across - 20 sc.

Row 2 Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Rep last row 12 more times, or until piece is square.

End off.

Cut yarn, leaving a trailing end of about 4 inches of yarn [10 cm]when cutting the extra yarn.


Fold square in half and stitch as shown
Tie the yarn 'tail' onto the trailing end of the yarn.

Knot it well -- your cat will be pulling on it and the knot needs to be strong!

Please note that this toy is designed for you and your kitty to enjoy together.

If you plan to allow your cat to play with this toy unsupervised, you should leave the tail off so you can be sure that it does not get eaten.

Yarn is not good for a cat's tummy!





Turn the fabric and open it -- it will be a cone.

Put the catnip into it and pack it down.


Fold down the flap at the top of the cone, tucking the ends of the yarn inside the mouse and leaving the tail hanging out.

Sew the open edges closed.
To put eyes on the mouse, pull the crochet hook all the way through the mouse's 'head' and use it to pull the black and white yarn through together.

Tie it off securely on one end (use several knots).

Pull it tight and tie off on the other end (use several knots).

Trim closely.



If you plan to allow your cat to play with this toy unsupervised, you should probably omit this detail, lest the yarn for the eye get ripped out and eaten without your knowledge.



For extra fun, tie a tuft of fun fur at the end of the mouse's tail.




This item was rigorously tested by our expert!

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
k = knit
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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