Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Pocket Pet Mouse
Lion Brand® Fun Fur®
Pattern Number: BK4K-0506006-C
This tiny stuffed animal is fun to play with or to use as a bookmark or to decorate a backpack. It is lesson 1 from our series of 'learn to crochet' pocket pet projects
SKILL LEVEL: Beginner (Level 1)
SIZE: One Size
5 inches [approximately 10 cm] exclusive of tail
PUBLISHED IN: By Kids, For Kids
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
Scrap yarn for tail, approximately 24 inches [approximately 70
Scrap yarn for eyes, approximately 4 inches [10 cm] black and
Sewing needle and matching thread
1 oz polyester stuffing
Note: Mouse on right is made of #204 Lava
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.
Row 1 Sc (single crochet) 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.
Cut yarn, leaving a trailing end of about 4 inches of yarn when cutting the extra yarn.
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Fold square in half and stitch as shown
Tie the yarn 'tail' onto the trailing end of the yarn.
Knot it well.
Turn the fabric and open it -- it will be a cone.
Put the stuffing into it.
Position stuffing with your finger to make the mouse the shape you'd like.
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).
Tie a tuft of fun fur at the end of the mouse's tail.
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tbl = through the back loop
tog = together
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over
ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
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