FREE Mouse Knitting Pattern

Enjoy this Lovely FREE Mini Mouse Knitting Pattern.  It would make a lovely toy for a cat. This cute mouse is made with oddments of white and cream double knitting yarn, a small amount of toy stuffing and 3mm single pointed needles. Although any yarn and needles will work.   It is about 5cm long when finished.

Free mouse pattern to knit

Abbreviations : k – knit. p – purl. st – stitch. tog-together. st-st – Stocking Stitch (k1row, p1row).  inc— increase. Knit into the front and the back of the stitch

Mouse – Make 1

With white, cast on 10 sts
Purl 1 row
Next : increase into every stitch (20 sts)
Starting with a purl row, st-st 5 rows
Next: k2tog, knit to last 2 sts, k2tog
Purl 1 row
Complete the last 2 rows until 6 sts remain
Draw thread through the remaining stitches and pull tight

Sew down the row ends and stuff to the nose. Leave the bottom open for the tail to be inserted. Make a twisted cord as explained below.

A twisted cord is made by taking a short piece of white yarn. Fasten one end to a static object for example a door handle.  Take the other end of the yarn and twist several times.  Then allow the yarn to fold in half upon itself and it will twist.  Knot the open end to stop the twist from unravelling. Cut to the length desired.

Insert the knotted end into the bottom of the mouse. Secure with stitches and gather the cast on stitches of the mouse to seal it up.

Ears – Make 2

With cream, cast on 8 sts
Draw thread through the stitches and pull tight.

Allow the ear to curl and sew one to either side of the mouse about half way down the body.

Sew two eyes in black, one at either side just in front of the nose.

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