Crochet Mice (Pattern #2) for cats and kittens

Our cats and kittens love toys to play with and having fun toys stops  them from getting bored while they waiting to find their forever home.You can make crochet mice for our cats and kittens by following the instructions below.

Remember to ask your parent's or guardian's permission before making these toys or giving them to your own pets to play with. Cats should always be supervised when playing with this toy.

Parents: It is your responsibility to ensure that this project and this toy are appropriate for your child and your pet.

Abbreviations:

  • sc = single crochet
  • st = stitch
  • sl st = slip stich
  • 2tog = 2 stiches together
  • fo = finish off

Equipment needed:

  • 3.5mm crochet hook
  • scraps of 8ply (or thicker) wool – any colour
  • some stuffing
  • bell (optional)
  • dried catnip (optional)

Order:

  1. Make the body
  2. Stuff the body
  3. Close up the head
  4. Bring the wool tail through the back and crochet a tail
  5. Make and sew on the ears
  6. Add in the nose
  7. Add the eyes

Notes:

  • Work in continuous rounds, do not join.
  • This pattern can be worked with different sizes of hooks with different kinds of wools depending on what size of mouse or what kind of coat you want the mouse to have.
  • How to read the rows: Each row has a sequence, e.g. 1sc then 2sc in next st means repeat that sequence 1sc then 2sc in next st followed by 1sc then 2sc in next st over and over to the end of that particular row. The number inside the brackets (    ) is the number of stitches you should have at the end of that particular row.
  • It's a good idea to add in a marker at the end of row 2 and move that marker at the end of every row.

Instructions:

Body:

1.    Adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2.    2sc in each (12)
3.    1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
4.    1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (24)
5-6. 1sc in each st for 2 rows
7.    1sc in next 2st then 2tog (18)
8-9.  1sc in each st for 2 rows
10.   1sc in next 7st then 2tog (16)
11.   1sc in next 6st then 2tog (14)
12.   1sc in next 5st then 2tog (12) *start stuffing the body. Stuff it firm, pushing the stuffing into the sides near the back end to give the             body a more triangular shape. 

13.   1sc the 2tog (8) *stuff more as needed. Make sure you are going to be happy with how the head looks before finishing off this row. 

14.    2tog twice then f/o leaving a long tail for sewing, you will also be using this wool tail to crochet a chain for the tail. Using a wool                 needle, neatly weave in and out of the remaining stitches, pull tight to close the gap and neatly knot off then pull  the wool tail                   inside the body and right out the back through the magic circle you started the body with. 

Chain any length you want the tail then f/o and weave the wool tail in and out along the chain and knot it off once you reach the body. Hide the remaining wool tail inside the body

Ears:

  1. Adjustable loop with 6st (6)
  2. ch1 and turn, 1sc in each f/o and leave long tail for sewing. Sew the ears in between the 10th and 11th row. Pin them in place before sewing them in. When all done, bring the wool tails out through one hole in the body, knot off then hide inside the body.

Many thanks from the cats and kittens at SPCA.

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