How to make a crochet mouse – free pattern

 

This witty little mouse is inspired and brought to life by a greek children’s book. It initially was a custom order, something that I don’t usually do. This time though, I really wanted to make that little crochet mouse.

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Inspired by a greek childrens book this little crochet mouse wanted to touch a star. And he did! Free crochet pattern. #crochetmouse #crochetmousefreepattern #amigurumimouse

The book is called “The little mouse that wanted to touch a star” by the famous Greek author Eugene Trivizas. It is the story of exactly that, a little mouse that wanted to touch a star. Let me tell you a few words about the book…

A little mouse had always told his grandpa his wish to touch a star and he was always told that he couldn’t. He would try again and again, jump on the rooftops and climb on antennas, but nothing. He couldn’t do it! One day, a Christmas tree appeared on the family’s living room with a big star on top. Our little mouse started climbing the tree, and after many interruptions and temptations by the toy ornaments on the tree, the mouse finally got to grant his wish and touch a star!

A beautiful Christmas story…

Crochet mouse free pattern

I experimented with shapes for the body first and then moved on to the other body parts. All seemed to be working well, except for the body, It took me 3 tries to make it as I wanted and as it should be like to fit with the rest of the mouse.

I really wanted to make it a little bigger, but I couldn’t make it look as cute as it is now. Our little crochet mouse is about 12 cm (5 inches) tall, now.

Also, you can find the free crochet pattern for the Christmas tree in the photo above, here.

Materials:

DK yarn (I used Stylecraft Special DK)
Crochet hook: US E/3.5 mm
Yarn needle
Scissors
Polyester fiberfill stuffing
Stitch marker
7 mm safety eyes or beads

Yardage

60-70 m (65-75 yds) of grey yarn
Small amount of pink, red and yellow yarn

Abbreviations:

R: round
MR: magic ring
sc: single crochet
inc: increase
st(s): stitch(es)
dec: decrease
hdc: half double crochet
sl st: slip stitch
flo: front loop only
Fhdc: Foundation half double crochet
fphdc: front post half double crochet
bphdc: back post half double crochet
st(s): stitch(es)
ch(s): chain(s)
sk: skip

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The pattern is worked in a spiral unless stated otherwise. Use the stitch marker and do not join rounds. All my patterns use US crochet terms. I always suggest when making amigurumi to use this special little trick, explained in this blog post here.

Let’s start making our little crochet mouse!

Crochet mouse amigurumi pattern

Head

R1: MR, 6 sc in ring (6)
R2: * sc, inc *, repeat from * to * around (9)
R3: * sc 2, inc *, repeat from * to * around (12)
R4: sc in each st around (12)
R5: * sc 3, inc *, repeat from * to * around (15)
R6: sc in each st around (15)
R7: * sc 4, inc *, repeat from * to * around (18)
R8: * sc 2, inc *, repeat from * to * around (24)
R9: *sc 3, inc *, repeat from * to * around (30)
R10-15: sc in each st around (30)
R16: * sc 4, dec *, repeat from * to * around (30)
R17: * sc 3, dec *, repeat from * to * around (24)

This is a good time to place the eyes and start stuffing the head, giving it shape as you go. The eyes are placed between rounds 8 and 9, 8 stitches apart.

R18: * sc 2, dec *, repeat from to * around (18)
R19: * sc, dec *, repeat from to * around (12)
R20: dec around (6)

Cut yarn and sew opening. With small amount of pink yarn, embroider the nose.

Free crochet mouse pattern

Body

R1: MR, 6 sc in ring (6)
R2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
R3: * sc, inc *, repeat from * to * around (18)
R4: * sc 2, inc *, repeat from * to * around (24)
R5: * sc 3, inc *, repeat from * to * around (30)
R6-7: sc in each st around (30)
R8: * sc 4, inc *, repeat from * to * around (36)
R9-13: sc in each st around (36)
R14: *sc 4, dec *, repeat from * to * around (30)
R15-17: sc in each st around (30)
R18: *sc 3, dec *, repeat from * to * around (24)
R19-21: sc in each st around (24)
R22: * sc 2, dec * repeat from * to * around (18)

Cut yarn and leave long tail for sewing head on the body. Stuff the body firmly.

Arms (make 2)

R1: MR, 5 sc in ring (5)
R2: 2 sc in each st around (10)
R3-4: sc in each st around (10)
R5: (sc 2, dec) x 2, sc 2 (8)

Stuff lightly only on the hand.

R6-13: sc in each st around (8)

Cut yarn and leave long tail for sewing. First, sew top opening of hand closed. Repeat the process for the other hand.

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Feet (make 2)

R1: MR, 5 sc in ring (5)
R2: 2 sc in each st around (10)

Stuff lightly only on the front part of the foot.

R3-10: sc in each st around (10)

Cut yarn and leave long tail for sewing. First, sew top opening of foot closed. Repeat the process for the other foot.

Ears

Outer ear (make 2)

R1: MR, 8 hdc in ring, ch 1, turn (8)
R2: sc in each st across (8)

Cut yarn and leave long tail for sewing.

Inner ear (make 2)

With pink yarn

R1: MR, 8 sc in ring (8)

Cut yarn and leave long tail for sewing inner ear on outer ear. Sew the ears between round 14 and 15 of the head.

Crochet amigurumi mouse with a star free pattern

Tail

With pink yarn

R1: MR, 5 sc in ring (5)
R2-…: sl st in flo in each st around for about 11 cm (4.5 inches) or for as long you want your tail to be.

To make sure you are not crocheting the tail on the wrong side, after the magic ring, pinch it with your fingers closed. Remember to work your slip stitches loosely.

Hat

With red yarn

R1: Fhdc 24, sl st to join, ch 1 (24)
R2: * fphdc, bphdc * in each st around, sl st, ch 1 (24)
R3: hdc 6, ch 4, sk 4 st(s), hdc 4, ch 4, sk 4 st(s), hdc 6, sl st, ch 1 (24)
R4-5: hdc in each st around (24)
R6: *hdc 2, dec * repeat from * to * around, sl st, ch 1  (18)
R7: *hdc 1, dec * repeat from * to * around , sl st, ch 1  (12)
R8:  dec around (6)

Cut yarn and sew top of hat closed.

With grey yarn make tiny pom pom for the hat. I used the smaller size of this clover pom pom maker.

Scarf

With red yarn

R1: Fhdc 46, ch 1, turn (46)
R2: hdc in tlo in each st across (46)

Cut yarn and add fringe on both sides of the scarf. If you don’t know how to locate the third loop in hdc you can check out this blog post here.

Star

R1: MR, 5 sc
R2: (sl st, ch 2, dc, ch 2, sl st) all in the first stitch. Repeat for the other 4 stitches and cut yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing star on both hands. You can block the star as shown in the photo below for better shaping.

Crochet star free pattern

That’s it! You are done! Enjoy your little crochet mouse!

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Make this adorable little crochet mouse to give to your little one. There's a Christmas story behind the inspiration of this free crochet mouse pattern. Go to the blog and learn all about it! #crochetmouse #amigurumimouse #freecrochetmousepattern #freeamigurumimouse

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