Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Mouse!


Mouse
Originally uploaded by dinahsaurus.

My Kitty Kick Pillow pattern is out at the shop, and I have a little addendum to make. One skein of All Hemp 6 will make the pillow (for hours of kitty violence) and there is enough yarn left to crochet a matching mouse. Boo, the cat who owns the chin pictured here, LOVES his Mouse, and it comes from room to room with him everyday. I can't tell if it's supposed to be dead or his friend! So that your own cat can have a victim/friend, here is...

Boo's Crochet Mouse
  • Leftovers of All Hemp 6 yarn or other tough DK weight yarn (I highly recommend the hemp for pet stuff. It holds up very well to claws and teeth!)
  • Size D Crochet Hook
  • Locking stitch marker
  • Stuffing and optional catnip

  1. Ch 2. In the BACK of 2nd ch from hook, make 6 sc. Mark the last stitch, and continue to move marker up with each round.
  2. Sc in each st around (6sc)
  3. 2 sc in each st around (12 sc)
  4. Sc in each st around (12 sc)
  5. Sc in each of next 4 st, (sc, hdc, dc, hdc. sc) in front loop only of next st (to make first ear), 2 sc in next 2 st, (sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc) in front loop only of next st, sc in next 4 st to marker.
  6. Sc in each st around, going into back loop only on "ear" sts (12 sc)
  7. *Sc in next st, 2 sc in following st. Repeat from * around (18 sc)
  8. Sc in each st around (18 sc) for 8 rounds.
  9. *Sc, sc2tog, repeat from * around (12 sc). Add some stuffing at this point, and then a little catnip. Use a pencil or the end of your hook to push it down into the mouse's nose.
  10. *Sc2 tog, repeat from * around (6 sc). Push in the rest of your stuffing, really packing it in tightly.
  11. *Sc2tog, repeat from * around (3 sc)
  12. Ch 12 for tail, fasten off last stitch by pulling thread through, or tying a knot, and cut.

Pattern note: Sc2tog is made by putting your hook through next stitch, yo and pulling up a loop, leaving 2 st on your hook, then putting your hook through the following st, yo and pulling up another loop (3 st on hook), yo and pull through all three loops on hook.


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