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Stripey The Mouse

This free knitting pattern shows you how to make a fun little knitted toy mouse 4 inch (10 cm).

by Craftbits (Shellie Wilson)

You can fill this toy with catnip herbs for a fun cat's toy.

What you need

Using 30 grams Aran (12 ply wool)
Size 10 (6mm) needles
Toy filling
Needle

Instructions

Cast on 5 sts.

Row 1 Knit twice into every st (10sts)
Row 2 P
Row 3 knit twice into every st (20sts)
St-St 12 rows

Shape Head

Every alternate row P

K3 (K2 tog, K4) (K2 tog, k4) K2 tog. K3 (17sts)
P1 Row
K3 (K2 tog, K3) (K2 tog, K3) K2 tog. K2 (14sts)
P1 Row
K3 (K2 tog, K3) K2 tog.K4 (12sts)
P1 Row
K3 (K2 tog, K3) K2 tog.K 2 (10sts)
P1 Row
K2 (K2 tog, K2) K2 tog.K2 (8sts)
P1 Row
K2 tog 4 times (4sts)
P1 Row
K2 tog 2 times (2sts)
Thread yarn through remaining stitches and fasten off.

Sew side seams together and stuff.

Ears (make 2)

Cast on 4sts
K 1 row
next row inc into first and last stitch (6sts)
k 1 row
K2 tog at beginning and end (4sts)
K2 tog twice
K2 tog thread yarn through needle and fasten off.

Make a chain 3 inch for tail and sew into place. Thread black wool through head for whiskers. Make eyes with 2 French knots.

Sew ears into place.

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