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Free Knitting Pattern: City Mouse Toy

Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice® - Vanna's Choice® Baby
Pattern #: 80766AD
Rating: ***** (based on 8 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
About 9 in. (23 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None
 

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Knit yourself a cute animal friend! This super fun critter is one fast and easy knit amigurumi! As seen in Martha Stewart Living, January 2010.
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Color (A)
Vanna's Choice®

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 860-125: Vanna's Choice® Yarn:  Taupe
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Color (B)
Vanna's Choice® Baby

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To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below
Vanna's Choice® Baby
Lamb Angel White Aqua Lullaby Pink Little Boy Blue Bluebell Cheery Cherry Chocolate Cake
Goldfish Pink Poodle Berrylicious Duckie Mint Sweet Pea
Vanna's Choice®
Linen White Pink Aqua Soft Pink Silver Blue Sapphire Dusty Blue
Colonial Blue Navy Raspberry Scarlet Beige Toffee Taupe Chocolate
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Charcoal Grey Black Radiant Yellow Mustard Fern Kelly Green Dusty Green Olive
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Denim Mist Rose Mist Taupe Mist Purple Mist Seaspray Mist Pearl Mist Tangerine Mist Oatmeal
Grey Marble Wheat Barley Dark Grey Heather Silver Heather Patchwork Grey Twilight Plum Jam
Oceania Cambridge
*Vanna's Choice® (Article #860) is a 4-ply worsted-weight 100% acrylic yarn. • Solids in 3.5 oz/100g (170 yd/156 m) balls • Prints in 3 oz/85 g (145 yd/133 m) balls 100% acrylic

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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  860-125 Vanna's Choice® Yarn: Taupe
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Note: (A)
•  840-132 Vanna's Choice® Baby Yarn: Goldfish
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Note: (B)
Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 5   $  
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $  
Additional Materials
Fiberfill stuffing
Small amounts of black and white yarn
 

City Mouse Toy

Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice® - Vanna's Choice® Baby

GAUGE:

Exact gauge is not essential to this project.

MOUSE
BODY

With A, cast on 54 sts. Divide sts onto 3 needles and join, being careful not to twist. Place marker for beg of rnd.
Rnd 1: Knit.
Rnd 2: K into front and then back of next st (inc made), k25, inc in next st, place marker, inc in next st, k25, inc in next st – 58 sts.
Rnd 3: Inc in first st, k to 1 st before marker, inc in next st, slip marker, inc in next st, k to 1 st before end of rnd marker, inc in this st – 62 sts.
Rnd 4: Rep Rnd 3 – 66 sts.
Rnds 5-9: Knit.
Rnd 10: *K2tog, k to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, slip marker, k2tog, k to 2 sts before end of rnd marker, k2tog – 62 sts.
Rnds 11-13: Knit.
Rnd 14: Rep Rnd 10 – 58 sts.
Rnds 15-17: Knit.
Rnd 18: Rep Rnd 10 – 54 sts.
Rnds 19 and 20: Knit.
Rnds 21 - 32: Rep Rnds 18-20 – 38 sts at end of Rnd 32.
Rnd 33: Rep Rnd 10 – 34 sts.
Rnd 34: Knit.
Rnds 35-42: Rep Rnds 33 and 34 – 18 sts at end of Rnd 42.
Rnd 43: * K2tog, k5, k2tog, rep from * around –14 sts.
Rnd 44: * K2tog, k3, k2tog, rep from * around –10 sts.
Rnd 45: * K2tog, k1, k2tog, rep from * around – 6 sts. Cut yarn, leaving a long end. Pull end through remaining sts, gather tightly tog and end off.

BASE
With A, cast on 3 sts. Work back and forth in rows on 2 needles.
Row 1: Purl.
Row 2: Inc in first st, k to last st, inc in last st – 5 sts.
Work in St st (k 1 row, p 1 row) until piece measures 5 1/2 in. (14 cm) from beg, end with a purl row.
Next Row: K2tog, k1, k2tog.
Next Row: Purl.
Bind off.

EARS (make 2)
With B, cast on 7 sts.
Row 1: Purl.
Row 2: K, inc 1 st at each end of row.
Rep last 2 rows 3 times – 15 sts.
Work even in St st (k on RS, p on WS) for 5 rows.
Next Row: K2tog, k to last 2 sts, k2tog.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 3 times. Bind off.
Border
With A, and RS facing, pick up and k about 34 sts along rounded edge of Ear. Work 4 rows in St st. Bind off. Fold border over edge of Ear and sew in place.

I-CORD TAIL
With A, cast on 3 sts.
Knit one row, do not turn work. Slide stitches to other end of needle, pull yarn gently and knit all sts again. Continue in this manner until cord is 6 in. (15 cm) long. Cut yarn, leaving a tail.
Thread tail into large-eyed blunt needle and sew Tail to side base of Mouse.

FINISHING
Stuff Body firmly, then sew Base into place. Sew Ears to top of Body. With black yarn, embroider French knot eyes. With blunt needle, pull strands of white yarn through Body just below eyes. for whiskers. Knot ends of whiskers and trim. Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing) st(s) = stitch(es)


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: ***** (based on 8 reviews)
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City Mouse Toy Reviewed by Dana Lohman on 2012-01-27 *****
This is one of my favorite gifts to give my nieces and nephews. I also give the book, If you Give a Mouse a Cookie with it!


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