Crochet Kitten

Furry Mouse Toy

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Warning

Yarn can be harmful if swallowed. Supervise your cat with this toy at all times. This to is not intended for cats prone to ingesting yarn or wool.

Finished Size: 4.5” long, excluding tail.

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:

  • Main Color – Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Worsted Weight or 4/medium weight yarn
  • Contrasting Color – Lion Brand® Fun Fur or 5/bulky weight eyelash yarn
  • Size H-8 (5.0 mm) crochet hook
  • Dried catnip
  • Polyester fiber stuffing
  • Stitch markers
  • Yarn needle

Note: Pattern is worked continuously without joining or turning between rounds. To help keep track of your stitches, it may be helpful to place a stitch marker at the beginning of each round.

Body

Worked from tail to nose.

With MC, ch 17. Sl st in 2nd ch from hook and next 15 ch.

Rnd 1.  Add CC; with one strand of MC and one strand of CC held together, 7 sc in last un-worked ch. 7 sc.

Mouse is worked holding one strand of MC and one strand of CC together from this point forward.

Rnd 2.  2 sc in ea sc around. 14 sc.

Rnd 3. * 2 sc in 1st sc, 1 sc in next sc; rep from * around. 21 sc.

Rnds 4–6. Sc in ea st around.

Rnd 7.  *Dec 1 sc in next 2 sc, sc in next sc; rep from * around. 14 st.

Rnd 8.  Sc in ea st around.

Rnd 9.  Place stitch marker for 1st ear. Dec 1 sc in next 2 sc, sc in next sc; place stitch marker for 2nd ear. Dec 1 sc in next 2 sc, *sc in next sc, dec 1 sc in next sc; rep from * around. 9 st.

Rnd 10.  Rep rnd 8.

Stuff body half-full with polyester fiber stuffing, add catnip, then fill rest of body with stuffing.

Rnd 11.  Rep rnd 7. 6 st.

Rnd 12. Rep rnd 9. Join with sl st in 1st sc of this rnd; finish off. 3 st.

Ears – make 2.

Worked from base to tip.

With MC, ch 2.

Row 1. 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 3 sc.

Row 2. 2 sc in 1st sc, 1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in last sc; finish off. 5 sc.

Weave in ends.

Finishing

Sew one ear to each of the marked stitches.

Abbreviations

  • CC (contrasting color)
  • ch (chain)
  • dec (decrease)
  • ea (each)
  • MC (main color)
  • mm (millimeter)
  • rep (repeat)
  • rnd (round)
  • sc (single crochet)
  • sl st (slip stitch)
  • st (stitch)
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