Amigurumi Mouse

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Since my blog is called Pink Mouse Boutique, I had to create a mouse pattern. And this one is super adorable and very easy and quick to make. You can use any color thread or yarn. These mice are perfect to teach the children in your life about numbers, colors, sorting, counting, etc. The fun is endless! And I am so addicted to them!

  1. Aunt Lydia’s size 10 thread (color of your choice) + black for the eyes
  2. Clover Amour, 1.5 mm crochet hook
  3. Scissors
  4. Sewing needle
  5. Polyester stuffing

Abbreviations:

mr – magic ring

sl st – slip stitch

st(s) – stitch(es)

ch – chain

sc – single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

dec – decrease

inc – increase

Notes:

  1. Leave long beginning and end tails. We will need them later to braid the tail of the mouse.
  2. Do not join rounds.
  3. VIDEO TUTORIAL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kp5GkKPhwCk&t=1213s

Pattern:

BODY

Leave a long beginning tail.

Round 1: 8 sc in a mr – 8 sts

Round 2: 8 inc – 16 sts

Round 3: (sc, inc) x 8 – 24 sts

Round 4: (2 sc, inc) x 8 – 32 sts

Round 5: (3 sc, inc) x 8 – 40 sts

Rounds 6 – 10: sc around – 40 sts (5 rounds)

Round 11: (3 sc, dec) x 8 – 32 sts

Round 12: sc around – 32 sts

Round 13: (2 sc, dec) x 8 – 24 sts

Rounds 14 – 15: sc around – 24 sts (2 rounds)

Round 16:Β (4 sc, dec) x 4 – 20 sts

Sew the eyes on round 15, 5 sts apart from each other.

Round 17: sc around – 20 sts

Stuff the body well.

Round 18: (3 sc, dec) x 4 – 16 sts

Round 19: (2 sc, dec) x 4 – 12 sts

Stuff more if needed before finishing Round 20.

Round 20: 6 dec – 6 sts

Leave a long tail and fasten off. Finish off and bring the tail all the way through the body of the mouse and through the magic ring.

Ears (x 2):

Leave long a long beginning tail.

Round 1: 8 sc in a mr; sl st to join and ch 2 – 8 sts

Round 2: 8 hdc inc; sl st to join and ch 1 – 16 sts

Round 3: sc around; sl st to join – 16 sts

Pull the mr tight and sew in place (about 3 rounds above the eyes). Bring the tails through the mr of the body.

Tail:

You should have 6 pieces of long thread coming out of the magic ring. Braid those until you reach a desired length for the tail. Make a knot and cut the excess thread.

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And voila! You made a cute little mouse!

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I hope you enjoyed this pattern. Let me know what you think in the comments.

Happy Crochet!

53 thoughts on “Amigurumi Mouse

  1. “Sew the eyes on round 15, 5 sts apart from each other.”

    Use black thread (or another color if you wish). I sewed a few times in each stitch because I like the eyes to be bigger.

    I am really not sure what else to add to this. πŸ™‚

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  2. I’m relatively new to crocheting so I am confused about the meaning of “increase”. I would love to make these mice, but without the meaning, I can’t. Please help!!

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    1. “inc – increase” means that you will single crochet twice in the same stitch. If you are really new, I would suggest looking up tutorials on YouTube for “crochet in the round,” “increase,” “invisible decrease,” etc. Without knowing the basic techniques in crochet, you will not be able to make an amigurumi.

      Oh, and the this little mouse pattern is a good place to start as it is fairly simple and quick to make, so you can practice those basic crochet techniques. πŸ™‚

      Let me know how it goes and if you have any more questions. πŸ™‚

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  3. I’m visiting family in Silkeborg, Denmark. There is a group of crocheters who make mice for children in medical crisis for comfort, to hold in their small hands. Your mouse is a great design with no loose ends that can be a problem. Before leaving here while visiting family I hope to make a few.Thanks

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  4. Hi, english is not my mother language and i’m technically new to crochet. I got confused at the ears, what does the first round means? It’s a magic ring, and than it says chain (Round 1: mr, ch 1, sc 8; sl st to join and ch 2 – 8 sts), also what does “hdc inc” means? I look up to the Abbreviations and didn’t found. My brother keeps asking me to make him a mouse, thanks i found your pattern haha it is a really cute mouse!!!
    Just another question: i made the mouse qith a “normal yarn” (not the proper one for amigurumi) and the mouse got really big, it fills my hole hand and i think i did everything right. It’s beacaus of the yarn i used?
    Thank you so much for the pattern!! I’m trying to get used to english terms for crochet.

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    1. Hi Rebeca! That just means that you need to 8 sc in the magic ring. The “hdc inc” means to increase using the half double crochet stitch.
      And yes, your mouse is bigger because you used yarn. I prefer thread but I have made the mouse with yarn and it is still super cute.
      I hope this is helpful. Let me know if you have any more questions.

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  5. I too used yarn so that will be why my mouse is so much bigger. Will have to try and find some thread and make the smaller ones. So pleased with my first attempt though, especially as I am new to crochet.

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    1. You are welcome! I am happy you like the pattern. πŸ™‚ I don’t have the time to make videos but maybe one day πŸ™‚

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  6. can you please delete my comment where I put my full name I accidentally did that through autofill and pressed post by accident I’m sorry . I don’t want my full name on the internet

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    1. No problem! That comment was never published. πŸ™‚
      To answer your question, the ears are crocheted in the round. You begin with a magic ring (mr) and crochet in the ring.

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  7. Okay I’m going to sound stupid here but that’s not new for me.
    I am also new to crochet but have been a knitter for years so have a bit of understanding. But what has me confused is the phrasing golden ring. I have a lot of patterns and have watched a lot of tutorials and this is the first time I have come across it. I just wanted to know why you called it that?

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    1. Hi Carrie! I know a lot of people say “magic circle,” but when I started crocheting, the first patterns I found used the term “magic ring.” This just stuck with me and I have been using “magic ring” in all my patterns. πŸ™‚

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  8. I’ve just finished a mouse – I thank you so much for this wonderful pattern! So easy to read and follow, perfect instructions! I learned to crochet, mostly self-taught from a little booklet in 1963, and never acquired the use of the magic ring. I chained 4 to make a ring, so my little mouse has tiny holes in its ears! I love thread crochet, but at 82 it’s a bit hard on my hands. Even so, I want to try some of your other patterns. You’ve done a terrific job with this one!!!

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  9. can I just ask, correct me if I am mistaken, sc is a double crochet in UK, hdc is a half treble in the Uk, Have I got this correct? Thank you xx

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    1. I use US terminology, so “sc” is single crochet and “hdc” is half double crochet. πŸ™‚
      I should probably specify in the pattern that I am using US crochet terminology πŸ™‚

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    1. I am not sure what you mean. I am using US terminology. I don’t know UK terminology at all. In US terminology, you are doing a single crochet for the mouse and half double crochet for the ears. πŸ™‚ I hope this helps

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  10. Hi , yes that’s fine. So I am doing double crochet and half trebles. (UK) Thank you for getting back to me so quickly. I am making catnip toys for a charity. πŸ™‚ xx

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    1. Oh, sorry! I didn’t read your comment carefully! I just grabbed all 6 tails and made a knot. I don’t know what a reef knot is. But the regular knot I made is enough. I have never had a tail unravel. πŸ™‚

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  11. Love this cute mouse 🐭 pattern!
    Thank you for sharing it.
    I made one with grey silvery cotton thread. Stitched on some eyes with black sewing thread and attached the ears. Braided the little tail and …
    VoilΓ  the mouse was completed.
    The instructions were clear to me and easy to follow.
    I will glue on a magnet and put it on the fridge. πŸ˜„ I’ll definitely be making more.

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