5.50mm (size 5) Knitting needles
8 ply wool in chosen color
Option Dried Catnip for cats
Beads for eyes
Size 12 cms in size.
Tension- 16sts and 22 rows to 10 cms over stst with yarn double.
Use double Yarn
Cast on 18 sts
Work 14 rows stst
k2, (k2tog,k4) twice. K2tog,k2 (15sts)
k2, (k2tog,k3) twice,k2tog,k1 (12sts)
(k3,k2tog) twice,k2 (10sts)
k3,k2tog,k2,k2tog,k1 (8 sts)
(k1,k2tog) twice, k2 (3sts)
(k2tog) 3 times (3sts)
Ears - make 2
cast on 5 sts
work 3 rows stst
Sl 1, k2tog, pass slip stitch over
Twist two 10cm's lengths of wool together
Join side seams of mouse body and fill firmly adding the optional catnip if it is for your pet.
Thread some wool around the cast on edge and draw up and knot in the tail. Secure with a few stitches.
Stitch the first and last cast on sts together on ears and sew onto the mouse.
Use black thread to sew on bead eyes and for the nose add some lengths for whiskers
By Shellie Wilson. Shellie is the chief creative editor for Craftbits.