Triangular Mousy Mouse Pattern

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This mousy pattern is distinguished with its signature triangular butt. Once you see that butt shape you cannot unsee it. It’s simple, fast and best of all...cute!

Do you see it?

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This pattern has on Ravelry.

Material

  • 3mm crochet hook
  • DK yarn in color of choice
  • 8mm safety eyes
  • Tiny little nose, or a single 6mm safety eye (to use as a round nose) or just embroider or needle felt the cute nose
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stuffing

Abbreviations (US)

  • MC: magic circle
  • 2-sc inc: 2 sc in next st (increase by 1)
  • 3-sc inc: 3 sc in next st (increase by 2)
  • sc2tog: 2 sc together (decrease by 1)
  • sc3tog: 3 sc together (decrease by 2)
  • dc: Double Crochet
  • ch: Chain

Instructions

This pattern is made in a spiral of continuous rounds

Body (make 1)

Row #

Instructions

Sts

R1

3-sc MC

3

R2

3-sc inc × 3

9

R3

sc, 3-sc inc, [sc × 2, 3-sc inc] × 2, sc

15

R4

sc × 2, 3-sc inc, [sc × 4, 3-sc inc] × 2, sc × 2

21

R5

sc × 3, 3-sc inc, [sc × 6, 3-sc inc] × 2, sc × 3

27

R6

sc × 4, 3-sc inc, [sc × 8, 3-sc inc] × 2, sc × 4

33

R7

sc × 5, sc2tog, [sc × 9, sc2tog] × 2, sc × 4

30

R8-9

sc × 30

30

R10

sc × 4, sc3tog, [sc × 7, sc3tog] × 2, sc × 3

24

R11

sc × 24

24

R12

sc × 3, sc3tog, [sc × 5, sc3tog] × 2, sc × 2

18

R13

sc × 18

18

R14

sc × 2, sc3tog, [sc × 3, sc3tog] × 2, sc

12

R15

sc × 12

12

Stuff the back of the body well (you may need to use the back of your crochet hook here to assist with stuffing from a narrow opening). Place the eyes between R13 and R14 on either side of the mouse body with 6 stitch holes between them at the top. See pictures for reference. Then stuff again in front of the eyes before you continue.

R16

[sc, sc3tog] × 3

6

Finish off, but don’t sew the ends together just yet!

Insert the safety nose into the open gap then sew in the ends together around the safety nose. You may find that you need to glue it in to secure it. Mine didn’t need it. (Be careful if you are gifting this to a small child use embroidered noses and eyes instead as they are safer in case they get loose)

 

Important tip for any amigurumi you make:

Shape the stuffed body by pressing firmly on its sides to resemble the shape you are trying to achieve. Stuffed amigurumi shapes are like a rubbery piece of clay that can actually be shaped quite a bit! Always take advantage of that fact.

 

This tip is particularly important for this mouse to achieve that cute triangular butt (I hope it doesn't turn into a new unattainable beauty trend! 😁)

See pictures as a reference on how I shape the mouse body:

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Ears (make 2)

Row #

Instructions

Sts

R1

A magic circle using Double Crochet instead of a Single Crochet

7-dc MC

Your goal is to end up with a half circle (see picture)

7

Finish off. Leave long tail

Tail (make 1)

You can either do the tail separately and then attach it to the body, or just crochet it starting from the body to avoid having to use the tapestry needle to attach it later. Your choice!

If you choose to crochet the tail on the body directly: You do this by inserting the hook into the loop at the middle between R4 and R5 at the bottom of the butt. Then following the instructions below:

Row #

Instructions

Sts

R1

12 ch (feel free to make the tail longer if you wish!)

12

R2

sc × 11

11

Finish off. Leave long tail.

Assembly

Using a tapestry needle:

  • Attach the mouse tail at the back of the body and below the butt between R4 and R5.
  • Make sure each ear is flipped on the right side before attaching. Attach the ears to each side between R10 and R11. The bottom side of the ear will roughly align with the eye level. See pictures for reference
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Now you are all done! I like to make at least two mouses to keep each other company, but it is all up to you. Don’t forget that you cou can also create more cute friends to your mousy from my other patterns.

 

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You are also allowed to sell anything you create using this pattern as long as you clearly credit CraftyBunnyBun for the pattern design.

 

Few more reference pictures below:

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