Saturday, November 2, 2013

Video Amigurumi Mouse Tutorial In English Dutch Vietnamese German


I had such a hard time waiting until after Halloween to release this pattern. I'm in love with all the mouse characters I've ever read about in children's books and seeing them come to life in the form of amigurumi is so much fun!
There are some outfits that go with the mice and

those will be released in a few days in a separate post. Once the clothing patterns are ready I will link the posts here. (There's been more patterns for the mice added - see all links in one post here)



          Copyright 2013 Author: Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go, All rights reserved 
Finished products can be sold 
This pattern is not to be sold. Furthermore this pattern and all the  images contained inside this pattern are not authorized to be sold as a cross stitch pattern or shared in full on any cross stitch site


Special notes: I worked in continuous rounds with a 3.75mm hook and worsted weight yarn. Have any questions or if you come across a mistake in the pattern please leave a message in the comment section below. This pattern will give you a Mouse about 5 1/2  inches tall depending on your choice of yarn and hook size.

st = stitch
sc = single crochet
2tog = 2 stitches together
sl st = slip stitch
f/o = finish off



Supplies used:


3.7mm hook
any color of worsted weight medium #4
embroidery floss for the nose
sewing needle
yarn needle
safety eyes 4.5mm but use any size you like or use felt or yarn for eyes

How to read the rows: Each row has a sequence as given below. For example 1sc then 2sc in next st means repeat that sequence 1sc then 2sc in next st followed by 1sc then 2sc in next st over and over to the end of that particular row. The number inside the parentheses ( ~ ) is the number of stitches you should have at the end of that particular row.


Click here for the full video tutorial
Video is in order as follows:

  1. Introduction
  2. Make body
  3. Make head
  4. Eyes, nose and mouth
  5. Finish head
  6. Make feet, arms, ears and tail (includes an alternate tail)
  7. Adding wire
  8. Sewing it all together
~> Pattern is available in Dutch here
~> Pattern is available in German here

~> Pattern is available in Vietnamese  here

BODY

1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
4) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (24)
5) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (30)
6) 1sc in next 4st then 2sc in next st (36)
7-10) 1sc in each st for 4 rows
11) 1sc in next 4st then 2tog (30)
12-13) 1sc in each st for 2 rows
14) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog (24)
15) 1sc in each st
16) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (18)
17) 1sc in each st
18) 1sc 2tog (12) *stuff  body
      sl st next st and f/o leaving a long tail for sewing



Read when to put the eyes, nose and ears on before starting the head:


*if you use safety eyes they can go in after you've completed row 11. I put the ones you see pictured in between the 7th and 8th row with 6 stitches between them.  Make sure you are happy with placements before securing anything in place. You can also whip stitch the nose in before stuffing and closing the head, see pictures below.

The ears are placed on the 10th or 11th row in line with the eyes. These can be sewn in before or after you close up the head. It's what ever you find to be easier for you. If you want to sew them in before then do it after you finish row 13 of the head, see pictures in the Ear pattern section. 
Use a sewing needle and embroidery thread, go inside the head and out where you want the nose. Do a series of whip stitches until you are happy with how the nose looks. Use a couple whip stitches to put in the mouth as well. Once you are done turn the head inside out and knot off your thread ends.

HEAD
*we start with the nose so keep the stitches as tight and neat as you can. Also be sure to finish off the last few rows as neatly as you can as this will be the back of the head and it will be visible.

1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 1sc then 2sc in next st (9)
3) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (12)
4) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (16)
5) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (20)
6) 1sc in next 4st then 2sc in next st (24)
7) 1sc in each st
8) 1sc in next 5st then 2sc in next st (28)
9-11) 1sc in each st for 3 rows
12) 1sc in next 5st then 2tog (24)
13) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (18)
14) 1sc then 2tog (12) *good time to stop and stuff the head.
15) 1sc then 2tog (8) *stuff more if needed
     sl st next st and f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. Use a yarn needle and weave the yarn tail in and out through the last 8st. Pull until the gap closes, neatly knot off and carry the yarn tail inside the head to hide it.



EARS

1) magic circle with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
   f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. Pinch together the bottom of the circle where you just f/o, put in a couple whip stitches to hold the shape and knot off.






ARMS

1) magic circle with 6st (6)
2-7) 1sc in each st for 6 rows
8) 2sc in each st (12)
9) 1sc in each st
10) 1sc then 2tog (8)
11) 2tog 3times f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. Using the yarn needle weave the yarn tail in and out through the remaining stitches, pull until gap closes and neatly knot off. Carry the yarn tail through the hand and up the arm out the other end, knot off. Use the remaining yarn tail to sew the arm to the body. Do not stuff



FEET

1) magic circle with 6st (6)
2-7) 1sc in each st for 6 rows
      sl st next st and f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. Do not stuff. Sew in as pictured and don't pull the yarn so tight that you alter the shape of the foot or body.



TAIL

1) magic circle with 4st (4)
2-21) 1sc in each st for 20 rows
        sl st next st and f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew as pictured. If it is too much of a struggle to work in a circle with only 4st then please refer to the video where I show how to make an alternate tail with a chain.


And we are done!
I hope you enjoyed the pattern and got yourself a little mouse made. Please show off  pictures of your finished mouse on my facebook page Amigurumi Freely. I can't wait to see them!



  Donations of any size are greatly appreciated and help keep the patterns free. If you do give a donation, please except this note as my sincere thanks and know that you have helped a great deal.
Many Blessings to you!




51 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this lovely pattern! I'm looking forward to making a mouse for myself.

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  2. Thanks for sharing this pattern - so sweet!
    GillyLilly

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  3. Hi, i love this muse. it is really beautiful. kiss
    http://awesomeneedles.blogspot.com.es/

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  4. Thank you so much for sharing ...... Our Christmas decor may just have become mouse themed !!! Cant wait for their little items of clothing :-)

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  5. this is so sweet, thanks for sharing

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  6. HI SHARON, Thanks for the mouse pattern, can't wait to get started!!! Martha

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  7. I love this pattern!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  8. Cute!!!

    Will try it as soon as I finish the ami I am making...

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  9. I love your patterns! These mice are over the top cute! I have one question, Do have to crochet them as tight as you do for them to come out good? I hear the yarn squeak against the hook and my hands start to ache. Keep up the good work!

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    1. Thank you, glad you are enjoying the patterns :)) I crochet fairly tight but it's a natural thing for me I guess because my hands don't hurt from it. I suggested tightening up the stitches at the beginning of the mouse head because that's the front of the face and gaps will show if there's any...

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  10. This pattern is really beautiful! I like this so much and I'm trying to do this :D I have a question. Can i repost this pattern in my blog? I will link back to original post.

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    1. Hello! I'm glad you will be trying the pattern. I'm not sure if you meant re-post the whole entire pattern or the link? If you meant re-blog the entire pattern then no but links back to the pattern are appreciated. Thanks so much for asking!

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    2. hi again, I just looked at your blog and I see it is not in English so if you meant you want to translate this pattern and post the translated version on your blog then yes you can do that. Please add that it is a translated version and also keep all parts as they are and I will also link to your translated version so others know it is available. Thanks ~

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    3. Hi, thank you for allowing me to translate this pattern. I translated it into my language, Vienamese. This is my translated version :http://ichipooh.wordpress.com/2013/11/25/mau-moc-chu-chuot-2/
      And I have finished my mouse. Now, I'm trying to do his cape ^^

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    4. Hi Ichipooh, I seen the translation and it's lovely. I realize I said keep all parts as they are but I meant the written pattern and you can use your own photos. You can post a picture of your own mouse for sure :)) Sorry for the misunderstanding!

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    5. I just updated the pattern and added your link plus I added a label on the side. I will also share on my facebook page, I'll let you know when I do that :)) Hope to see a photo of your mouse ~ have a great day!

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  11. This is so cute! Thanks for sharing this wonderful tutorial! :)

    xxx Dragana

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  12. Thank you for your lovely mouse pattern. The first mouse emerged late last night and I love it. Now I see you jave Christmas gear and I can't wait to get back to crocheting tonight. There will be a Christmas mouse in the house!
    Gisela

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  13. Geweldig dat je al die leuke patronen aan ons laat zien , dank je wel.

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  14. I have just been using your video to crochet my first mouse. Can I just say how much I enjoyed it! It is an excellent video, very clear and I like the way you write the instructions for each row too. Brilliant! Thank you Sharon :)

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    1. awww, that is so awesome to hear!
      Thanks so much Alison.. you made me smile :) xo

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    2. Here is the link to my mouse Sharon. I used a 1mm hook and Coats Opera 20 thread so he is a little smaller than yours and ... he's naked!!! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fiddly-Fingers/351417784907415

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    1. It's just a light grey and a beige but I don't keep the color codes since colors vary depending what brand you use and also some places don't carry the brand I use which is Red Heart. Any color will work really. On my facebook page there have been a dozen or more posted now by others and they used every color you can think of.

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  16. I just died of cute! These are absolutely adorable!! I'm making a set for my niece and nephews complete with Christmas capes for Christmas next year! Thank you for so generously sharing your pattern!

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  17. Amazing! Thank goodness I found your pattern. I'm planning on making two of these and dressing them up as Jaq and Gus for a Cinderella obsessed friend of mine. So thank you!!

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  18. GRAZIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ho usato il tuo progetto e ho realizzato una splendida topolina....

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  19. spending easter weekend making this fella, thank you sharing such a well thought out and easy to follow pattern. xx

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  20. I love this mouse!!!

    But I would like to make it smaller (about 1/2 yours). Could you help me to find the correct hook and yarn?

    Thanks!!

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  21. This mouse is adorable. . .You are sooo kind to share your pattern. Thank you!!!! Romona

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  22. I love these little mice! And I love making the clothes that go with them! It's so exciting! Thank you so much for sharing this pattern. I also really, really appreciate the fact that you allow these mice to be sold. Few people do that anymore. Thank you so much! I can't wait to make more of the outfits for them! :)

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  23. Hola Sharon, me gustaron mucho tus videos y patrones, sobre todo los de ratoncitos, quiero pedir tu autorización para traducir al español y publicar en mi blog, diciendo que el patron es tuyo, por supuesto.
    Espero tu respuesta. Gracias.
    www.frivolitemonicapradenas.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Monica,

      Yes you can. Please provide a link from your blog back to this pattern. When the pattern is ready I will link to you as well.
      Sí se puede. Por favor, proporcione un vínculo desde su blog de ​​nuevo a este patrón. Cuando el patrón está listo pondré un enlace a usted también.

      Thank you

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    2. I just visited your blog. You did a beautiful job on the mouse!! Thank you. I am looking forward to hearing from you again :)
      Acabo de visitar su blog. Has hecho un gran trabajo en el ratón !! Gracias. Estoy mirando adelante a oír de usted otra vez :)

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  24. Hola Sharon, gracias por el patrón.
    Me gustó mucho el ratón y pude hacerlo para mi hijo.

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    1. so glad you do Sherry
      you're welcome :)

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  26. This is the first amugrumi animal. You made it so easy to follow directions and at a speed I could cope with. Many thanks for an excellent tutorial. I will be making all your animals as heirlooms for my grandchildren's children. This is at their request so that they will be able to tell them about all the lovely things I made both sewing and crochet

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  27. With a little more effort, I found the mice instructions, thank you so much!!

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  28. thank you and thank you again !! For start sorry fir my English .I dont speak them so well.I m so happy that I found another person who lives in fairytales!!!! I try to find little magic in every day and you do that for me .I'm making a mouse for my sisters baby who will be born in next month !! I wanted to ask if I can use an I- cord for the tail

    Vicky Tsali

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    1. Hi Vicky!!
      So nice to meet you and thank you for the kind words, that really does mean so much to me. To live in fairy tales and have others join me is so much fun! Life is good :)

      Yes, an i-cord would work and also a simple chain would work too. Do whatever you think looks best on your mouse :))

      Thanks for the awesome message!
      Sharon Ojala xo

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  29. Hi Sharon,

    Were did you purchase the 4.5mm eyes??

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    1. I get mine online. If you scroll up near the top, on the right hand side you'll see 3 blue tabs. One is called "You Asked" click on that and you'll be brought to my FAQ page. In the answers there you'll find the link

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  30. I loved making this so much. My mom loves mice. I made this in two hours. I sewed a little heart for him to hold and plan on giving it to her for Valentines Day. Thank you so much for the pattern. I love making your amigurumis!! Thank you! :D

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  31. hermoso patrón, hay algunas palabras en la traducción que no entiendo pero mirando videos, tal vez las comprenda mejor. voy a tratar de hacerlos.Gracias flor

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  32. Finally I made the arms the other way round... That is like the tail of the Monster

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  33. Hello Sharon,

    For the tail, you can use a "tricotin" (I don't know the word in english), it will be much easier.

    Thank you.

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    1. for sure!
      Whatever makes it easier for the individual. I think that word means i-cord? If so, yes an i-cord will work and also a chain works or crochet a couple rows and roll it up.

      That's the great thing about this craft it can be adjusted so easily, I love it :)

      Thanks so much for sharing your idea! Happy crocheting

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  34. this little mouse is so adorable

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