I learned how to crochet when I was 8 through my churches girls program. It was fun, but I couldn't get my tension even and the granny squares I made were all different sizes even though they were ...
I learned how to crochet when I was 8 through my churches girls program. It was fun, but I couldn't get my tension even and the granny squares I made were all different sizes even though they were made exactly the same. Out of frustration I almost gave it up.
Enter my Grandmother who crocheted beautifully. She taught me that there was a rythm to each stitch and that if I could feel it my tension would be even. She was right and I was excited again. I crocheted for a while but as I got older I had less time.
When I became a mother and life started getting overwhelming I began to crochet again because it helped me relax in the evenings. I spent a lot of time crocheting with my grandmother as she got older. I treasure these memories and am passing them on to my children.
I have been enjoying my "cheap therapy" for many years now. I love untangling the stress of my day and creating something useful and beautiful in the process. I have always enjoyed challenging patters along with mixing stiches and patterns. I began creating patterns on my own last year when my daughter needed a gift for a friends birthday. I made a kitty and then several other animals as my daughter had more parties to attend. I have enjoyed the challenge of creating new things ever since.
This cuddly little mouse is just the right size for little one's to snuggle. His big ears allow him to play peek-a-boo with anyone. They also allow him to hide if he is frightened. His soft whiskers are great for tickling small tummies, necks and faces.
If this little mouse gets dirty he loves to wrap himself in a pillowcase and have a warm bath on a gentle cycle. After his bath he likes to relax in the drier on medium heat.
This advanced beginner/intermediate level pattern takes approximately 12 hours to complete.
4-5 stitches per inch