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Natty-Knits on craftsy.com
San Francisco, Bay Area, CA US

I'm an expat Brit living in the San Francisco Bay Area and a stay at home Mum. I'm also an avid knitter with many ideas for interesting designs using unusual construction and techniques.

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Mouse

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Garter (knit) Stitch
  • Stockinette Stitch
  • Knitting in the round on double pointed needles
  • M1L
  • SSK
  • K2tog
  • Sewing together using fake grafting
  • Picking Up stitches

Pattern Description:

A tiny mouse who can sit in the palm of your hand, or on your desk, or in a Christmas stocking or carry a little sign with a message for someone special. The pattern only uses 30 yards of sock yarn, which makes it a great stash buster.

For an INTERMEDIATE knitter because although this is a quick knit, the Mouse pattern uses interesting techniques such as short row shaping in stockinette stitch (explained in the pattern) and pick ups through the middle of the fabric. The Mouse is mostly knitted flat on straight needles. The arms are knitted in the round on double pointed needles. Some sewing is required.

HINTS AND TIPS to help you with this pattern are available on my blog http://nattyknitter.wordpress.com this is mentioned in the pattern.


8 stitches and 12 rows in stockinette stitch = 1"

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 2.75" tall


  • Approx 30 yds Fingering yarn
  • US size 1 (2.25 mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • US size 1 (2.25 mm) double-pointed needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Scrap of black yarn to embroider eyes
  • Static markers
  • Tapestry needle
  • Fiberfill

Suggested yarn:

30 yards of Fingering weight

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