Whew, sorry I’ve been away from my blog for 2 whole weeks! I was at a recycling conference in Wisconsin Dells for most of the past week, and am now better informed and energized for my job. Remember to recycle whenever you can, and always try to buy things made of recycled materials!
Since we’ve been away from our kitty cat, Cricket, I made her some little presents. Three blind mice!
I’ve been meaning to make some tiny amigurumi for Cricket for a while now, and finally sat down to figure it out. Here’s the pattern I created to make these cute little toys.
Amigurumi Cat Toy Pattern
- Worsted weight yarn in 2 coordinating colors
- Size G/4.0 mm crochet hook
- Yarn needle
- Cotton batting
- Optional: Catnip
sc – single crochet
sts – stitches
sc2tog – single crochet 2 together
R1: Make an adjustable ring with 5 sc – 5 sts. Leave a longish yarn tail on the outside of your work.
R2: 2 sc in each stitch – 10 sts.
R3: Repeat [sc, 2 sc in next] 5 times – 15 sts.
R4-5: sc in each – 15 sts.
R6: Repeat [3 sc, sc2tog] 3 times – 12 sts.
R7: Repeat [2 sc, sc2tog] 3 times – 9 sts.
Make mouse tail: Cut a piece of coordinating yarn twice the length of the yarn tail on your work. Use yarn needle to add it next to your yarn tail. Braid. (see photos below)
If you want your mouse to have sight, go ahead and add some eyes with embroidery thread or safety eyes. I just left mine blind.
Stuff with cotton batting (and catnip!)
R8: Repeat [sc, sctog] 3 times – 6 sts.
R9: Repeat [sc, sctog] 2 times – 4 sts.
R1: Use coordinating color yarn to chain 4
R2: 3 sc
Fasten off and attach to mouse body with yarn tails.
And Cricket loves them!