Little Mouse

3 + 1/2 ozs worsted weight yarn
Small amounts of pink and black
Steel crochet hook size's G-6 and I-9
Stuffing
Measurements = 4 + 1/2" long excluding tail.
BODY ( make 2 ): Beginning at bottom edge and with larger hook and main colour, ch 17.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across, turn. ( 16 sc ).
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across ( mark last st as tip of nose ), turn.
Row 3: Sl st in each of first 2 sc, sc in next sc, hdc in each of next 2 dc, sc in next sc, hdc in each of next 8 sc, sc in next sc, sl st in last sc, turn. ( 16 sts ).
Row 4: Sl st in first sl st, sc in next sc, hdc in each of next 8 hdc, sl st in next sc, hdc in each of next 2 hdc, sc in next sc, sl st in each of last 2 sl sts, turn. ( 16 sts ).
Row 5: Skip first sl st, sl st in next sl st, sc in each of next 3 sts, sl st in next st, 2 sc in next st, hdc in each of next 5 sts, sc in next st, dec 1 sc in next 2 sts, sl st in last sl st, turn. ( 15 sts ).
Row 6: Ch 1, sc in first sl st, hdc in each of next 7 sts, sc in next st, sl st in each of next 2 sts, sc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st, sl st in last st, turn. ( 15 sts ).
Row 7: Skip first sl st, sl st in each of next 5 sts, sc in next st, hdc in each of next 5 sts, sc in next st, sl st in last 2 sts, turn. ( 14 sts ).
Row 8: skip first sl st, sl st in next sl st, sc in each of next 6 sts, sl st in each of next 5 sts, skip last sl st. Fasten off. ( 12 sts ).
BOTTOM: Beg at tip of nose and with larger hook and main colour, ch 2.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc across, turn. ( 4 sc ).
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn. ( 6 sc ).
Row 6: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.
Row 7: Ch 1, dec 1 sc in next 2 sc, sc in each of next 2 sc, dec 1 sc in next 2 sc, turn. ( 4 sc ).
Row 8: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.
Row 9: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn. ( 6 sc ).
Row 10: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in each of next 4 sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn. ( 8 sc ).
Row 11: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in each of next 6 sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn. ( 10 sc ).
Rows 12-13: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.
Row 14: Ch 1, dec 1 sc in next 2 sc, sc in each of next 6 sc, dec 1 sc in last 2 sc, turn.
Row 15: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.
Row 16: Ch 1, dec 1 sc in first 2 sc, sc in each of next 4 sc, dec 1 sc in last 2 sc, turn. ( 6 sc ).
Row 17: Ch 1, dec 1 sc in first 2 sc, sc in each of next 2 sc, dec 1 sc in last 2 sc.
Fasten off leaving a sewing length.
With body side pieces aligned, sew 2 sides tog around 3 sides beg at tip of next and ending at rear end, leaving bottom edges unjoined. Sew bottom in place on bottom of body stuffing body before closing.
EAR ( make 2 ): With smaller hook and pink yarn, ch 4, sl st to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Work 12 dc in ring. Fasten off.
Rnd 2: With right side facing, join black in first dc, ch 1, 2 sc in each dc around. Fasten off leaving a sewing length. Sew ears in place as in photo.
TAIL: With smaller hook and main colour, ch 12, sl st to rear of mouse. Fasten off and fray 1" length of yarn at end of tail. Satin stitch eyes with black yarn and 1/4" circle for nose.