Crochet Pattern: Miss Mouse Cat Toy

By Emilee Gettle – 1 Comment
I have two cats at home who are crazy about catnip. I’ve made felt cat toys in the past and filled them with my kitten’s herb of choice, much to their pleasure. I’m away from home on a business trip now and so in a fit of homesickness I crocheted this mouse for my comedic kitties, Crazy and Maggie. I know they will have as much fun with this as I did making it. I can’t wait to watch them! This mouse is jumbo sized for a heaping helping of catnip, but you could also use this as a child’s toy (minus catnip). If you want, you could add beads for eyes too!

Skill Level:

Finished Size: 9″ (23 cm) diameter, 9 1/2″ (24 cm) tall

Materials:
Grey Medium Weight Eyelash Yarn (approximately 150 yards)
Pink Medium Weight Eyelash Yarn (approximately 15 yards)
Crochet Hook I (5.5 mm)
Curved Upholstery needle
Catnip (1/4 cup)

crochet yarn size 4

Gauge:
4 sc stitches = 1 inch
2 sc rows = 1 inch

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Crochet Pattern: Miss Mouse Catnip Toy
Mouse Body: Make 3 Pieces
Row 1: with grey, ch 3, sc in second ch from hook 2 sc in next ch, ch 1, turn: 3 sc
Row 2-9: sc in each sc across until 1 sc remains, 2 sc in last sc, ch 1, turn.
Row 10-11: sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn: 9 sc
Row 12- 19: skip first sc, sc in next sc and in each sc across, ch 1, turn.
Finish off.

Mouse Ear: Make 2
Row 1: with pink, ch 3, 3 sc in second and third ch from hook, sl st into first ch, finish off.
Row 2: with grey, sc around entire ear, join with sl st in first sc, finish off.

Assembly
With grey, whip stitch two sides of the mouse’s body together to form a pyramid shape. Then whip stitch third (bottom) piece to each side, leaving a small opening. Turn mouse body inside out and stuff with stuffing and catnip. Then whip stitch opening closed.

Tail
Slip stitch pink eyelash yarn onto back of mouse and ch 20, sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across: 19 sc
Finish off.

Ears
Use an upholstery needle to whip stitch ears onto the body.

Nose, Eyes & Whiskers
Run the upholstery needle from the back of the body to the front (eliminating the need to make a knot) and then with pink yarn stitch eyes and nose. To finish off, run needle from front to back of the body and trim.

Use the grey yarn and run the upholstery needle through the nose two times, leaving a large loop on one side of the nose. Cut loop and then tie each pair of loose whiskers together making a square knot at the nose to secure.

Need help crafting Miss Mouse? Feel free to leave a comment below and I’ll get back with you!

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One Comment

  1. Robert Brown says:

    I have made a couple mice that I stuffed with catnip, but my cats always tear them apart after a couple days of playing with them. Is this normal or are my cats just a little over zealous with their toys

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