Thursday, 26 April 2012

Knit this Cute Little Sugar Mouse.......

Cute Sugar Mouse - Finished size 3 inches high.

7sts and 11 rows to an inch

  • DK/worsted in white and pink
  • Pair Size 11/3mm needles
  • White filler
  • Two small black beads for eyes
  • Teasing/teasel brush (if you do not have one of these a wire dog brush will do just as well)
  • Small amount of pink embroidery thread for nose
  • Brown eye shadow and soft brush (optional)

K = knit
P = purl
St/sts = stitches
inc = increase by knitting into front and back of next stitch
tog = knit/ purl next two stitches together.
Ss = stocking stitch, knit one row, purl one row
Turn = turn knitting around and work on the stitches you have just knitted

Using white, Cast on 6 sts
Next row, p
Next row, (inc1) in every stitch to end of row (12sts)
Next row, p
Next row, (k1, inc1) to end of row (18sts) Ss 5 rows
Next row, k1, k2tog, k12, k2tog, k1 (16sts)
Next row, p
Next row, k1, k2tog, k10, k2tog, k1 (14)
Next row, p
Next row, (k1, k2tog) to last 2 sts, k2 (10sts)
Next row, p2tog 5 times (5sts)
Next row, k2tog, k1, k2tog (3sts)
Next row, p3tog.
Break yarn and draw through.

Starting at tail end and using white, Cast on 6 stitches,
Next row, (inc1) in every stitch to end (12sts)
Next row, p
Next row, (inc1) in every stitch to end (24sts) Ss 15 rows
Next row, k17 turn, P10, turn, k to end
Next row, p
Next row, k1, (k2tog) 3 times, k10, (k2tog) 3 times, k1 (18sts)
Next row, (p1, p2tog) to end of row (12sts)
Next row, k
Next row, (p2tog) to end (6sts)
Break yarn and draw through these 6 stitches.

Using white, Cast on 4sts
Ss 6 rows
Cast/bind off

Using Pink, Cast on 4 sts
Next row, inc 1, k2, inc 1 (6sts) Ss 2 rows
Next row, p2tog, p2, p2tog (4sts)
Next row, k
Break yarn, draw through these 4 sts

Using Pink, Cast on 4 stitches
Ss 26 rows
Next row, k2tog, k2 (3sts) Ss 9 rows
Break yarn, draw through these 3 stitches

Using Pink, Cast on 6 sts
Ss 14 rows
Break yarn, draw through these 6 stitches

To make up
Starting at nose, join row ends of head, stuffing as you go.
Join row ends of body
Attach head to body, positioning as in picture.
Draw ears together at the bottom and sew to head, position as in picture.
Join row ends of hands. Using Pink yarn do a tiny loop at one end and sew through it three times to form a finger, repeat this three more times (four fingers in all) Attach to body using picture for position guide.
Sew row ends of each foot and across cast on edge. Attach under body as in picture.
Using pink thread sews a few stitches across nose end.
Brush your mouse at this stage to make him fluffy.
(Optional)Using brown eye shadow colour the area around where you will put the beads in for the eyes
Sew on eyes.
Join row ends of tail and attach to mouse’s bum.
All done!