Cat Toy Mouse Knitting Pattern

Knit and Purl PetsThis cat toy mouse knitting pattern by Claire Garland from the book Knit & Purl Pets is perfect for your feline friends. Speckle the kitten loves playing with her toy mouse, so thank goodness it’s easy to knit! Have fun choosing the colour for your cat toy mouse from your yarn stash.

 

For this cat toy mouse knitting pattern you will need:
Lightweight (DK) yarn
– yellow (MC)–  grey (A)
4 x size 2 (2.5mm) double-pointed knitting needles notions
2 x ¼in- (6mm) diameter toy safety eyes in plain black (or black yarn)

 

Gauge
15 sts and 19 rows to 2in (5cm) of st st, using MC and size 1 (2.25mm) needles
Don’t worry if the gauge is not exact – it doesn’t matter if the mouse is a little bigger or smaller than shown
Finished size Approx. 3in (7²?3cm) long

 

Cat Toy Mouse Knitting Patterntoy mouse knitting pattern

Cast on 3sts using MC and size 2 (2.5mm) needles.
Row 1 (RS) *Kfb, rep from * to end. 6 sts.
Row 2 Divide sts: k2 sts onto n1, 2 sts onto n2, 2 sts onto n3.
With RS facing, keeping gauge fairly tight on first rnd, work in the rnd as follows:
Rnd 3 K.
Rnd 4 *Kfb, rep from * to end. 12 sts.
Rnd 5 K.
Rnd 6 *K1, kfb, rep from * to end. 18 sts.
Rnd 7 K.
Rnd 8 *K2, kfb, rep from * to end. 24 sts.
Rnd 9 K.
Rnd 10 *K3, kfb, rep from * to end. 30 sts.
Place marker.
Rnd 11 K.
Rnd 12 K3, M1, k to last 3 sts, M1, k3. 32 sts.
Rnd 13 K.
Rep last 2 rnds twice more. 36 sts.
Place marker at beg of next rnd.
Rnd 18 K.
Rnd 19 K2, skpo, k to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2. 34 sts.
Rnd 20 K.
Rep last 2 rnds twice more. 30 sts.
Rnd 25 *K4, k2tog, rep from * to end. 25 sts.
Rnd 26 K.
Rnd 27 *K3, k2tog, rep from * to end. 20 sts.
Rnd 28 K.
Rnd 29 *K2, k2tog, rep from * to end. 15 sts.
Rnd 30 K.
Stuff the mouse and cont to stuff it as you go.
Rnd 31 *K1, k2tog, rep from * to end. 10 sts.
Rnd 32 K.
Rnd 33 *K2tog, rep from * to end. 5 sts.
Cut yarn and thread end through rem sts. Pull up tight and secure.
Wheels (MAKE 2)cat toy mouse
Cast on 4 sts using A and size 2 (2.5mm) needles.
Row 1 (RS) Kfb, k to last st, kfb. 8 sts.
Row 2 P.
Rep last 2 rows once more. 16 sts.
Work st st for 5 rows.
Row 10 (RS) K2tog, k to last 2 sts, k2tog. 8 sts.
Row 11 P.
Rep last 2 rows once more. 4 sts.
Cut yarn and thread end through rem sts. Pull up tight, stuffing the wheel, and secure.
Following the manufacturer’s instructions, snap one toy eye into centre of each wheel. Alternatively, embroider French knots with yarn.
Ears (MAKE 2)
Cast on 3 sts, using MC and size 2 (2.5mm) needles.
Row 1 (RS) Kfb, k to last st, kfb. 5 sts.
Row 2 P.
Rep last 2 rows once more. 7 sts.
Work st st for 4 rows.
Row 9 (RS) K2tog, k to last 2 sts , k2tog. 5 sts.
Row 10 P2tog, p to last 2 sts, p2tog. 3 sts.
Cut yarn and thread end through rem sts. Pull up tight and secure.

Making up
When you finished the cat toy mouse knitting pattern, stuff your mouse and sew closed. Sew the wheels to each side of the mouse. Following the manufacturer’s instructions, snap the eyes in the centre of the eye markings. Alternatively, embroider the eyes with yarn. Sew on a length of kitten MC (or any spare yarn) as a simple tail.

 

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