Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Baby City Mouse Toy

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by Lion Brand Design Team

Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Baby City Mouse Toy

Like the animal it's modeled after, the Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Baby City Mouse Toy is a project that's super quick!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    An exact gauge is not necessary for this project. Finished mouse measures approximately 9 inch. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you less stitches and rows to make a 4 inch square, try using a smaller size needle; if it takes you more stitches and rows, try a larger size needle. Download template for abbreviations not explained elsewhere.
  • 2
    Body: With Taupe, cast on 54 sts. Divide sts onto 3 needles and join, being careful not to twist. Place marker for beg of rnd. Rnd 1: Knit. Rnd 2: K into front and then back of next st (inc made), k25, inc in next st, place marker, inc in next st, k25, inc in next st – 58 sts. Rnd 3: Inc in first st, k to 1 st before marker, inc in next st, slip marker, inc in next st, k to 1 st before end of rnd marker, inc in this st – 62 sts. Rnd 4: Rep Rnd 3 – 66 sts. Rnds 5-9: Knit. Rnd 10: *K2tog, k to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, slip marker, k2tog, k to 2 sts before end of rnd marker, k2tog – 62 sts. Rnds 11-13: Knit. Rnd 14: Rep Rnd 10 – 58 sts. Rnds 15-17: Knit. Rnd 18: Rep Rnd 10 – 54 sts. Rnds 19 and 20: Knit. Rnds 21 - 32: Rep Rnds 18-20 – 38 sts at end of Rnd 32. Rnd 33: Rep Rnd 10 – 34 sts. Rnd 34: Knit. Rnds 35-42: Rep Rnds 33 and 34 – 18 sts at end of Rnd 42. Rnd 43: * K2tog, k5, k2tog, rep from * around –14 sts. Rnd 44: * K2tog, k3, k2tog, rep from * around –10 sts. Rnd 45: * K2tog, k1, k2tog, rep from * around – 6 sts. Cut yarn, leaving a long end. Pull end through remaining sts, gather tightly tog and end off.
  • 3
    Base: With Taupe, cast on 3 sts. Work back and forth in rows on 2 needles. Row 1: Purl. Row 2: Inc in first st, k to last st, inc in last st – 5 sts. Work in St st (k 1 row, p 1 row) until piece measures 5-1/2 inch from beg, end with a purl row. Next Row: K2tog, k1, k2tog. Next Row: Purl. Bind off.
  • 4
    Ears (Make 2): With Goldfish, cast on 7 sts. Row 1: Purl. Row 2: K, inc 1 st at each end of row. Rep last 2 rows 3 times – 15 sts. Work even in St st (k on RS, p on WS) for 5 rows. Next Row: K2tog, k to last 2 sts, k2tog. Next Row: Purl. Rep last 2 rows 3 times. Bind off. Border: With Taupe, and RS facing, pick up and k about 34 sts along rounded edge of Ear. Work 4 rows in St st. Bind off. Fold border over edge of Ear and sew in place.
  • 5
    I-Cord Tail: With Taupe, cast on 3 sts. Knit one row, do not turn work. Slide stitches to other end of needle, pull yarn gently and knit all sts again. Continue in this manner until cord is 6 inch long. Cut yarn, leaving a tail. Thread tail into large-eyed blunt needle and sew Tail to side base of Mouse.
  • 6
    Finishing: Stuff Body firmly, then sew Base into place. Sew Ears to top of Body. With black yarn, embroider French knot eyes. With blunt needle, pull strands of white yarn through Body just below eyes for whiskers. Knot ends of whiskers and trim. Weave in ends.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Yarn Taupe 104213509
  • Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Baby Yarn Goldfish 100368176
  • Lion Brand Knitting Needles Double-Pointed U.S. 5/3.0 mm 5 pc. 104239353
  • Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers 24 pc. 104239331
  • Lion Brand Blunt End Needles Large Eye 6 pc. 104755288
  • Fairfield Processing Poly-fil Fiber 32 oz. 104238553
  • Small Amount of Black Yarn
  • Small Amount of White Yarn
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