Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Baby City Mouse ToyBack to category
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!
- Time:1 hour
1An 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.
2Body: 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.
3Base: 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.
4Ears (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.
5I-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.
6Finishing: 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.