The final animal to find The Mitten is the mouse. Today it’s finally time for me to share the pattern for the mouse in my character ball series.
If you are new here, welcome! For the last two months, I have been sharing characters from Jan Brett’s The Mitten week by week. It’s finally time to share the mouse. Each animal fits into the large mitten and flies when the mitten is flipped inside out to mimic the sneeze at the end of the book. You can access a link to each pattern here.
The Mitten by Jan Brett Character Ball Set
by Kayla Pins
- Gauge: Approx 5 dc = 1″
- Size F (3.75 mm) crochet hook
- Brava sport weight acrylic yarn
- Cobblestone heather
- Black safety eyes
- 2- 6 mm
With Cobblestone heather, work 6 sc into magic ring. Mark last stitch of round throughout.
Round 1: 2 sc in each sc around (12)
Round 2: *Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc* around. (18)
Round 3: *Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc* around. (24)
Rounds 4-6: 1 sc in each sc around.
Do not tie off, take a break to work the face:
Attach 6 mm safety eyes between rounds 2 and 3.
Embroider the nose with blush yarn.
Continue the head:
Round 7: *Sc 2, dec* around (18)
Round 8: *Sc 1, dec* around (12)
Round 9: Dec around. Tie off leaving long tail. Sew opening shut. Weave in ends.
Work two as shown.
Working around round 5, attach blush yarn with slip stitch. Work 5 hdc in same next st, sl st in next st, tie off.
Thanks for joining me for the The Mitten Character Ball Series!