Cheeky Mice

02.Oct.15 / Kirsten Ballering

Happy World Animal Day! My poor cats have to spend the day alone as I’m currently away on holiday (no worries, somebody is looking after them while we’re gone!) So to offer them some festivity, I made a few small mice for them to play with.

Materials and preparation


Scheepjes Sunkissed (100% cotton, 50g/170m)
  • Colour A: 001 Rock pool x 1 ball
  • Colour B: 018 Beach Hut Blue x 1 ball
  • Stuffing

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Crochet hook

3.5mm (US size E/4).


The mini mice are approx 5cm (2in) in length.


Gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations (US Terms)

  • ch: chain
  • RS: right side
  • sc: single crochet
  • sc2tog: single crochet 2 stitches together
  • ss: slip stitch
  • WS: wrong side

stay in the loop

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Crochet pattern


Make a magic loop.

Round 1 6sc in magic loop. [6 sc]

Round 2 2sc in each sc. [12 sc]

Round 3 (2sc in same sc, 1sc) 6 times. [18 sc]

Round 4 (2sc in same sc, 2sc) 6 times. [24 sc]

Rounds 5-9 24sc. [24 sc]

Round 10 (sc2tog, 2sc) 6 times. [18 sc]

Rounds 11-13 18sc. [18 sc]

Round 14 (sc2tog, 1sc) 6 times. [12 sc]

Rounds 15-16 12sc. [12 sc]

Now insert the filling in the mice. Stuff it until you think it won’t fit anymore and then stuff some more!

Round 17 6sc2tog. [6 sc]

Fasten off. Weave the end through last round a couple of times. It will make it a little bit pointy, giving the mice a real ‘nose’.

Ear (make 2)

Make a magic loop.

Row 1 (RS) 4sc in magic loop, ch1, turn. [4 sc]

Row 2 (WS) 2sc in each sc, ch1, turn. [8 sc]

Row 3 1ss in each sc. [8 sc]

Sew the ears to the body, approx. where Round 15 is. If you sew the ends of the ears a little bit closer together the ear will take a concave shape like in the picture.


Cut a piece of yarn of approximately 40cm (10in). Thread a needle and sew it through the magic loop with which you started the body. Then start knotting the yarn over and over again. Snip off the tiny ends. If you feel fancy, make a couple of tails in rainbow colours!

And to prove cats really love our handiwork: this happened about 3 seconds after one of our cats spotted this mouse. It was never seen again.


Sharon Brooks
The only thing that would make this unbelievable for a cat is to put some nip inside of it. January 19, 2021 01:40 - Reply
I'm a kid
This was awesome!! November 27, 2021 22:34 - Reply
So how do we make a magic ring though 🤔 May 08, 2022 04:31 - Reply
I found the best way to learn it was from youtube August 03, 2022 07:22 - Reply
What is a magic loop May 29, 2023 03:28 - Reply
if u can't follow an online tutorial, you could probably get away with using a chain ring. August 31, 2022 04:55 - Reply
Mary Anne
I’m a preschool teacher and I just started crocheting….this pattern was perfect to help me make a mouse for my hickory dickory dock story basket!!! Thanks for a great pattern! April 20, 2023 05:29 - Reply
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