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Baby Mouse in Moses Basket (Free Crochet Pattern)

by - May 02, 2020


Dear fellow crocheters,

For those of you who have an affinity for little, woodland creatures, here's a toy set of a sleepy little mouse with his own bedding!



As you can see, this newborn mouse has his own Moses basket bed and a leaf blanket, allowing for some fun pretend play for young children to practice bedtime routines.


He fits perfectly inside of the basket, nesting under his leaf blanket, and kids will enjoy putting the young animal to sleep.


It is relatively quick to work up given its size and makes a wonderful gift for girls and boys like!  They'll love how pocket-sized the mouse is.



If you'd like to give this little guy some additional hiding spots, he does fancy this giant mushroom and acorn!  Doesn't he look so cute hiding inside of them?



The Mushroom Box and Acorn Box are both free patterns on my blog as well!

Mushroom Box & Acorn Box (Free Patterns)

If you like this design of mine, you can check out the other Amigurumi Patterns I have on my site, or click to see all my Free Crochet Patterns


You can also PIN it for later!

Scroll down for the free, written pattern instructions.  If you would like to download the beautifully-formatted, ad-free, and easy-to-read PDF version with photo references (see preview below), click here to purchase it for a small fee in my shop.  This pattern, along with most of my other designs, is also available in my Etsy shop.  Thank you for supporting Sweet Softies designs!





BABY MOUSE IN BASKET

Free Crochet Pattern


Copyright Notice -- © 2020 Sweet Softies (www.sweetsofties.com). You have permission to sell finished products made from this pattern, but you must credit Sweet Softies as the owner/creator of this pattern by linking to my website (www.sweetsofties.com) or Facebook page (www.facebook.com/SweetSofties). No wholesale. You may not copy, alter, or sell my patterns in part or in whole in any way. My patterns may not be used in teaching online classes. My patterns may be used in teaching in-person classes ONLY with written consent from me. You may link to this pattern but you may not copy any part of the pattern instructions on other websites.


Introduction:

The Baby Mouse in Basket pattern includes instructions for a little, newborn mouse, his Moses basket bed, and a leaf blanket.  This sweet amigurumi set is a fun pretend play toy for young children to practice bedtime routines.  The baby mouse fits perfectly inside of the basket, nesting under his leaf blanket, and kids will enjoy putting the young animal to sleep.  It is relatively quick to work up given its size and makes a wonderful gift for girls and boys like.

Size: 
  • Length of basket: 4.5 inches (11.5 cm)

Level: 
  • ★★★☆☆ Familiar Beginner / Intermediate 
  • Requires stitches used (below), attaching yarn, and sewing parts together.

Stitches/Terms Used (US Terminology):
  • FO: fasten off 
  • MR: magic ring 
  • Ch: chain 
  • Sl st: slip stitch 
  • Sc: single crochet 
  • Inc: increase 
  • Hdc: half double crochet 
  • Hdc-inc: half double crochet increase 
  • Dc: double crochet 
  • Rsc: reverse single crochet (Video Tutorial Available)
  • I-Cord (Video Tutorial Available)

Materials:


~ CROCHET INSTRUCTIONS ~

Note (Read Before Beginning!): Use a 2.75mm crochet hook for all parts of this pattern, except for the leaf. The leaf is made using the 6.00mm crochet hook.

Head
Use grey yarn. Stuff the head as you work.
R1: In MR, sc 6. (6 sts)
R2: Inc around. (12 sts)
R3: (Sc, inc) x 6. (18 sts)
R4-R5: Sc around. (18 sts)
R6: Sc 3, (sc, dec) x 4. Sc 3. (14 sts)
R7: Sc 3, dec 4, sc 4. (10 sts)
R8: Sc 4, dec, sc 4. (9 sts)
R9: (Sc, dec) x 3. (6 sts)
FO with a tail for stitching close the small hole in R9.
Use black yarn to sew a nose and eyes.

Body
Use grey yarn. Stuff the body as you work.
R1: In MR, sc 6. (6 sts)
R2: Inc around. (12 sts)
R3: (Sc, inc) x 6. (18 sts)
R4-R5: Sc around. (18 sts)
R6: (Sc 4, dec) x 3. (15 sts)
R7: Sc around. (15 sts)
R8: (Sc 3, dec) x 3. (12 sts)
R9: Sc around. (12 sts)
R10: (Sc 2, dec) x 3. (9 sts)
FO with a long tail for sewing later.

Arms (x2)
Use grey yarn. Both arms and legs are done using the i-cord technique. (Click here for the video tutorial.)
Set up the i-cord: Ch 3. Insert hook into 2nd ch from hook, YO, pull up a loop, insert hook into next ch, YO, and pull up a loop. (3 loops on hook)
R1: Drop 2 loops from hook, but hold onto them tightly with your non-hook hand so that they do not come undone. YO, pull through loop on hook. Insert hook into first dropped loop, YO, pull through. (2 loops on hook.) Insert hook into second dropped loop, YO, and pull through. (3 loops on hook)
R2-R8: Repeat R1.
To finish, YO and pull through all 3 loops on hook.
FO with a long tail for sewing later.

Legs (x2)
Repeat R1-R6 of the ‘Arms’.
FO with a long tail for sewing later.

Ears (x2)

  1. Use pink yarn. In MR: ch 2, hdc 10. Join with a sl st to the first hdc. FO. 
  2. Use grey yarn. In MR: ch 2, hdc 10. Join wth a sl st to the first hdc. Do not FO. 
  3. Match up the grey circle with a pink circle. Ch 1, sc around by inserting hook in the back loop of the grey circle and front loop of the pink circle. Join with a sl st at the end, and FO with a tail for sewing later.



Basket
Use brown yarn.
Ch 10.
R1: Hdc-inc in 2nd ch from hook. Hdc 7. Insert 5 hdc in last ch from hook, bringing you to the other side of the chain. Hdc 7. Insert 3 hdc in last ch. (24 sts)
R2: (Hdc-inc) x 2. Hdc 7. (Hdc-inc) x 5. Hdc 7. (Hdc-inc) x 3. (34 sts)
R3: (Hdc-inc, hdc) x 2. Hdc 7. (Hdc-inc, hdc) x 5. Hdc 7. (Hdc-inc, hdc) x 3.(44 sts)
R4: (Hdc-inc, hdc 2) x 2. Hdc 7. (Hdc-inc, hdc 2) x 5. Hdc 7. (Hdc-inc, hdc 2) x 2. Hdc-inc, hdc, sc. *Join with a sl st to the first hdc. (54 sts)
R5: Ch 2. In BLO this entire round: hdc in same st as ch. Hdc around. *Join. (54)
R6-R8: Ch 2, hdc around. *Join. (54)
R9: Rsc 8, ch 10 and skip the next 8 sts, then rsc in next st. Rsc 17. Ch 10 and skip the next 8 sts, then rsc in next st. Rsc 13.
FO and weave in the ends.

Leaf
Note: Use the 6mm crochet hook for this section. Use green yarn.
R1: Ch 8.  Now, work down one end of the ch. In 2nd ch from hook: sl st, sc, hdc, dc, tr 2, dc+dc+hdc in last ch. 1. Continue on the other side of the ch. Hdc+dc+dc in first ch, tr 2, dc, hdc, sc, sl st.
R2: Ch 1, sc 3, hdc 2, dc-inc 3. hdc+sc in next st. sc+hdc in next st. dc-inc 3. hdc 2. sc 3. sl st in next st.
FO and weave in the ends.


~ FINISHING INSTRUCTIONS ~

  1. Sew the ears to the head. 
  2. Sew the arms, legs, and tail to the body. 
  3. Make sure the body is stuffed well before sewing it to the head. 
  4. Now you should have all the finished pieces ready: basket, leaf, and mouse. Place the mouse gently in the basket, then tuck the mouse in with the leaf blanket.

Congratulations on finishing your Baby Mouse, Basket, and Leaf!





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If you would like to download the beautifully-formatted, ad-free, and easy-to-read PDF version with photo references (see preview below), click here to purchase it for a small fee in my shop.  This pattern, along with most of my other designs, is also available in my Etsy shop.  Thank you for supporting Sweet Softies designs!






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