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Pocket Mouse · Free Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Calling all mouse-lovers! So...I released a free no-sew kitty cat pattern a short while ago, and now I have to make a mouse too! This adorable little mouse is quick and easy to work up, without any sewing needed at all!  If you'd like to check out other amigurumis that don't require any sewing, be sure to browse my no sew collection


    Let's say hello to the Pocket Mouse!  It's so versatile. This same pattern can be used with different yarn weights (and hooks) to create different sizes!

    About the Pattern

    • Easy and beginner-friendly
    • Works up quickly
    • No sewing needed 
    • Stashbuster project; great for using up leftover yarn scraps
    • Small and cute
    • Can be made as a keychain or as a plush
    • Super versatile and customizable
    • Available as a FREE video tutorial after 90 days of the PDF pattern release
    • Available now as a printable PDF download with lots of photo references!

    Fun fact... this mouse was inspired by Leo Lionni's books!  I loved reading his stories growing up, and now that I'm revisiting this part of my childhood by reading the same books to my daughter, I'm finding a lot of crochet inspiration from looking at his beautiful illustrations. 


    • Keychain for a backpack, lanyard, purse, or bag (just add a keyring!) 
    • Pretend play toys for children 
    • Unisex, gender neutral present
    • Selling at craft fairs or markets
    • Therapy tool / sensory fidget toy (for people with anxiety, ADHD, or autism) 
    • For charity or random acts of kindness 
    • Nursery mobile or decor for baby rooms 
    • Party favors for kids birthdays
    • Valentine's Day or Easter presents gifts for an entire class of students 
    • Last-minute Christmas stocking stuffers or Christmas tree ornament


    The weight of yarn that you use will result in a certain size for your mouse.  If you'd like to make a bigger mouse, definitely go with super bulky weight yarn!  Conversely, for an itty bitty mouse, use thin yarns.  Make sure you use a hook size suitable for the yarn you're using, meaning you are able to crochet without gaps between the stitches. 

    Here's my line-up of mice from big to small!
    • Big mouse (left): super bulky weight 6 Honey Bunny Yarn + 5mm hook
    • Medium mouse (center): medium weight 4 Friends Cotton 8/8 yarn + 2.75mm hook 
    • Small mouse (right): fingering weight 1 Friends Cotton 8/4 yarn + 2.25mm hook

    As you can see, the tiny mouse using fingering weight yarn is quite itty-bitty! 

    PDF Pattern

    The PDF pattern is printable, ad-free, easy to read, includes photo references, and helps support Sweet Softies! (If you enjoy my free patterns, you can consider it as a donation to me when you buy one of my pattern PDFs! It allows me to maintain my blog and continue sharing more free patterns.)

    You can get the PDF pattern from my storeRavelry, or Etsy.


    Free Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

    Terms of Use & Copyright Notice © 2023 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). No wholesale. You may not translate, copy, alter, or sell my patterns in part or in whole in any way. My patterns may not be used in video tutorials or 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.

    Crochet Pattern Information


    Height: 2.5 inches (6 cm) 
    (Based on yarn & hook in material list.)

    Level of Difficulty:

    ★★☆☆☆ Familiar beginner/intermediate. Requires familiarity with stitches used (below), attaching yarn, and working on a small scale.

    Stitches/Terms Used:

    • FO = fasten off
    • YO = yarn over
    • ch = chain
    • st = stitch
    • sl st = slip stitch
    • sc = single crochet
    • inc = increase (insert 2 sc in same st)
    • dec = decrease (sc 2 sts together)
    • dc = double crochet


    • Hobbii Friends Cotton 8/8 (medium weight “4”) yarn in desired colors 
    • 3.25mm crochet hook 
    • 6mm plastic safety eyes (x2) 
    • Stuffing 
    • Scissors 
    Note on Materials: This versatile pattern can be made with different yarn weights. Remember to use a hook size appropriate to the yarn weight to crochet tight stitches without gaps. 

    Crochet Instructions

    The free version of this pattern is available as video tutorial below. If you'd like the written instructions with photo references, download the PDF pattern here.  (Thanks in advance for supporting me and helping me keep my blog running!) 

    Want to share your finished Pocket Mouse? I'd love to see it on Instagram, @SweetSofties!

    Thank you for reading, and hope you had a fun time crocheting this project!  If you'd like to help out my blog, feel free to check out my post, "5 Ways to Support my Blog!"

    You might like my other designs if you enjoyed this one!  Simply click on the image below for the pattern, or check out all my free patterns here.


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    Best wishes,