Welcome to 2021 Zodiac Amigurumi Crochet Along – Month 1 with the cute zodiac mouse amigurumi pattern! Within this week – from 9th – 15th January 2021, let’s crochet with me the first animal of Vietnamese (Chinese) Zodiac animal and enter the giveaway at the end of the event. The free pattern will still remain here on my website. Hope you guys will have fun crocheting this small amigurumi mouse!
Note: This pattern will be used as a basic tutorial for 11 other designs of 2021 Zodiac Amigurumi Crochet Along, please book mark or save the pin to Pinterest for later use!
As our Vietnamese culture (or Chinese), Rat is the first zodiac sign of 12 astrological animals. People born in the Year of the Rat are noted for their charm and attraction to the opposite sex. They work hard to achieve their goals, acquire possessions and are likely to be perfectionists. They are basically thrifty with money. Rat people are easily angered and love to gossip. Their ambitions are big, and they are usually very successful. They are most compatible with people born in the years of the Dragon, Monkey, and Ox.
Amigurumi rat is a lovely gift to make for people born in January or the years of Rat (1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020). Nothing precious than a present made with love! Are you excited?
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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What is Zodiac amigurumi crochet along?
CAL: You guys might be familiar with the concept of crochet along (CAL). But for those who never know about this kind of event, technically CAL is an event that people will crochet a project together as parts of the patterns are revealed throughout the event.
2021 Zodiac Amigurumi Crochet Along (ZODIACCAL): This mouse amigurumi is the first pattern inside the 2021 year-long event in which we will crochet a Vietnamese zodiac animal every month in 2021. You can read more about 2021 events here.
Language: The ZODIACCAL is held in English, but you can simply hit the flag icon on the top right of the screen to translate to your preferred language (drop me a message if you want to add another language to the bar)
Social media: You are most welcome to share your process on social media, using the hashtag #freezodiaccal if you enter the free plan, #vipzodiaccal if you enter the VIP plan, and tag me @anvisgranny so that I can see your work and choose the winners.
Copyrights: The patterns belong to Anvi’s Granny Handicrafts. Please do not share the instructions of the parts of this CAL on social media or any place.
Cost: There are 2 options to choose from with 2 special GIVEAWAYS for both plans: FREE and VIP plans
JOIN THE VIP ZODIAC CAL WITH THE MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM TO GET 40% OFF NORMAL PRICE
STITCHES YOU`LL NEED TO KNOW:
The mouse amigurumi free pattern is an easy crochet project. If you are a beginner, just check out my Ultimate guide to amigurumi for beginners and you will know all soon.
MATERIALS AND TOOLS
- DK yarn in white and pink
- 2.5mm hook
- 7mm or 8mm safety eyes
- Yarn needle
- Stitch marker
I use symbol abbreviations based on US term
You might not use all the abbreviations in the amigurumi crochet pattern but I still want to show you all just to refer. They are all easy to remember and follow.
MR: magic ring
X: Single crochet
T: half double crochet
F: double crochet
E: Triple crochet
V: Increase (make 2 stitches from 1 stitch) – W: Increase 2 (make 3 stitches from 1 stitch)
A: Decrease (make 1 stitch from 2 stitches) – M: Decrease (make 1 stitch from 3 stitches)
TV, FV, EV: Increase with half double crochet, double crochet, and triple crochet
TA, FA, EA: Decrease with half double crochet, double crochet, and triple crochet
BLO: Back loop only
FLO: Front loop only
SS: slip stitch
FO: Fasten off
Now, let’s follow the mouse amigurumi free pattern below (or your PDF premium pattern) and have fun!
The mouse amigurumi free pattern is below, but if you prefer visual tutorial, watch this video
HEAD AND BODY – CROCHET MOUSE
1) MR 6X (6)
2) 6V (12)
3 (X, V)*6 (18)
4) (2X, V)*6 (24)
5) (3X, V)*6 (30)
6) (4X, V)*6 (36)
7-14) 36X (36)
15) (5X, V)*6 (42)
16-19) 42X (42)
Insert safety eyes between rows 7-8, 7 sts apart
20) (4X, A)*7 (35)
21) (3X, A)*7 (28)
22) (2X, A)*7 (21)
Stuff the head and body
23) (X, A)*7 (14)
24) 7A (7)
FO. Leave a very long tail to sew
Stuff firmly and use the yarn needle to close the opening.
Make the body flat: Pull the yarn tail upward to the top of the head, then pull a little bit and tie up.
EARS (Make 2) – AMIGURUMI MOUSE
Inner ear – Pink yarn, Outer ear – White yarn
1)MR 8T (8)
2) 8TV (16)
3) (T, TV)*8 (24)
FO. Do not cut the yarn of the outer ear, keep 2 pieces together and use white yarn to crochet through both sts of 2 ears
4) 24X (24)
5) Fold a little bit at the end of the row, crochet through 2 opposite sts 2X (2)
ARMS (Make 2) OF THE CROCHET RAT
1)MR 6X (6)
2-3) 6X (6)
4) fold in half, crochet through both opposite sts 2X (2)
FO. Leave a yarn tail to sew
TAIL Light Pink yarn
1)MR 5X (5)
2-12) 5X (5)
FO. Leave a yarn tail to sew
FINISHING THE ZODIAC AMIGURUMI MOUSE
Sew the ears to the head at row 5, opposite each other across the MR
Sew the arms to the body at row 11-13, 9sts apart
Sew the tail to the body at the back
Embroider the face
SHARE YOUR CROCHET WITH me!
- Follow me @anvisgranny on Instagram and SUBSCRIBE to my Youtube channel
- During the crochet along, share your pictures of your progress and finished dolls, tagging me @anvisgranny and on IG using hashtag #vipzodiaccal or #freezodiaccal
Congratulations! We have done Month 1 – 2021 Zodiac Amigurumi Crochet Along. See you again next month
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From Joy with love!