Sunday, March 6, 2011
Mouse Tri-Ami Free pattern!
Original pattern by Caroline Chrisco
Small amounts of ww yarn
Continuous rounds; do not join.
With body color….chain 2
Rnd.1 4 sc in 2nd chain from the hook
Rnd.2 2 sc in each sc around(8sc)
Rnd.3 2sc in next stitch, then 1 sc in next stitch; repeat 3 times. (12sc)
Rnd.4 2sc in next stitch, then sc in next 2 stitches; repeat 3 times. (16sc)
Rnds.5-6 Sc in each stitch around
Rnd.7 2sc in next stitch, then sc in next 3 stitches; repeat 3 times(20sc)
Rnd.8 2sc in next stitch, then sc in next 4 stitches;repeat 3 times(24sc)
Rnd.9 2sc in next stitch, then sc in next 5 stitches; repeat 3 times(28sc)
Rnds.10-12 Sc in each stitch around
Rnd.12 2sc in next stitch, then sc in next 6 stitches: repeat 3 times(32sc)
Rnd. 13 3sc in next stitch, then sc in next 17 stitches, 3sc in next stitch, then 17sc(38sc)
Rnds 14-19 Sc in each stitch around
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing the bottom up.
I attach eyes in between rounds 7 and 8
I embroider the whiskers just one row below the eyes.(I use ww yarn for these and tie knots on the ends.
Then, I embroider the mouth just below the whiskers.(I use floss for this)
Ears: (make 2) With the color you have chose for the inner ear; chain 2
Rnd. 1 6 sc in 2nd chain from hook(6sc)
Rnd. 2 2 sc in each stitch around(12sc)
Rnd. 3 Sc in next stitch, then 2sc; repeat around(18sc)
Rnd. 4 Sc in each stitch around
Change to body color.
Rnd. 5 Sc in each of next 2 stitches, then 2sc in next stitch; repeat around(24sc)
Rnd. 6 sc in each stitch around
Fasten off, leave a tail for sewing to head. (You may have to coax the ears into their final shape. I want just the last round of body color flipped over the inner ear color. Refer to picture)
Attach ears to either side of the mouse’s “head”
Whip stitch the bottom together. I sew a few stitches, then stuff the corner where I just came from good and tight, so it will look like a triangle when its complete. (I use the eraser end of a pencil to get the stuffing in all my corners.)
Continue stitching until you have only 2 or 3 stitches left, stuff this corner tightly and finish sewing the corner.
Tail: chain 22( or desired length) Slip stitch in second chain from hook, then slip stitch the next 2 stitches. Fasten off