Meet Notamouse, these funny little creatures live in the back of cupboards, they love to find dark, cosy spaces to make a little snuggly home.
(Note: this post contains the free crochet pattern written using UK crochet terminology. Keep scrolling for the pattern and instructions.)
Originally Notamouse was called Pocket Mouse and was inspired by this little squishy. After designing the Squish Bears I still had some Rico Baby Cotton Soft DK. I really enjoy working with this yarn and was pleased with how this little cutie turned out.
I used a contrasting yarn to make the tail for Notamouse.
Notamouse looks like a little bean without its ears.
I used 7.5mm safety eyes. I like to use safety eyes when designing toys, it gives a neater finish. I’m not very at stitching eyes by hand.
I wanted to create large ears for the mouse that isn’t a mouse.
I used a pin to help me position the ears in place before stitching them to the body.
Notamouse measures about 5cm. The finished size will vary depending on your yarn selection, hook size and tension.
You will also need a small amount of contrasting yarn for stitching the nose.
Cut 3 strands for the tail, approximately 25 cm. Thread through a stitch at the base of the body and plait the strands securing with a knot at the end.
You could try this pattern with different types of yarns and hook sizes and see what you can make.
I hope you like making your own Notamouse. Let me know what you think or if you have any questions leave a comment. I would love to hear from you.
You can download a free pdf version of the pattern from Ravelry – Click Here
You can download a free pdf version of the pattern from Love Crafts – Click Here