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Amigurumi Crochet Mouse Bookmark – “Book Mouse”

The mouse, not just a cheese gourmet but also inquisitive and well read. The Book Mouse is similar like her larger cousin the Book Rat, quite a curious being, till it got squashed one day by a pile of books and is serving since then as a mouse bookmark.

As unhappy as the mouse itself is with her current situation, the more happy are all the bookworms out there benefiting from her now flattend state to be able to always mark their last read page in their favorite book.

This crochet Mouse Bookmark is crocheted with chain stitches, slip stitches and single crochet stitches in spiral rounds and in rows and is easy to crochet.

The depicted Amigurumi Mouse Bookmark has been crocheted with the “Schachenmayr Catania” yarn with a 2.5 mm crochet hook and has a length of 31 cm.

Mouse Bookmark Crochet Pattern

Needed Techniques

  • Magic Ring
  • Chain Stitch
  • Slip Stitch
  • Single Crochet (sc)
  • Increase
  • Decrease
  • Color Change
  • Sewing

Needed Materials and Tools

  • 2.5 mm Crochet Hook
  • Stitch Marker
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Polyfill
  • Scissors
  • Colors: white, black, rose, brown
  • This pattern was crocheted using the „Schachenmayr Catania“ yarn (100% Cotton, Meterage: 125 m, Yarn Ball Weight: 50 g, Yarn Weight: Sport – 5ply / Fine (2)) in the following colors:
  • White (Weiß (106)), Black (Schwarz (110)), Dahlia (Dahlie (409)), Taupe (Taupe (254))

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Crochet the Mouse Head

The head of the mouse is crocheted in Dahlia and Taupe in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches. The head, body, legs and tail are crocheted in one piece, so cut the thread only if it is stated in the instructions.

Use the check boxes to mark your finished rounds, rows and steps.

  • Crochet the head in spiral rounds in Dahlia.
  • Round 1: 6 sc into the Magic Ring (6 stitches).
  • Round 2: [1 sc, 1 increase] repeat till end of the round (9 stitches).
  • Round 3: [1 sc, 1 decrease] repeat till end of the round (6 stitches).
  • Round 4: Color change to Taupe. [1 sc, 1 increase] repeat till end of the round (9 stitches).
  • Round 5: [2 sc, 1 increase] repeat till end of the round (12 stitches).
  • Round 6: [1 sc, 1 increase] repeat till end of the round (18 stitches).
  • Round 7: 1 sc, 1 increase, [2 sc, 1 increase] repeat 5 times, 1 sc (24 stitches).
  • Round 8: [3 sc, 1 decrease] repeat till end of the round (30 stitches).
  • Round 9-12: 4 rounds, each round 30 sc (30 stitches).
  • Round 13: [3 sc, 1 decrease] repeat till end of the round (24 stitches).
  • Round 14: Crochet 24 sc (24 stitches).
  • Round 15: [2 sc, 1 decrease] repeat till end of the round (18 stitches).
  • Round 16: 1 sc, 1 increase, [2 sc, 1 increase] repeat 5 times, 1 sc (24 stitches).
  • Round 17: [3 sc, 1 decrease] repeat till end of the round (30 stitches).
  • Round 18: Fill the head with polyfill and close it. Press the opening of the head together, so that both stitch rows lay parallel to each other. The last crocheted stitch is the most right.

  • Push the hook through the next stitch and the stitch directly opposite that stitch (but not the last stitch you crocheted).

  • Yarn over, pull the yarn through both stitches and crochet 1 sc. Then crochet another sc into the same stitch.

  • In this way, crochet the next 12 opposing stitches together with 1 sc and crochet 2 sc into the last stitch pair. The head is closed with a total of 16 sc (16 stitches).

Crochet the Mouse Body

Continue crocheting the body of the mouse in Taupe in rows with single crochet stitches.

  • Continue crocheting the body in rows in Taupe.
  • Row 1: 1 turning chain, 1 sc increase, 14 sc, 1 sc increase, crochet 1st leg (see “Crochet the Mouse Legs” below). After crocheting the 1st leg continue crocheting in the 2nd row (18 stitches).

  • Row 2: 2 sc into the next stitch on the body, 17 sc, crochet 2nd leg (see “Crochet the Mouse Legs” below). After crocheting the 2nd leg continue crocheting in the 3rd row (19 stitches).

  • Row 3: 2 sc into the next stitch on the body, 17 sc (19 stitches).
  • Row 4-15: Crochet more rows for a longer bookmark or less rows for a shorter bookmark. 12 rows, each row 1 turning chain, 18 sc (18 stitches).
  • Row 16: Turn without turning chain, 17 sc (17 stitches).
  • Row 17: Turn without turning chain, 16 sc, crochet 3rd Leg (see “Crochet the Mouse Legs” below). After crocheting the 3rd leg continue crocheting in the 18th row (16 stitches).

  • Row 18: 16 sc on the body, crochet 4th Leg (see “Crochet the Mouse Legs” below). After crocheting the 4th leg continue crocheting in the 19th row (16 stitches).

  • Row 19: Crochet 16 sc on the body (16 stitches).
  • Row 20: Turn without turning chain, 15 sc (15 stitches).
  • Row 21: Turn without turning chain, 1 slip stitch, 6 sc, crochet tail [color change to Dahlia, 60 chain stitches, 1 sc into the 2nd stitch from the hook, 58 chain stitches]. Color change to Taupe, 1 sc into the next stitch on the body, 5 sc, 1 slip stitch.
  • Finish: Cut the yarn and weave in.

Crochet the Mouse Legs (4x)

Continue crocheting the mouse legs in Taupe without cutting the yarn. Always pick up the thread from where it was left.

  • Row 1: 6 chain stitches, color change to Dahlia, [4 chain stitches, 1 sc into the 2nd stitch from the hook, 2 slip stitches] repeat 4 times.

  • Push with the hook through the stitch left of the last crocheted toe, yarn over and pull through. Repeat this for all other stitches between the respective toes and the stitch left of the first crocheted toe. You have 5 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through all 5 loops.

  • Row 2: Pick up the Taupe colored thread. Crochet 6 sc along the initial chain.

Crochet the Mouse Ears (2x)

The mouse ears are crocheted in Dahlia and Taupe in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches. Crochet a total of 2 ears.

  • Crochet the ears in spiral rounds in Dahlia.
  • Round 1: 6 sc into the Magic Ring (6 stitches).
  • Round 2: [1 increase] repeat till end of the round (12 stitches).
  • Round 3: [1 sc, 1 increase] repeat till end of the round (18 stitches).
  • Round 4: Color change to Taupe, 1 sc, 1 increase, [2 sc, 1 increase] repeat 5 times (24 stitches).
  • Finish: Cut the yarn generously and leave a long tail for sewing.

Crochet the Mouse Eyes (2x)

The mouse eyes are crocheted in White in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches. Crochet a total of 2 eyes.

  • Crochet the eyes in spiral rounds in White.
  • Round 1: 5 sc into the Magic Ring (5 stitches).
  • Round 2: [1 increase] repeat till end of the round (10 stitches).
  • Round 3: Crochet 10 sc (10 stitches).
  • Round 4: Crochet only 2 sc.
  • Finish: Cut the yarn generously and leave a long tail for sewing.

Assembling the Mouse

Pupils: Take a black thread and form a circle with it, same as if you would do a basic knot. Wind one end of the thread 3 times through the circle and then tighten.

Using a tapestry needle, pull both ends of the thread through the center of the eye and fasten them on the inside of the eye with several knots so that the pupil can not slip through the middle.

Eyes: Sew the eyes 3 stitch rows after the the nose onto the head with a distance of 1 stitch to each other at the narrowest point.

Ears: Sew the ears 2 stitch rows above the eyes with 3 to 4 stitches onto the head with a distance of 3 stitches to each other.

DONE!

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