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Amigurumi Crochet Rat Bookmark – “Book-Rat”

A particularly erudite and well-read type of rat represents the Book-Rat. Always to be found in libraries, bookshops and/or private bookshelves and often so engrossed in a book to realize the approach of the bookowner that slams the book shut with the Book-Rat inside.

Despite the now flattened appearance, the Book-Rat will remain faithful to the books and helps from now on to fight dog-ears and will remember your last read page in your favourite books.

Not only helpful but just great looking, the Amigurumi Crochet Rat Bookmark.

This crochet Rat is crocheted with chain stitches, single crochet stitches, half double crochet stitches and slip stitches in spiral rounds and in rows and is easy to crochet.

The depicted Amigurumi Rat has been crocheted with the “Schachenmayr Catania” yarn with a 2.5 mm crochet hook and has a length of 37 cm.

Rat Crochet Pattern

Needed Techniques

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

Needed Materials and Tools

  • 2.5 mm Crochet Hook
  • 6 mm Safety Eyes
  • Stitch Marker
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Polyfill
  • Scissors
  • Colors: white, black, beige, grey, 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)), Soft Apricot (263), Stein (242)

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Crochet the Rat Head

The Head of the rat is crocheted in Soft Apricot and Stone in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches. The rats 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 Soft Apricot.
  • Round 1: 6 sc into the Magic Ring (6 stitches).
  • Round 2: [1 sc, 1 increase] repeat till the 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 Stone. [1 sc, 1 increase] repeat till the end of the round (9 stitches).
  • Round 5: 1 sc, 1 increase, [2 sc, 1 increase] repeat 2 times, 1 sc (12 stitches).
  • Round 6: [3 sc, 1 increase] repeat till the end of the round (15 stitches).
  • Round 7: [6 sc, 1 increase] repeat 2 times, 1 sc (17 stitches).
  • Round 8: [7 sc, 1 increase] repeat 2 times, 1 sc (19 stitches).
  • Round 9: [8 sc, 1 increase] repeat 2 times, 1 sc (21 stitches).
  • Round 10: [9 sc, 1 increase] repeat 2 times, 1 sc (23 stitches).
  • Round 11-15: 5 rounds, each round 23 sc (23 stitches).
  • Round 16: [6 sc, 1 increase] repeat 2 times, 5 sc, 1 decrease (20 stitches).
  • Round 17: [3 sc, 1 decrease] repeat till end of the round (16 stitches)
  • Round 18: Fill the head with polyfill and close the opening. Press the opening of the head together, so that both row of stitches 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. In this way, crochet all opposing stitches together with 1 sc, except for the first and last stitch. The head is closed with a total of 7 sc (7 stitches).

Crochet the Rat Body

Continue crocheting the body of the rat in Stone in rows with single crochet stitches.

  • Continue crocheting the body in rows in Stone.
  • Row 1: 1 turning chain, 1 increase, 5 sc, 1 increase (9 stitches).
  • Row 2: 1 turning chain, 1 increase, 7 sc, 1 increase (11 stitches).
  • Row 3: Crochet 1st leg (see “Crochet the Rat Legs” below), 11 sc on the body, crochet 2nd leg (see “Crochet the Rat Legs” below). After crocheting the leg, continue crocheting in row 4.

  • Row 4: Crochet 11 sc on the body (11 stitches).
  • Row 5: 1 turning chain, 1 increase, 9 sc, 1 increase (13 stitches).
  • Row 6-58: Crochet more rows for a longer bookmark or fewer rows for a shorter bookmark. 53 rows, each row 1 turning chain, 13 sc (13 stitches).
  • Row 59: Turn without a turning chain, 12 sc (12 stitches).
  • Row 60: Turn without a turning chain, 11 sc (11 stitches).
  • Row 61: Crochet 3rd leg (see “Crochet the Rat Legs” below), 11 sc on the body, crochet 4th leg (see “Crochet the Rat Legs” below). After crocheting the leg, continue crocheting in row 62.

  • Row 62: Crochet 11 sc on the body (11 stitches).
  • Row 63: Turn without a turning chain, 10 sc (10 stitches).
  • Row 64: Turn without a turning chain, 9 sc (9 stitches).
  • Row 65: Turn without a turning chain, 4 slip stitches, crochet the tail [color change to Soft Apricot, 36 chain stitches, 1 sc into the 2nd stitch from the hook, 24 sc, 10 half double crochet], color change to Stone, 4 slip stitches on the body (8 stitches).
  • Finish: Fasten off and weave in and hide the leftover yarn.

Crochet the Rat Legs

Always crochet the legs in the color Stone without cutting the yarn. When doing a color change, always pick up the yarn with the corresponding color from where it was left lying in previous rows.

  • Row 1: 12 chain stitches, color change to Soft Apricot, [6 chain stitches, 1 sc, 4 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 further stitches between the respective toes. You have 4 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through all 4 loops.

  • Row 2: Pick up the previous Stone-colored thread. Crochet 12 sc along the chain.

Crochet the Rat Ears (2x)

The rat´s ears are crocheted in Soft Apricot and Stone in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches. Crochet a total of 2 Ears.

  • Crochet the ears in spiral rounds in Soft Apricot.
  • Round 1: 5 sc into the Magic Ring (5 stitches).
  • Round 2: [1 increase] repeat till the end of the round (10 stitches).
  • Round 3: [1 sc, 1 increase] repeat till the end of the round (15 stitches).
  • Round 4: Color change to Stone, 1 sc, 1 increase, [2 sc, 1 increase] repeat 4 times, 1 sc (20 stitches).
  • Finish: Cut the yarn generously and leave a long tail for sewing.

Crochet the Rat Eyes (2x)

The Eyes of the rat are crocheted in White in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches. Crochet a total of 2 Eyes

  • Crochet the eyes in spiral rounds in Soft Apricot.
  • Round 1: 5 sc into the Magic Ring (5 stitches).
  • Round 2: [1 increase] repeat till the 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 Rat

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.

Ears: Alternatively, you can also sew on the eyes first, see “Eyes” below. Sew the ears to the head 11 stitch rows after the nose with a distance of 1 to 2 stitches to each other. If you have sewn on the eyes first, then sew on the ears 2 stitch rows after the eyes, also with a distance of 1 to 2 stitches to each other.

Eyes: Sew the eyes after the 6th stitch row after the nose to the head with a distance of 1 stitch at the narrowest point between each other.

DONE!

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