Crochet Stripy Mouse

I wanted to make an animal that would match the colourful baby blanket I made. For some reason I have had a recent hankering to make a giraffe. I couldn’t find a pattern that I liked so thought I would have a go at making one up.  I had a picture in my mind about how he would look with lots of colourful stripes and long, long limbs.

Stripy Mouse YarnAll was going well until I got so engrossed with the decreasing at the top of the body that I forgot to make the long long neck………………..ooops!

Stripy Mouse Head and BodyNot being one to enjoy taking things back I decided he would become a mouse instead and made some nice big ears and a long nose.

Stripy Mouse Ears and NoseI forgot to do the long neck but made up for it by making loooong legs.

Stripy Mouse Legs 2He is not quite the long legged stripy giraffe I started out making but I am sure I will love him when he is finished.

Need to make the arms next, sew on his facial features and put all the pieces together. Here is a sneak preview of his parts so far pinned into place and with black headed pins posing as eyes..

Stripy Mouse Pinned Together

25 thoughts on “Crochet Stripy Mouse

  1. elisabeth andrée July 20, 2013 / 16:07

    A little late but I think you stripy mouse is super cute, I love his long legs and his ears are fab:)

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  2. Wolves in London July 20, 2013 / 10:50

    I was going to say exactly the same as empress27 above me: I love him already! He is just too adorable with his stripy arms, big nose and bright colours. Can’t wait to see him all finished…

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  3. Roanna Fernandes July 15, 2013 / 11:15

    This is sooo cool! And I wanted to buy something very similar from Accessorize for my Christmas ornament collection for so much more $$$! 🙂 😀

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  4. Lori @ fivefeetrising July 14, 2013 / 02:27

    This is lovely! I’d love to know what weight and brand of yarn and size hook you are using. Also, I’d be interested to see a tutorial on the technique you’re using to get that cool spiral effect on the legs. Really great work!

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com July 14, 2013 / 22:53

      Thank you, the yarn is double knit and I have used a 3.5mm hook to keep the stitches nice and tight. The stripes are worked as normal in rows so I hope you are not disappointed that there is no special technique employed here.

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  5. lovelucie1 July 13, 2013 / 11:14

    He’s great. Just needs a really long tail 😉

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  6. chucksforchancho July 13, 2013 / 06:31

    How cute!!!!

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  7. Ruth July 12, 2013 / 08:36

    To cute even now, can’t wait to see it finished.

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  8. babycakescreates July 12, 2013 / 03:28

    That’s so adorable! I’m impressed by your ability to improvise. I’m having to do some of that myself on my current project. 🙂

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  9. empress27 July 12, 2013 / 00:05

    I love him already – what gorgeous colours and adorable legs!

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