Welcome to my first pattern design and how-to video, today I will be showing you how to make a crochet mouse. The completed mouse pattern will look like this.

Finished Mouse

The pattern is here in US terminology, for the UK version go to Mouse Pattern (UK version) and you can also follow along with the video at How to crochet a mouse.

Mouse Pattern


  • st  –  stitch
  • sts  –  stitches
  • ch  –  chain
  • sl st  –  slip stitch
  • sc  –  single crochet
  • hdc  –  half double crochet
  • dc  –  double crochet
  • tr  –  treble crochet

Materials Used

Small amount of desired colour of cotton or wool.  Crochet hook.  Sewing or embroidery cotton for the eyes, nose and whiskers.  Sewing needle.


Make a magic loop.
Row 1:  3 ch. Work 14 dc into loop and pull tight. Slip st. into 3rd ch
Row 2:  3 ch. Work 2 dc into each dc. Join with a sl st.
Row 3:  3 ch.  .*Work 1 dc in each of next 2 dc and 2 dc in following dc * repeat from * to * to end, sl st. in 3rd ch.  Continue with tail.

Mouse Body


23 ch, sl st into 2nd ch from hook, work along the tail in sc, htr and dc so the tail gradually gets thicker as it gets closer to the body.  For bends in the tail work 2 sts into a ch or a joined st over 2 sts.

Mouse body with tail

The tail I used on Youtube

23 ch, 1 sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st  in next 2 sts, 1 sc, 2 joined sc over next 4 sts, 1 sc, 1 hdc, 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of next 3 sts, 1 dec dc over next 2 sts, dc in each ch to end.  Sl st into body. Fasten off.


Make a magic loop.
Row 1: 3 ch, 5 dc in loop. Do not join.  Turn
Rows 2- 4:  3 ch, dc in same place, (1 dc in next st, 2 dc in following st) repeat to end. Fasten off.

Mouse head

Ears  (Make 2)

Make a magic loop.
Row 1:  3 ch. 10 dc  in loop. Pull tight, Do not join. Turn.
Row 2:  3 ch, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in each st to last 2, 1 dc in each of these sts.  Fasten off.

Mouse ear 1


Mouse ear 2

Whiskers (Make 6)

In fine sewing cotton ch 13.  Fasten off.  Leave a long tail on one end to sew to face.  Leave a small space on the other end.

Mouse whiskers

To Make Up

Weave in endings.  Sew on eyes and nose.  Attach the ears by gathering them in and sewing them under head.  Attach head to the body.  Attach whiskers.

Mouse face

Mouse ears gathering

Mouse attaching ears to body

Mouse attach face

And here is the finished mouse.

Mouse finished

Here is the mouse used on a towel pattern, along with my cat, birds and flowers.

Crochet cat, mouse and bird towel

Finished crochet cat group

Finished crochet birds

Crochet flower group

I look forward to the next lesson where I will be showing you how to crochet a dog with a bone.