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Sendung mit der Maus – German TV show for Kids, Amigurumi Pattern

I guess, everyone in Germany (or in the world?) knows the educational TV show for kids (actually for everyone) Sendung mit der Maus. A friend of mine still loves the little mouse so I made her an amigurumi Maus for her Birthday. If you don’t know who that is, here is a couple of pictures for you! I made the pattern and did not test it again after I have finished the mouse, so please let me know, if you find any mistakes or if you have any questions!

You will need:

  • 3.00 mm crochet hook
  • Orange, brown yarn (one size bigger than recommended for the hook), leftovers of black and white yarn
  • Scissors and sewing needle
  • Fiberfill
  • dried peas (if you want to make the mouse in a sitting position)

Abbreviations:

  • ch – chain
  • st – stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • inc – 2 sc in one st (used to increase the number of stitches)
  • dec – 2 sc together (used to decrease the number of stitches)
  • X N – repeat N times
  • at the end of every round total number of stitches is shown in brackets

Before you start have a look at my tricks for crocheting amigurumi. I am sure you will find it helpful! Have fun crocheting!

We start with the small details because we are going to sew them to the body before how we go.

Ears (make two, brown yarn):

4 + 1 ch, crochet around:
Round 1: 3 sc in second from the hook st, sc in next 2 st, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st (10)
Round 2: inc, sc in next st, inc, sc in next 2 st, inc, sc in next st, inc, sc in next 2 st (14)
Round 3: sc in next 2 st, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 6 st, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 4 st (18)
Rounds 4-5: sc in all st (18)
Round 6: sc in next st, dec, sc in next st, dec, sc in next 4, dec, sc in next st, dec, sc in next 3 st (14)
Round 7: dec, sc in next st, dec, sc in next 2, dec, sc in next st, dec, sc in next 2 st (10)
Round 8: dec, sc in next 3 st, dec, sc in next 3 st (8)
Fasten off and cut the yarn leaving a longer tail for sewing. The photo of the ears is under the picture of the arms.

Arms (make two, brown yarn):

Round 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
Round 2: inc X 6 (12)
Round 3-10: sc in all (12)
Round 11: (sc in next 2 st, dec) X 3 (9)
Round 12-15: sc in all (9)

Fasten off and cut the yarn leaving a longer tail for sewing.

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Nose (black yarn):

Round 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
Round 2: inc X 6 (12)
Round 3: sc in all st (12)
Round 4: dec X 6 (6)

Fasten off and cut the yarn leaving a longer tail for sewing.

Eyes (make two, start with black and orange yarn):

Round 1: 6 sc in magic ring, Note: 3 of the 6 sc should be black, other 3 orange (6)
Round 2: inc X 6, Note: crochet orange stitches over orange of the previous round and white over the black stitches (see picture) (12)

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Fasten off and cut the yarn leaving a longer tail for sewing.

Legs (make two, brown yarn):

4 ch, the crochet around:
Round 1: 3 sc in the second from the hook st, sc in next st, 3 sc in next st, sc in next st (8)
Round 2: sc in next st, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 3 st, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st (12)
Round 3: sc in next st, inc, inc, inc, sc in next 3 st, inc, inc, inc, sc in next 2 st (18)
Rounds 4-6: sc in all st (18)
Round 7: sc in next st, dec, dec, dec, sc in next 11 st (15)
Round 8: dec, dec, dec, sc in next 9 st (12)
Round 9: dec, dec, sc in next 3 st, dec, sc in next 3 st (9)
Rounds 10-16: sc in all 9 st

Fasten off and cut the yarn leaving a longer tail for sewing.

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Body (start with orange yarn):

Round 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
Round 2: inc X 6 (12)
Round 3: (sc in next st, inc) X 6 (18)
Round 4: (sc in next 2 st, inc) X 6 (24)
Round 5: (sc in next 3 st, inc) X 6 (30)
Round 6: (sc in next 4 st, inc) X 6 (36)
Round 7: (sc in next 5 st, inc) X 6 (42)
Round 8: (sc in next 6 st, inc) X 6 (48)
Round 9: (sc in next 7 st, inc) X 6 (54)
Round 10-16: sc in all st (54)
Round 17: sc in next 20 st, fasten off, cut the yarn. Skip 9 st, insert the hook in the 10th stitch and make sc in the next 25 st (54)
Round 18: sc in next 20 st, 13 ch, skip 9 st, insert the hook in the 10th stitch and make sc in the next 25 st (58)
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Round 19: sc in next 20 st, dec, sc in next 9 ch, dec, sc in the next 25 st (56)
Round 20: sc in next 20 st, dec, sc in next 7 ch, dec, sc in the next 25 st (54)

Now we continue working with the nose so we cut the yarn but do not fasten off, we will go on with crocheting the body afterwards.

Insert the hook in the center of the bottom part of the hole we left for the nose.

Round 1: crochet around the hole, sc in all st (13 st from ch, 9 skipped st and 1 row on each side=24 st)
Round 2: (sc in next 2 st, dec)X6 (18)
Round 3: sc in next 3 st, dec, sc in next 7 st, dec, sc in next 4 st (16)
Round 4: sc in next 3 st, dec, sc in next 6 st, dec, sc in next 3 st (14)
Round 5: sc in next 2 st, dec, sc in next 4 st, dec, sc in next 2 st (12)
Round 6: (dec)X6 (6), skip 2 st, sl st

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Continue with the body:

Rounds 21-26: sc in all at (54)

Now is a perfect moment to sew the arms, ears, eyes and the nose to the body. Afterwards stuff the body as you go. Remember, if you are making “sitting mouse”, the last quarter of the body volume should be filled with the dry peas.

Rounds 27-32: sc in all at (54)
Round 33: (sc in next 7 st, dec) X 6 (48)
Round 34: (sc in next 6 st, dec) X 6 (42)
Round 35: (sc in next 5 st, dec) X 6 (36)
Round 36: (sc in next 4 st, dec) X 6 (30)
Round 37: (sc in next 3 st, dec) X 6 (24)
Round 38: (sc in next 2 st, dec) X 6 (18)
Round 39: (sc in next st, inc) X 6 (12)
Round 40: (dec)X6 (6), fill with the dry peas and sew the hole.
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Sew the legs to the body. Make a tail: just crochet a 5 cm long ch. Weave in all ends.

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Yooohoo, the mouse is finished!!! I hope you had fun crocheting with me and you like the result!

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Did you like to crochet with the tutorial? Check out my other patterns here!

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