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Mice are small nimble animals, probably known to everyone as the biggest cheese eater. They are extremely cute and come in many sizes and colors.

If you are not completely without crocheting experience, you can make mice by hand in different sizes, colors, and shapes. Our crochet patterns for mice are also suitable for beginners. What exactly do you need to do? What materials do you need? And do you need to master different crocheting techniques? We'll tell you all of this here!

With the mouse you have to pay special attention to the ears, but the tail and the paws are important, as well.

Crochet Amigurumi Rats for Beginners

Rats are cute rodents, where everyone probably immediately thinks of the distinctive long tail. They are extremely intelligent and very fast. You can crochet an amigurumi rat in many different designs, just choose a tutorial from our wide range in advance.

There is something for everyone, whether beginner or professional. With our step-by-step instructions you can start immediately, thanks to our helpful and detailed pictures hardly any questions remain open.

With the rat, you also have to pay special attention to the ears, the tail, and the paws.

Crochet Techniques for an Amigurumi Mouse

Which crochet techniques do you need to master for an amigurumi mouse?

Before you start with the project, you should look at the respective pattern and the many pictures, here it is explained to you which crochet stitches and techniques you should master. Because these vary depending on the project, for example, a mouse as a cuddly toy, a bookmark or a keychain.

Most often needed, for example:

  • Chain stitch
  • Thread ring, or magic ring
  • Double (US: treble) crochet stitch
  • Half double (US: treble) crochet stitch
  • Depending on the instructions: further or different techniques

Normally, you proceed with Amigurumi mice in such a way that you crochet the body first and then sew on all the remaining individual parts, i.e. paws and tail. Accordingly, you should also know a little about sewing. Of course, you can also crochet different extras such as clothes or cheese and then sew them on as well.

Crochet Techniques for an Amigurumi Rat

What crochet techniques do you need to master for an amigurumi rat?

Just as with the mouse, you should also read through the respective manual for the rat and look at the corresponding pictures. Here too, of course, it depends on the respective type and shape.

You crochet the body of the rat first and then the remaining parts like tail and paws. Then you sew everything on and add additional highlights if needed.

Materials for amigurumi mice and rats - Suitable Crochet Hooks for Amigurumi

The size of your crochet hooks is important. It should always match the yarn - thick needles make larger stitches, thin needles make smaller ones. Ideally, you should test in advance which needle fits your chosen stitch size.

Please also pay attention to the tip of your needle, it should be as smooth as possible and not have any barbs in the material.

You should think about the size of the crochet hook in advance. A good and detailed advice is usually available in specialty stores. Especially for the beginning a needle made of plastic or metal is recommended. The needle size should be between 2.0 - 3.5 mm.

When concentrating, it can easily happen that you cramp up, so please make sure to choose a needle that is as light as possible.

Wool and Yarn for Amigurumis

Theoretically, you can use pretty much any yarn, but pure cotton yarn is the most suitable. Often a run length of 125 m and 50 g is used. You should make sure that the wool is fine, smooth and shiny.

Here, quality from a professional simply pays off. The yarn is much easier to work with and does not unravel during crocheting. Thus, your work is also longer lasting and much higher quality. With the colors you can of course completely go wild.

Filling Amigurumis

When you are finished with all the parts, it's time for stuffing. The choice of stuffing determines the shape and texture of the finished figure. To fill your little animal, you should use stuffing wool or fluffy cotton for more stability and significantly longer durability. Filler cotton is available in a variety of colours, making it almost invisible. Wadding is more suitable for smaller projects. Although you can use yarn scraps as filler, your work may gradually lose its shape or the scraps may become visible later.

You should definitely consider your choice of darning aid. There are proper darning tools that can be purchased in specialized shops and with which you can work more finely and precisely. Of course, you can also use the back of a pen.

Accessories for Amigurumi

For cutting threads, you should have a sharp knife or scissors ready.

A blunt needle is used for sewing, but if you use beads as eyes, you will also need a pointed needle.

Safety eyes to stick on are also very popular. You can also decorate your mouse or rat with other accessories:

  • Face: beads, buttons, plastic eyes, sequins, embroidery thread
  • Body: felt, leather, fabrics, and any leftovers you have around
  • Fur and hair: fur, fleece ribbon, plush, wool scraps
  • Decoration: cheese, top hat, wooden spoons, bows, necklaces, small pieces of clothing

Here, too, you are spoiled for choice and can let your imagination run wild.

Crocheted Amigurumi Mouse or Rat as a Gift

Have you finished your amigurumi mouse or your amigurumi rat, then it is ideal as a gift. Perfectly suited for the birthday of a good friend, the birth of your godchild or simply as a small gift now and then. Just as well you can use your work as a bookmark, cuddly toy or decoration on your shelf. Especially in the kitchen, a rat in the style of the movie Ratatouille would be an absolute eye-catcher. Choose your favorite from our many crochet patterns and get started right away.

Can I also Sell My Own Crochet Patterns on Crazypatterns?

Maybe you even came up with a crochet pattern for amigurumi mice. You can then sell your tutorials on our portal. All you need to do is to summarize the manual in easy-to-understand text to explain all your steps. Then explain your directions and you can send them to us. In our selling guide you will learn how uploads work and what you have to consider. Beautiful step-by-step pictures for each step complete your instructions. You get 70 percent of the selling price.

Crochet Patterns for Left and Right Handers

In many areas of daily life, most crochet patterns are designed for right-handed people. At the same time, the instructions are now changing more and more often specifically for left-handed people. Left-handed people were once ridiculed, and now society is more open and tolerant. As a lefty, you don't need different needles or anything like that. Just mirror a few steps for yourself. Feel free to create left-handed crochet patterns to support our community. We look forward to your support.

Learning How to Crochet

Do you want to start crocheting? Do you want to get more information in advance? The easiest way is to visit our crochet encyclopedia. After you are familiar with the basic aspects, we recommend beginners to use simpler manuals. Here you will find the basic technology introduced in detail, and you can complete the first work with a lot of support and help. If you encounter any difficulties, the users in our forum will be glad to help you.

Help for Crochet Beginners

We have chosen different methods to teach our users how to crochet. You decide which one will get you to your goal. Many people had their first contact with crochet in school. You just need to use a special needle (also called crochet hook) and a yarn of your choice. We recommend that you use wool yarn to start. And then you can start your new hobby right away.

Video Tutorials for Crochet Beginners

We have our own YouTube channel with many useful tips and tricks. There you will find many videos that show you and introduce the different crochet techniques. Soon you can gradually create your favorite patterns. Maybe even soon your first amigurumi mouse.

Crazypatterns Support

Our growing community can always support and exchange each other in its own forum. Registration and use are of course free of charge. You just have to choose your preferred username, enter a valid email address and your chosen password. Then you can start immediately and ask and answer questions.

Free Crochet Patterns

Especially in the beginning, you want to try first, and invest later. For this, our free crochet patterns are perfect. Here you will find many different designs and can first test whether crochet is right for you.