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Mouse/Rat Amigurumi


Front and Side

Front and Side

I was poking about for a good rodent amigurumi and I just didn’t like any of the free ones I found. So I’ve modified a pattern and made one of my own!

I think if I tweak the ears and invent a new tail this could also be used for a chinchilla. Any interest?

This is a modification of Lion Brand’s Penguin Amigurumi pattern and will refer to it often.
Lion Brand Penguin Amigurumi Pattern

Please note that I do all circles using the magic circle method. Feel free to substitute Lion Brand’s method if you are more comfortable with it.


Gray (A) and Pink (B) Worsted Weight Yarn
US Size G Hook
two 9mm safety eyes
large needle to weave in ends


ch = chain
rnd = round
sc = single crochet
sc2tog = single crochet two together (sc decrease)
sl st = slip stitch




With B:
Rnd 1: 3 sc into magic loop – 3 sc

With A:

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc – 6 sc
Rnd 3: 2 sc in each sc  – 12 sc
Rnd 4: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * around – 18 sc
Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing.


With A:
Crochet body as per Lion Brand’s pattern until you finish row 20

After row 20, lightly stuff the nose and attach it to body. In the shown example it starts at row 11.

Attach the safety eyes on either side of the nose where you think they look good. In the example shown, they are in between rows 9 and 10.

Finish the body as per Lion Brand’s pattern.

Feet (make 4)

With B:
Crochet the feet as per Lion Brand’s pattern up to and including row 3. Finish off, leaving long tail for sewing.

Ears (make 2)

Back View

Back View

With B (inner ear):
Rnd 1: 6 sc into magic loop – 6 sc
Rnd 2: 2 sc in next 4 sc – 8 sc
Finish off and weave in ends.

With A (outer ear):

Rnd 1: 6 sc into magic loop – 6sc
Rnd 2: 2 sc in next 4 sc – 8 sc
Rnd 3: ch 1, turn. 2 sc in next 8 sc – 16 sc
Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Using A’s tail, sew the inner ear to the outer ear. Save the rest of the tail to sew to the head later.

Finishing Off

Sew the flat end of the ears to the body.

Stuff feet lightly and sew to body.

Using A (for mouse) or B (for rat), sl st to attach yarn to the back of the body and ch 20. Finish off and weave in ends.


  1. Love him! Even before I read your description, I could see the chinchilla in him.

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  3. Hi, this is Jess from Lion Brand. I love your adaptation of our Penguin amigurumi! Keep up the great work.

    With warm regards,
    Jess H.
    Lion Brand Yarn

    • Wow, thanks so much! Was totally not expecting anyone from Lion Brand to come calling!

      The penguin pattern is so easy that even a beginner can learn to crochet from it. There’s a good chance that I’ll use that base for other animals in the future so that everyone will be able to make them.

  4. Love the Mouse/Rat~ make it in pink, with a hog nose and tail, and it would be a great pig/hog too.

  5. That is SO cute! I love the little feet. I just came across your blog via Free Amigurumi Patterns. I would love to link to this if you didn’t mind.

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  7. thx alot for pattern but i was not going to do it cuz i couldnt find how big it was?

    thx anyway i made it and figured it out


  8. Love this wee mouse!!! Thanks for sharing.

    Love Joan xx

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