Sunday, May 26, 2013

Eeeek! It's a Rat Amigurumi

 I got a request from my sister-in-law to make a rat doll for my nephew.  My nephew was bitten by a rat a couple years ago, and someone had given him a rat doll to comfort him.  Something happened to the doll and my nephew needed another one.  The old doll was a primary red color, so this one should be a similar color.

I found some free mouse patterns, but no good ones that were rat specific.  I picked a mouse pattern and elongated the nose slightly.

I used this free Morris Mouse pattern.  This pattern was pretty easy to follow. It was all SC in rounds. 

--1 color worsted weight yarn
--9 mm eyes
--size H crochet hook
--embroidery thread for whiskers
--needle to sew parts together
--stitch markers (I use paperclips)

I made all of the parts before stuffing or sewing any pieces together.  The original pattern had a slightly smaller nose and no whiskers.  Instead of one 5 SC Rnd to start off the face, I did three 5 SC rounds.  The nose is the only count change I made to the crochet pattern to make it look more like a rat.  For the whiskers, I tied black embroidery thread inside the nose, and then I pulled it through and pulled the strands apart.

I stuffed and sewed all of the parts together, and I ended up with a medium sized red rat doll. 

I found some other good mouse patterns.  My favorite was this pattern, but I didn't think it would look as good in the red color.  I might make it at some point using colors like those in the pattern.  It's in Spanish, but I put the text in Google translator and the translations turned out well.

This Francisco The Fancy Mouse pattern was another one I considered making, but it would also be harder to make with this red yarn as the main body color.


  1. Super cute animal!!!

  2. He is adorable! I'm a crochet nut so am always appreciative of the work that goes into these kind of projects. Great work! :)

    I would love for you to come and link him up to our weekly party,

    Hope to see you there,

  3. That is the cutest mouse I have ever seen! Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at Monday Funday!

    Take care,


  4. Cute! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.