Sunday, July 1, 2012

Free Pattern: Minnie Mouse

A friend of mine invited me to her daughter's 2nd birthday. When it finally got closer, I realized I had NO idea what sort of things she liked. So I asked, and Minnie Mouse was the most appealing answer. I decided to make Minnie Mouse - but I was on sort of a time crunch, so I feel like mine turned out not as good as it could have. I'd recommend using safety eyes for the black part of the eyes, as well as embroidery thread instead of yarn for the eyelashes, mouth, and glove lines.

Remember I said I was on a time crunch? I also didn't get a very good photo!

Pattern and photos are Copyright © 2012 Lillian Minneman - Just Stitched. Pattern shall remain free, and may not be reproduced or sold. Feel free to link to this pattern. Minnie Mouse is copyright her respective owners. No copyright infringement intended.

Minnie Mouse is made in the continuous round. Please read the pattern in full before beginning. Feel free to contact me for any questions.

Materials:
G/4.25mm Hook
H/5.00mm Hook
WW yarn in white
WW yarn in black
WW yarn in red
WW yarn in yellow
12mm Safety Eyes (Optional)
Black Embroidery Thread (Optional)

Head: in black
Round 1: 8sc in Magic Circle (8)
Round 2: 2sc in each st (16)
Round 3: *2sc in next st, sc in next st* (24)
Round 4: *2sc in next st, sc in next 2 st* (32)
Round 5: *2sc in next st, sc in next 3 st* (40)
Round 6: sc around (40)
Round 7: sc around (40)
Round 8: sc around (40)
Round 9: sc around (40)
Round 10: sc around (40)
Round 11: *dec, sc in next 7 st* (32)
Round 12: sc around (32)
Round 13: sc around (32)
Round 14: sc around (32)
Round 15: sc around (32)
Round 16: sc around (32)
Round 17: *dec, sc in next 2 st* (24)
Round 18: *dec, sc in next st* (16)
Stuff now, if you haven't started already.
Round 19: *dec, sc in next 2 st* (12)
Continue in black for neck.
Round 20: sc around (12)
Round 21: sc around (12) Switch to red in last sc.
Continue in red for body.
Round 22: 2sc in each st (24)
Round 23: sc around (24)
Round 24: sc around (24)
Round 25: sc around (24)
Round 26: sc around (24)
Round 27: sc around (24)
Round 28: sc around (24)
Round 29: sc around (24) Switch to white in last sc.
Round 30: sc around in BLO (24)
Round 31: sc around (24)
Round 32: sc around (24)
Round 33: *dec, sc in next st* (16)
Round 34: *dec, sc in next 2 st* (12)
Slst in 6th sc from hook.
Round 35: sc around (7)
Round 36: 2sc in FLO of each around (14) f/o, weave in end.
Attach white yarn to 2nd leg area.
Repeat Rounds 35 & 36.

Skirt: in red
Attach red yarn in free loop of round 30.
Round 1: 2sc in each st (48)
Round 2: sc around (48)
Round 3: sc around (48)
Round 4: sc around (48)
Round 5: sc around (48)
Round 6: sc around in FLO (48)
f/o, weave end in.

For ruffles, in white, attach yarn in any FLO of Round 6.
3sc in each stitch around. F/O, weave end in.

Legs: in black
Attach black yarn to free loop of Round 36.
Round 1: sc around (7)
Round 2: sc around (7)
Round 3: sc around (7)
Round 4: sc around (7)
Round 5: sc around (7)
Round 6: sc around (7)
Round 7: sc around (7)
Round 8: sc around (7)
Round 9: 2sc in next 2st, sc in next 2st, 2sc in next 2st. (10)
Round 10: 2sc in next 4st, sc in next 6st. (14) Change to yellow in last sc.
Stuff.
Continue on for foot. Note: I am personally unhappy with the feet, and plan to revisit this at a later date. Feel free to leave in the comments what YOU do for the feet, or you may follow the pattern.
Round 11: sc in next st, HDC in next 3st, sc in next 10 st (14)
Round 12: Repeat Round 11.
Round 13: sc in next 2 st, HDC in next, DC in next, HDC in next, sc in next 9. (14)
Round 14: dec around (7)
f/o, leaving tail. weave tail through last round, pull tight, weave end in.
Repeat 1-14 for second leg.

Hands: in white
Round 1: sc 8 in magic circle (8)
Round 2: sc around in BLO (8)
Round 3: *2sc in next st, 1sc in next st* (12)
Round 4: sc around (12)
Round 5: sc around (12)
Round 6: slst in 4th st from hook, sc around hand (slip stitch + 8sc)
Round 7: sc aroun (8)
Stuff.
Round 8: dec around (4)
f/o, weave end through last round, pull tight, weave in tail.

Thumb:
Attach white yarn to thumb area.
1. sc around (5)
f/o, weave end through last round, pull tight, weave in tail.

Glove Roll:
Attach white to free loop of round 2.
1. sc around (8)
2. *2sc in next st, 1sc in next st* (12)
f/o, weave in end.

Arms: in black
Attach yarn to magic circle round of hand.
Round 1: sc around (7)
Round 2: sc around (7)
Round 3: sc around (7)
Round 4: sc around (7)
Round 5: sc around (7)
Round 6: sc around (7)
Round 7: sc around (7) switch to red in last sc.
Round 8: *3sc in next st, slst in next st* (12) + sc in next st (13 total)
Round 9: sc in BLO of all sc's from previous round (10)
Round 10: *2sc in next st, sc in next st* (15)
Round 11: sc around (15)
Round 12: *dec, sc in next 3st* (12)
Round 13: dec around (6)
Stuff.
f/o, leave long tail for sewing. Weave tail through last round, pull tight.

Ears: in black
Round 1: HDC 8 in Magic Circle (8)
Round 2: 2HDC in each (16)
Round 3: *2HDC in next st, 1HDC in next st* (24)
f/o, leave long tail for sewing.

Face: in tan
Round 1: 8sc in magic circle (8)
Round 2: 2sc in each (16)
Round 3: *2sc in next st, sc in next st* (24)
Round 4: *2sc in next st, sc in next 2 st* (32)
Round 5: *2sc in next st, sc in next 3 st* (40)
Round 6: 3HDC in next st, 2HDC in next st, slst in next st, sc in next st, 2HDC in next st, 3HDC in next st, sc in next 7st, 2HDC in next st, 3HDC in next st, 2HDC in next st, HDC in next 11st, 2HDC in next st, 3HDC in next st, 2HDC in next st, sc in next 7. Slst to beginning of round
Leave long tail for sewing.

Snout: in tan
Round 1: 8sc in magic circle (8)
Round 2: *2sc in next st, sc in next st* (12)
Round 3: sc around (12)
Round 4: sc around (12)
f/o, leave tail for sewing.

Nose: in black
Round 1: sc 4 in magic circle (4)
Round 2: sc around (4)
Round 3: sc around (4)
f/o, leave tail for sewing.
Sew to snout.

Eyes: in white
Round 1: sc 4 in magic circle (4)
Round 2: *2sc in next st, 1sc in next st* (6)
Round 3: *sc in next st, 2sc in next st, sc in next st* (8)
f/o, leave tail for sewing.

Pupils (if not using safety eyes): in black
Round 1: sc 4 in magic circle (4)
Pull tight. f/o, leave tail for sewing.
Sew to eye whites.

Bow: in red, with H/5.00mm hook.
Row 1: Chain 17.
Row 2: HDC across (15) chain 2, turn.
Row 3: Repeat Row 2.
Row 4: Repeat Row 2.
Row 5: Repeat Row 2.
f/o, weave end in.

Fastener: in red
Row 1: Chain 11
Row 2: sc across (10)
F/o, leave long tail for sewing.
Sew fastener together once wrapped around bow, sew in each sc to secure.

Assembly & Details:
I highly recommend pinning everything in place before sewing - esp the face! I didn't, but I wish I would have. I also forgot to make note of what round I positioned everything, so just pin them til you like where they go.
1. Sew face to head.
2. Sew ears to head.
3. Sew snout/nose to face.
4. Sew eyes to face.
5. Sew Bow between Ears, or in front of one ear. (I put mine in front of one ear.)
6. Tail: chain desired number of stitches, attach under the skirt in the rear.

After face, eyes, and snout are attached, embroider 3 eyelashes on the upper outside of each eye using black embroidery thread, or black yarn. Embroider 3 lines on the back of Minnie's gloves. You may even be able to embroider lines between her fingers, but I wasn't able to do that with WW yarn. (I tried, it did NOT look right at all!) Embroider mouth on face.

If I forgot anything, or anything doesn't make sense, please contact me!
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11 comments:

  1. She looks really good . . . nice pattern!

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  2. Thank you for this pattern! It is soooo cute. My granddaughter is about to turn one year old and loves Minnie Mouse, so I am going to make her one from your great pattern. Thanks again for sharing it!

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  3. round 11 is every 3 sc to get 32 stitches

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  4. Am I missing something? I know I use G&H hooks but which ones do I use for each body part?? This is adorable making this for my Great Granddaughter who is 18 months

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    1. Hi Jackie, I'm sorry for the late response, but the only part of the pattern that uses the H hook is the bow! Thanks for your comment!

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    1. Hey there! I didn't get a finished official size when I made this, but I did check the Ravelry comments on this pattern, and one person who worked it up said "Using Red Heart Super Saver Yarn and an I hook, my Mickey and Minnie ended up being around:
      14 inches tall (top of ear to bottom of shoe)
      6 inches wide from shoulder to shoulder."

      If you use the recommended G hook for the body, and H hook for the bow, yours should be smaller than 14 inches!!! I hope this helps!

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  6. Hi my name is Sarah Im confused about the last part of the body after row 34 it says to SL st into the 6st and SC around and have 7 st left and if there is 12 st left of row 34 how is there 7st left are u slipting that last section in half with the SL st sorry if it doesn't make sense I hope it does but I don't understand

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  7. Hello my name is Tina Hamelton and I'm crocheting Minnie mouse,but I'm not understanding roll 35. Do I put a sc in the Slst?

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    1. Hi, Tina!
      Yes, you should need to put a sc in/around the slst. When working up the leg, you should have 7sc in each round.

      Thanks for asking!

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