Monday, December 12, 2016

A Very Mouse-y Christmas

M-I-C, See you real soon,
K-E-Y, Why?  Because we like you..
M-O-U-S-E
Mickey Mouse was always a highlight of the Christmas Season for me growing up.
From watching a Mickey's Christmas Carol to Pluto's Christmas Tree or just watching the Mickey Mouse Club itself - I sort of grew up with a Mickey Themed childhood - and loved it!
So this year, as my children have grown too old for the "Elf on a Shelf" and "Polar Express" sort of fun, I reverted back to my own childhood to recreate a more traditional Christmas.


Pattern: 
Easy

Materials Used in Model: 
Red Heart® WW 4-Ply Yarn in 0312 Black, 0319 Cherry Red, 0722 Pretty n’ Pink  and 0311 White
Size US F/5-3.75mm Crochet Hook
3" Styrofoam Ball or Filling for Plushies (fiberfil or similar)
Yarn Needle for Sewing
Long Straight Pins for Positioning
*Optional Buttons





Mickey Ornament:
Bottom Section (Make 1):
with Cherry Red,
___ Rnd 1:  Using either the [ch 2, begin work in 2nd st from hook] or [magic circle] method to begin project, 6 sc in st  (6 sts)
___ Rnd 2: [Inc in nxt st] 6 times  (12 sts)
___ Rnd 3: [sc in nxt st, Inc in nxt st] 6 times  (18 sts)
___ Rnd 4: [sc in ea of nxt 2 sts, Inc in nxt st] 6 times  (24 sts)

___ Rnd 5: [sc in ea of nxt 7 sts, Inc in nxt st] 3 times  (27 sts)
___ Rnd 6: [sc in ea of nxt 8 sts, Inc in nxt st] 3 times  (30 sts)
___ Rnd 7: [sc in ea of nxt 9 sts, Inc in nxt st] 3 times  (33 sts)

___ Rnd 8: [sc in ea of nxt 10 sts, Inc in nxt st] 3 times  (36 sts)
___ Rnds 9-11: sc in ea st around, changing to Black on lst st  (36 sts)

with Black,
___ Rnd 12: sc in ea st around  (36 sts)
Finish off, leaving sufficient tail remaining to secure Botton Section to Top Section.

Button (Make 2):
with White,

___ Rnd 1:  Using either the [ch 2, begin work in 2nd st from hook] or [magic circle] method to begin project, 6 sc in st  (6 sts)Finish off, leaving sufficient tail remaining to secure Button to front of Bottom Section.Split Black yarn in half (2 strands), add 2 black lines to give the appearance of "button holes."

Top Section 
(Make 1):
with Black,
___ Rnd 1:  Using either the [ch 2, begin work in 2nd st from hook] or [magic circle] method to begin project, 6 sc in st  (6 sts)
___ Rnd 2: [Inc in nxt st] 6 times  (12 sts)
___ Rnd 3: [sc in nxt st, Inc in nxt st] 6 times  (18 sts)
___ Rnd 4: [sc in ea of nxt 2 sts, Inc in nxt st] 6 times  (24 sts)
___ Rnd 5:  [sc in ea of nxt 3 sts, Inc in nxt st] 6 times  (30 sts)
___ Rnd 6: sc in ea st around  (30 sts)
___ Rnd 7: [sc in ea of nxt 4 sts, Inc in nxt st] 6 times  (36 sts)
___ Rnds 8-9: sc in ea st around  (36 sts)
Finish off. Secure and weave in tail to hide.


Ear (Make 2):
with Black,

___ Rnd 1:  Using either the [ch 2, begin work in 2nd st from hook] or [magic circle] method to begin project, 6 sc in st  (6 sts)
___ Rnd 2: [Inc in nxt st] 6 times  (12 sts)
___ Rnd 3: [sc in ea of nxt 3 sts, Inc in nxt st] 3 times  (15 sts)
___ Rnd 4: [sc in ea of nxt 4 sts, Inc in nxt st] 3 times  (18 sts)
___ Rnds 5-6:sc in ea st around  (18 sts/ea rnd)
___ Rnd 7: [sc in ea of nxt 4 sts. Dec nxt 2 sts tog] 3 times  (15 sts)
___ Rnd 8: [sc in ea of nxt 3 sts. Dec nxt 2 sts tog] 3 times  (12 sts)
___ Rnd 9: [sc in ea of nxt 4 sts, Dec nxt 2 sts tog] twice  (10 sts)
Finish off, leaving sufficient tail remaining to secure Ear to top of Top Section (head).


Hanger (Make 1):
with Black, Chain 12, slst in 12th ch from hook.
Finish off, leaving sufficient tail remaining to secure Hanger to center of Top Section
.




Minnie Ornament:

Bottom Section (Make 1):
with Pretty n' Pink,
___ Rnd 1:  Using either the [ch 2, begin work in 2nd st from hook] or [magic circle] method to begin project, 6 sc in st  (6 sts)
___ Rnd 2: [Inc in nxt st] 6 times  (12 sts)
___ Rnd 3: [sc in nxt st, Inc in nxt st] 6 times  (18 sts)
___ Rnd 4: [sc in ea of nxt 2 sts, Inc in nxt st] 6 times  (24 sts)
___ Rnd 5: [sc in ea of nxt 7 sts, Inc in nxt st] 3 times  (27 sts)
___ Rnd 6: [sc in ea of nxt 8 sts, Inc in nxt st] 3 times  (30 sts)
___ Rnd 7: [sc in ea of nxt 9 sts, Inc in nxt st] 3 times  (33 sts)
___ Rnd 8: [sc in ea of nxt 10 sts, Inc in nxt st] 3 times  (36 sts)
___ Rnds 9-11: sc in ea st around, changing to Black on lst st  (36 sts)
with Black,
___ Rnd 12: sc in ea st around (36 sts)
Finish off, leaving sufficient tail remaining to secure Bottom Section to Top Section.



Skirt 
(Make 1):
with White,
with opening facing towards you and working between Rnds 11 & 12 in INTO the 'body' on bottom half of ornament, sc around  (36 sts)
___ Rnd 2: [sc in ea of nxt 4 sts, Dec nxt 2 sts tog] 6 times  (30 sts)
___ Rnd 3: [ slst into nxt st, loosely ch-2] 30 timesFinish off. Secure and weave in tail to hide.


Top Section (Make 1):
with Black,
___ Rnd 1:  Using either the [ch 2, begin work in 2nd st from hook] or [magic circle] method to begin project, 6 sc in st  (6 sts)
___ Rnd 2: [Inc in nxt st] 6 times  (12 sts)
___ Rnd 3: [sc in nxt st, Inc in nxt st] 6 times  (18 sts)
___ Rnd 4: [sc in ea of nxt 2 sts, Inc in nxt st] 6 times  (24 sts)
___ Rnd 5:  [sc in ea of nxt 3 sts, Inc in nxt st] 6 times  (30 sts)
___ Rnd 6: sc in ea st around  (30 sts)
___ Rnd 7: [sc in ea of nxt 4 sts, Inc in nxt st] 6 times  (36 sts)
___ Rnds 8-9: sc in ea st around  (36 sts)

Finish off. Secure and weave in tail to hide.

Bow 
(Make 1):
with Pretty n' Pink,
Chain 6,
___ Rnd 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in ea of nxt 3 sts, 3 sc in end ch st - turn piece to allow you to work up the other side of original beg chain (as if a flat round), sc in ea of nxt 3 sts, Inc in last st  (12 sts)
___ Rnd 2: [(hdc, ch-1, hdc) in nxt st, sc in nxt st, slst in nxt st, sc in nxt st,  (hdc, ch-1, hdc) in nxt st, slst in nxt st] twice  
Finish off, leaving sufficient tail remaining to wrap around center of Bow to create bow center (at slst) and attach to top of "head" between Ears.


Ear (Make 2):
with Black,

___ Rnd 1:  Using either the [ch 2, begin work in 2nd st from hook] or [magic circle] method to begin project, 6 sc in st  (6 sts)
___ Rnd 2: [Inc in nxt st] 6 times  (12 sts)
___ Rnd 3: [sc in ea of nxt 3 sts, Inc in nxt st] 3 times  (15 sts)
___ Rnd 4: [sc in ea of nxt 4 sts, Inc in nxt st] 3 times  (18 sts)
___ Rnds 5-6: sc in ea st around  (18 sts/ea rnd)
___ Rnd 7: [sc in ea of nxt 4 sts. Dec nxt 2 sts tog] 3 times  (15 sts)
___ Rnd 8: [sc in ea of nxt 3 sts. Dec nxt 2 sts tog] 3 times  (12 sts)
___ Rnd 9: [sc in ea of nxt 4 sts, Dec nxt 2 sts tog] twice  (10 sts)
Finish off, leaving sufficient tail remaining to secure Ear to top of Top Section (head).

Hanger (Make 1):
with Black, Chain 12, slst in 12th ch from hook.
Finish off, leaving sufficient tail remaining to secure Hanger to center of Top Section.



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6 comments:

Sarah Anne said...

Amazing. Thank you so much can't wait to try this pattern out!

Sharon Rush said...

Thank you for all you do and thank you for sharing your talent with us

Anonymous said...

thanks, these are so cute :) i-hook

CrazyD said...

Thank you so much!! You are an awesome designer!!

Gramzie said...

I watched all of those with my children when they were young and now watch with my grandchildren. Thank you for the pattern and my grandchildren thank you too!!!

Sandy Whitney said...

Thank you,Katt. Long time fan here and I don't see that changing any time soon.

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