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{ Minty, the tiny mouse... }

Materials
- 1.50 mm crochet hook
- 100 % cotton yarn for a 1.50 mm hook
- A pair of 6 mm safety eyes or yarn to embroider them
- Tapestry needle
- Polyfiber fill  

Abbreviations (US Terms)
st = stitch
ch = chain
slst = slip stitch
sc = single crochet

You will need: 
One color for her skin and one color for her skirt and ribbon. 
Oh! And a bit of pink to embroider the cheeks. 
I use 100% cotton yarn. 

Finished size: 
From head to toe, Minty measures 9.5 cm approximately.
Of course, should you choose a different hook and yarn, final measures will vary.


Ready! Let's begin! 

Leg 1 
{Start with the skin color…}
1. Magic ring of 5 sc
2. Crochet *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (10)
3. to 6. Crochet 10 sc
Close and break the yarn.

Leg 2 + body
{Start with the skin color…}
1. Magic ring of 5 sc
2. Crochet *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (10)
3. to 6. Crochet 10 sc

DON’T BREAK THE YARN… 

7. With the second leg still on your hook, chain 5 ch stitches and join leg 1. Crochet 10 sc along leg 1. Then crochet 5 sc along one of the sides of the 5-ch chain, 10 sc along leg 2 and, finally, 5 sc along the other side of the 5-ch chain. Total stitches: 30
8. to 12. Crochet 30 sc
13. Change to the color of the dress and crochet 30 sc
14. Only through back loops, crochet 30 sc
15. Crochet 30 sc
{Stuff the legs firmly…}
16. Crochet *3 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (24)
17. to 18. Crochet 24 sc
19. Crochet *2 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (18)
20. Crochet 18 sc
{Stuff firmly…}
21. Change to the color of her skin and, only through back loops, crochet 18 sc
22. Crochet *1 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (12)
23. to 24. Crochet 12 sc
{Stuff firmly the neck area…}

DON’T BREAK THE YARN… We will go on with her head…

Head
25. Crochet *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (24)
26. Crochet *3 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (30)
27. Crochet *4 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (36)
28. to 39. Crochet 36 sc
{Embroider the snout with a bit of pink yarn and place the safety eyes one round above the snout (the distance between the eyes is 8 stitches)}
40. Crochet *4 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (30)
41. Crochet *3 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (24)
42. Crochet *2 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (18)
{Stuff firmly, but not too firm, so the tin can close easily.}
43. Crochet *1 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (12)
44. Crochet 6 decreases (6)
Close. Break the yarn and weave in ends.

Skirt
{NOTE: Turn Minty's body upside down (head down) and join the yarn with your choice of color for the skirt in one of the front loops of round 13, on Minty’s back…}
1. Crochet 1 sc in each of the front loops of round 13 (30)
2. Crochet *4 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (36)
3. Crochet *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (72)
4. Crochet 72 sc
5. Crochet *2 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (96)
Close. Break the yarn and weave in ends.

Mouse Ears
{Make two, using the color of the skin…}
1. Magic ring of 6 sc
2. Crochet *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (12)
3. Crochet *1 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (18)
4. to 5. Crochet 18 sc
6. Crochet *1 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (12)
7. Crochet 6 decreases (6)
Close. Flatten with your fingers and secure it with a few stitches using the tapestry needle. 
Make sure to exit the yarn through one side, to sew later to the head.

Arms
{Make two. Using skin color…}
1. Make 2 chain stitches. Crochet 4 sc in the second chain from hook.
2. Crochet *2 sc in each stitch*, repeat * (8)
3. to 11. Crochet 8 sc
{Do not stuff the arm}
12. Press the opening with your fingers and crochet together, with sc, both opposing sides. 
Close. Break the yarn and leave a long tail to sew arms to body.

Ribbon
{Using the color you chose for the dressThe ribbon is crocheted in rows, not spirals}
1. Chain 9 ch stitches. From the second chain from hook, crochet 1 sc in each chain (total stitches: 8 sc). Chain 1 and and turn.
2. to 3. Crochet 8 sc. Chain 1 and and turn.
4. Crochet 10 sc. Chain 1.
Before breaking the yarn, crochet a series of sc all along the sides of the rectangle and the other side of the foundation chain. Close, break the yarn and weave in ends. Use the same color to tie several rounds of yarn in the middle and finish with a knot. Leave a long tail to sew to Minty’s head.

Assembly
- Sew the years to the head.
- Sew the arms to the sides of the body.
- Sew the ribbon to the head


Done! Congratulations! 



© 2018 – “Minty” is a design by Carla Mitrani for {Amour Fou} – All rights reserved. This pattern is for personal use ONLY. This pattern or parts of it must not be reproduced or published (printed or online), altered, resold or used for commercial purposes without authorization. You can neither reproduce, publish, alter, sell or use for commercial purposes FINISHED DOLLS made with this pattern without authorization. Thank you!