Tatted Mouse

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Tatted Mouse

Why didn’t I think of tatting a mouse before? I decided to base him off of my hedgehog, and I’m especially please with how this little fellow turned out!

This is an intermediate pattern, only because of the beads.

I used Lizbeth Twirlz Midnight Mist color 407 in size 20.

Printable pattern (85K. Opens a new window.)

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You will need:

Thread in your choice of color and size.
1 tatting shuttle or tatting needles
2 4mm beads
small crochet hook

ds double stitch
p picot
lj lock join
sl shoelace trick
bj bead join

How to do a lock join
How to do a bead join
How to do the shoelace trick

Instructions:

String one bead onto the thread then wind the shuttle.

R: (3ds p) 5 times, 3ds, close, turn
Ch: 3ds p 7ds, turn
*R: 3ds p 3ds j to 4th p of previous R, (3ds p) 3 times, 3ds, close, turn
Ch: 10ds, turn*
Repeat between * two more times
R: 3ds p 3ds j to 4th p of previous R, (3ds p) 3 times, 3ds, close, turn
Ch: 3ds p 4ds p 3ds, turn
R: 3ds p 3ds j to 4th p of previous R, 3ds p 3ds j to 2nd p of first R, 3ds p 3ds, close, sl, do not turn
Ch: 4ds lj to closest p on previous Ch, 5ds pull down the bead you threaded on at the beginning, 5ds bj using shuttle thread to the next free p on previous Ch, 5ds lj to base of next R, sl, do not turn
R: 15ds, close, lj to base of the same R, sl, do not turn
Ch: 12ds lj to base of next R
Repeat this last Ch two more times
Ch: 7ds lj to p on first Ch, sl, turn
Ch: 25ds
Cut and tie

Tatting: Tatted Mouse

Copyright 2014 by Nancy Tracy, All Rights Reserved.

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