Friday, 29 October 2010

Mickey Mouse Puppet Knitting Pattern

Here is my pattern for Mickey Mouse, which I showed you a while ago. He seemed quite popular at the time so I decided to share the pattern with you. As it's a while since I made him, I couldn't quite remember how I  did it, so I've made Mickey #2 to check the pattern!

You've just got time to make one to put in your shoebox!



Needles: 1 pair size 4.5 mm (UK 7/US 7) and/or circular or double pointed needles (same size).
Materials: Small amounts of red(R), black(B), white(W), yellow(Y) and pink(P) double knitting wool.

Using red wool, cast on 36 sts.
Knit 4 rows in garter st. (every row k.)
Knit 12 rows in stocking st (1 row k, 1 row purl).

Next row (working buttons) K4R, join in white, K2W, K6R, K2W, K22R.
Next row: P21R, P4W, P4R, P4W, P3R.
Next row: K3R, K4W, K4R, K4W, K21R.
Next row: P22R, P2W, P6R, P2W, P4R. Break off white wool.
K2 rows st. st in red. Break off red.
Join in black: **Cast on 4 sts. Knit across these 4 sts and then 18 more (22 sts.) Turn. Leave remaining sts on a stitch holder or waste thread. (I normally use a circular needle for everything, and just leave them on the needle.)
Cast on 4 sts, p26.
Working on these 26 sts, work 6 rows in st. st.
Next row: Cast off 6 sts, K to end.

Next row: Cast off 6 sts, P to end. (14 sts.) Break off black wool.** Transfer these 14 sts to a stitch holder, or if using circular needle, transfer them to the right-hand needle.

Rejoin black to the remaining 18 sts and work from ** to **

Transfer all 28 sts back on to one needle and rejoin black wool.
Face and head:
K 2 rows st st in black. Now break off about 30 in (75 cm) of black wool and use this piece to work the black sts up the right side of the face.
Work the face intarsia as follows using black (B) and pink (P) (Twist the yarn when changing colour to avoid holes)
Next row: K3B, join in P, K8P, join in B, K17B.
Next row: P16B, P10P, P2B (last sts using the long end you broke off)
Next row: K1B, K12P, K15B
Next row: P14B, P14P
Next row: K14P, K14B
Next row: P14B, P14P
Next row: K1B, K12P, K15B
Next row: P16B, P10P, P2B
Next row: K2B, K4P, K2B (carrying wool across at back), K4P, K16B
Next row: (sl1 p1 psso)B, P10B, P2togB, (sl1 p1 psso)B, P4P, P2B (using long end), P4P, P2togB
Next row: K2B, K2P, K4B, K2P, break pink and work end in behind next sts. K14B
Next row: sl1 p1 psso, P8, P2tog, sl1 p1 psso, P8, P2tog
Next row: K
Next row: sl1 p1 psso, P6, P2tog, sl1 p1 psso, P6, P2tog.
Cast off.
Sew seam at top and side of head. Sew up side seams, leaving the ends of the arms open.

Hands: Using white wool, with right side facing, pick up and knit 8 sts along open end at front of arm.
K 1 row.
Starting with a k row, st st 4 rows.
Dec 1 st at each end of next row. Purl 1 row. (6 sts)

Dec 1 st at each end of next row. Purl 1 row. (4 sts)
Inc 1 st at each end of next row. Purl 1 row. (6 sts)
Inc 1 st at each end of next row. Purl 1 row. (8 sts)
K 5 rows st st. (ending with a knit row)
K 1 row, Cast off.

Fold hand in half, right sides out and oversew neatly the side seams. Sew the cast-off edge to the open back edge of the arm. Using black wool, sew 4 fingers onto the front of each hand.

Ears: make 2
Using black, cast on 7 sts. Work in garter st.
K 1 row, Inc 1 st at each end of following row.
Continue increasing on every alternate row ntil there are 13 sts.
K 1 row. Dec 1 st at each end of following row.
Continue decreasing on every alternate row ntil there are 5 sts. Cast off and sew in the end neatly down the side of the ear.
Attach ears to head at the cast-on edge.

Legs and feet: Make 2
Using yellow wool and circular or double-pointed needles, cast on 2 sts. (Leave a long end for sewing up)
Purl 1 row (and every alternate row).
Increase 1 st knitwise at each end of next and every alternate row until there are 8 sts.
Purl 1 row.

Decrease 1 st knitwise at each end of next and every alternate row until there are 4 sts.
Purl 1 row.

Increase 1 st knitwise at each end of next and every alternate row until there are 8 sts.
Purl 1 row.

Decrease 1 st knitwise at each end of next and every alternate row until there are 4 sts.
Purl 1 row.
Break yellow wool and join in black.
Knit an i-cord for 2.5 in (6 cm). (To knit an icord: *Knit 1 row, slide stitches to the other end of needle, do not turn, repeat from *.)

Cast off.

Fold foot in half with right sides out and oversew neatly around the edge using the yellow end that you left.
Attach legs to the bottom of the body, roughly in line with the white 'buttons'.


If you decide to make a Mickey, do let me know how you get on!

3 comments:

  1. He's adorable! You're so clever.

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  2. How do I print the pattern please.

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    1. You can print the pattern from your browser, just select 'Print' from the file menu. Alternatively I can send you a printable pdf file if you send your email address to me at janet_keen@hotmail.com.

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