Friday, 31 May 2013

{Mouse Tape Measure Cozy}

Apart from all the necessary tools required for crocheting like hooks, yar, needles, scissors, I think a tape measure comes quite handy for measuring sizes lengths etc. So I thought of making a cozy for it, to make it a bit more appealing! I decided to make a cute little mouse but you could almost make any animal face!
P.S. The face can also be used as an applique! Cool huh?

MATERIALS
  • yarn in grey and pink
  • 3.5 mm (E) crochet hook 
  • Yarn needle
  • embroidery thread for face
  • Stitch marker (optional)
MOUSE PATTERN:
Make 2.
With grey,
R1: Ch 2 then make 6 sc in second ch from hook (6)
R2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
R3: 1 sc , 2 sc in next st, repeat 6 times (18)
R4: 2 sc, 2 sc in next st, repeat 6 times (24)
R5: 3 sc, 2 sc in next st, repeat 6 times (30)
R6: sc in each st around (30)
Finish off and fasten off.

On one of the two embroider a mouse face!
EARS:
Make 2.
With pink,
R1: Ch 2 then make 6 sc in second ch from hook (6)
Change to grey yarn,
R2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
R3: inc, 2sc in next 2 st, 2hdc in next st, 1 hdc and 1 dc in next st, 2dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc and  1 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, 2 sc in next 2 st, inc.
Finish off and fasten off.
Sew the ears on top of the head. You could also sew them on the back but I liked it most on the front part.

ASSEMBLY:
Take your mouse face and  attach with the back side of the face by whipstitching the two pieces together. Do NOT sew closed. Place your tape measure inside and position it. Continue sewing the two pieces together leaving a small opening for the tape edge so that you can pull it when needed! 
Note: The above pattern can be modified so to fit your tape measure size!

16 comments :

  1. So cute!!! What a fun little project. Definitely saving this one :) ~Stephanie

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  2. Eeeep, that is so darn cute. The little bewildered face makes it even more adorable. I know what I will be doing this weekend. Thank you.

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  3. How cute is that??????? You did it again!!!!! Bravissima Tania!!!!
    Thank you, xxxxx Ale

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  4. ahhh I need to learn how to crochet the cuteness is killing me!

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  5. Oh, that's cute! I was also thinking about making such little things but I don't know how >___<
    Thank you for the pattern. It's very useful because with your mouse people can decorate a lot of crocheted stuff... me for example ;-) Great work!

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  6. Too cute! Thank you for sharing!

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  7. LOVE THIS!!! How cute that little mouse face is.

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