The cat isn’t going to like this one!

I used a ball of Bernat Pop! yarn in a vibrant pink and grey striping to make some basic 12” x 12” granny squares (you can find granny square patterns in the hundreds online). I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with them, but I usually make things up as I go along.

After completing four squares, I had the idea that they would be perfect to turn into an “Animal Lovey Blanket” for a child, so I seamed them together into one large square.

Then I used the grey portion of the yarn to make a mouse head. Basically, I just crocheted rounds of sc (starting with ch 4; sl st to first ch to close; sc in each ch around, sc/2 sc alternating around, etc.) that were narrow at the beginning, then increased as I went along to make a conical shape, as you can see in the pictures. Then after completing her face, I stuffed the head with Polyfil, then crocheted the back closed. (You’ll notice in the photo that there’s a pink spot on her forehead. There was a flaw in the yarn, so I’m just calling that her “birthmark”!)

For the ears, I crocheted two rounds of dc, then sewed each to the top of the head. For the face, I used black yarn to sew on her nose and eyes.

Last, I sewed the bottom of the head to the center of the blanket.

Voila! You have the Miss Mouse lovey blanket.

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