Crochet Mouse Ornament Pattern

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a crochet mouse.

Crochet mouse ornament being held up.

It’s day 3 of the 12 Days of Crochet Christmas! Bauble ornaments are some of the easiest to create with so many possible variations and this crochet mouse ornament is adorable.

About the Pattern

This crochet mouse pattern starts with a bauble base before adding the sweet little ears and finishing it off with a berry and holly leaf for a festive touch.

Each ear is made up of two separate pieces which are then crocheted together before being sewn to the bauble.

I’ve used safety eyes for convenience but if you don’t like them or you have young children, it would look lovely with embroidered eyes too – Sarah’s Hooks & Loops has a wonderful YouTube tutorial for how to embroider eyes on amigurumi.

Crochet mouse ornament lying on a square brown paper wrapped gift.

Why You’ll Love This Crochet Mouse Pattern

  • Basic stitches: Uses mostly single crochet stitches.
  • Seamless: No joining or ugly seams.
  • Adorable: Sure to delight adults and kids alike.

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  • DK weight yarn in light grey, light pink, red and dark green (I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in Stormy Grey, Blush Pink, Pillar Red and Racing Green)
  • 2.5mm crochet hook
  • 8mm safety eyes
  • Black embroidery floss
  • Polyester fiberfill
  • Yarn/twine for hanging
  • Stitch marker, yarn needle, scissors

Abbreviations (US Terms)

  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • inc – increase
  • invdec – invisible decrease
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st/s – stitch/es
  • […] – repeat the instructions in brackets
  • (…) – indicates stitch count at end of round

Special Stitches

Standing single crochet: Start with a slip knot on your hook. Insert hook in stitch indicated by pattern. Yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through both loops on hook.

Puff stitch: [Yarn over, insert hook in st, yarn over and pull through] x3, you should have 7 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through all 7 loops. Ch 1 to close the st.

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Finished Size

The finished mouse ornament measures approximately 2.5″ x 2.5″ (6.5cm x 6.5cm) including the ears. Size may vary depending on tension and materials used.


Gauge is not important in this pattern. Use a hook size to match your chosen yarn. Make sure that your stitches are tight enough to prevent stuffing showing through and adjust hook size if necessary.


  • Pieces are worked in a continuous spiral starting with a magic ring unless otherwise specified. Mark the first stitch of each round with a removable stitch marker.

Pattern Instructions

Mouse (light grey)

R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)

R2: [Inc] x6 (12)

R3: [Sc, inc] x6 (18)

R4: Sc, inc, [2 sc, inc] x5, sc (24)

R5: [3 sc, inc] x6 (30)

R6: 2 sc, inc, [4 sc, inc] x5, 2 sc (36)

R7: [5 sc, inc] x6 (42)

R8-15: [Sc] x42 (42) 8 rounds

R16: [5 sc, invdec] x6 (36)

R17: 2 sc, invdec, [4 sc, invdec] x5, 2 sc (30)

Insert safety eyes between R11 and R12, 7 sts apart.

R18: [3 sc, invdec] x6 (24)

Start stuffing and continue to stuff as you go.

R19: Sc, invdec, [2 sc, invdec] x5, sc (18)

R20: [Sc, invdec] x6 (12)

R21: [Invdec] x6 (6)

Cut the yarn leaving a tail and pull through last st. Weave the yarn tail through the front loop only of the final round and pull to close. Hide the end inside the mouse.

Ears (make 2 in light pink and 2 in light grey)

R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)

R2: [Inc] x6 (12)

Fasten off invisibly and weave in ends.

Place 1 grey piece and 1 pink piece wrong sides together. Join light grey yarn with a standing sc through both layers in any stitch, [2 sc, inc] x5, sc (18)

Fasten off invisibly leaving a long tail for sewing.

Repeat for the other ear.

Berry (red)

Ch 2, puff st in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st from back to front in same ch.

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Holly Leaf (green)

Ch 7, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch. Ch 2, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st back into same ch as sc. Sl st in next ch, sc in next. Ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, sl st back into same ch as sc. Sl st in next 2 chs. Ch 2, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st back into same ch sl st.

Working down other side of the chain – sl st in next ch. Ch 2, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st back into same ch as sl st. Sl st in next 2 chs. Ch 2, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st back into same ch as sl st. Sl st in next 2 chs.

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.


  • Using pink yarn, sew a nose centred between the eyes between R12 and R13, 2 sts long. Stitch over the nose 4 times or until you get your desired look.
  • Using 2 strands of black embroidery floss, make a vertical stitch down from the centre of the nose over 4 rounds.
  • Sew the ears to the top of the bauble approximately 5 rounds away from the centre of the magic ring on each side. Each ear covers 3 rounds.
  • Sew the top of the holly leaf in place so that it sits in front of the left ear.
  • Sew the berry to the top edge of the holly leaf.
  • Attach a hanging loop.

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