Field Mouse Baby Booties Crochet Pattern

A favourite movie of mine happens to be "Miss Potter", as every time I watch it, I can't help but remember the hours I spent reading her books as a child! 
Each book had such a lovely and whimsical charm about it, and fit perfectly inside my little hands. I could always relate to her characters, especially the lovely Mrs Tittlemouse, who actually helped to inspire these little booties below!

I've always believed that when you open a book, you also open a new world to discover and love!



Materials
3.50mm (E) Crochet Hook
8ply Yarn (DK) - Patons Cotton Blend
Tapestry/Yarn Needle
Scissors
 4 Black Buttons (1cm x 1cm)

Colours
{This is the list of colours I used
Cloud
Pink

Size
Pattern is made for 0 - 6 months old. Changes for size 6- 12 months are in ( ). 

Sole Length
 0 - 6 month old – 9cm 
6 - 12 month old – 10cm

Gauge
4 rows x 5 stitches in hdc = 1 inch

  
Pattern 

Sole
Taking your 3.50mm crochet hook and DK yarn (cloud colour), start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 11 (13) Chains.
Rnd 1- Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into the second chain from your hook. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 8 (10) chains. Crochet 6 Half Double Crochets into the last chain. {Note: You are now going to be working on the opposite side of foundation chain.} Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 8 (10) stitches. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into the last stitch. You should have 26 (30) stitches now. Do not slip stitch into the first half double crochet of this round.
Rnd 2- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next 2 stitches. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 8 (10) stitches. Crochet 2 Double Crochets in the next 6 stitches. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 8 (10) stitches. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next 2 stitches. You should have 36 (40) stitches now. Do not slip stitch into the first half double crochet of this round.
Rnd 3- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet in the next 2 stitches. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next 3 stitches. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet in the next 5 (7) stitches. Crochet 1 Double Crochet in the next 3 stitches. *Crochet 2 Double Crochets in the next stitch. Crochet 1 Double Crochet in the next stitch. Repeat from the * 6 times. Crochet 1 Double Crochet in the next 3 stitches. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet in the next 5 (7) stitches. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next 2 stitches. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet and 1 Single Crochet in the next stitch. Slip Stitch into the first stitch of this round. You should have 48 (52) stitches now.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.


Top Of Shoe
Rnd 1- Attach your yarn (cloud colour) right in the middle of the heel. Chain 1, crochet 1 Single Crochet into the same stitch, but only through the back loop. {Note: Continue crocheting the stitches in this round, only in the back loop.} Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next 47 (51) stitches. Do not slip stitch into the first single crochet of this round.
Rnd 2 - 3- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in every stitch all around. Do not slip stitch into the first single crochet of this round. {Note: If you're creating the 6 - 12 month size, add 1 extra round to the original 2.}
Rnd 4- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next 14 (16) stitches. *Crochet 1 Single Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next stitch. Repeat from the * 7 times. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next 13 (15) stitches. Do not slip stitch into the first single crochet of this round. You should have 41 (45) stitches now.
Rnd 5- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the first stitch. Crochet 1 Single Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next 10 (12) stitches.  *Crochet 1 Single Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next stitch. Repeat from the * 5 times. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next 10 (12) stitches. Crochet 1 Single Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next stitch. Do not slip stitch into the first single crochet of this round. You should have 34 (38) stitches now.
Rnd 6- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next 11 (13) stitches. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochet Decreases. Crochet 2 Double Crochet Decreases. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochet Decreases. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next 11 (13) stitches. Do not slip stitch into the first single crochet of this round. You should have 28 (32) stitches now.
Rnd 7- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the first stitch of this round.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
Repeat pattern to make a pair.

Ears
Inner Ear
Rnd 1- Taking your 3.50mm crochet hook and DK pink yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 2 Chains. Crochet 6 Single Crochets into the first chain you made. Do not slip stitch into the first single crochet of this round. You should have 6 stitches now.
Rnd 2- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 2 Single Crochets in the first stitch. Crochet 2 Single Crochets into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the first stitch. You should have 12 stitches now.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
Create 4 Inner Ears.

Outer Ear
Rnd 1- Taking your 3.50mm crochet hook and DK yarn (cloud), start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 2 Chains. Crochet 6 Single Crochets into the first chain you made. Do not slip stitch into the first single crochet of this round. You should have 6 stitches now.
Rnd 2- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 2 Single Crochets in the first stitch. Crochet 2 Single Crochets into every stitch all around. Do not slip stitch into the first single crochet of this round. You should have 12 stitches now. 
Rnd 3- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. *Crochet 2 Single Crochets in the next stitch. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Do not slip stitch into the first single crochet of this round. You should have 18 stitches now.
Rnd 4- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the first stitch. Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
Create 4 Outer Ears. 

Taking your tapestry needle, sew 2 outer ears onto the front of each bootie, towards the top. Then sew the 1 inner ear inside each of the outer ears.

Nose
Taking your 3.50mm crochet hook and DK yarn (pink), start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 5 Chains. Crochet 1 Double Crochet in the third chain from your hook. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet in the next stitch. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the last stitch.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
Create 2 Noses.
Taking your tapestry needle, sew1 nose onto the front of each bootie right in the middle.

Eyes and Tail
Now, sew 2 black buttons onto the front of each bootie, right below the ears.
To add a tail to the bootie, cut 3 strands of yarn (cloud) making sure each strand measures 10" in length. Taking your crochet hook, pull all 3 strands around 1 of the stitches at the back of the bootie. You should now have 6 strands. Braid those 6 strands together, till the braid measures 1 inch, then create a knot, and trim the ends.
Repeat the steps above to add a tail to your other bootie.


Hope you all enjoyed this tiny mouse pattern!
If you did crochet this, please post a photo of your creation onto my Facebook Page.
I'd love to see it!
Have a lovely day crocheting,




10 comments:

  1. Olivia, thank you very much for sharing your pattern, it takes precious time to create and make. These little blue mice are very lovely, I am going to make them for a friend just about to have a baby. Thank you again. These booties are so pretty.

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  2. I must make these.Thank you for sharing.

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  3. These are just adorable! I am pinning and sharing.
    Alexandra
    EyeLoveKnots.blogspot.com

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  5. These are just soooo adorable! Thank you for sharing your design skills!

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  6. You have inspired us to make a baby gift for our friends baby shower. We are going to make four character booties from your website and give them with Beatrix Potter story books. We are making Jemima Puddle-Duck (duck), Jeremy Fisher (frog), Mrs. Tuttlemouse (these adorable mouse booties) and finally Pig Robinson (pig). We can't wait to show you how it turns out!

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  7. This is so sweet and I want to thank you for sharing your talent with others.
    I am so happy that I found your site and I will be back again.

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  8. Thank you for these sweet mice. Pinned and shared

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