Chiyo the Mouse

My name is Chiyo. My mama says that I am born out of the pure spirit of a fairy mouse as I am so light. She says that I can fly like them. Psst! Psst! I am on a secret mission! To fly to my friends in the fairy land. So what if I don’t have wings? Balloons don’t have wings either, but they fly. Will you tell me how to fly, oh dear balloons?

Designer: Mamta Motiyani
Finished Size: About 4½” wide, 23⁄4″ long, and 5″ tall when seated, not including balloons.
Yarn: Worsted Weight (#4 Medium).
Shown Here: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice (100% acrylic; 170 yd [156 m]/31⁄2 oz [100 g]; ): #860-153 black (MC), 1 ball; #860-100 white (CC1), 1 ball.
Lion Brand Cotton-Ease (50% cotton; 50% acrylic; 207 yd [188 m]/31⁄2 oz [100 g]; ): #830-194 lime (CC2), 1 ball.
TLC Cotton Plus (51% cotton; 49% acrylic; 153 yd [139 m] /31⁄2 oz [100 g]; ): #E516- 3907 red (CC3), 1 ball.
Hook: Size G/6 (4 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Notions: Stitch markers (m); yarn needle; two 6 mm safety eyes; polyester fiberfill; 2 mm thick stiff metal wire 22″ long; metal pliers; two 8 mm acrylic blue teddy bear beads; small poly-pellets in a light muslin bag
(optional).
Gauge: 16 sts and 16 rows = 4″ in sc; 16 sts and 9 rows = 4″ in dc.
Skill Level: Easy.

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