Rat-a-Cuties

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Rat–a–Cuties designed by Megan Kreiner in in Knit & Crochet Toys 2017 or get the knitting pattern here or crochet pattern here.

These soft and cuddly rats make perfect pets. With realistic details like thread whiskers, painted noses, and dainty little paws, your new friends are sure to win over anyone who might not be a fan of rodents. Suitable for ages 8 and up.

 

Crocheted Rat-a-Cuties

CROCHET VERSION

 

Skill Level Easy

Yarn Weight  3

Finished Size 9″ long from head to tail; 3″ diameter.

Yarn Lion Brand Yarns LB Collection Angora Merino (80% extrafine merino,20% angora; 131 yd [120 m]/1 ¾  oz [50 g]): Version 1: #491-152 pewter (gray; MC), #491-088 vanilla (white; CC1), and #491-103 blossom (pink; CC2), 1 ball each. Version 2: #491-098 vanilla (white; MC & CC1 [see Notes]) and #491-103 blossom (pink CC2), 1 ball each. Version 3: #491-150 smoked pearl (light gray; MC & CC1 [see Notes]) and #491-103 blossom (pink, CC2), 1 ball each.

Hook Size C/2 (2.75 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions 9 mm safety eyes or glass beads (black or red); black embroidery floss; white or beige thread; st markers (m); tapestry needle; scissors; polyester fiberfill; row counter to track rnds (optional); marking pins (optional); small paint brush, paper napkin, white and red acrylic gouache (optional).

Gauge 5 sc = 1″.

Knitted Rat-a-Cuties

KNIT VERSION

 

Skill Level Intermediate

Yarn Weight 3

Finished Size 9″ long from nose to tip of tail, 3″ tall, and 3″ wide.

Yarn Lion Brand Yarns LB Collection Angora Merino (80% extrafine merino wool, 20% angora; 131 yd [120 m]/ 1 ¾  oz [50 g]): Version 1: #491-152 pewter (gray; MC), #491-098 vanilla (white; CC1), and #491-103 blossom (pink; CC2), 1 ball each. Version 2: #491-098 vanilla (white; MC & CC1 [see Notes]) and #491-103 blossom (pink; CC2), 1 ball each. Version 3: #491-099 parchment (tan; MC), #491-098 vanilla (white; CC1), and #491-103 blossom (pink; CC2), 1 ball each.

Needles Size 2 (2.75 mm): straight and set of double pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Marker (m); tapestry needle; polyester fiberfill; 9 mm safety eyes; black embroidery floss; beige thread; small paint brush, paper napkin, and white and red acrylic gouache (optional).

Gauge 28 sts and 36 rows = 4″ in St st.

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