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Cat and Mouse Child’s Scarf Knitting Pattern Knitting Pattern

Cat and Mouse Child’s Scarf Knitting Pattern

  • Difficulty


  • Yarn Type

    Yarn Type

    Aran / Worsted, DK / 8 ply

  • designer


    Val Pierce

  • Needle Size

    Needle Size

    US 2 / 2.75mm, US 3 / 3.25mm, US 5 / 3.75mm

  • Needle Type

    Needle Type

    Straight, Double-pointed

  • Techniques


    Basic Shaping, knit, Purl

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What you need to know

Featuring a cat and mouse, this character kids' scarf by Val Pierce is a must-knit project for advanced beginners.

With his whiskered face greeting you at one end and a long tail at the other, this child’s scarf knitting pattern is sure to be a winner! Not only will it keep the cold out in wintry weather, but it will keep boredom at bay too, with the tactile, 3D paws, tail and muzzle of this feline friend, plus a free-roaming little mouse eager to scurry around the scarf all day long. With handy pockets at either end of the accessory, this bonus mouse toy can be kept safe and sound in the pocket along with any other bits and bobs like mittens.

What do I need?

Yarn: King Cole Comfort Aran, shade 1669 Jade, two 100g balls, King Cole Pricewise DK, shades 048 Black, 001 White, 3101 Silver, 1743 Blossom, oddments of each
Needles: 5.5mm, 3.75mm, 3.25mm, all straight, 2.75mm double-pointed, set of two
Button eyes: small, two
Safety toy stuffing
Tapestry needle


Finished length of scarf with pockets turned back: 116cm
Mouse height: 10cm

Top knit tips

You can easily adjust the length of this scarf by repeating Row 2 for as many times as you like – just be sure to buy sufficient yarn!

When working the pocket edgings, knit in a firm garter stitch and cast off firmly too for a sharper finish.

Meet the designer

Designer Val Pierce is best known for her toy patterns. If you loved making this cat and mouse scarf, then why not knit this cat toy and carry bag project? You can find even more toy designs from Val Pierce here.

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Techniques: Basic Shaping, knit, Purl, Rib

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