Donut Mouse pattern

2020 is the year of Rat/Mouse according to Chinese calendar. In Chinese Zodiac, rat denotes intelligence and wealth. With Chinese new year approaching soon, here's a tutorial for you guys on how to make a cute Donut Mouse.

Materials Needed:
  • Worsted weight Acrylic yarn in white and pink colour.
  • 3.5mm crochet hook.
  • 8mm safety eyes.
  • 4mm flatback black beads for nose.
  • Tapestry needle.
  • Poly fibre fill.
  • Black embroidery thread.

This pattern is written in US english terms and worked in continuous rounds unless stated otherwise.
ch- chain.
St - stitch
sc - single crochet.
sl st - slip stitch.
Inc - sc increase (2sc in same stitch).
Dec - sc decrease (sc 2 together).
( ) - total number of stitches in a row.

With white yarn,
Chain 18 and sl st to the first chain to form a ring.
R1: sc in each st (18).
R2: [ sc, inc, sc ] x 6 (24).
R3: [ sc in next 3 st, inc ] x 6 (30).
R4: [ sc, sc, inc, sc, sc ] x 6 (36).
R5: [ sc in next 5 st, inc ] x 6 (42).
R6-10: sc in each st (42).
R11: [ sc in next 5 st, dec ] x 6 (36).
R12: [ sc, sc, dec, sc, sc ] x 6 (30).
R13: [ sc in next 3 st, dec ] x 6 (24).
R14: [ sc, dec, sc ] x 6 (18).
Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.
Insert 8mm safety eyes between R4 and R5 with 7 stitches in between.
Bring R1 and R18 together and make a whip stitch to close the ends. Stuff the donut as you go.
Stick 4mm flatback bead for nose. You can also embroider the nose with black thread.

Ears (Make 2):
With pink colour yarn,
R1: 6 sc in magic ring.
R2: 2 sc in each st (12). Fasten off.

With white colour yarn,
R1: 6 sc in magic ring.
R2: 2 sc in each st (12). Do not fasten off the yarn

Place the pink and white round that we made with wrong sides together and insert the hook through both the pieces and we will work row 3 as below.
R3: [sc in next st, inc] x 6 (18).

With pink colour yarn,
chain 12, sl st in second chain from hook and sl st in next 2 st, sc in each of the remaining chains and fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

  • Add in whiskers on either side just below the eyes.
  • Attach the ears on either side of the donut.
  • Finally attach the tail at the back side bottom of the donut.
And your Donut mouse is ready!

Last year was the year of Pig and you can find my free pig pattern here .

Hope you enjoyed making this pattern. Don't forget to share your works on Instagram as i would love to see them. Have a great day :)


  1. Super idea for a adorable result !!!!!

  2. These are so adorable! You are so talented! Thank you for sharing your pattern.