Mouse sweater: free pattern! — Knitted Mouse With Clothes

Mouse Sweater can be made here! Below you will find a free knitting pattern for a sweater to dress your mouse up with! Scroll to the bottom of the page if you’re interested in sewing the mouse that goes with it, or if you’re interested in more outfits for your mouse!

Knitted mouse wearing sweater on rock with butterfly bush in the background

Knit a mouse sweater to keep your little mouse warm this season!

This sweater is EASY to make and suitable for beginners!

After all, you wouldn’t want such a little mouseling to catch cold.

Alternatively, if you don’t have a mouse to dress, this sweater would make a darling Christmas ornament!

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Supplies Needed

Stitches Used

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • SSK (slip slip knit)
  • K2TOG (knit two together)

Let’s get started! Your mouse is getting cold!

Step 1: Knit FRONT and BACK of Mouse Sweater

Firstly, we need to knit the front and back of the mouse sweater.

Knit TWO of the following pattern.

The stitch markers placed will mark the armholes. Do not sew together the front and back pieces where the armholes are marked! Your little mouse needs to fit his little mouse arms through those sleeve holes!

Again, make TWO of this piece!

The front and back will be worked from bottom up, and will have a stretchy K2 P2 rib stitch on the top and bottom.

With 2.75mm straight needles (US 2) and sock yarn (weight 1), cast on 24 stitches.

Row 1: (K2 P2) to end

Row 2: (K2 P2) to end

Row 3: (K2 P2) to end

Row 4: (K2 P2) to end

Row 5: Knit

Row 6: Purl

Row 7: Knit

Row 8: Purl

Row 9: Knit

Row 10: Purl

Row 11: Knit

Row 12: Purl

Row 13: Knit

Row 14: Purl

Row 15: Knit

Row 16: Purl. Place a second marker.

Row 17: SSK, K2TOG, Knit to last 4 stitches, SSK, K2TOG (20 stitches left on needle)

Row 18: Purl

Row 19: SSK, K2TOG, Knit to last 4 stitches, SSK, K2TOG (16 stitches left on needle)

Row 20: Purl

Row 21: SSK, K2TOG, Knit to last 4 stitches, SSK, K2TOG (12 stitches left on needle)

Row 22: Purl. Place a second marker.

Row 23: (K2 P2) to end

Row 24: (K2 P2) to end

Row 25: (K2 P2) to end

Row 26: (K2 P2) to end

Cast off, weave in ends. Make a second one.


Sew sides of sweater, right sides together.


These need to be left open for the sleeves!

Turn the sweater right side out.

Weave in all those ends so they’re secure and invisible!

Step 2: Knit the ARMS for your mouse sweater!

Now we will switch to 2.75mm ciruclar needles to make up the sleeves.

Your sleeves are located where you placed your stitch markers when making up the back and front of the sweater body.

Starting at the armpit of the sweater, pick up 13 stitches all around the sleeve, evenly spaced. Slip your #13 stitch to join (basically a ssk stitch to make an evenly round seamless work!). You will have 12 stitches left on your needles.

Split those 12 stitches on your needles evenly onto each needle — 6 stitches on each needle.

Place marker at the beginning of your round.

Round 1 – 10: Knit

Round 11: (K2 P2) to end

Round 12: (K2 P2) to end

Cast off stitches. Secure and weave in your ends.

Repeat process for second sleeve!

Thank goodness your mouse has a sweater now to keep him warm during the colder months!

Fill his little mouse closet with a whole wardrobe of sweet little sweaters!

After all, what if he gets one dirty while on a little mouse adventure?

Other Mouse Knitting Patterns found HERE

Looking for more knitting patterns regarding this mouse?

Presently, they can be found HERE.

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I do look forward to hearing from you, and happy knitting!

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