Rat

Rat

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The long-time bane of subway maintenance workers, farmers, and mafia operatives, Rats are a Halloween must-have for anybody planning the spookiest haunted house in the neighborhood.

Single Size
Approx 6½" [16.5 cm] long (excluding tail).
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Approx 6½" [16.5 cm] long (excluding tail).

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Main Color (MC)

Lily Sugar 'n Cream | Black, 00002Edit Color
$2.49

Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 6/4mm
$3.95

Double Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 7"

Size 6/4mm
$4.00

Materials not included in this kit:

Stuffing.

Black pipe cleaner.

Small red beads.
 

The materials for this project cost $10.44

Abbreviations

Alt = alternate(ing)

Beg = beginning

Inc = Increase(ing)

K = knit

k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.

P = purl

RS = right side

ssk = Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together.

WS = wrong side

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Approx 6½" [16.5 cm] long (excluding tail).

MATERIALS

Rat
Lily Sugar 'n Cream (70 g/2.5 oz;109 m/120 yds)
Main Color (MC) Black (00002) 1
Size 4 mm (U.S. 6) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge. Pair of size 4 mm (U.S. 6) double-pointed knitting needles. Stuffing. Black pipe cleaner. Small red beads. 1 ball makes approx. 2 rats.

GAUGE

21 sts and 28 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stocking st.
 

INSTRUCTIONS

BODY
Beg at end of Body, cast on 5 sts.
1st row: (RS). (Inc 1 st in next st) 4 times. K1. 9 sts.
2nd and alt rows: Purl.
3rd row: (Inc 1 st in next st) 8 times. K1. 17 sts.
5th row: (Inc 1 st in next st. K1) 8 times. K1. 25 sts.
7th row: Inc 1 st in first st. K10. (Inc 1 st in next st) twice. K10. Inc 1 st in next st. K1. 29 sts.
Beg with a purl row, work 9 rows even.
Next row: (RS). K12. ssk. K1 (mark as center st). K2tog. K12. 27 sts. Beg with a purl row, work 3 rows even.
Next row: Knit to 2 sts before center st. ssk. K1 (center st). K2tog. Knit to end of row.
Rep last 4 rows once more. 23 sts.
Beg with a purl row, work 3 rows even.
Next row: K1. (K2tog. K1) 7 times. K1. 16 sts. Purl 1 row.
Next row: K1. (Inc 1 st in next st. K2) 5 times. 21 sts. Beg with a purl row, work 7 rows even.
Next row: K1. (K2tog. K5. ssk. K1) twice. 17 sts. Purl 1 row.
Next row: K1. (K2tog. K3. ssk. K1) twice. 13 sts. Purl 1 row.
Next row: K1. (K2tog. K1. ssk. K1) twice. 9 sts. Purl 1 row.
Next row: (K2tog) 4 times. K1. 5 sts. Break yarn, leaving a long end. Draw end tightly through rem sts (nose).

Tail: **With pair of double-pointed needles, cast on 3 sts.
1st row: (Inc 1 st in next st) twice. K1. 5 sts. Slide sts to opposite end of needle.
2nd row: K5. Slide sts to opposite end of needle.**
Rep last row until Tail measures 6" [15 cm]. Cast off. Insert pipe cleaner into center of Tail.

Legs (make 4): Work from ** to ** as given for Tail.
Rep last row until Leg measures 1½" [4 cm]. Cast off.

Ears (make 2): Cast on 3 sts.
1st row: (RS). (Inc 1 st in next st) twice. K1. 5 sts. Knit 3 rows garter st.
Next row: (RS). K1. Sl1. K2tog. psso. K1. 3 sts. Cast off knitwise (WS).

FINISHING
Sew underbelly seam of Body leaving an opening for stuffing at back end. Stuff Body. Sew seam closed. Sew Ears, Tail and Legs in position as shown. Sew beads in position for eyes.