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December 29, 2014

Felt Mouse Ornament Kitschmas Giveaway AND Free Pattern For All The Weirdly Popular Mice Ornaments!

By RetroRuth

Okay guys! The requests for the mice ornaments are getting out of hand, so we are just going to put up the pattern and you guys can save/print/download as many times as your little hearts desire. And as a big fat “We’re Sorry” for not being able to respond to all the people who requested this pattern before Christmas, we are giving away a finished felt mouse ornament to one lucky reader!


This adorable little guy was found recently on a thrifting hunt by Betty Crafter, and she said she would love to give it away to one of you!


To enter, use the Rafflecopter entry form below and answer the question: Do you have a favorite piece of Kitschmas?  You can also tweet about the giveaway and visit our Facebook page for extra entries!  The giveaway ends on 1/4/2015 at midnight EST. Good luck!

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21 Responses to Felt Mouse Ornament Kitschmas Giveaway AND Free Pattern For All The Weirdly Popular Mice Ornaments!

  1. Laura Reply

    December 29, 2014 at 8:03 am

    I have several very kitschy Christmas ornaments. I love the memories they bring of my childhood & I love that my children have them as part of their memories now.

  2. Charlotte Reply

    December 29, 2014 at 11:22 am

    Yes, I have a number — my favorite though is “Hollyman.” He is, as you might guess, a man made of plastic holly. He belonged to my Grandma and became mine when she passed away in the early 70’s.

  3. Allison Reply

    December 29, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    I have a ton of antique ornaments and decorations that belonged to my grandparents in the ’40s and ’50s and I treasure them all. Hoping I get to steal them someday and display them in my apartment!

  4. Kim Campbell Reply

    December 29, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    Mine would be the original Elf knee huggers from the 60’s. I still have one. Plus, the yarn snowmen and santas that my mom used to decorate our tree when I was little.

  5. Frances Newcombe Reply

    December 29, 2014 at 4:28 pm


    THANK YOU so so so much!!!!

  6. Erika Reply

    December 29, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    I love my ceramic christmas tree and collection of vintage glass ornaments. The mouse is absolutely adorable! 🙂

  7. Diana Reply

    December 29, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    I have some old Christmas bulbs I have found at garage sales, pretty glass ones.

  8. tammyCA Reply

    December 29, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    Cute patterns! I love making felt ornaments with the retro feel..I’m still stitching away since Christmas came and went too fast. And, I’m obsessed with the vintage felt kits/patterns..working on those, too..I need 8 arms!
    P.S. I miss betty crafter’s blog..so adorable. 🙁

  9. Stephenie Reply

    December 31, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    no, and I need something!

  10. Megan Reply

    January 3, 2015 at 8:22 am

    Mine would have to be vintage blow molds. I think they are adorable!

  11. Lenna Reply

    January 4, 2015 at 11:54 am

    I love the ceramic Christmas tree my grandma had made in the 1960’s! Whenever I plug it in, and it still works, I think of her.

  12. Eunice Johnston Reply

    January 6, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    Thank you for putting up the Christmas mouse patterns, I really appreciate your gift. Now, at the risk of being a PITA, is there any chance that you have the remaining patterns (e.g.; Mouse in hammock, mouse in box, etc.) and if so could you put them up? I have a complete set that my mother made way back when and I’d like make a set for my kids. Thank you again.

    Eunice Johnston

  13. Nancy Levy Reply

    January 6, 2015 at 8:07 pm


    I have searched high and low for the few remnant pieces of these mice that I had had and, of course, not to be found.

    My sister made these in the 1960’s and I loved them so much, she duplicated the pattern and gave it to me. I gave so many of my traveling colleagues one or more of these little guys over the years and they absolutely treasure them. Then it was now and I want to start making them for next Christmas’ “Kriskringlemarkt” in our little village and was utterly out of hope. Now I shall NEVER, EVER lose this pattern!!!

    Thank you so much.

  14. Nancy Levy Reply

    January 6, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    Eunice Johnson

    If you make the basic mouse, the rest is relatively easy. Little styr. boxes are covered with the felt and you can buy about a 3″ thickness and just cut equal squares with a hot knive. Just measure rectangles long enuff for the hammock. I think the directions are in the entire article on this. Bookmark it, print it and enlarge it to your desired size.

  15. Erika Tugas Reply

    March 9, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    Would you happen to have the other patterns available to post? Thanks so much!

  16. meggiecat Reply

    May 17, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    Thank you. This is a sweet pattern to share.

  17. Jennifer Reply

    September 14, 2015 at 12:30 am

    I would love to know what the name of the book that this pattern originated in.

  18. Jill Reply

    November 5, 2015 at 1:41 am

    I made these mice decades ago and only have one left… thanks for finding them! I believe they were in McCall’s Needlework magazine. I still have several issues dating back to the 60’s, there were always lots of easy, inexpensive patterns in each issue.

  19. TravlynWomyn Reply

    December 8, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    Omigosh! I used to have these patterns, but totally wore out that copy of McCalls. These were my all-time favorites. I’ve been looking the the mouse in the hammock – I made one for my late mother-in-law when they first came out and have been on the lookout for the pattern again. Just having the mouse in the stocking once again and a visual of the others in this set, I will finally be able to recreate them. Many thanks.

  20. Georgia Hess Reply

    January 30, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    I would love the pattern for these wonderful mice and the year and magazine they came for thank you so much for your help

    • Sara In AZ Reply

      January 31, 2017 at 11:58 pm

      Hi Georgia – the pattern for the mice ornaments is located at the bottom of the post above……see the last 3 pictures of this post. You can just copy and paste the pictures into your own computer as print off as needed!

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