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year of the rat

Happy Chinese New Year! The upcoming year is the Year of the Rat in the Chinese zodiac, so I decided to design a rat of my own (thanks Jean for the suggestion). I know this won’t be to everyone’s taste, but try not to scream too much…

crocheted rat by planetjune
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My sister Dawn says he looks just like an agouti rat. He’ll be making his way to the UK soon to live with her. She used to have a pet rat, so I know they are actually friendly and intelligent animals.

Kung Hei Fat Choi! Happy Year of the Rat!

PS – If you’d like to crochet your own Fuzzy Rat, the pattern will be available shortly…

UPDATE: Looking for the pattern? You can find the Fuzzy Rat crochet pattern in my shop.


  1. Del said

    Hi there, just wondering if the pattern is available yet?? I would love to make this little guy. And maybe a few brothers and sisters as well. =)

  2. Jeanne said

    Cute – love it!

  3. Dee said

    I love this rat! I can’t wait for the pattern! Reminds me of my dear departed rat, Jake, who died in my arms at the age of 4.

  4. Dawn (wolfmom2ac) said

    I love your rattie! I can’t wait for the pattern! I have 2 rattie girls that we love!! I think your rat turned out so cute!

  5. Jean said

    She’s a little doll and looks a lot like my Lolly. I put the link to this page on a rat list I’m on so you may hear from some others. I measured my rats to see if the tail proportion is correct and guess what? All have different length tails so anything goes! Thank you so much and I’m looking forward owning this pattern.

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