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Win a Christmas Mouse knitting pattern

November 20, 2020

Win a Christmas Mouse  knitting pattern by Claire Garland PLEASE NOTE THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW ENDED AND THE WINNERS NOTIFIED.

But don’t worry if you weren’t lucky this time – we have another adorable free Christmas Kitten pattern that you can download for free here: Knit a kitten easy free pattern

Alternatively, Claire’s Christmas Mouse pattern is available to buy on Etsy here

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I know just how much love there is out there for Claire’s Dot Pebbles Knits patterns. So… as we’re entering the festive season and Christmas is a time for giving, I have something very special for you.

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Claire has kindly offered her Christmas mouse knitting patterns as a competition prize for 20 lucky From Britain with Love readers.

The pattern includes instructions to make the mouse and its cheery Christmas jumper. (Christmas mouse knitting pattern is also available to buy on Etsy here).

The pattern is written in English and will be sent to the winners by email as a digital download. When knitted, your finished mouse will be approximately 10cm tall. The body is flat knitted on 2 needles, and the sweater made with minimal seaming, joining as you go. The pattern includes yarn recommendations if you’d like to make a mouse just like Claire’s.

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All you have to do to enter the competition is write two alternative lines for the following excerpt in the comments section at the foot of this blog post.

Christmas mouse knitting pattern competition

How to enter: We’d love you to come up with two alternative new creative lines to finish this well-known excerpt from The Night Before Christmas:

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house

not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse

The…

Please add your own two lines following on from here and post in the comments section at the foot of this blog page. It doesn’t have to rhyme – we’d just like to see what you can come up with! Hopefully the little knitted festive mouse will spark something…

You won’t see your entry appear immediately when you add it to a comment box, but it will come through to our admin area once you click the ‘post comment’ button. Once we’ve logged your entry we’ll publish it.

Good luck and hope you enjoy! We’ll be choosing the winners mid December, so why not enter now?

Buy the Christmas mouse knitting pattern on Etsy

Don’t worry if you’re not one of the winners this time – or simply can’t wait to get knitting… Claire’s Christmas mouse knitting pattern is available to buy on Etsy here

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INFORMATION


Dot Pebbles is listed in the From Britain with Love directory here >>

Discover other adorable patterns by Claire here:

How to knit a bunny rabbit: free pattern & tutorial

Little Blue Bunny knitting pattern

How to Knit a Cat – knitting pattern and expert tips

Nuthatch bird knitting pattern

How to knit a lamb – free pattern and step by step tutorial

Where to buy Dot Pebbles patterns

All of Claire’s other patterns are available to buy from Etsy by clicking here

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348 Comments

  • Meredith Toumayan November 27, 2020 at 8:39 pm

    The nippers were napping, floofballs asleep on feet;
    Gnarly gnomes appeared, creeping across the sheet….

    • Laura Dunkley November 27, 2020 at 10:32 pm

      ❤️

    • Joanne November 28, 2020 at 10:37 am

      The yarn was lay down,the needles were still,
      The mice hung their stocking for santander to fill

    • Melanie Pearce November 28, 2020 at 2:41 pm

      The elf on the shelf took a quick look around, then jumped from the shelf right down to the ground, He looked up at the fairy high up on the tree, and said ‘I declare my true love to thee’

      • Laura Dunkley November 30, 2020 at 10:00 am

        ❤️

      • Solange Lima December 3, 2020 at 2:51 am

        The Bells até ringing :
        It’s Christmas evening

  • Ellisen November 27, 2020 at 8:40 pm

    The house was all ready, waiting for Santa,
    With cookies and candies all over the Mantel .

    • Laura Dunkley November 27, 2020 at 10:33 pm

      ❤️

    • Bonnie Jackson November 28, 2020 at 2:11 am

      Christmas tree sparkling with love, waiting for the perfect cheer

      • Laura Dunkley November 28, 2020 at 7:09 am

        ❤️

      • Teresa Ansell November 28, 2020 at 3:08 pm

        The cats were all snoozi g so no danger there
        Nearby a plate full of goodirss waiting, surely Santa would be hapoy to share!

      • Jane Dunkley November 29, 2020 at 8:03 am

        The sprouts were on boiling, and had been since September

        Mums Christmas meal would be one to remember

  • Patty Warwick November 27, 2020 at 8:41 pm

    The socks were all knitted with much love and care,

    On Christmas everyone will be excited to wear.

  • Patricia Freeman November 27, 2020 at 8:44 pm

    The.. snow is falling gently creating a puffy blanket,
    When a little mouse peeks through causing quite a racket.

  • Jeri November 27, 2020 at 8:46 pm

    The pandemic was here, but we didn’t care
    We had time for each other, to love and to share!

  • Christine M Weber November 27, 2020 at 8:46 pm

    ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
    not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse
    The cheerful chum donned his red sweater so soft
    And while waiting for Santa, dozed off in his loft.

  • Ann Daugherty November 27, 2020 at 8:46 pm

    The trees were all glistening and ornaments hung with care,
    In hopes that this Christmas mouse would soon be by my chair.
    Merry Christmas to all and to all a good cheer.

  • Mandy Hague November 27, 2020 at 8:46 pm

    The mouse with red jumper was sitting watching the fire aglow.
    For Santa to bring him matching socks for his toes.

  • Christina Dashko November 27, 2020 at 8:47 pm

    The knitters were slumped by the chimney with no cares
    In hopes that Nick’s elves would finish the pairs (of socks)!

  • Dianne Webb November 27, 2020 at 8:49 pm

    The tui bird was tapping at the window in the kowhai tree singing a song to celebrate the summer and Christmas, with the yellow kowhai falling

    • Laura Dunkley November 27, 2020 at 10:34 pm

      ❤️

    • Diane Levine November 28, 2020 at 1:40 am

      The yarn was all spun in bright red and pale gray,
      In hopes that Claire’s pattern would soon come my way!

    • Elizabeth Meadows November 28, 2020 at 3:53 am

      All the wips that have not been finished were sitting by the couch.

      There was a head of a bear and one arm waiting for the rest of his body to be in the making.

      An ear was hanging on by a few safety pins and a gift for someone special will hopefully begin.

  • Dorothea Socea November 27, 2020 at 8:50 pm

    cookies were cooling high up on the shelf
    with extras for Santa to share with the Elves

  • Melody Martin November 27, 2020 at 8:51 pm

    The dogs were all nestled, snug in our bed, visions of Christmas trouble dancing in their heads 🙂

  • Pamela Timms November 27, 2020 at 8:53 pm

    The carrots were left for Rudolph to eat
    A mince pie was Father Christmas’ treat

  • Waneta Leishman November 27, 2020 at 8:54 pm

    Knitting needles were silent all the socks had been knit.

  • Ruth Brown November 27, 2020 at 8:55 pm

    The cat by the fire sat very Glum. It’s 2020 will Christmas really come
    Along came the mouse who cuddled in deep. ‘OH Yes he said Santa won’t sleep.

  • Janet wilson November 27, 2020 at 8:55 pm

    The mince pies are waiting,
    The stockings are hung,
    Can you guess who is coming?
    To see everyone.

  • Eve Chang November 27, 2020 at 8:58 pm

    The embers glowed softly in the grate of the hearth
    And the moon shone brightly surrounded by stars …

  • teresa preston November 27, 2020 at 8:59 pm

    Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
    not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse
    The…stocking s were hung all knitted by gran keeping her busy in 2020 lockdown .
    She’ s runout of patterns and would love some more, so here’s hoping that she been a very good girl

  • Pamela Mitzelfeld November 27, 2020 at 9:00 pm

    The stockings, hand knitted, were hung by the fire

    And excited children were told to retire

  • Mic Robertson November 27, 2020 at 9:03 pm

    The silly little mouse was actually waiting to make sure everyone else was asleep to get into the cookies! Please don’t tell!

  • Julie Friedman November 27, 2020 at 9:03 pm

    There were sounds of soft snoring throughout the house.

    • Laura Dunkley November 27, 2020 at 10:35 pm

      ❤️

    • Jo Rowe November 28, 2020 at 7:15 am

      The little mouse in his red jacket so cosy and bright.
      Snow falling softly so fluffy and light.

  • Linda colgan November 27, 2020 at 9:03 pm

    The knitters were knitting as fast as could be
    To make little mouse folk to put under the tree

  • Gillian Scott November 27, 2020 at 9:04 pm

    Mice dreamed they’d wake in the morn with such glee,
    With filled stockings of cheddar, and Stilton and brie.

  • Catherine Parker November 27, 2020 at 9:05 pm

    The cold filtered in through the big ancient windows
    And the mouse feeling chilly cried ‘shiver me whiskers’.

  • Eva Fogelström November 27, 2020 at 9:05 pm

    Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house

    not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse

    The snow outside was wirling around

    It didn’t make the slitest sound

  • Gillian Wilhelm November 27, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    The gifts were placed by the tree all bright, Next to the face masks all clean and bright.

  • Mark Cayen November 27, 2020 at 9:07 pm

    The kitten were meowing all snug in their beds,
    While visions of catnip danced in their heads.

  • Julie Friedman November 27, 2020 at 9:09 pm

    There were sounds of soft snoring throughout the house.
    The tray with the cookies and milk had been set.
    Awaiting the most important visitor that had not reached this destination yet.

  • Denise Olson November 27, 2020 at 9:11 pm

    The world had grown weary of illness and death,
    Wishing for love, and healing to all,
    May the Season of giving renew strangers, families and friends.

  • Diane Willard November 27, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house

    not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse

    The toys were all finished, to bring us good cheer
    Claire’s patterns all knitted, for joy through the year.

  • Helen Rowles November 27, 2020 at 9:18 pm

    Excitement keeping them wide awake
    pretending to sleep for Santa’s sake

  • Carol Flaherty November 27, 2020 at 9:19 pm

    Absolutely adorable! What else can one say?

  • Lynn Stapley November 27, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    Will spark a Christmas Wish
    That will comfort all.

    That

  • Carol Flaherty November 27, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    The…
    knitting needles are resting and the eggnog is flowing.
    In hopes that St. Nick will bring bags of yarn though it’s snowing.

  • maggie November 27, 2020 at 9:30 pm

    Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house

    not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse

    The knitters were nodding the cat was asleep
    When out from the mouse hole there came a small squeak
    She played yarn chicken and lost on this Christmas Eve
    And as all knitters know it’s a common pet peeve.

    She was a Dickensian sort so had no cash to spare
    But she knew of a yarn hoard kept under the stair
    So she then crept out of her snug little house
    In hope to find yarn that was fit for a mouse.

  • Caryl Chambers November 27, 2020 at 9:32 pm

    The ragdoll and ted bear were sitting so still, waiting for Santa, ignoring the chill of jack frost on the sill.

  • Jean J. November 27, 2020 at 9:32 pm

    The old grandfather clock still ticked and it tocked.
    The fire had died out, and the doors were all locked.

  • Mrs NTE Carter November 27, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    children were sleeping, the grown ups too. Who will be visiting? is it you?

  • Kelly Paquet November 27, 2020 at 9:41 pm

    The pantry was open and mice might be tempted
    To sample the snacks, and the wine not exempted.

  • Mary Wills November 27, 2020 at 9:49 pm

    The Christmas tree stood proud and tall,
    Just waiting for Santa to call.

  • Nancy Stevick November 27, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    Except for the mom who had more rows to knit,
    so she stayed awake for another wee bit…

  • Janice Labron November 27, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    While momma mouse was busy,with baby number three
    Waiting for Santa to arrive by the tree all sparkly to see

  • michelle forbes November 27, 2020 at 9:55 pm

    The fire was crackling, the candles burned bright as children lay dreaming of Santa that night.

  • Kelly Young November 27, 2020 at 9:57 pm

    The mouse was tucked up all snug in his house dreaming of sugarplums that were dancing in his little furry head.

  • Wendy November 27, 2020 at 10:01 pm

    This little guy can snuggle up to my amaryllis plant that will be blooming on my table looking out from the door wall.
    And he would like to reside here because I do not have any furry animals . Now I am going to check out the needle
    sizes used to knit this Christmas mouse.

  • Trish Desjardins November 27, 2020 at 10:01 pm

    The family was all safe and staying at home . Merry Christmas to all and wear your masks!

  • Jan Crowe November 27, 2020 at 10:03 pm

    The kitty was dozing after drinking her cream
    And the dog in the midst of a snack-laden dream

  • Kathleen Stewart November 27, 2020 at 10:07 pm

    Her needles were placed in their case with care,
    But dammit, the yarn has rolled under the chair.

  • amy Francisco November 27, 2020 at 10:08 pm

    The lady is knitting as fast as she can,
    To get the stockings ready to hang.

  • Ann Fessenden November 27, 2020 at 10:09 pm

    the sockes were all hung by the chimney with care
    In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.

  • Kay Fanning November 27, 2020 at 10:14 pm

    Masks were hung by the fire with care in hopes that Covid would soon Beware!

  • Alice Kelley November 27, 2020 at 10:14 pm

    The doggies however were waiting for bed
    Till Santa would enter and they would be fed

  • Alison Dunkley November 27, 2020 at 10:21 pm

    The stockings were all hand-knit and hung by the fire,
    In hopes of new yarn, and patterns to inspire.

  • Judy November 27, 2020 at 10:21 pm

    The only sound come from outside. Knispering snow…. footsteps. A midnight visitor? The bell rings….

  • Erin Hennessy November 27, 2020 at 10:22 pm

    even the mouse Nana knitted for Fred
    was tucked under a bow in a wee matchbox bed.

  • Karen Seager November 27, 2020 at 10:23 pm

    Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house

    not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse

    The embers were glowing, the pets were all snug,

    And even the reindeers were tucked up in a rug

  • Rita Vergos November 27, 2020 at 10:24 pm

    My needles were clicking, the wool rolled around,
    Then when my mouse was finished, there wasn’t a sound.

  • Julie Braybrooke November 27, 2020 at 10:30 pm

    The wind began howling, the snow swirled around, tonight Santa was coming & joy did abound.

  • Lucy ren November 27, 2020 at 10:36 pm

    Thank is super cute!
    Thanks Claire!

  • Heather Freeman November 27, 2020 at 10:39 pm

    The mouse was dreaming of Christmas to come,
    No face masks or virus just good festive fun

  • Marlene D Lepticl November 27, 2020 at 10:40 pm

    The knitting was placed in its basket with care
    The knitter hoping to finish with moments to spare.

  • Ginger November 27, 2020 at 10:45 pm

    The masks were all hung by the front door with care, in case St. Nicholas came within 6’ of there! 😂 😷

  • Christine November 27, 2020 at 10:46 pm

    The … snow was falling all around and in the fire place a cosy fire burns bright and cosy.
    Peace and joy all over the world awaits the coming celebration of Christmas morning.

  • Tina Ludlow November 27, 2020 at 10:46 pm

    The masks were all hung up the toilet rolls stocked. The plunger was ready incase the toilet got blocked.
    The children were nestled all snug in their bed, no worries of covid were left in their heads.
    And mum with hand gel and dad with his wipes, protected their children from coughs, colds and strife.s.
    When in through the letter box amazons letter, to say that they’d called, was somethings the matter,
    A cough and a sneeze, caused friends great distress, thermometers ready in their Christmassy dress.
    So out came the brandy, whisky, mulled wine, to find the next morning that they were all fine.
    Would santa still visit or would he not come, in so many houses infection could run
    The turkey was cooking and so was the beef, and santa clause came, to the children’s relief, for under the Christmas tree with tinsel and bells a pile of new face masks, wipes and hand gels,.
    And nanna still visited, her stick and her zimmer,
    to join in the fun and eat Christmas Dinner.

    Restrictions were eased for only 5 days,to allow 3 homes fun after traffic delays

    So we followed the rules right Down to the letter, in the hope next year might be somewhat better.

    So cheer on the hero’s, th e doctors an nurses, th e workers the carers and voluntary workers.
    Give them a big pay rise don’t let poverty strike.
    Wish them Merry Christ ma’s whilst they work Christmas night.

  • Karen White November 27, 2020 at 11:11 pm

    The lights were all out and the children were sleeping
    When Santa came calling and his reindeer came peeping….

  • Mrs K J Sutcliffe November 27, 2020 at 11:16 pm

    ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
    not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse…..

    Tiptoeing down the stairs , as quietly as can be –
    it was the perfect time to knit something for me!

  • Joanne Evans November 27, 2020 at 11:23 pm

    But with a sprinkle of magic and a festive wish
    A mouse made of stitches just gave me a kiss.

  • Gillian Jackson November 27, 2020 at 11:23 pm

    Stockings where hung with goodies inside
    and the Mice where all resting by the fireside

  • Debbie Miller November 27, 2020 at 11:29 pm

    The needles and yarn, alone by the chair,
    In hope of a knitter, to pick up and care ❤️

  • Kathleen Kemler November 27, 2020 at 11:33 pm

    The big cat was sleeping by the fireplace without a care, With the hope that a mouse would soon be there.

  • Nancy Rabatin November 27, 2020 at 11:54 pm

    Who are home with their little ones, whom they hold dear…
    And wait anxiously for Saint Santa Mouse to appear …

  • Ruth Summersides November 27, 2020 at 11:59 pm

    No mousey was there for no pattern had I,
    So I’m hoping to win one to knit by and by.

  • Christine Ball November 27, 2020 at 11:59 pm

    ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house

    not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse

    The…garden was covered in a blanket of snow

    but without a chimney, where would Santa go

  • Deb November 28, 2020 at 12:01 am

    Sweet animals gather and whisper with glee
    to hear Santa’s HO HO HO as his sleigh flies over magical snow covered trees…

  • Janice Black November 28, 2020 at 12:19 am

    The children and pets were asleep in their bed,
    Dreaming of goodies, tomorrow they’d be fed.

  • Myra Franklin November 28, 2020 at 12:23 am

    Then needles were clicking and wool was unwound
    A pattern was forming from hands all around
    They knit and they knit ’til the night before
    Then Santa was here and they knit no more.

  • Marcotte, Jo November 28, 2020 at 12:32 am

    Garden was covered in snow since late November (in Canada), and Santa was sliding through the ice (does he play hockey?)… and even though it is very cold, all children were waiting to hear Santa slide on the rooftops.

  • Regina Thomsen November 28, 2020 at 12:38 am

    …The knitting needles were humming,
    All the masked mice grinning with good cheer!

  • Adrian de Montfort November 28, 2020 at 1:33 am

    ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
    Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
    the clicking of needles sounded softly in bed
    as mice in soft yarn knitted jumpers in red

  • Priscilla Newberger November 28, 2020 at 1:36 am

    ‘‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house
    Not a creature was stirring not even a mouse
    The mouse was all knitted and stuck in a stocking
    To wait for the morning and see who came knocking

  • Susan Shaw November 28, 2020 at 1:41 am

    The mouse gazed at the tree and his eyes shone at the sweater!
    “Oh St Nick, please knit me a chum, that would be all the better.”

  • Rebecca L Wilson November 28, 2020 at 1:43 am

    The cat was glaring from his comfy post,
    the dog was running in his dream.
    The others were sleeping after counting their sheep,
    Waiting for Santa without uttering a peep.

  • Cheryl King November 28, 2020 at 1:47 am

    ‘‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse
    The sweet tiny mouse was all snuggly and warm in his little jumper all festive and red
    Dreaming of snowflakes and a white Christmas morning

  • Jen VanHorne November 28, 2020 at 1:54 am

    The stars that shone bright in a blue velvet sky kept watch on the earth and the inhabitants as they lie…
    Snug in their beds, dens, houses, or nests to see if this Christmas might just surpass the rest…

    With an abundance of love, joy, well wishes and good cheer that would last longer than this day, this month, or perhaps even this entire year.

  • Rhonda November 28, 2020 at 2:06 am

    The surfboard were ready just waiting for a wave.
    No chimney for Santa, but the air-con is on.
    Merry Christmas to all and to all a goodnight

  • Vickie Pearson November 28, 2020 at 2:55 am

    ‘Twas the night before Christmas
    And all through the house
    Not a creature was stirring,
    Not even a mouse.
    The mousie was napping
    So cozy and carefree,
    All baking and knitting were finished, you see.

  • Linda Medina November 28, 2020 at 3:16 am

    The wool was rewound, the clicking of needles had stopped,
    A new stocking knit for each mousie, without a single stitch dropped.

  • Bettina Lennert Sørensen November 28, 2020 at 4:50 am

    The children were dreaming of good things to come
    Of present, of cookies and kisses from mom

  • Karen Kovisto November 28, 2020 at 4:57 am

    The cookies were baked and laid out on a plate
    I tried to stay up, but it got very late

  • Lynn Gregory November 28, 2020 at 5:41 am

    the place is all calm
    and the fire is toastie and warm

  • Ursula November 28, 2020 at 6:03 am

    The windows were glazed with ice flowers bright. Like a silver forrest that shines through the night.

  • fiona November 28, 2020 at 6:48 am

    The children were sleeping and dreaming their dreams,
    Of candy cane mountains and snow topped ice cream……..xx

  • Jo Rowe November 28, 2020 at 7:09 am

    The little mouse in his red jacket so cosy and bright.
    Snow falling softly so fluffy and light.

  • Benita Bernard November 28, 2020 at 7:36 am

    T’was the night before Christmas, when all through the house
    Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse

    Canada to UK, a distance 6 metre much greater
    and Santa’s arrival is 8 hours later

  • Sarah Board November 28, 2020 at 8:29 am

    But granny was knitting three fluffy mice more
    So mouse had for Christmas – his bubble of four x

  • Annette White November 28, 2020 at 8:40 am

    The mousie was shivering slightly with cold
    And hoped for a jumper – a new one for old.

  • Zoe November 28, 2020 at 9:14 am

    The one little exception. A little tiny mouse called Bo
    Who waited patiently for santa and the red jumper he yearned

  • JOANNE CORK November 28, 2020 at 9:17 am

    ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
    not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse
    Hand-made decorations were hung all around
    as snow fell so softly, making no sound.’

  • Moray November 28, 2020 at 9:43 am

    ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house

    not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse

    The needles and yarn were placed with great care –
    next to the laptop, awaiting a mouse winning pattern to appear there….

  • Suzelle Kruger November 28, 2020 at 10:40 am

    ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
    not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse
    The best gift of all was one of Claire’s creatures
    Knitted with love, and the loveliest features

  • Pat lLyons November 28, 2020 at 10:42 am

    The little knitted Christmas mouse stared out through the glass,
    Looking and waiting for St Nicholas to pass.

  • May Harrison November 28, 2020 at 11:54 am

    The Covid virus was rampant and no one had cheer,
    When with a jingle and a Ho Ho Ho Santa did his magic again this year.

  • Sue Richardson November 28, 2020 at 11:57 am

    From the chimney emerged Santa, spotting a knitting stash.
    He quickly made a beanie, before he had to dash.

  • Johannie November 28, 2020 at 12:41 pm

    the mouse was suddenly woken up by a rustle and a beam of light. from his hole he saw Santa standing in front of the fireplace with a bag of presents which he then arranged nicely under the beautiful large Christmas tree.

  • Janet Hoonard November 28, 2020 at 12:46 pm

    The needles were silent,their work had been done.
    Awaiting the littles in the morning to come.

  • Johannie November 28, 2020 at 1:08 pm

    the mouse was kept awake as he was thinking about how to make so many poor people happy with gifts. he woke up his family and quickly got down to work with them all making presents that they could get around their feet as quickly afterwards. They took refuge with a few people to see how the adults liked the presents and how happy they were with the beautiful gifts. as soon as they saw this they went back to their hole where they can celebrate a beautiful and satisfied Christmas together.

  • Michelle Houston November 28, 2020 at 1:18 pm

    A jumper was hung by the chimney with care.
    So red and so warm for the Christmas mouse to wear.

  • Irene Kellins November 28, 2020 at 1:55 pm

    The knitter was knitting, faster than fast…
    The gift she was knitting was last of the last!

  • Penny Harper November 28, 2020 at 2:48 pm

    ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
    not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse
    But his little red jumper was hanging with care
    For when he’d eaten his supper and climbed from the chair

  • Yvonne Dimbleby November 28, 2020 at 3:11 pm

    The floorboards were creaking from pressure unseen
    Then excited young children cried “Mum, Dad, he’s been!”

  • Mary-Anne Cardoso November 28, 2020 at 4:08 pm

    The only one up was an excited old lady needle in hand in anticipation for Claire to announce which lucky readers would be knitting her mouse.

  • Helen Whitehouse November 28, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    The embers burst into flame; flickering lights exposed a small curled up figure,
    having made his claim.

  • Beverley Bartle November 28, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    The mouse I am knitting is not complete yet
    Just the sewing to do now. Will I finish? You bet!

  • Madeleine Kannemeyer November 28, 2020 at 6:52 pm

    The floor boards kept quiet ….
    Then – 12 o’clock chimed and hundreds of elves rushed in
    Oh What a riot!

  • Rhonda Bothman November 28, 2020 at 6:52 pm

    Needles hung smokin from being in high gear, all presents were ready again for this year!

  • Wilma Heim November 28, 2020 at 7:09 pm

    The moon was shining , peace was all around, the cat, fox, and mouse were dancing at the crossroads.

  • Anne Rocktashel November 28, 2020 at 7:16 pm

    Night before Christmas contest.

    The fire it crackled warming the room.
    With a plate full of cookies to dispel the winters gloom .

  • Anne Rocktashel November 28, 2020 at 7:33 pm

    The fire it crackled warming the room.
    With a plate full of cookies to dispel the wintery gloom.

  • fiona waterworth November 28, 2020 at 8:03 pm

    ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house

    not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse

    Then poor santa went splat in the hall

    because the damned border collies were chasing a ball

  • Jeanet Vink-Reineman November 28, 2020 at 8:12 pm

    The little mouse fell asleep in one of Claire’s slippers. He’d never seen Santa before so this was his plan: Staying awake to ask Santa for a very special presant for Claire. Because she is such a loving person and makes a hole lot of people so very happy with her beautiful patterns.

  • Anne Branca November 28, 2020 at 8:56 pm

    The Covid masks were knitted, crocheted and washed with care,
    so when St Nicholas came he could chose one to wear.

  • Marit Meredith November 28, 2020 at 9:00 pm

    The Christmases past remembered
    with hope and with joy…

  • Pamela McKinstry November 28, 2020 at 9:53 pm

    The stockings weren’t quite hung on the mantle with care,
    I haven’t finished; the yarn is being wound on the back of a chair!

  • Andrew Rodwell November 28, 2020 at 10:44 pm

    The Lady in bed,
    Put down her packet of fags and chocolate liqueurs and said,
    “I must stop being a lazy witch,
    And finish my Queen Mother cross-stitch”.

  • Linda November 28, 2020 at 10:54 pm

    The house was so silent as I prayed for Covid to disappear
    Along came Santa with 8 tiny reindeer!

  • Dru Barnham November 28, 2020 at 11:05 pm

    The mouse and his family were tucked up in bed
    With Christmasy dreams filling each tiny head

  • Teri Eichhorn November 28, 2020 at 11:19 pm

    ”Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house
    Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.

    The tray filled with nibbles of crackers and cheese,
    Held a note to Saint Nick, “Help yourself, if you please.”

  • Lisa M. Tanis November 28, 2020 at 11:45 pm

    The knitter sat stumped at the computer
    trying to think up a doozy to win the pattern!

  • Barbara Rayner November 29, 2020 at 12:43 am

    The house was prepared with covid protection
    So Santa could leave his present selection.

  • Sharon Randall November 29, 2020 at 1:31 am

    Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house
    Not a creature was stirring , not even a mouse.
    When all of a sudden – who did appear
    But mousey, the cutest came ever so near!

  • Sherri Bieniecki November 29, 2020 at 7:13 am

    ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
    not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse
    The dog lay beside me all cosy and warm
    As we slept in my bed and I dreamed of new yarn.

  • Janette Khbais November 29, 2020 at 11:21 am

    The cat sat there waiting for little mouse! but twas the time for love and giving and in his paws was a gift of piece of cheddar cheese !!!!!!!💕💕💕

  • Lynda Atkins November 29, 2020 at 11:33 am

    Clove studded oranges fragranced the air
    The dog and the cat stretched in front of the fire
    The clock on the mantle tick tocking the hour
    A sherry and mince pie made ready, and a carrot or two for who knows, do you

  • Ann Boulton November 29, 2020 at 4:36 pm

    So out came the needles – get knitting she said
    We’ll have Christmas mice before I go to bed!

  • Sarah Jones November 29, 2020 at 4:53 pm

    ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
    not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse
    Santa woke the mouse with a whispered “Please.
    Come share my plate of mince pies and cheese”

  • Janette Khbais November 29, 2020 at 6:44 pm

    The star on the tree sent out its light,
    it fell on a mouse – knitted with care,
    and for one night only it came to life,
    to worship the child who was to be king.

  • Joanne Marcotte November 29, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    The house cat invited the little mouse in the warmth of her home.
    Together they patiently waited for St-Nick’s visit.

  • Kathy Roope November 30, 2020 at 4:48 am

    Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
    not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
    The big fluffy cat sleeping under the tree, didn’t even notice
    wait, what….that’s little Theo the mouse over there by the tree!

  • sandra BLUNDELL November 30, 2020 at 8:47 am

    ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
    not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse
    Last minute wrapping, placed under the tree
    Better get to bed soon before Santa sees me.

    • Laura Dunkley November 30, 2020 at 9:58 am

      ❤️

    • Mercedes November 30, 2020 at 10:33 pm

      The children slept peacefully, hugging their woolly animals. Santa’s Elves smiled when they saw them, and with their usual magical stealth, they made the little ones dream that they came to life.

  • Rita de brouwers November 30, 2020 at 11:34 am

    The mouse was in bed keeping his breath! Did he really hear the bells of the Santa sledge. Yes he knows now his presents are there ! I wish all of you a merry Christmas time from Holland Rita

  • Terushia Jackson November 30, 2020 at 1:36 pm

    The yarn balls are spun all snug in their basket as visions of chiagoos danced in their head.

  • Magnolia Rosado November 30, 2020 at 6:07 pm

    Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse
    Then, a lovely girl make a wish to the dream mouse of wishes … that her brothers and sisters would be together on Christmas night, and leave some cheese and cookies for him.

  • Edythe M Polishak November 30, 2020 at 6:39 pm

    Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
    not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse
    The world was in turmoil, a pandemic was here
    We care for each other, and the ones we hold dear
    The little mouse came with Santa & reindeers to say ,
    The future is coming, it will be okay
    To celebrate Christmas, you must keep it small
    Then we’ll be together, each one and all.

  • Shirley Green November 30, 2020 at 9:26 pm

    The snow was falling, the wind it did blow, my needles were clicking, my thoughts turned to Christmases, long, long ago.

  • Alison Dunkley November 30, 2020 at 11:00 pm

    I’ve already entered, but just had to say that I don’t envy you the job of choosing the winner!!!! There are so very many wonderful entries! And, thank you for having this little contest…I have really enjoyed reading everyone’s verses, and it has cheered me right up!

    • Laura Dunkley December 1, 2020 at 7:47 am

      Hello Alison – thank you for your lovely comment. There are quite a few aren’t there…?! It will be really hard choosing but, like you, I do enjoy reading through them all – such lovely words written by people all over the world 🥰

  • Karen Fritsche November 30, 2020 at 11:34 pm

    Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
    not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse
    The silence washed over fresh bakes as they cooled
    With hot tea in my cup I smiled and drooled

  • Kalista Kaiser December 1, 2020 at 6:06 am

    ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
    not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse
    Yarn on the floor, knitting needles down, only just waiting for Santa to come to town 🐀

  • Laura Dunkley December 1, 2020 at 7:52 am

    ❤️

  • Claire Garland December 1, 2020 at 12:04 pm

    💞 I’ve read and enjoyed each and every one – all fantastic, clever and very difficult to choose ‘winners’ – although everyone is a winner to be honest!
    Thanks everyone for making me smile – and thanks Laura for such a fabulous competition.

    • Laura Dunkley December 1, 2020 at 2:51 pm

      Thank you, Claire, for inspiring us with your beautiful Christmas Mouse! 🙏🥰

  • dee December 2, 2020 at 8:59 am

    …grateful for health and decor so bright,
    i wish for you all LOVE, HOPE and LIGHT! <3

    what a fun idea for a giveaway – such fantastic patterns!

  • Birgitta Götzelmann-Liebig December 2, 2020 at 11:40 am

    The reason t’was silent is easy, you fool:
    Every nook, crook and cranny was stuffed with knit wool.

  • Birgitta 20 Götzelmann-Liebig December 2, 2020 at 11:42 am

    The reason t’was silent is easy, you fool:
    Every nook, crook and cranny was stuffed with knit wool.

  • Heather Whiting December 2, 2020 at 11:24 pm

    The dogs were snoring the cat was dreaming
    Through the window the moon was beaming

  • Anita Bekker December 3, 2020 at 5:22 am

    ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house,
    Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
    …The presents (all knitted!), were wrapped up so fair-
    And waiting for morning; they’ll show how we care!

  • Kathryn Woods December 3, 2020 at 9:38 am

    They were all there , under the tree
    The cat and the fox and lots of bunnies

  • Susan Oldham December 3, 2020 at 10:11 am

    The mouse was too cosy, in its ball-of-wool bed
    Its pillow of cotton, its jumper of red

  • Kate Barcus December 3, 2020 at 11:50 pm

    Nana’s needles lay peacefully, still on her lap,
    Awaiting the moment she stirred from her nap.
    To knit and to purl each stitch with love,
    sharing her faith through toys made with care
    for those without hope in a world full of fear.
    Her dreams full of memories of times long gone by,
    when bombs fell through the air and hope seemed to fly.
    When children were sent off on trains, not to bed.
    When the faith of our fathers seemed to have fled.
    So many times over the years, we had no answers to the disasters around.
    Yet, whether in our family alone, or the whole world unfound,
    hope was still there, in the face of a Child!
    Rise up dear Nana! Yarn tickled her nose,
    to wake her and raise her up to her toes.
    She reached for Christmas mouse, a friend from her past.
    Met in the pocket of a scared girl going fast,
    away on a train from she all held dear.
    Yes, this Nana knew fear.
    I will make many to help with the fear of today, she thought.
    A Christmas mouse given, not to be bought.
    To be shared with a prayer to the One,
    Who can surprise us with hope in the smile of a Child.
    A prayer for peace and love and hope and health for everyone!

    THANK YOU EVERYBODY! : )

  • Debra Conklin December 4, 2020 at 11:17 am

    The house so quiet you can 👀 the tree lights shining so Bright , from across the room, what does 🎅 see, a little gray Mouse wrapped up in his new red coat , his gift to this new mouse was yarn to make a new jacket or 2 !

  • Marta Ream December 6, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
    Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
    Then I heard a rustling under the tree
    And a little gray mouse I did see.
    In his paws he was holding a tiny letter.
    I turned on the lights to see him better.
    The note to Santa asked for a red sweater to wear;
    “Santa, please bring me yarn and the pattern from Claire!”
    Then I fell asleep and awoke at sunrise,
    The little mouse was next to me, holding a gift- imagine my surprise!
    Inside the box was the pattern and some beautiful yarn, it was red.
    So, I began knitting and sent the mouse to rest on his bed.
    The sweater was completed in a short while,
    I called to the mouse and he skittered to me with a smile.
    The mouse slipped the sweater over his head-
    It was a perfect fit and he looked handsome in red.
    Anytime you need a beautiful item to knit,
    Search Claire Garland’s site for a pattern or kit!
    Remember the reason for the season and knit, knit, knit all through next year.
    Merry Christmas- have many blessings and lots of love from those you hold dear.

  • Marta Ream December 6, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
    Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
    Then I heard a rustling under the tree
    And a little gray mouse in Claire Garland’s red sweater I did see.

  • Cally Griffiths December 6, 2020 at 5:29 pm

    The socks on the mantel just needed a darn
    To fix in the morning when Santa brings yarn!

  • Alicia December 9, 2020 at 12:49 pm

    ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house

    not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse

    The…Kitties were playing, the pups cozied up with paws in the air, dreaming of chasing new balls without a care.

  • Julie Jones December 10, 2020 at 9:08 pm

    Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house

    not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse

    The owl softly hooted, not one time but two,

    The magic we create, is waiting for you 🐭

  • Charmaine December 11, 2020 at 11:30 am

    … mouse twitches, look carefully his breathing starts.
    Knitting is magic, bringing joy to our hearts.

  • Phil Read December 12, 2020 at 2:50 pm

    The wife she was snoring as loud as a jet
    I wanted to sleep well this evening, and yet

  • Sharon December 13, 2020 at 5:36 pm

    The needles are still in their basket of yarn, the gifts made with love in every stitch under the tree.

  • Ann-Marie McNicholas December 14, 2020 at 10:50 pm

    The fab competition was entered with care
    In hopes that From Britain with Love their beautiful pattern would share

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