2022 February Cat & Chinese Year of the Tiger

February has finally arrived! January always feels like the longest month. I think it’s because of the snow but I don’t know if that theory holds throughout the world (I know Saskatchewan, Canada does not represent the rest of the world lol).

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Personal blurb

We are snuggled in tight with a big blizzard right now. I literally can’t see anything out the kitchen window and I can barely see the car parked just outside the living room window.

The blizzard has begun! We may be snowed in for a day or two.

I just baked some banana bread and I am about to start some goulash for supper (that the kids won’t eat anyway – supper is the worst time of every day). Of course, by the time I publish this entry supper will be long done, but that’s where I am currently.

Chinese Year of the Tiger

February 1st also starts the Chinese Year of the Tiger! Let’s celebrate with a 25% discount on “Brotzell Tiger King” until Feb 7, 2022.

Crocheted blanket depicting a tiger's face
https://ravel.me/brotzell-tiger-king

No code needed, valid on Etsy and Ravelry. Pattern includes written line-by-line instructions and charts (mosaic has X’s) for BOTH the interlocking crochet technique and the overlay mosaic crochet technique.


February Cat

I tried blocking my square. It didn’t really seem to make that much difference and it took a long time. Plus my colors started running – I suppose that’s a good thing to have happen now versus when it’s joined to other squares. I am not a fan of blocking still (does that make me unprofessional?)

This month’s square shows two cats sitting on a branch with their tails intertwined making a heart. I use a lot of hearts in this series – just a heads up! The monthly gnomes were themed each month but this series of cats is a bit more abstract.

The wrong side of the interlocking square looks like this (our black cat, Tiger, photobombed it). I used Premier Home Cotton in black for the Main Color and Rainbow Stripe for the Accent Color. See my project notes on Ravelry.

I have already added this square to the eBook – if you know you’re going to want all 12 cats then the eBook is the best deal for you. Each month I will add the new cat square and you will receive an email letting you know the eBook has been updated.

You can also purchase each square individually as they come out.

Please note, unlike the Gnomes there are differences in the charts for the interlocking version and the overlay mosaic version. This time I have decided to removed the interlocking mesh dots and extra border lines from the mosaic version of the square. All 12 mosaic cat squares will be the same size (77 x 77) and all 12 interlocking squares will be the same size (81 x 81; 40- window square).

Interlocking Crochet Details

  • Chart is 81 x 81
  • Finished measurements approximately 20” x 20” / 51cm x 51cm
  • 4.5 mm hook (US7)
  • Worsted weight yarn (460 – 485 yards total)
    • Main color (MC) – 230 yards plus 25 for optional border
    • Accent color (AC) – 230 yards
  • Gauge: 16 DC x 8 rows = 4”

Overlay Mosaic Crochet Details

  • Chart is 77 x 77
  • Finished measurements approximately 20” x 22” / 52cm x 56cm
  • 5 mm hook (H-8)
  • Worsted weight yarn (550-800 yards)
    • Main color (blue on chart) – 300 yards
    • Contrasting color (white on chart) – 250 yards
    • Optional Envelope Border – 250 yards
  • Gauge: 14 stitches x 15 rows = 4”

Chance to Win!

Come join me in the Facebook group, Two Redheads Crochet for your chance to win this eBook! I am doing a designer takeover for the month of February and there will be a few prizes!

Get the Pattern

The eBook represents about a 50% savings compared to buying each square individually (the eBook will have 12 squares and an all-in-one blanket by December).

2022: A Year of Cats (ongoing updates)
eBook (Ravelry) (Etsy) (Direct Purchase)
January (Ravelry) (Etsy)
February (Ravelry) (Etsy)
March (Ravelry) (Etsy)
April (Ravelry) (Etsy)
May (Ravelry) (Etsy)
June (Ravelry) (Etsy)
July (Ravelry) (Etsy)
August (Ravelry) (Etsy)
September (Ravelry) (Etsy)
October (Ravelry) (Etsy)
November (Ravelry) (Etsy)
December (Ravelry) (Etsy)
All-in-One Blanket (available only in eBook)

February Cat

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