2022 April Cat

Goodbye, March. Hello, April! It is almost looking like spring here – it hasn’t snowed in at least 2 days. Had to update before publishing this from drafting this entry this morning, it is now snowing again. April brings us a new cat square and it is my 2nd year anniversary since publishing my first pattern! Make sure you subscribe to my newsletter or follow me on my social media accounts so you don’t miss out on this month’s celebratory sales and prizes!

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The official name of each cat pattern in this series is just the month; like “April Cat”. But they all have unofficial nicknames as well. January was the yin yang. February was the love tails. March was “The L” (of the “Love” miniseries). And April is a heart-cat!

I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again because we always have new people joining us and not everyone knows: all of my patterns come with written line-by-line instructions and charts for two techniques. You can choose to crochet the pattern using the interlocking crochet technique (also called Locked Filet Mesh / LFM) or you can use the overlay mosaic crochet technique (that’s the one where you cut the yarn at the end of each row).

You can work from the charts or the written instructions. I personally prefer to use the written instructions. The mosaic charts do have X’s on them to show you where the dropped DCs go. I hope to get my tutorial up on YouTube this week (that will show you how to use a chart only).

I have sent my email updates – if you were expecting an email and can’t find it, please check your junk mail first and if you still can’t find it send me a message (on whatever platform you prefer: facebook message, email, instagram message). A private message is best because we will need to search your purchase history.

I hope you know by now that I have an eBook and each month I update it to include the next cat pattern. By December there will be 12 cat squares and then I will add an all-in-one blanket pattern so you don’t have to join squares.

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

Thank you to my many testers who continue to create pretty squares for us to look at!

CarolinevedB is using the overlay mosaic technique – you can see the fringe on the sides where the yarn gets cut and joined for each row. You can hide those tails with an envelope border later.

I am crocheting each square using the interlocking crochet method.

My cats weren’t as cooperative for a video this time. Flippers, the orange cat that isn’t shown here, was too busy playing with feathers on a stick. Tiger, this black cat, was more interested in getting a good scratch and he didn’t want to model or pose on the crochet. Good help is hard to find.

I did remove the sound because it is a combination of all 5 of my family (myself, husband, 3 kids) in one room doing breakfast, Barbie dance party, smashing some Lego around, and it’s generally just a chaotic noise that no one wants to hear.

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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 (675-925 yards)
    • Main color (blue on chart) – 350 yards
    • Contrasting color (white on chart) – 325 yards
    • Optional Envelope Border – 250 yards
  • Gauge: 14 stitches x 15 rows = 4”

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)

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