I am so excited to share my newest pattern with you all!
This cat was drawn by request for a custom pattern. She specifically wanted a pattern with a cat on it so that it could be auctioned off as a fundraiser for stray cats!
I know there’s a lot of crocheters that specifically make for the purpose of donating and you guys are all so generous and I know there are a lot of people and animals that appreciate it!
Marjolijn used the overlay mosaic crochet technique. The pattern also comes with instructions and charts for the interlocking crochet technique (also called Locked Filet Mesh / LFM). The interlocking mesh dots have been removed for the mosaic version of this pattern.
This is one of my largest patterns! If you use the mosaic technique the chart is 279 x 311. If you use the interlocking crochet technique you’ll have 2 extra stitches on each side where the layers get locked together (making the chart 283 x 315).
One of the fun things about using a charted design is that you can really used any yarn weight and an appropriately sized hook and your image will be visible. The final product may be larger or smaller but the image will still be there.
My pattern suggests a worsted weight yarn officially. And you’d get a large blanket. About 70″ x 80″ depending on which technique you use and whether you match gauge (check out the full detail list for interlocking crochet and mosaic crochet).
I suggest a 4.5 mm hook for interlocking crochet and a 5 mm hook for overlay mosaic crochet. I like smaller holes in the interlocking fabric so I use a smaller hook, but usually worsted weight yarn suggests a 5 or 5.5 mm hook.
Marjolijn used a 2 mm hook for the 87,110 stitches! *Gasp, big eyes, keep breathing!* She used 100% cotton from Hobbii which they label as 8/4 (which means fingering weight). It took 3100 meters of the black yarn and 4540 meters of the beige yarn.
If I was really organized I’d have figured out how to get an affiliate link or something. But, that’s just a random mention of the yarn company and I don’t earn anything from linking to them. Maybe someday I will have a yarn contract and I will try to convince you to use a certain type of yarn, but for now I like exploring with lots of yarn companies.
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Interlocking Crochet Details
- Chart is 283 x 315
- Gauge: 16 DC x 8 rows = 4”
- Finished measurements approximately 71” x 79” / 180cm x 200cm
- 4.5 mm hook (US7)
- Worsted weight yarn (6300 – 6500 yards total)
- Main color (MC) (black on chart) – 3150 yards plus 200 for optional border
- Accent color (AC) – 3150 yards
Overlay Mosaic Crochet Details
- Chart is 279 x 311
- Gauge: 14 sc blo stitches x 15 rows = 4”
- 74” x 89” / 189cm x 226cm
- 5 mm hook (H-8)
- Worsted weight yarn (8400 – 9300 yards)
- Main color (black) – 3400 yards
- Contrasting color (purple) – 5000 yards
- Plus, optional envelope border – 900 yards
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