September Cat

September Cat is another large square in the “2022: A Year of Cats” eBook. This cat also poses as the “v” in the Love mini-series!

Interlocking & Mosaic

Each square in this year’s series of large squares can be made using one of two colorwork techniques: interlocking crochet or overlay mosaic crochet.

Learn more about these techniques at


All the squares in this series are large squares.

These squares begin with 40 windows when you use the interlocking crochet technique.

The overlay mosaic crochet version has a chart size of 77 x 77 and begins with 79 stitches in the foundation row (to account for the chart stitches and the Joining and Ending Stitch on each side).

Background image crocheted by CrochetCarob.

Original Blog Entry

Each month in 2022 I have been publishing a new cat pattern! This month’s square, September Cat, can be used in the full blanket or it can be the “v” in “Love” along with March Cat, June Cat, and December Cat!

You can grab the eBook (which will be updated monthly and is a great deal!), 2022: A Year of Cats or just pick your favorite squares. The eBook and the individual squares are available on Ravelry and Etsy. You also have the option of buying the eBook directly from me here on my website (and you’ll have the monthly updates emailed to you).

Love Mini-Series

The Year of Cats has 12 large cat squares and four of these squares can be used in a “Love” mini-series!

You’ll need March, June, September (that’s this month), and December’s cat squares.

March and December (the L and e) come with right- and left-handed instructions but the “o” and the “v” don’t need left-handed instructions because those letters are legible regardless of which direction they face.

All-in-One Blanket Pattern

If you want to create this Love blanket but don’t want to join squares you can find an all-in-one blanket pattern for both interlocking crochet and overlay mosaic crochet in the eBook (not available separately). This is especially useful when you use the overlay mosaic crochet technique.

Pretty Kitty!

Who doesn’t love looking at the photos for inspiration on colors!? 

CrochetCarob has used g the overlay mosaic crochet technique for her cat squares.  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.

Interlocking crochet sample of September Cat by cyncitycrochet. White used as the MC (Main Color).

I made two September Cat squares so I could use one in the full blanket and one in the Love mini-series blanket.

Pattern Details for “March Cat”

As always, you have your choice between using interlocking crochet or overlay mosaic crochet. I love both of these techniques for colorwork.

No matter which platform (Ravlery or Etsy) you use to get your copy of ‘September Cat‘, you will receive two files (one for each technique).

Interlocking Crochet

The Locked Filet Mesh (LFM) interlocking crochet method uses only chain spaces and double crochets to create a mesh; two colors are worked alternately which creates the pattern.

Interlocking crochet / LFM crochet file includes:

  • line-by-line written pattern
  • a one-page chart


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

    September Cat sample crocheted by Maja Serec. Wrong side shown. Black used as MC.

    Overlay Mosaic Crochet

    Mosaic crochet uses single crochet and double crochet stitches. The double crochet stitches cover some of the other color’s single crochet stitches to create the design. My patterns instruct you to cut your yarn at the end of each row. The back is striped but often gives a faint impression of the pattern on the front (sort of like illusion knitting). See an example here.

    The interlocking mesh dots and border lines have been removed for the overlay mosaic version of these cat squares.

    Overlay Mosaic Crochet file includes:

    • line-by-line written pattern
    • instructions for optional envelope border
    • instructions for reading a chart
    • a two-page chart marked with X’s


    • Chart is 77 x 77
    • Gauge: 14 sc blo stitches x 15 rows = 4”
    • 20″ x 22″ / 52cm x 56cm
    • 5 mm hook (H-8)
    • Worsted weight yarn (625 – 875 yards)
      • Main color (the cat) – 275 yards
      • Contrasting color (background) – 350 yards
      • Optional envelope border – 250 yards