Affectionately, I call this one “grumpy cat”. His fur is sticking out and his face is not pleased. Those long droopy whiskers and his long droopy neck make him look adorably upset. Don’t you want to soothe him?

This is our 10th square and I am so excited that we have reached the 4th row in the blanket design (for the blanket I start in the top right corner with “January Cat” and go across to the left corner with February and March, then the next row, from right to left again has April through June, etc.).

I folded up my bonus square and left it at the top corner to weigh down the sheet protecting my squares from the dry grass. I am still not sure what to do with that square. A bag? A pillow? Add it to my other random squares (like “Sophisticated A” and “Firetruck 40“) for a blanket?

All of my samples above have been crocheted using the interlocking technique (two layers of mesh that get woven together as you crochet). But, hopefully you already know, all of my patterns are written up for TWO techniques: interlocking crochet and overlay mosaic crochet!

And, if you’ve been following me for awhile you probably already know that you can get a better price by purchasing the eBook. The eBook currently contains 11 squares (January through October, plus the Bonus Scratch Cat). In December, besides adding the final square I will also be adding an all-in-one blanket pattern and a Love miniseries all-in-one blanket pattern.

When I was drawing these cats I was imagining black as the main color with a rainbow of contrasting colors (like my samples above). But you can switch the dark and light colors accidentally or on purpose. It’s nice to see some samples made with lots of options to help you decide.

“October Cat” crocheted by Marjolijn Cuypers using the overlay mosaic crochet technique and white as the main color.

“October Cat” crocheted by CarolinevdB using the overlay mosaic crochet technique and black as the Main Color.

I am thankful, as always, to my team of testers: cyncitycrochet, CarolinevdB, Maja Serec, & Marjolijn Cuypers (a new addition to the team).

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Important Details

For Interlocking Crochet

  • Crochet hook: 4.5 mm (US7)
  • Stitch marker
  • Gauge: 16 stitches x 8 rows in one color = 4” square
  • Finished size: 20″ x 20″ / 51cm x 51cm
  • Worsted Weight Yarn (460 – 485 yards)
  • Main Color (MC) – 230 yards plus 25 yards for optional SC border
  • Accent Color (AC) – 230 yards

For Mosaic Crochet

  • Crochet hook: 5 mm (H-8)
  • Scissors
  • Gauge: 14 stitches x 15 rows = 4″ square
  • Finished size: 20” x 22” / 52cm x 56cm
  • Worsted Weight Yarn (625 – 875 yards)
  • Main Color (MC) – 325 yards
  • Coordinating Color (CC) – 300 yards
  • Optional Envelope Border – 250 yards

2022: A Year of Cats (ongoing updates)
eBook (Ravelry) (Etsy) (Direct Purchase)
All-in-one Love Miniseries blanket (in eBook only)
All-in-one Blanket (in eBook only)
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June (Ravelry) (Etsy)
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Bonus Scratch Cat FREE online (Ravelry) (Etsy)
October (Ravelry) (Etsy)
November (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Bonus November Face (Ravelry) (Etsy)
December (Ravelry) (Etsy)