November Cat

November Cat is part of the 2022: A Year of Cats series of large squares. This month’s cat square features a cat’s rear end. This may not be the prettiest view of our beloved felines, but every cat-owner knows it’s a common one.

Interlocking & Mosaic

You’ll have your choice of colorwork technique: interlocking crochet or (solid) overlay mosaic crochet. Both techniques come with the fully written pattern and charts.

Learn more about these at https://ashleeslint.com/tutorials/interlocking-and-mosaic-crochet/

Size

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).

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November 2022’s Original Blog Entry for November Cat

Can I be honest with you? I don’t like this square. I am more of a romantic. I like pinks and roses and gentle swirling ethereal fluff. I despise it when my cat sticks his butt in my face.

But this square is real life with a cat. And I think most of you will appreciate the humor behind it (Hah! “behind”).

2022 Series of Cats

We have had one cat square for each month, plus a bonus square released for my birthday in September. In December I will also be adding the all-in-one blanket pattern (does not use the bonus square) and an all-in-one Love mini-series blanket pattern (uses March, June, September, and December squares) to the eBook.

The all-in-one blankets allow you to crochet the blanket without worrying about joining squares afterwards. This is most handy for the mosaic technique so you don’t have to cut your yarn until you’re finished the whole row (which is 3 squares wide). Plus, the envelope border to cover the tails can be annoying to add to all 12 squares and makes the final project much larger. Doing the blanket all at once eliminates that step.

These all-in-one blanket patterns will only be available in the eBook. They won’t be posted for individual sale.

Whether you use fingering weight yarn or worsted weight yarn, your kitty cat image will show up!

There’s a Surprise Coming Soon!

Any guesses as to what it is?

It is not an announcement of next year’s theme because I still haven’t decided. Yikes, eh?!

I have too many options for next year’s theme. It’s the same problem with going yarn shopping. I just want it all!

Update: the surprise was a bonus square called November Cat Face! I made mine into a bag.

November Cat Information

But, back to the subject at hand: this cat’s butt.

Like the other squares in this set, the charts are 81 x 81 for the interlocking technique and 77 x 77 for the mosaic technique. The mosaic version does not have the interlocking dots all over it and it does not need the locked-in border lines.

Once again I am thankful for my testing team who helps make me look good: CrochetCarob, cyncitycrochet, Maja Serec, & Marjolijn Cuypers.

Overlay mosaic crochet sample of November Cat crocheted by CrochetCarob. Black used as Main Color (MC).

Overlay mosaic crochet sample of November Cat crocheted by Marjoijn Cuypers. Red used as Main Color (MC).

Interlocking sample of November Cat crocheted by Maja Serec. Orange used as Main Color (MC).

Interlocking sample of November Cat crocheted by cyncitycrochet. White used as Main Color (MC).

November Cat Video Slideshow

I made a small error when crocheting my square. I only noticed it after I edited a bunch of photos and created my poster and video, GROAN!

I fixed it and took a few more photos but the cat wasn’t around so I kept the photos with my cute kitty even though there’s a mistake. Hope you’ll forgive me!

November Cat Pattern Details

You’ll receive two files with your purchase of November Cat. One for the interlocking crochet technique and the other for the overlay mosaic crochet technique.

The mosaic version of every cat square looks slightly different than the interlocking version because you don’t have the mesh dots all over and the extra border lines (which lock the two layers of interlocking mesh together) are not needed with the mosaic technique.

Interlocking crochet / LFM crochet file includes:

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

Details

  • 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

    Wrong side of interlocking sample crocheted by cyncitycrochet. White used as Main Color (MC).

    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

    Details

    • 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 (650 – 850 yards)
      • Main color (the cat) – 250 yards
      • Contrasting color (background) – 350 yards
      • Optional envelope border – 250 yards