2022 December Cat & All-In-One Blankets

This year has just flown by! It is not December yet though – don’t worry! I am publishing December Cat a few days early as requested by a few people in my Facebook Group: Ashlee Brotzell Designs.

The holiday season is upon us and people are getting busy but they want to make sure the blanket is finished in time, so our final square (December Cat) is live now instead of waiting for December 1.

Interlocking crochet sample, black as Main Color (MC)

You’ll also be happy to know I’ve decided on next year’s theme and have all 12 squares drawn up! I’ve got to turn them into a proper pattern still and then I’ll get my team of testers working on it.

Overlay mosaic crochet version of “December Cat”

Our Year of Cats has been a fun series and I am so thankful for all the interest and support this year!

Melody came to snuggle with me

Quick recap:

  • The Year of Cats series contains 12 squares (one for each month)
    • PLUS a couple bonus squares
  • Each square has a chart and a full written pattern for TWO techniques: interlocking crochet or overlay mosaic crochet
    • Mosaic crochet option has had the interlocking mesh dots & extra border lines removed
    • Mosaic crochet charts have X’s showing the dropped double crochets
  • The eBook contains the 12 original individual squares (one file for interlocking and one file for mosaic)
  • PLUS, there’s a bonus eBook (one file for each technique) which contains “Bonus Scratch Cat”, “November Cat Face”, and an all-in-one Love mini-series blanket (using March, June, September, and December Cats), and an all-in-one blanket pattern (using the 12 original squares) so you don’t have to join squares!
    • In the bonus eBook, mosaic version only, there’s also a file that has the written pattern for using November Cat and November Cat Face as a bag.
Interlocking crochet squares: March Cat, June Cat, September Cat, and December Cat. Joined to show the Love Mini-series.

December Cat not only finishes our full blanket of 12 squares, it finishes the mini-series that spells “Love”. This is the “e”, and because we need to make sure it faces the right way to be legible this square comes with the written pattern for right- and left-handed crocheters!

The mini-series uses March, June, September, and December Cats. The bonus eBook also includes an all-in-one pattern for the Love blanket (right- and left-handed options). This allows you to crochet the set as a single blanket without needing to join squares.

The bonus eBook ALSO includes an all-in-one pattern for the full blanket (using the 12 original squares).

All-in-one patterns allow you to crochet without joining squares at the end. They still include charts and full written patterns for both techniques. They are ONLY available in the eBook listings on Etsy and Ravelry (in the Bonus eBook files) – they are not listed separately.

Thank you to my testing team: cyncitycrochets, CarolinevdB, & Maja Serec!

I created a quick tutorial on how to join squares. This can be applied to more than just our cat squares, but I had the cats in mind when I did it. It is short enough to watch in full and then use the excessive amount of time stamps to find exactly what you want to re-watch.

Get the Pattern

2022: A Year of Cats (ongoing updates)
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All-in-one Love Miniseries blanket (in eBook only)
All-in-one Blanket (in eBook only)
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Interlocking Crochet Details

  • 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

    Overlay Mosaic Crochet Details

    • 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

      Solid Overlay Mosaic Crochet Update to 2020 Holiday Squares eBook

      I have just finished updating all 15 squares in “Ashlee’s 2020 Holidays Squares” eBook!

      Previous posts about this eBook: Ashlee’s 2020 Holiday Squares eBook – Interlocking and Mosaic Crochet Patterns and Updated Holiday eBook and How to Choose Colors

      Thank you all for your patience as I grow and learn!

      When I first published these squares I created written instructions for both interlocking crochet and overlay mosaic crochet, but I used the same chart for both techniques.

      All 15 squares, crocheted by Ethel Louise Bradford using the interlocking crochet technique.

      The people have spoken, and the majority prefer an adjusted chart for the mosaic version. The interlocking mesh dots can be removed to make the solid sections more solid. And the locking border lines are unnecessary when using the mosaic technique, so those are removed as well.

      Each of the 15 squares in this eBook now has 3 files (one for the interlocking crochet version, one for the ORIGINAL overlay mosaic crochet version using the interlocking chart, and an ADJUSTED overlay mosaic crochet version using a chart that has had the border lines and mesh dots removed).

      The exception to this is the “Hanukkah” pattern. It was originally draw in an 81 x 81 chart to fit with the other squares but this required that I cut off the bottom of the star. So this pattern has a bonus option of a rectangle that shows the whole star (but won’t match with the other squares well). Each option (the square and the rectangle) come with all 3 versions of the pattern now.

      Oh, and “Ashlee’s Snowflake” can be done from the center-out (adjusted mosaic version only)! That’s a fun bonus that means you don’t have to worry about cutting the yarn and dealing with the cut ends afterwards.

      Get the Pattern

      A few days ago I put the eBook on promotion to go with the new squares, “Ashlee’s 2021 Block” & “Ashlee’s 2022 Block”.

      The new blocks are not included in this eBook. And the new blocks are written up only two ways: interlocking crochet and the adjusted solid overlay mosaic crochet.

      You’ll get an automatic 25% discount on this eBook (Ravelry & Etsy) until 11:59 pm CST November 17, 2022.

      Etsy users who already purchased this eBook must contact me for the updated files.

      The individual squares are not currently available on Etsy (only in the eBook) but can be made available if someone needs me to do that.

      On Ravelry, you can get the eBook at nearly a 50% discount versus buying each square individually (plus the current sale on top of that!) or you can grab the squares individually:

      Ashlee’s Yearly Blocks

      A long, long, long, long time ago, way back in 2020 (ha!) I published an eBook of Holiday Squares and included a square that simply said “2020”.

      It is a 40-window pattern (using the interlocking crochet technique) and the overlay mosaic version uses the same chart.

      It has left- and right- handed instructions (see more left-handed options here: https://www.ravelry.com/bundles/left-handed-instructions-included).

      Interlocking Crochet sample of “Ashlee’s 2020 Block”

      When 2021 rolled around I considered updating the eBook with a new square saying “2021” but then I figured I plan on being in this business for a long time and that would make the eBook get pretty messy if I had to keep adding squares.

      Old Square, Too Small

      In January of 2021, I did create a small square (chart size 41 x 41 instead of 81 x 81 like the Holiday Squares) that said 2021, but it is much easier to join squares of the same size… so, this one doesn’t fill the need.

      2021 Lucky Key on Ravelry

      In August, I received a request for an updated square with the current year. I anticipated that it would not take me long to get that done… but somehow it is November already. *cringe*

      However, I finally accomplished my goal and I now have a large square for 2021 and 2022 – and next month I will add 2023 to the mix as well. Woohoo!

      I am not adding these new yearly squares to the Holiday Squares eBook, but I have created a half price promotion on Ravelry for those who already own the eBookAshlee’s 2020 Holiday Squares: add both the 2021 and 2022 squares to your cart to see the discount applied. Expires Nov 17, 2022.

      This square can be made using interlocking crochet or overlay mosaic crochet (like all of my patterns). The mosaic version is solid – it uses an adjusted chart.And it has right- and left-handed instructions because you need the numbers to face the right way to be legible.

      The original 2020 square used the same chart for both techniques. I will be updating the whole eBook soon. These new squares for 2021 and 2022 have had the extra border lines and interlocking mesh dots removed for the mosaic technique; the chart is 77 x 77.

      If you see some samples where the “2022” is up too high in the square that’s because I made a mistake when drawing. I fixed it, but only after a few of my testers had already finished crocheting. Centered is better, don’t blame the testers!

      Each pattern is designed to use 2 colors (good contrasting colors), but, as you can see in @Beautifulla24’s sample below, the opportunity to add some more colors can really spice things up!

      Mosaic Crochet sample by @Beautifulla24

      She used the overlay mosaic crochet version. She started with green as the Main Color (MC / 1st color) and alternated light and dark blue for the Contrasting Color (CC / 2nd color). The pink is a little bit of tapestry crochet on the MC rows. In the middle she substituted dark brown instead of green for the MC.

      Big thanks to my testing team: @Beautifulla24, Divya Tellakula, Heather Passmore, Linda Bakker, Nessa Miller, Nyasha Jones, & @ScorpiosHook!

      Another thing to note: I am in the process of updating the eBook, “Ashlee’s 2020 Holiday Squares“. The mosaic patterns use the original interlocking crochet chart (with the mesh dots all over). I will be adding an adjusted solid mosaic version of each square as soon as I get them ready!

      EBook has been updated now! For more details: CLICK HERE.

      Pattern Links

      Get the new squares, “Ashlee’s 2021 Block” and “Ashlee’s 2022 Blockat half price if you have already purchased “Ashlee’s eBook of Holiday Squares” on Ravelry.

      On Etsy, the two new squares are listed together and you will get an automatic 25% discount on that listing until November 17, 2022.

      You can get the eBook at a 25% discount until November 17, 2022 – no code needed, add to cart to see discount apply; valid on Etsy and Ravelry.

      The discounts on Ravelry can only be applied one at a time, so you’ll want to grab the eBook first and then get the two new squares.


      Ashlee’s 2023 Block will be published next month!

      I am hoping the Solid, Adjusted Mosaic Crochet versions of these holiday squares will be updated by then!

      November Cat Face: Another Bonus Square

      This cute little kitty cat is more my style (compared to the square I just published a few days ago: November Cat).

      You can use this square to replace one of the original cat squares in the 2022: A Year of Cats series. Or you can use it with “November Cat” to create a pillow or a bag that shows off both sides of the cat.

      Photo above shows one side of my bag and a single square. The bag was done using the overlay mosaic crochet technique and I worked both sides at the same time in a tube format so there are no cut ends to worry about.

      See my tutorial on crocheting a tube using the overlay mosaic technique:

      I used 100% cotton fingering weight yarn and a 3 mm hook to create my bag. It is a good size, not too stretchy, and not too heavy.

      I crocheted my interlocking sample of “November Cat Face” using bulky weight yarn and a 6.5 mm hook. I created a little video on Instagram showing the size differences:

      I debated on whether or not to add this pattern to the eBook. I don’t want people to feel overwhelmed or confused with these extra squares. You were expecting only 12 cat squares.

      But I also don’t want people to feel like I’m trying to squeeze every last dollar out of you. And this cat belongs with my other cat squares even if he isn’t part of my official blanket design.

      In December the eBook will have one file with all 12 official cat squares plus an all-in-one blanket pattern for each technique (interlocking crochet and overlay mosaic crochet). And I will have one file for each crochet technique containing the bonus patterns (that is “Bonus Scratch Cat”, “November Cat Face”, and an all-in-one blanket pattern for the “Love mini-series”).

      Get the Pattern

      Interlocking Crochet Details

      • 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

      Overlay Mosaic Crochet Details

      • 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 (650 – 850 yards)
      • Main Color (MC) – 250 yards
      • Coordinating Color (CC) – 350 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)
      January (Ravelry) (Etsy)
      February (Ravelry) (Etsy)
      March (Ravelry) (Etsy)
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      June (Ravelry) (Etsy)
      July (Ravelry) (Etsy)
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      September (Ravelry) (Etsy)
      Bonus Scratch Cat FREE online (Ravelry) (Etsy)
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      Bonus November Face (Ravelry) (Etsy)
      December (Ravelry) (Etsy)

      2022 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”).

      If you’re looking for his face: https://ashleeslint.com/2022/11/04/november-cat-face-another-bonus-square/

      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.

      I do have another surprise for you but you’ll need to wait a few days. 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. It’s the same problem with going yarn shopping. I just want it all!

      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: CarolinevdB, cyncitycrochet, Maja Serec, & Marjolijn Cuypers.

      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!

      There’s no sound in the video, and truly it is just a slide show of still shots.

      Get the Pattern

      Interlocking Crochet Details

      • 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

      Overlay Mosaic Crochet Details

      • 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 (650 – 850 yards)
      • Main Color (MC) – 250 yards
      • Coordinating Color (CC) – 350 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)
      January (Ravelry) (Etsy)
      February (Ravelry) (Etsy)
      March (Ravelry) (Etsy)
      April (Ravelry) (Etsy)
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      June (Ravelry) (Etsy)
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      Bonus Scratch Cat FREE online (Ravelry) (Etsy)
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      Bonus November Face (Ravelry) (Etsy)
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      Missi the Horse and Missi’s Flowers – a blanket and a matching repeatable motif

      I sure hope that I’m not allowing one of these amazing patterns to get brushed under the rug by releasing them at the same time. The blanket is amazing, and the flower motif is so versatile and cute. I really love them both individually.

      But, I created them at the same time. So, to me, they are a set. You can get them together in an eBook called, “Missi” or you can purchase them individually (“Missi the Horse” and “Missi’s Flowers”). Jump to the purchase links. (or, on a desktop, just look to your right).

      You’ll notice there’s a difference in chart size between the two crochet techniques. That’s because the chart has been adjusted for best use with each technique.

      This beautiful horse, with a long, long mane, is named “Missi”. I don’t actually have a horse, but as a kid I often fantasized about the freedom of riding away on a horse. I imagine a field of flowers with the sun shining on the dew and I think of peace and tranquillity. I used to include fairies in the daydream too.

      Blanket depicting a horse. Autumn leaves cover the ground where the blanket is draped.
      Overlay mosaic crochet sample of Ashlee Brotzell’s “Missi the Horse” crocheted by Linda Bakker

      I wanted the border to give the impression of a field, rather than drawing an actual field in the background behind the horse. I always hope to see dainty wildflowers out my window when we travel, but around here it’s usually just wheat or flax.

      Close up of the floral details on Heather Passmore’s sample of “Missi the Horse”.

      The little flower is very minimalist. I wanted it to be dainty and not detract from the horse. I tried creating a pattern of flowers behind Missi for the blanket (alternating, spaced closer or farther apart, bunched here or there, etc) but after many attempts I decided the flowers were usually too much next to the feature (the horse).

      Interlocking crochet sample of Ashlee’s “Missi the Horse”, crocheted by Just_Duckie_Crochet using blue as the Accent Color (AC).

      So, my final decision was to use a handful of flowers only. However, after playing with this design so long I really loved the way the flowers looked on their own and knew that it could work on its own as well!

      I know some of you really love having a matching pillow to go with the blanket. “Missi’s Flowers” comes with a written pattern and chart for a square (I have quite a few squares of this size: see more at AshleesLint.com/patterns#large). But, because it is a repeatable design I also created a full written pattern and chart that you can use to create a project of any size!

      Each option has interlocking crochet and overlay mosaic crochet versions. So that is 2 files for “Missi the Horse” and 4 files for “Missi’s Flowers”. All 6 files are included in the eBook, “Missi”, but they are downloaded as an eBook.

      When I was checking my math to make sure my repeatable design worked with interlocking I made a sample 2 repeats wide by 2 repeats tall. I used a 4 mm hook and dk weight yarn (3 – light worsted) even though the pattern technically says to use a 4 weight yarn.

      The image shows up the same whether you use extra jumbo yarn or lace weight yarn. As long as your hook size matches your yarn size it will work out! Of course, the smaller yarn will result in a smaller finished piece too. This one just so happens to be the perfect size for a placemat!

      Interlocking repeatable sample of “Missi’s Flowers”; two repeats wide and two repeats tall.

      It is slightly easier to create a repeating design using the mosaic technique so a single repeat was sufficient.

      A single repeat of the mosaic version of “Missi’s Flowers”.

      I thought about leaving it as only a repeatable pattern. Technically, you can use it to make any size of project. But I have a LOT of large squares with the same chart size and it makes sense to me to have this pattern written properly for that size.

      Missi’s Flowers, the square version using the overlay mosaic crochet technique. Crocheted by Linda Bakker.

      When I was posting teaser photos a lot of people guessed holiday-related things. I guess the end of October isn’t too far away from Christmas. It made me giggle a little. And then Linda sent me her photo of the test square and she said it looked like Christmas ribbon to her so she staged it with some lights.

      I think it’s fun to see so many purposes in a single design, what do you think?

      I also like to play with color. I switched my Main Color (MC) and Accent Color (AC) for my samples of the square and the repeatable version. The MC is the first color used, so it creates the outside border line, and it is also the flowers in this particular design.

      Completed 40-window square with in-progress repeatable design. The Main Color is the yarn used first, it is the flowers in this design.

      To be clear, “Missi’s Flowers” has a full written pattern and chart for a small repeatable section (chart size AND as a large square (chart size of 81 x 81 for interlocking, and 77 x 77 for mosaic).


      “Missi the Horse” comes with 2 files:

      Interlocking crochet / LFM crochet file

      • line-by-line instructions
      • a one-page chart (211 x 291)
      • a multi-page chart

      Overlay Mosaic Crochet file

      • line-by-line instructions
      • instructions for optional envelope border
      • instructions on reading a chart
      • a one-page chart marked with X’s for mosaic crochet (207 x 287)
      • a multi-page chart marked with X’s for mosaic crochet
      Mosaic Crochet sample of “Missi the Horse” by Whimwitch

      “Missi’s Flowers” comes with 4 files:

      Large Square Interlocking crochet / LFM crochet file

      • line-by-line instructions
      • a one-page chart (81 x 81)

      Repeatable Interlocking crochet / LFM crochet file

      • line-by-line instructions
      • a one-page chart (39 x 31)

      Large Square Overlay Mosaic Crochet file

      • line-by-line instructions
      • instructions for optional envelope border
      • instructions on reading a chart
      • a one-page chart marked with X’s for mosaic crochet (77 x 77)

      Repeatable Overlay Mosaic Crochet file

      • line-by-line instructions
      • instructions for optional envelope border
      • instructions on reading a chart
      • a one-page chart marked with X’s for mosaic crochet (37 x 39)

      “Missi” eBook comes with 2 files encompassing all 6 files listed above:

      Interlocking Crochet eBook

      • Chart & written pattern for “Missi the Horse”
      • Chart & written pattern for “Missi’s Flowers” as a 40-window square
      • Chart & written pattern for “Missi’s Flowers” as a repeatable motif

      Overlay Mosaic Crochet eBook

      • Instructions on reading a chart
      • Instructions for optional envelope border
      • X-marked chart & written pattern for “Missi the Horse”
      • X-marked chart & written pattern for “Missi’s Flowers” as a 40-window square
      • X-marked chart & written pattern for “Missi’s Flowers” as a repeatable motif

      As always, I am so grateful for my testers. My team for these patterns included Heather Passmore, Just_Duckie_Crochet, Kami, Linda Bakker, & Whimwitch.

      Grab the eBook for the best deal: you’ll save 20% compared to buying each pattern individually. Plus, right now you’ll save an additional 25%!

      Individually, “Missi the Horse” and “Missi’s Flowers” are 25% off.

      25% discount expires 11:59 pm CST November 5, 2022. No code needed, add to cart so see the discount applied.

      “Missi the Horse” Interlocking Crochet

      • Chart is 211 x 291
      • Gauge: 8 (dc, ch) x 8 rows = 4”
      • 53” x 73” / 143cm x 185cm
      • 4.5 mm hook (US7)
      • Worsted weight yarn (4400 – 5000 yards total)
        • Main color (MC) (black) – 2200 yards plus 600 for optional border
        • Accent color (AC) – 2200 yards

      “Missi the Horse” Overlay Mosaic Crochet

      • Chart is 207 x 287
      • Gauge: 14 sc blo stitches x 15 rows = 4”
      • 55” x 82” / 140cm x 208cm
      • 5 mm hook (H-8)
      • Worsted weight yarn (5600 – 6400yards)
        • Main color (black) – 2300 yards
        • Contrasting color (blue) – 3300 yards
        • Plus, optional envelope border – 800 yards

      “Missi’s Flowers” Interlocking Crochet Square

      • Chart is 81 x 81
      • Finished measurements approximately 20” x 20” / 51cm x 51cm
      • 4.5 mm hook (US7)
      • Worsted weight yarn (485 yards total)
      o Main color (MC) – 230 yards plus 25 for optional border
      o Accent color (AC) – 230 yards
      • Gauge: 16 DC x 8 rows = 4”

      “Missi’s Flowers” Overlay Mosaic Crochet Square

      • Chart is 77 x 77
      • Finished size approximately 20” x 22” / 52cm x 56cm
      • 5 mm hook (H-8)
      • Worsted weight yarn (575 – 875 yards)
      o Main color (black) – 225 yards
      o Contrasting color – 350 yards
      o Optional envelope border – 300 yards
      • Gauge: 14 stitches x 15 rows = 4”


      “Missi’s Flowers” Interlocking Crochet Repeatable Design

      • Chart is 43 x 35, repeat section is 36 x 26
      • Base size is 11” x 9” / 27cm x 22cm, each additional repeat adds 9” x 6.5” / 23cm x 16.5cm
      • 4.5 mm hook (US7)
      • Per repeat: worsted weight yarn (120+ yards total)
      o Main color (MC) – 60 yards, for each repeat add 40 yards
      o Accent color (AC) – 60 yards, for each repeat add 40 yards
      • Gauge: 16 DC x 8 rows = 4”

      “Missi’s Flowers” Overlay Mosaic Crochet Repeatable Design

      • Chart is 39 x 31, repeat section is 37 x 29
      • Single repeat is 10” x 9” / 26cm x 22cm
      • 5 mm hook (H-8)
      • Per repeat: worsted weight yarn (120+ yards total)
      o Main color (MC) – 50 yards
      o Contrasting color (CC) – 70 yards
      o Plus, optional envelope border
      • Gauge: 14 sc x 15 rows = 4

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      2022 October Cat

      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

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        Sometimes I allow my sense of humor to show through my art. I hope you’ll agree that this pattern is amusing! I don’t feel as amused when my cats climb my curtains. I just wish this was something that happened only on TV for dramatic effect and not based on reality.

        This square is a free bonus for everyone who has purchased the eBook. I have emailed it to those who purchased the eBook on Etsy or on my website and it has been added to the eBook on Ravelry and Etsy.

        This bonus square will not be included in the all-in-one blanket that will be coming out in December (that has all 12 monthly cat squares in a 4 x 3 grid and allows you to crochet the blanket without joining squares).

        And for my birthday, everyone can download “Bonus Scratch Cat” on Ravelry for free! Use code “FREE”, offer ends 11:59pm September 18, 2022.

        Or, you can forever view both the interlocking pattern and the mosaic pattern here on my website!


        Follow this pattern for FREE here on my website!

        I’ve put the interlocking crochet pattern AND the overlay mosaic crochet pattern for this square here online. Charts are not included, only the written portion. Charts are available in the purchased pattern.

        If you’re new to my patterns or to one of these techniques let me go over some basics.

        All of my patterns can be made using interlocking crochet (also called Locked Filet Mesh or LFM) or overlay mosaic crochet (that’s the technique where you cut at the end of each row).

        Interlocking crochet is two layers of mesh that get created row by row and locked together strategically to show the design. Watch my tutorials: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oku_6_hN1w4&list=PLbdEDo49IQroC7Xoj6svR0J0i0HvJU1IM

        Overlay mosaic crochet uses single crochet (US terms) in the back loop only and a dropped double crochet in the front loop two rows below to create the image. My tutorial: https://youtu.be/6YwXIqKqWjI

        Old patterns and a select few of my new ones will have the exact same chart for both techniques. Most of my new patterns use a chart for mosaic crochet that has been adjusted to remove the unnecessary mesh dots and extra border lines – so the image is the same but technically the charts are different. I also have added X’s onto my mosaic charts that tell you when to do a dropped double crochet.

        Regardless of whether the charts are the same or adjusted, the way you read the charts is different for each technique. I always include the written pattern for each technique as well as the charts. You can use one or the other, or both.

        I personally prefer to use the written pattern for both techniques. Once I create the written instructions I generally don’t look at the chart again.


        Interlocking Crochet Pattern for “Bonus Scratch Cat”

        This square is a “40-window” pattern, which means it starts with 40 windows in the foundation trellis. It is easiest to join squares of the same size so it can be helpful to look at the full list of squares of this size if you’d like to mix and match: ashleeslint.com/patterns#large

        For yardage and other important details, click here or scroll down.

        KEY

        AC = Accent Color. Second color used.
        MC = Main Color. First color used.
        RS = right side: the side of your work that will show the finished design
        WS = wrong side: the back of your project
        Front = the side currently facing you
        Back = the side not facing you
        Ch = chain
        Sp = space
        Sk = skip a stitch
        SC = single crochet
        DC = double crochet
        F = DC in front, then CH 1
        B = DC behind, then CH 1
        ES = DC into the last window space
        EF = end stitch in front: using AC, DC into the last AC window, working in front of MC
        EB = end stitch in back: using AC, DC into the last AC window, working behind MC
        ACF = bring the AC yarn to the side facing you
        ACB = put AC yarn to the side facing away from you

        • If you chain tighter than me you may need to Ch 4 where I Ch 3
        • Don’t confuse RS / WS with Front / Back
        • Remember, each color is worked into itself only and there is a chain space between each DC

        Foundation Rows (41 MC stitches, 40 AC stitches)

        STEP 1

        Using MC (grey or black suggested) create 40 windows.

        I prefer the chainless technique (chain 6, dc into first stitch, chain 1, tr into same space, *chain 1, tr into 2nd part of the previous tr* repeat as many times as needed).

        Alternatively, to create 40 windows you can chain 84, then DC in 6th chain from your hook. *Ch 1, Sk 1, DC* repeat until the end. Place stitch marker so your work doesn’t unravel.

        STEP 2

        With your AC (orange suggested), chain 82. Place MC windows on top of this chain (make sure the end with the stitch marker is at your left) then pull the tail of your AC through the window on the right end (see picture BELOW). DC through the back of the next window into the 6th chain from your hook.

        Short sample showing how to put the AC tail through the MC trellis

        STEP 3

        Using your AC, *Ch 1, Sk 1, DC through the back* repeat to end. Place stitch marker so your work doesn’t unravel. Both stitch markers should be on the same end.

        Turn your work and continue at row 4.

        WS – ACB (wrong side facing you, AC to back)  

        4 MC – Ch3, 2B, 4F, 1B, 5F, 9B, 5F, 3B, 5F, 1B, 2F, 2B, ES

        5 AC – Ch3 in back, 11B, 9F, 1B, 4F, 1B, 2F, 10B, EB

        RS – ACF (right side facing you, AC to front)

        6 MC – Ch3, 1F, 3B, 1F, 8B, 5F, 2B, 8F, 4B, 1F, 1B, 1F, 2B, 2F, ES

        7 AC – Ch3 in front, 8F, 11B, 1F, 8B, 10F, EF

        WS – ACB

        8 MC – Ch3, 2B, 2F, (1B, 1F) x3, 8B, 1F, 8B, 3F, 1B, 2F, 2B, (1F, 1B) x2, ES

        9 AC – Ch3 in back, 10B, 7F, 1B, 8F, 1B, 4F, 7B, EB

        RS – ACF

        10 MC – Ch3, 1F, 1B, 2F, (1B, 1F) x2, 3B, 1F, 2B, (7F, 1B) x2, 1F, 3B, 1F, 2B, 2F, ES

        11 AC – Ch3 in front, 7F, 3B, 1F, 2B, (1F, 7B) x2, 9F, EF

        WS – ACB

        12 MC – Ch3, 1B, 3F, 1B, 4F, 7B, 1F, 6B, 2F, 1B, 2F, 2B, 3F, 1B, 1F, 1B, 2F, 1B, ES

        13 AC – Ch3 in back, 8B, 7F, 1B, 5F, 1B, 3F, 1B, 4F, 8B, EB

        RS – ACF

        14 MC – Ch3, 1F, 2B, 1F, 4B, 5F, 2B, 1F, 2B, 5F, 1B, 7F, 2B, 2F, (1B, 1F) x2, ES

        15 AC – Ch3 in front, 7F, 8B, 3F, 5B, 1F, 6B, 8F, EF

        WS – ACB

        16 MC – Ch3, (1B, 1F) x2, 2B, 2F, 6B, 1F, 2B, 2F, 1B, 3F, 9B, 2F, 2B, 2F, 1B, ES

        17 AC – Ch3 in back, 8B, 8F, 1B, 3F, 2B, 10F, 6B, EB

        RS – ACF

        18 MC – Ch3, (2F, 1B) x2, 2F, 4B, 5F, 1B, 1F, 2B, 1F, 4B, 5F, 2B, 2F, (1B, 1F) x2, ES

        19 AC – Ch3 in front, 6F, 2B, 2F, 1B, 1F, 8B, 1F, 4B, 1F, 5B, 7F, EF

        WS – ACB

        20 MC – Ch3, 1B, 1F, 1B, 2F, 1B, 1F, 3B, 3F, 3B, 2F, 8B, 1F, 2B, 1F, 3B, 1F, 1B, 2F, 2B, ES

        21 AC – Ch3 in back, 7B, 8F, 1B, 9F, 2B, 1F, 1B, 4F, 5B, EB

        RS – ACF

        22 MC – Ch3, 2F, 3B, 5F, 4B, 9F, 2B, 1F, 1B, 5F, 1B, 1F, 2B, 1F, 1B, 1F, ES

        23 AC – Ch3 in front, 4F, 20B, 1F, 6B, 7F, EF

        WS – ACB

        24 MC – Ch3, 1B, 1F, 1B, 4F, 4B, 3F, 6B, 4F, 8B, 1F, 2B, 2F, 2B, ES

        25 AC – Ch3 in back, 7B, 12F, 1B, 1F, 2B, 9F, 1B, 2F, 3B, EB

        RS – ACF

        26 MC – Ch3, (2F, 1B) x2, 10F, 1B, 2F, 1B, 4F, 1B, 8F, 5B, 1F, ES

        27 AC – Ch3 in front, 2F, 14B, 1F, 1B, 2F, 3B, 1F, 2B, 1F, 4B, 7F, EF

        WS – ACB

        28 MC – Ch3, 1B, 3F, 1B, 1F, 12B, 4F, 17B, ES

        29 AC – Ch3 in back, 7B, 4F, 1B, 2F, 1B, 21F, 2B, EB

        RS – ACF

        30 MC – Ch3, 2F, 7B, 14F, 1B, 9F, 1B, 1F, 3B, 1F, ES

        31 AC – Ch3 in front, 9F, 13B, 1F, 3B, 1F, 4B, 7F, EF

        WS – ACB

        32 MC – Ch3, 1B, 3F, 1B, 2F, 22B, 5F, 1B, 1F, 3B, ES

        33 AC – Ch3 in back, 7B, 4F, 1B, 3F, 1B, 12F, 10B, EB

        RS – ACF

        34 MC – Ch3, (1F, 1B) x2, (1F, 3B) x2, 10F, 1B, 3F, 1B, 5F, 2B, 1F, 3B, 1F, ES

        35 AC – Ch3 in front, 12F, 9B, 1F, 3B, 2F, 4B, 7F, EF

        WS – ACB

        36 MC – Ch3, (1B, 1F) x2, 1B, 2F, 5B, 1F, 6B, 3F, 3B, 5F, 1B, 1F, 1B, 3F, 1B, 1F, 1B, ES

        37 AC – Ch3 in back, 6B, 5F, 2B, 3F, 1B, 2F, 2B, 3F, 14B, EB

        RS – ACF

        38 MC – Ch3, (1F, 1B, 1F, 3B) x2, 1F, 1B, 7F, 1B, 4F, 1B, 6F, 3B, 1F, 1B, 1F, ES

        39 AC – Ch3 in front, 14F, 3B, 2F, 1B, 1F, 4B, 2F, 6B, 5F, EF

        WS – ACB

        40 MC – Ch3, 1B, 1F, 1B, 2F, 7B, 2F, 6B, 1F, 3B, 2F, 1B, 3F, 1B, 1F, 2B, 2F, 1B, 1F, 1B, ES

        41 AC – Ch3 in back, 4B, 7F, 3B, 3F, (1B, 2F) x2, 15B, EB

        RS – ACF

        42 MC – Ch3, 1F, 1B, 1F, 2B, 2F, 1B, 1F, 7B, 4F, 1B, 4F, 2B, 8F, (1B, 1F) x2, ES

        43 AC – Ch3 in front, 16F, 3B, 1F, 4B, 3F, 8B, 3F, EF

        WS – ACB

        44 MC – Ch3, 12B, 2F, 5B, 1F, 2B, 6F, (1B, 1F) x2, 2B, 2F, 1B, 1F, 1B, ES

        45 AC – Ch3 in back, 3B, 8F, 3B, 4F, 2B, 1F, 17B, EB

        RS – ACF

        46 MC – Ch3, 1F, 1B, (1F, 2B) x2, 1F, 1B, 1F, 5B, 1F, 3B, 5F, 2B, 9F, 1B, 2F, ES

        47 AC – Ch3 in front, 20F, 4B, 3F, 5B, 1F, 2B, 3F, EF

        WS – ACB

        48 MC – Ch3, (2B, 1F) x2, 6B, 2F, 5B, 3F, 1B, 1F, 1B, 3F, 1B, 4F, 1B, 2F, 3B, ES

        49 AC – Ch3 in back, 3B, 1F, 2B, 2F, 1B, 2F, 2B, 6F, 19B, EB

        RS – ACF

        50 MC – Ch3, 2F, 3B, 1F, 4B, 1F, 3B, 1F, 4B, 7F, 1B, 3F, 1B, 2F, 5B, 1F, ES

        51 AC – Ch3 in front, 18F, 7B, 2F, 2B, (2F, 1B) x2, 3F, EF

        WS – ACB

        52 MC – Ch3, 1B, 2F, 2B, 4F, 2B, 2F, 8B, (3F, 1B) x2, 2F, (1B, 1F) x3, 2B, ES

        53 AC – Ch3 in back, 3B, (1F, 2B) x3, 9F, 17B, EB

        RS – ACF

        54 MC – Ch3, 1F, 2B, 1F, 3B, 1F, 2B, 1F, 6B, 10F, 4B, 2F, 1B, 2F, 2B, 1F, ES

        55 AC – Ch3 in front, 17F, 9B, (2F, 1B) x3, 3F, EF

        WS – ACB

        56 MC – Ch3, 1B, 1F, 3B, (1F, 2B) x2, 2F, 8B, 7F, 1B, 2F, 1B, 3F, 1B, 2F, 1B, ES

        57 AC – Ch3 in back, 3B, (1F, 2B) x2, 1F, 3B, 1F, 1B, 3F, 1B, 1F, 18B, EB

        RS – ACF

        58 MC – Ch3, 1F, 2B, 1F, 3B, 1F, 4B, 1F, 3B, 1F, 4B, 2F, 5B, (2F, 1B) x2, 3F, 1B, 1F, ES

        59 AC – Ch3 in front, 18F, (1B, 2F) x2, 1B, 3F, (1B, 2F) x2, 1B, 3F, EF

        WS – ACB

        60 MC – Ch3, 1B, 1F, 3B, (1F, 2B) x2, 2F, 2B, 4F, 2B, 1F, 1B, 3F, 1B, 11F, 1B, ES

        61 AC – Ch3 in back, 3B, (1F, 2B) x2, 1F, 3B, (1F, 2B) x2, 1F, 18B, EB

        RS – ACF

        62 MC – Ch3, (1F, 3B) x3, (1F, 1B) x3, (2F, 1B) x2, 2F, 2B, (2F, 1B) x2, 3F, 1B, 1F, ES

        63 AC – Ch3 in front, 18F, (1B, 2F) x2, 1B, 3F, (1B, 2F) x2, 1B, 3F, EF

        WS – ACB

        64 MC – Ch3, 5B, (1F, 2B) x2, 2F, (2B, 1F) x3, (1B, 1F) x2, (1B, 3F) x3, 1B, ES

        65 AC – Ch3 in back, 3B, (1F, 2B) x2, 1F, 3B, (1F, 2B) x2, 1F, 18B, EB

        RS – ACF

        66 MC – Ch3, 2F, 2B, 1F, 3B, 1F, 5B, 1F, 3B, (2F, 1B) x2, 2F, 2B, (2F, 1B) x3, 2F, ES

        67 AC – Ch3 in front, 18F, (1B, 2F) x2, 1B, 3F, (1B, 2F) x2, 1B, 3F, EF

        WS – ACB

        68 MC – Ch3, (2B, 1F) x3, 2B, 2F, (2B, 1F) x2, 2B, 3F, 1B, 5F, 1B, 1F, 1B, 4F, 2B, ES

        69 AC – Ch3 in back, 3B, (1F, 2B) x2, 1F, 3B, (1F, 2B) x2, 1F, 18B, EB

        RS – ACF

        70 MC – Ch3, (1F, 2B) x2, (1F, 1B) x2, (1F, 3B) x2, (2F, 1B) x2, 2F, 2B, (2F, 1B) x3, 2F, ES

        71 AC – Ch3 in front, 18F, (1B, 2F) x2, 1B, 3F, (1B, 2F) x2, 1B, 3F, EF

        WS – ACB

        72 MC – Ch3, (2B, 1F) x3, 2B, 2F, (2B, 1F) x2, 2B, (3F, 1B) x2, (1F, 1B) x2, (2F, 1B) x2, ES

        73 AC – Ch3 in back, 3B, (1F, 2B) x2, 1F, 3B, (1F, 2B) x2, 1F, 18B, EB

        RS – ACF

        74 MC – Ch3, 1F, 2B, 1F, 4B, 1F, 1B, (1F, 3B) x2, (2F, 1B) x2, 2F, 2B, (2F, 1B) x3, 2F, ES

        75 AC – Ch3 in front, 18F, (1B, 2F) x2, 1B, 3F, (1B, 2F) x2, 1B, 3F, EF

        WS – ACB

        76 MC – Ch3, 1B, 2F, (2B, 1F) x2, 2B, 2F, (2B, 1F) x2, 3B, 2F, 2B, (2F, 1B) x2, 3F, 1B, 2F, 1B, ES

        77 AC – Ch3 in back, 3B, (1F, 2B) x2, 1F, 3B, (1F, 2B) x2, 1F, 18B, EB

        RS – ACB

        78 MC – Ch3, 2F, 1B, 1F, 3B, 1F, 5B, 1F, 3B, 3F, (1B, 2F) x2, 2B, (2F, 1B) x2, 2F, 2B, 1F, ES

        79 AC – Ch3 in back, 38B, EB

        Cut and tie off AC

        WS

        80 MC – Ch3, 39F, ES

        Cut and tie off OR add border first.

        SC Border

        Chain 1, put 2 sc in each gap on all four sides. Add an extra chain 2 space in each corner (corner gap will have 2sc, 2ch, 2sc).

        Revised SC border

        Chain 1, put 1 sc in the MC gap, and then the second sc should pick up one loop of the AC as well as going through the MC gap. Do this in each gap on all four sides. Add an extra chain 2 on the corners.

        FINISHED!

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        Overlay Mosaic Crochet Pattern for “Bonus Scratch Cat”

        Overlay Mosaic Crochet sample of Ashlee’s “Bonus Scratch Cat” crochetd by Linda Bakker. Black used as MC.

        As with all my cat squares, this chart is slightly smaller than the interlocking crochet chart. The interlocking crochet chart is 81 x 81, but the mosaic chart is 79 x 79 because the extra border lines (that are unnecessary with this technique) have been removed. The interlocking mesh dots have also been removed, so this is a ‘solid overlay mosaic crochet’ design.

        For more squares of this size see my list: ashleeslint.com/patterns#large

        The x-marked chart can be found in the paid PDF. The written pattern is available here for FREE!

        View important details like yardage and finished size by clicking here.

        KEY for Mosaic Crochet

        MC = Main Color: black suggested
        CC = Contrasting Color: orange suggested
        Sp = space
        Sk = skip a stitch
        CH = chain
        SC = single crochet
        sc = SC into Back Loop only
        FSC = foundation single crochet: chain 2, insert hook in first chain, yarn over and pull a loop through, yarn over and pull through one loop (chain made), yarn over and pull through remaining 2 loops (SC made); to make the next stitch insert your hook into the chain made previously
        DC = double crochet
        dc = DC into Front Loop of stitch, 2 rows below
        JS = Joining Stitch: insert hook under both loops, pull up a loop, slip stitch, SC in same space
        ES = End Stitch: SC under both loops, CH 1, cut yarn and pull through tightly

        Mosaic Crochet Technique

        • Remember to skip the same number of stitch(es) behind your dc(s) before doing your next sc
        • The front of your work is always facing you (this is the right side, the side showing the design)
        • You are always working from the right to the left
        • You tie on a new yarn at the beginning of each row and cut it at the end
          • Tails don’t need to be longer than an inch and a half
        • Yarn colors can be anything you like. They need to contrast well and be the same weight (size / thickness)
        • I prefer using a Foundation Single Crochet to create my foundation row because then I have tails on both sides of my work just like all my other rows will have
        • Even-numbered rows use MC; odd-numbered rows use CC

        Foundation Row (Row 0): use Main Color (MC)

        Use a foundation SC technique to create 79 FSC. Or chain 80, SC in 2nd chain from hook and SC all the way back across. Cut and tie off.

        Switch to Contrasting Color (CC) {Even- rows use MC; odd-numbered rows use CC}

        1 – JS, sc77, ES

        2 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc11, dc5, sc11, dc17, sc11, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

        3 – JS, sc1, dc1, sc1, dc5, sc1, dc11, sc5, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc19, dc9, sc1, dc3, sc1, dc5, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

        4 – JS, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc17, dc9, sc5, dc15, sc9, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

        5 – JS, (sc1, dc3) x2, sc1, dc1, sc1, dc5, sc23, dc1, sc17, (dc3, sc1) x3, dc5, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

        6 – JS, (dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc7, dc15, sc3, dc15, (sc3, dc1) x3, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

        7 – JS, sc1, dc3, (sc1, dc1) x3, sc1, dc3, sc9, dc1, sc17, dc1, sc15, (dc3, sc1) x3, dc5, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

        8 – JS, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, (dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc5, (dc13, sc3) x2, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

        9 – JS, sc1, dc3, sc1, dc1, (sc1, dc3) x2, sc7, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc15) x2, dc1, sc1, dc7, sc1, dc5, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

        10 – JS, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc7, dc3, (sc5, dc1) x2, sc1, dc9, sc3, dc13, sc9, dc1, sc7, dc1, ES

        11 – JS, sc1, dc5, sc1, dc3, sc1, dc5, sc9, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc15, dc5, sc1, dc1, (sc1, dc3) x2, sc1, ES

        12 – JS, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc9, dc9, sc5, dc1, sc5, dc9, sc3, dc13, sc5, dc1, sc1, (dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, ES

        13 – JS, sc1, dc5, sc1, dc1, sc1, dc5, sc17, dc5, sc11, dc1, sc13, dc5, sc1, dc1, (sc1, dc3) x2, sc1, ES

        14 – JS, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, dc17, sc7, dc1, sc5, dc3, sc3, dc11, sc5, dc1, sc1, (dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, ES

        15 – JS, (sc1, dc1, sc1, dc3) x2, sc21, dc3, sc7, dc1, sc17, dc5, sc1, dc1, (sc1, dc3) x2, sc1, ES

        16 – JS, (dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3) x2, dc3, sc9, dc9, sc3, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc9, dc9, sc5, dc1, sc1, (dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, ES

        17 – JS, (sc1, dc1, sc1, dc3) x2, sc5, dc3, sc3, dc1, sc17, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc11, dc3, sc1, dc1, (sc1, dc3) x2, sc1, ES

        18 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc3, dc5, sc3, dc3, sc3, dc15, sc5, dc5, sc7, dc5, sc3, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc3, dc1, ES

        19 – JS, sc1, dc1, sc1, dc5, sc1, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc3, dc3, sc19, dc1, sc17, dc3, sc1, dc5, sc1, dc3, sc1, ES

        20 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc7, dc9, sc9, dc17, sc5, dc1, sc3, dc9, sc3, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc3, dc1, ES

        21 – JS, sc1, dc1, sc1, dc5, sc41, dc1, sc13, dc3, sc1, dc5, sc1, dc3, sc1, ES

        22 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, dc3, sc3, dc15, sc9, dc11, sc7, dc7, sc9, dc1, sc3, dc1, ES

        23 – JS, sc1, dc1, sc1, dc3, sc5, dc1, sc19, dc3, sc3, dc1, sc25, dc1, sc1, dc7, sc1, dc3, sc1, ES

        24 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc3, sc3, dc19, sc3, dc3, sc3, dc7, sc3, dc3, sc1, dc9, sc1, dc1, sc11, dc1, ES

        25 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc29, dc1, sc3, dc3, sc7, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc1, dc3, sc1, dc7, sc1, ES

        26 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc29, sc9, (dc5, sc1) x2, dc9, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc7, dc1, ES

        27 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc43, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc1, dc3, sc1, dc7, sc1, ES

        28 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc15, dc27, sc3, dc5, sc1, dc9, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc7, dc1, ES

        29 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc1, dc3, sc1, dc9, sc27, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc1, dc3, sc1, dc7, sc1, ES

        30 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc11, dc25, sc1, dc7, sc1, dc9, sc5, dc1, sc7, dc1, ES

        31 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc1, dc3, sc1, dc7, sc1, dc3, sc25, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc9, dc5, sc1, dc7, sc1, ES

        32 – JS, (dc1, sc3) x2, (dc1, sc7) x2, dc19, sc3, dc5, sc3, dc9, sc5, dc1, sc7, dc1, ES

        33 – JS, (sc1, dc3) x4, sc1, dc7, sc19, dc1, sc7, dc3, sc9, dc5, (sc1, dc3) x2, sc1, ES

        34 – JS, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc11, dc5, sc7, dc3, sc1, dc7, sc3, dc9, sc5, (dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, ES

        35 – JS, (sc1, dc3, sc1, dc7) x2, sc1, dc3, sc7, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc7, dc3, sc11, (dc3, sc1) x3, ES

        36 – JS, (dc1, sc3, dc1, sc7) x2, dc1, sc3, dc7, sc1, dc1, sc1, dc3, sc3, dc7, sc3, dc11, sc7, dc1, sc3, dc1, ES

        37 – JS, sc1, dc3, sc1, dc5, sc1, dc1, sc1, dc3, sc1, dc7, sc1, dc3, sc7, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc9, dc3, sc13, dc5, sc1, dc3, sc1, ES

        38 – JS, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc5, dc5, sc3, dc3, sc1, dc7, sc5, dc13, sc5, dc1, sc3, dc1, ES

        39 – JS, sc1, dc3, sc1, dc5, sc1, dc1, sc1, dc3, sc1, dc7, sc1, dc5, (sc5, dc1) x2, sc7, dc5, sc15, (dc3, sc1) x2, ES

        40 – JS, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc15, dc3, sc1, dc3, sc3, dc7, sc5, dc15, (sc3, dc1) x2, ES

        41 – JS, sc1, dc3, sc1, dc5, sc1, dc1, (sc1, dc3) x2, sc1, dc11, sc7, dc1, sc9, dc5, sc17, (dc1, sc1) x3, ES

        42 – JS, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, (dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, sc13, dc3, sc3, dc9, sc5, dc17, (sc1, dc1) x3, ES

        43 – JS, sc1, dc3, sc1, dc5, sc1, dc1, (sc1, dc3) x2, sc1, dc11, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc3, sc9, dc5, sc17, (dc1, sc1) x3, ES

        44 – JS, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc5) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc7, dc9, sc5, dc11, sc1, dc5, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

        45 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, (sc1, dc5) x2, sc1, dc3, sc1, dc7, sc1, dc3, sc1, dc7, sc9, dc5, sc11, dc1, sc5, dc3, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

        46 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc7, dc9, sc5, dc5, sc1, dc5, sc3, dc3, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

        47 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc1, dc5, sc1, dc9, sc1, dc7, sc1, dc3, sc1, dc5, sc13, dc3, sc5, dc1, sc5, dc3, sc3, dc3, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

        48 – JS, dc1, sc1, (dc1, sc7, dc1, sc9) x2, dc13, sc3, dc5, sc3, dc3, sc11, dc1, ES

        49 – JS, sc1, dc1, (sc1, dc3) x3, sc1, dc5, (sc1, dc7) x2, sc15, dc3, sc5, (dc3, sc3) x2, dc5, sc1, ES

        50 – JS, dc1, sc1, (dc1, sc3) x3, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc7) x2, dc15, sc5, dc3, sc9, dc3, sc5, dc1, ES

        51 – JS, sc1, dc1, (sc1, dc3) x3, sc1, dc5, sc1, dc7, sc1, dc5, sc19, (dc3, sc3) x3, dc5, sc1, ES

        52 – JS, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc13, dc19, sc9, dc3, sc3, dc3, sc5, dc1, ES

        53 – JS, sc1, dc5, sc1, dc7, sc1, dc5, sc1, dc13, sc19, (dc3, sc3) x3, dc1, sc1, dc3, sc1, ES

        54 – JS, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc15, dc3, sc1, dc7, sc1, dc3, sc5, (dc3, sc3) x2, dc3, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, ES

        55 – JS, sc1, dc5, sc1, dc7, sc1, dc5, sc1, dc3, sc1, dc7, sc1, dc3, sc3, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc3, dc5, (sc3, dc3) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc3, sc1, ES

        56 – JS, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc7, dc1, sc9) x2, dc3, sc11, (dc3, sc3) x2, dc3, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, ES

        57 – JS, sc1, dc5, sc1, dc7, sc1, dc9, sc1, dc7, sc1, (dc3, sc3) x3, dc5, (sc3, dc3) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc3, sc1, ES

        58 – JS, dc1, sc23, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc3, dc3, sc9, dc3, sc5, (dc3, sc3) x2, dc3, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, ES

        59 – JS, (sc1, dc7) x3, (sc1, dc3) x3, (sc3, dc3) x2, sc3, dc5, (sc3, dc3) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc3, sc1, ES

        60 – JS, (dc1, sc7) x3, (dc1, sc3) x3, (dc3, sc3) x2, dc3, sc5, (dc3, sc3) x2, dc3, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, ES

        61 – JS, (sc1, dc7) x3, (sc1, dc3) x3, (sc3, dc3) x2, sc3, dc5, (sc3, dc3) x2, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x3, ES

        62 – JS, (dc1, sc7) x3, (dc1, sc3) x3, (dc3, sc3) x2, dc3, sc5, (dc3, sc3) x2, dc3, (sc1, dc1) x3, ES

        63 – JS, sc1, dc1, sc1, dc5, (sc1, dc7) x2, (sc1, dc3) x3, (sc3, dc3) x2, sc3, dc5, (sc3, dc3) x2, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x3, ES

        64 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc7, (dc3, sc3) x2, dc3, sc5, (dc3, sc3) x3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

        65 – JS, sc1, dc1, sc1, dc5, (sc1, dc3) x2, sc1, dc11, sc1, dc7, (sc3, dc3) x2, sc3, dc5, (sc3, dc3) x3, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

        66 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc7, (dc3, sc3) x2, dc3, sc5, (dc3, sc3) x3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

        67 – JS, sc1, dc1, sc1, dc3, sc1, dc5, (sc1, dc3) x2, (sc1, dc7) x2, (sc3, dc3) x2, sc3, dc5, (sc3, dc3) x3, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

        68 – JS, (dc1, sc5) x2, (dc1, sc3) x2, (dc1, sc7) x2, (dc3, sc3) x2, dc3, sc5, (dc3, sc3) x3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

        69 – JS, (sc1, dc5) x2, (sc1, dc3) x2, (sc1, dc7) x2, (sc3, dc3) x2, sc3, dc5, (sc3, dc3) x3, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

        70 – JS, (dc1, sc5) x2, (dc1, sc3) x2, (dc1, sc7) x2, (dc3, sc3) x2, dc3, sc5, (dc3, sc3) x3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

        71 – JS, (sc1, dc5) x2, (sc1, dc3) x2, (sc1, dc7) x2, (sc3, dc3) x2, sc3, dc5, (sc3, dc3) x3, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

        72 – JS, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc7) x2, (dc3, sc3) x2, dc3, sc5, (dc3, sc3) x3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

        73 – JS, sc1, dc5, sc1, dc7, sc1, dc1, sc1, dc3, (sc1, dc5, sc1, dc1) x2, (sc3, dc3) x2, sc3, dc5, (sc3, dc3) x3, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

        74 – JS, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc7, (dc1, sc5) x2, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, (dc3, sc3) x2, dc3, sc5, (dc3, sc3) x2, dc3, sc5, dc1, ES

        75 – JS, sc1, dc1, sc1, dc3, sc1, dc7, (sc1, dc5) x2, sc1, dc1, sc1, dc5, sc1, dc1, (sc3, dc3) x2, sc3, dc5, (sc3, dc3) x2, sc3, dc5, sc1, ES

        76 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc1, (dc3, sc3) x2, dc3, sc5, (dc3, sc3) x2, dc3, sc5, dc1, ES

        Trim the fringe, if needed.

        Add optional envelope border (see YouTube tutorial).

        Congratulations! All done! #AshleesLint #overlaymosaiccrochet

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        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) BLACK – 230 yards plus 25 yards for optional SC border
        • Accent Color (AC) ORANGE – 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) BLACK – 325 yards
        • Coordinating Color (CC) ORANGE – 300 yards
        • Optional Envelope Border – 250 yards

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        2022 September Cat

        Each month in 2022 I have been publishing a new cat pattern! This month’s square can be used in the full blanket or it can be the “v” in “Love” along with 2022 March Cat, 2022 June Cat, and December Cat (which hasn’t been published yet!

        The interlocking pattern has been updated as of 3pm on September 1, 2022 – You can see the mistake in a lot of these photos but the correct version of this pattern should look like CarolinevdB’s mosaic sample. My corrected interlocking samples are shown in this video below. (If you can’t see the mistake, it is right where the tail goes straight up – shouldn’t be a bulky section).

        Flippers, our orange cat, is helping me show the corrected “September Cat” squares.

        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).

        All of these links are just to the side if you’re using a browser window, or at the bottom if you’re viewing on your mobile (click here to jump to the September Cat links, or click below to view more about the eBook).

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

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

        You will receive one file containing:

        • the interlocking written line-by-line pattern
        • a one-page chart (81 x 81)
        Sample crocheted by Maja Serec. Wrong side shown. Black used as MC.

        And another file with:

        • the mosaic written line-by-line pattern (including instructions for an envelope border)
        • an X-marked chart (77 x 77)

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

        Overlay Mosaic Crochet sample by CarolinevdB

        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.

        Mosaic crochet is 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.


        I have YouTube tutorials available for both crochet methods! Follow this link to get to my YouTube channel and find my other social links.


        Maja Serec crocheted this sample of “September Cat” using the interlocking crochet method. Black is used as the MC. Her fluffy cat and hilarious book make the picture one of my favorites!

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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 (625-875 yards)
          • Main color (blue on chart) – 275 yards
          • Contrasting color (white on chart) – 350 yards
          • Optional Envelope Border – 250 yards
        • Gauge: 14 stitches x 15 rows = 4”

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        All-in-one Love Miniseries blanket (in eBook only)
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        2022 August Cat

        Last month’s cat was a sleepy kitten, and this month I’ve drawn a striped cat. These two cats are similar in style and in my mind they’d be great as the two sides of a pillow!

        I think most of you will be quite familiar with this, but I’m going to say it anyway: this pattern, like all of my patterns, comes with the written pattern and charts for both the interlocking crochet method and the overlay mosaic crochet method.

        If you use the interlocking technique (also called Locked Filet Mesh / LFM) your chart size is 81 x 81. If you use the mosaic technique you’ll be using a chart that has been adjusted so there are no unnecessary border lines or interlocking mesh dots, so that chart is 77 x 77.

        The eBook has been updated to include this new square. I am curious as to how many of you are waiting until December when there will be an all-in-one blanket pattern added to the eBook. That pattern will contain all 12 monthly cat squares but you don’t need to join the squares you just crochet them all together.

        Thank you again to my testers: CarolinevdB, CynCityCrochet, and Maja Serec!

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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 (625-875 yards)
          • Main color (blue on chart) – 275 yards
          • Contrasting color (white on chart) – 350 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)
        All-in-one Love Miniseries blanket (in eBook only)
        All-in-one Blanket (in eBook only)
        January (Ravelry) (Etsy)
        February (Ravelry) (Etsy)
        March (Ravelry) (Etsy)
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