In 2021, I accidentally started creating a square a month in a “Year of…” series.
Since then, I’ve continued to create a monthly square with a yearly theme. These series are a type of Crochet-A-Long (CAL) because generally people are able to complete the monthly square before the next one is released. See more CALs at https://ashleeslint.com/CALs/
Each monthly design is an extra-large oversized square. See more of this size: https://ashleeslint.com/large-squares/
Check out our current progress or look at one of the previous years’ collections!
2024: A Year of Dogs
Dogs and cats are treasured pets for a lot of you. After 2022: A Year of Cats, there were some high hopes and expectations for a year of dogs next. I’m happy with 2023’s year of Celtic knots but I didn’t want you all to wait any longer and so this year I chose dogs!
Each month’s square can also be done using the interlocking crochet technique or the overlay mosaic crochet technique.
The mosaic crochet option has been adjusted so that it does not show those interlocking mesh dots.
2023: A Year of Celtic Knots
The big news of this year’s monthly series is that the overlay mosaic crochet version of each month’s square is done from the center-out!
Each square can also be done using the interlocking crochet technique (regular, bottom-up).
Update: a bottom-up overlay mosaic crochet option has been added to every month’s square!
2022: A Year of Cats
In 2022, I chose to use cats as the theme!
As always, you can choose from the interlocking crochet version or the overlay mosaic crochet version.
To avoid joining squares (specifically for the mosaic version where those cut ends get in the way) there is an all-in-one blanket version available in the eBook listing.
There’s also a mini-blanket that uses March, June, September, and December to spell “Love“.
There are also two bonus squares: Bonus Scratch Cat, and November Cat Face.
(2021) A Year of Gnomes
In February of 2021, I published a lovely little gnome square. I quickly backtracked and added a gnome for January and then created the rest of the year as well!
Each month’s gnome is related to that month’s holiday or season.
You can crochet each gnome square using the interlocking crochet technique or the overlay mosaic crochet technique.
Originally, the mosaic option used the same chart as the interlocking crochet option (so you can see the mesh dots) but every month’s design now comes with a 3rd file as well: the adjusted, solid overlay mosaic crochet option! (See photo below)
If you’d rather not join a bunch of squares together, I also have an all-in-one blanket design available in the eBook
Using three different months, check out the background of each square to see the differences in the techniques. Read more about these differences here: https://ashleeslint.com/tutorials/interlocking-and-mosaic-crochet/