Like cats? Handy with a crochet hook? Always wanted to memorialise your puss by way of a throw cushion but didn’t know how? Then this is the pattern for you. Quick and easy, this playful crochet square is ripe for customising to your favourite feline.
The Many Cats Square is worked in simple stitches. The background square is worked in joined rounds and the appliqué cat is sewn on afterwards. The written pattern is for one square and one kind of cat. It includes detailed notes and plenty of colour photographs, as well as suggestions on how to personalise your cat. I also give you some tips if you want to turn your squares into a cushion.
The pattern is written in English in UK crochet terms. A conversion chart to US terms is included.
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY
Adventurous beginner: a few different techniques but nothing particularly challenging.
THINGS YOU'LL NEED
I used DK/8ply yarn (tapestry wool) in 6 colours and a 4mm (US G/6) hook. But feel free to substitute any weight yarn and its appropriate-sized hook - your measurements and yardage may vary accordingly. This is a great project for using those fancy, furry art yarns you have in your cupboard.
For one square you will need about 10m (11 yds) for the main background colour and about 9m (10yds) for the cat, plus smaller amounts for the other colours.
For the eyes, I used 4.5mm and 6mm safety eyes in a variety of colours. You could use beads or black yarn instead.
And if you make your squares into a cushion, you'll need a cushion insert. Mine measures about 45cmx 45cm (18in x 18in).
Using DK/8-ply weight yarn and a 4mm (US G/6) hook, your square will measure 10cm x 10cm (4in x 4in) after blocking.
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