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My Favorite Cat Blanket! Easy, Free Crochet Pattern!!!

My Favorite Cat Blanket! Easy, Free Crochet Pattern!!!



My Favorite Cat Blanket… Easy, Free Crochet Pattern… So fun to make and accessorize with! Also, this is a great gift idea! You can do it in any color scheme or use your stash!!! My daughter swooped this up for her home!

Surprisingly so easy with a 3 row repeat (actually 2 rows, one you repeat twice!). Once you get the first few rows complete, it is a great tv watching project!

Add the My Favorite Cat Blanket to your Ravelry favorite queue for easy access… Click here!!!

My Favorite Cat Blanket

Will the My Favorite Cat Blanket be your favorite too??? I sure hope you love my latest free crochet pattern

Materials:

Yarn ~

Lion Brand Pound of Love – 3 skeins (1020 yds each): Color A – Cinnabar Color B – Quartz Color C – White

Hook ~

H hook


Using 2 or more colors makes the cat design pop!

Tips:

  • It is super easy, there are only a few ends to weave in for this project.
  • Use two or more contrasting colors to get the best effect.
  • You can choose any color scheme to make it your own.
  • After the first 2 rows, each color is used for 3 row repeating
  • I carry my yarn up the sides instead of finishing off and work over it when doing the edging

Size ~

46″ x 60′ – This can vary due to personal tension or yarn differences

My Free Cat Blanket up close

Stitches ~

  • Ch – Chain
  • St – Stitch
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch
  • Sk – Skip
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Hdc – Half Double Crochet
  • Dc – Double Crochet
  • YO – Yarn Over
  • DS Cl – Drop Stitch Cluster: Yo, insert hook 2 rows below between (2dc, ch1, 2dc)’s encapsulating both rows, pull up loop, yo, draw up loop in same space, yo, draw through all 5 loops on hook. Keep your loops you pull up to the same height as the row you are working on. See Picture below

My Favorite Cat Blanket Instructions ~

Color A

Ch 155

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook(counts as 2 dc), * sk 3 chs, (2 dc in next ch, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch*, repeat *to* 28 times, sk 3 chs, dc in last 2 chs. = 29 (2 dc, ch1, 2 dc) & 4 dc

Row 2: Ch 3(counts as dc now and throughout), turn, dc in next st, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch 1 sp*, repeat *to* across, dc in last 2 sts. = 29 (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) & 4 dc

Drop color A and Pick up color B

Row 3: Ch 3, turn, dc in next st, * ds cl 2 rows in sp 2 rows below (between last rows)see pic above), (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch 1 sp*, repeat *to* 28 more times, ds cl in next sp 2 rows below, dc in last 2 sts. = 29 (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc), 30 ds cl & 4 dc

Rows 4 & 5: Repeat row 2 in same color

Drop color B and Pick up color C

Row 6: repeat row 3

Row 7 & 8: Repeat row 2 in same color

Drop color C and Pick up color A

Rows 9-98: For each color you will do 3 rows (row 3 once, and row 2 twice).

You will end with color C

Edging

My Favorite Cat Blanket Edging

Continuing with Color C

Row 99: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 2 sts, *(ds cl in next sp 2 rows below, 4 sc in next ch 1 sp*, repeat *to* 28 more times, ds cl 2 rows below in sp, sc in next st, 3 sc in next st(corner), evenly sc 164 sts down row edges, 3 sc in next st of bottom row(corner), evenly sc 148 sts across bottom row until you are to the last st of that row, 3 sc in next st(this is the 1st ch of starting ch row 1)(3rd corner), evenly sc 164 sts up side rows, 2 sc in same st as 1st st of row 99. = 636 sc

Row 100: Ch 2(counts as hdc), turn, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in next 166 sts, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in next 150 sts, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in next 166 sts, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in next 149 sts, join with sl st to beginning ch 2. = 644 hdc

Finish off, Turn and join color B in top Right Hand Corner St.

Row 101: Ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next 152 sts, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in next 168 sts, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in next 152 sts, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in last 168 sts, join with sl st to beginning ch 2. = 652 hdc

Finish off, Turn and join color A in top Right Hand Corner St.

Row 102: Ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next 154 sts, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in next 170 sts, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in next 154 sts, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in last 170 sts, join with sl st to beginning ch 2. = 660 hdc

Row 103: Ch 1, turn, loosely *sl st across to corner st, (sl st, ch 1, sl st) in corner st*, repeat *to* around, join to beginning sl st.

Finish off

That’s it… You now have My Favorite Cat Blanket!!! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did and now my daughter does!!!

For another great crochet cat item, you can try the Easy Cat Dishcloth Pattern too!

Easy Cat Dishcloth

Also, I have been using these great Rechargeable Hand Warmers,,, Love them.. If your hands get cold give these a try!


Also, Don’t forget to follow me on my social media sites for more fun!

FacebookTwitterInstagramMy CAL Facebook Group, and Pinterest

I hope you love this project!!  Finally, make sure to share your finished projects on my Beatrice Ryan Designs Facebook Page and make sure to share around social media too! Why share?? Because it shares our Love of Crochet!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


©Copyright 2023 Elena Hunt/Beatrice Ryan Designs.  All of my patterns and posts are my own work. Do not copy them in any way. If you want to share this information with someone, share the link to this post. Additionally, If you want to share on your own blog, website or social media, then you may use the first photo in this post and link back to this post. You may not give away printed copies of this post. Thank you. This post may contain affiliate link

2023 Crochet with Me Temperature Afghan CAL Season 1 Day 9 and Beyond

2023 Crochet with Me Temperature Afghan CAL Season 1 Day 9 and Beyond


2023 Crochet with Me Temperature Afghan CAL Season 1 Day 9 and Beyond! Today we complete the last row of the 7 row repeat! So exciting to see our pattern and colors come together! For this Crochet Along, you can make one season, all 4 seasons or a full year… Makers choice.

Stay tuned for tomorrows post, I will put all 7 repeat rows together in one instruction so you can continue your 2023 Crochet with Me Temperature Afghan CAL with ease!

If you missed the material list click here Row 1 instructions click here! ,  Row 2 instructions click here!, Row 3 instructions click here!  Row 4 instructions click here!  Row 5 instructions click here! Row 6 instructions click here!  Row 7 instructions click here! or Row 8 instructions click here! You can find all of the 2023 Crochet with Me Temperature Afghan CAL posts in the Crochet with Me tab at the top.

Make sure to add this to your RAVELRY Favorites for easy access too, Click Here!


Q & A

  • Do I need to use the Hobby Lobby I Love Yarn? – No, you can use any brand and either use colors that are the same tone or make up your own color scheme
  • What if my temperatures are lower or higher than in the range posted? – You can adjust your range by moving the color scale up or down. If you want to use a smaller range, you can use smaller increments too and use less yarn colors. I have adjusted my personal scale to fit my local area and the sample of mine is below.
  • How does a 4 Season project work? – A season is a 3 month period, you can stop at the end or each season or continue and make 2 seasons together or continue and make the full year. You can also make each season and join them together later.
  • How do you know what temp to use each day? -You can use a weather app such as Weather.com to track your local temps. You can choose a time of day to look, the high or low or the average. Weather.com also has a monthly calendar so you can see the temp history incase you miss a day. Also, you can choose to just use the temps in your hometown or you can use them for where you are each day at the time you choose.
  • Joining new colors? -You will finish off each row leaving your tail. Without turning for the next row you will move to the first stitch on the righthand side and join your yarn. Another words, you will always work/start your new row on the right side.
  • How large will this be? – This temperature afghan project is worked length wise, so it will be approximately 65″ long not including fringe. The width for each season will be approximately 30-36″ wide depending on your tension. If you do a full year the width will be extra large somewhere around 125″, the original 65″ is the same and then you may use the lengthwise direction differently than if you stop at the seasonal lapghan style.
  • How do I join? – EASY, you can just come back here anytime and scroll through the feed, go to the Crochet with Me tab at the top of the page and get all the posts, Use the “Stay Connected” form on the right sidebar to get all posts by email or join the Beatrice Ryan Facebook CAL Group and posts are in the pinned area there.
  • What if I am behind? – You can get all of your daily historical temperatures on Weather.com and catch up!
  • Why are my stitch counts getting off? – Make sure when doing the fl dc that you don’t do your next bl sc in the stitch behind the fl dc. This will cause extra stitches.
  • Prizes? – Head to the Material List Post for all the info on the prizes

I have been using this lovely magnetic fridge calendar to track my temps and all of my life events,,, Love this one! Click Here for the Amazon link!


Above is a broad range of colors and temperature guide you can use! Of course, you can move your temperature range around to suit your area or even use less colors.

**Since my home town temperatures are within a range from lows of 10 degrees to highs of upper 90’s, I am going to use the daily average for myself. In order to use all of the yarn colors I purchased(25 colors), I have listed how I varied my temp chart increments. You can change yours up too if you like to get more or less colors. The above picture is just a suggestion of yarn colors and temperatures.

  • <24 White
  • 25-27 Light Gray
  • 28-30 Greybeard
  • 31-33 Soft Pink
  • 34-36 Pink
  • 37-39 Hot Rose
  • 40-42 Hot Orchid
  • 43-45 Mixed Berry
  • 46-48 Purple
  • 49-51 Navy
  • 52-53 Royal
  • 54-55 Peacock
  • 56-57 Turquoise
  • 58-59 Medium Blue
  • 60-61 Jelly Bean
  • 62-63 Limelight
  • 64-65 Buttercup
  • 66-67 Yellow
  • 68-69 Sungold
  • 70-71 Desert Glaze
  • 72-73 Burnt Pumpkin
  • 74-75 Red
  • 76-77 Fire Red
  • 78-79 Cranberry
  • 80> Auberine

2023 Crochet with Me Temperature Afghan CAL Season 1 Day 9/Row 9 Instructions and beyond!

Today for me in Mt. Shasta California, The Low was 37 degrees, High was 46 degrees …. My color today for the average is 42 degrees, On my personalized chart that is Hot Orchid. I was so happy to use a new color!

We Finally woke up to a sunshiny day and it was beautiful all day… Below are my pictures today… On my way to work Mt Shasta was peaking out of the clouds to show off its new layer of show… And Black Butte(a small cinder cone volcano) showed off its back drop of a beautiful blue sky... When I left work(in Weed CA about 15 miles north of home), I was able to catch a Northern side view of Mt Shasta at sunset... I live in a beautiful area!!!


2023 Crochet with Me Temperature Afghan CAL Day 9 and Beyond

Stitches:

  • Ch – Chain
  • St – Stitch
  • Bl – Back Loop
  • Fl – Front Loop
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Dc – Double Crochet

Temperature Blanket/Afghan Pattern! Join the fun for 1 season or a full year!

We are using the tear stitch… Here is a link to a great YouTube Video that shows how to do this pattern. Keep in mind, She uses a 6 st repeat and I use a 7 stitch repeat. Click Here

Instructions

Day 9/Row 9:  Ch 1, sc in 1st st, bl sc in next 6 sts, * fldc in next st 2 rows below, blsc in next 6 sts*, repeat *to* 27 more times, fldc in next st 2 rows below, sc in last st. = 29 fldc , 2 sc & 174 blsc(all rows now will have this count). Finish off and Move to the RH side to join next color

That’s it for day 9… Great job completing the first 7 repeats!

For the Day 10 and beyond… You will just repeat rows 3 – 9… Tomorrow I will post that all in one place so it is easier to crochet your project! And then about once a week I will do a progress photo post with more fun things!!!

For Day 1/Row 1 instructions click here if you are just starting

Day 1 2023 Temp Afghan CAL

For Day 2/Row 2 instructions click here!

For Day 3/Row 3 instructions click here!

2023 Crochet with Me Temperature Afghan CAL

For Day 4/Row4 instructions click here!

2023 Crochet with Me Temperature Afghan

For Day 5/Row 5 instructions click here!

For Day 6/Row 6 instructions click here!

For Day 7/Row 7 instructions click here!

For Day 8/Row 8 instructions click here!


Also, Don’t forget to follow me on my social media sites for more fun!

FacebookTwitterInstagramMy CAL Facebook Group, and Pinterest

I hope you love this project!!  Finally, make sure to share your finished projects on my Beatrice Ryan Designs Facebook Page and make sure to share around social media too! Why share?? Because it shares our Love of Crochet!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


©Copyright 2023 Elena Hunt/Beatrice Ryan Designs.  All of my patterns and posts are my own work. Do not copy them in any way. If you want to share this information with someone, share the link to this post. Additionally, If you want to share on your own blog, website or social media, then you may use the first photo in this post and link back to this post. You may not give away printed copies of this post. Thank you. This post may contain affiliate link

2023 Crochet with Me Temperature Afghan CAL Season 1 Day 8

2023 Crochet with Me Temperature Afghan CAL Season 1 Day 8



Welcome to the 2023 Crochet with Me Temperature Afghan Season 1 Day 8!!! This is such and easy crochet along, You may not have started yet or are worried you can keep up… You can start anytime, Do one season(3months) or keep up with us for the full year! Each day only takes about 20 minutes, so it is easy to catch up!

One row a day is so easy and I am finding I want to crochet more… So I have been designing several new projects… I can’t wait to share them soon! Don’t forget to check out more Free Pattens, Paid Patterns or the past Crochet with Me CAL’s at the top of the page!

As a reminder, this temperature afghan is a 7 row repeat project, but rows 1 and 2 are not part of the repeat. Over the first 9 rows, there will be a post for each day to get you through the first repeat section. After the first 9 days you will continue to do the 7 row repeat throughout. I will post my weekly progress photos and fun posts each week.

If you missed the material list click here Row 1 instructions click here! ,  Row 2 instructions click here!, Row 3 instructions click here!  Row 4 instructions click here!  Row 5 instructions click here! Row 6 instructions click here! or Row 7 instructions click here! You can find all of the 2023 Crochet with Me Temperature Afghan CAL posts in the Crochet with Me tab at the top.

Make sure to add this to your RAVELRY Favorites for easy access too, Click Here!


Q & A

  • Do I need to use the Hobby Lobby I Love Yarn? – No, you can use any brand and either use colors that are the same tone or make up your own color scheme
  • What if my temperatures are lower or higher than in the range posted? – You can adjust your range by moving the color scale up or down. If you want to use a smaller range, you can use smaller increments too and use less yarn colors. I have adjusted my personal scale to fit my local area and the sample of mine is below.
  • How does a 4 Season project work? – A season is a 3 month period, you can stop at the end or each season or continue and make 2 seasons together or continue and make the full year. You can also make each season and join them together later.
  • How do you know what temp to use each day? -You can use a weather app such as Weather.com to track your local temps. You can choose a time of day to look, the high or low or the average. Weather.com also has a monthly calendar so you can see the temp history incase you miss a day. Also, you can choose to just use the temps in your hometown or you can use them for where you are each day at the time you choose.
  • Joining new colors? -You will finish off each row leaving your tail. Without turning for the next row you will move to the first stitch on the righthand side and join your yarn. Another words, you will always work/start your new row on the right side.
  • How large will this be? – This temperature afghan project is worked length wise, so it will be approximately 65″ long not including fringe. The width for each season will be approximately 30-36″ wide depending on your tension. If you do a full year the width will be extra large somewhere around 125″, the original 65″ is the same and then you may use the lengthwise direction differently than if you stop at the seasonal lapghan style.
  • How do I join? – EASY, you can just come back here anytime and scroll through the feed, go to the Crochet with Me tab at the top of the page and get all the posts, Use the “Stay Connected” form on the right sidebar to get all posts by email or join the Beatrice Ryan Facebook CAL Group and posts are in the pinned area there.
  • What if I am behind? – You can get all of your daily historical temperatures on Weather.com and catch up!
  • Why are my stitch counts getting off? – Make sure when doing the fl dc that you don’t do your next bl sc in the stitch behind the fl dc. This will cause extra stitches.
  • Prizes? – Head to the Material List Post for all the info on the prizes

I have been using this lovely magnetic fridge calendar to track my temps and all of my life events,,, Love this one! Click Here for the Amazon link!


Above is a broad range of colors and temperature guide you can use! Of course, you can move your temperature range around to suit your area or even use less colors.

**Since my home town temperatures are within a range from lows of 10 degrees to highs of upper 90’s, I am going to use the daily average for myself. In order to use all of the yarn colors I purchased(25 colors), I have listed how I varied my temp chart increments. You can change yours up too if you like to get more or less colors. The above picture is just a suggestion of yarn colors and temperatures.

  • <24 White
  • 25-27 Light Gray
  • 28-30 Greybeard
  • 31-33 Soft Pink
  • 34-36 Pink
  • 37-39 Hot Rose
  • 40-42 Hot Orchid
  • 43-45 Mixed Berry
  • 46-48 Purple
  • 49-51 Navy
  • 52-53 Royal
  • 54-55 Peacock
  • 56-57 Turquoise
  • 58-59 Medium Blue
  • 60-61 Jelly Bean
  • 62-63 Limelight
  • 64-65 Buttercup
  • 66-67 Yellow
  • 68-69 Sungold
  • 70-71 Desert Glaze
  • 72-73 Burnt Pumpkin
  • 74-75 Red
  • 76-77 Fire Red
  • 78-79 Cranberry
  • 80> Auberine

2023 Crochet with Me Temperature Afghan CAL Season 1 Day 8/Row 8 Instructions

Today for me in Mt. Shasta California, The Low was 31 degrees, High was 39 degrees …. My color today for the average is 35 degrees, On my personalized chart that is Pink again for today, 3rd day in a row!

It Rained/Slushed all night… It sounded like reindeer were walking on my roof all night! When I woke up the sun was barely peaking through, then it started to rain again… California was in such drought this is really a great thing.. but as many of you know… Flooding is also a horrible thing, many parts of the state are having major issues!

My back yard looks about the same, maybe more of a larger pond of slush than yesterday?? 2-3 feet of snow will cover it soon!

Ziggy told me she wanted a Summertime Day, Looked out the window for anything interesting, then decided to take a nap under one of my crochet blankets!

Love this cat!


2023 Crochet with Me Temperature Afghan CAL Day 8/Row 8

Stitches:

  • Ch – Chain
  • St – Stitch
  • Bl – Back Loop
  • Fl – Front Loop
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Dc – Double Crochet

Temperature Blanket/Afghan Pattern! Join the fun for 1 season or a full year!

We are using the tear stitch… Here is a link to a great YouTube Video that shows how to do this pattern. Keep in mind, She uses a 6 st repeat and I use a 7 stitch repeat. Click Here

Instructions

Day 8/Row 8:  Ch 1, sc in 1st st, bl sc in next 5 sts, * fldc in next st 2 rows below, blsc in next 6 sts*, repeat *to* 27 more times, fldc in next st 2 rows below, blsc in next st, sc in last st. = 29 fldc , 2 sc & 174 blsc(all rows now will have this count). Finish off and Move to the RH side to join next color

That’s it for 2023 Crochet with Me Temperature Afghan CAL Season 1 Day 8!!!, You should be able to really see how this is going to work!


For Day 1/Row 1 instructions click here if you are just starting

Day 1 2023 Temp Afghan CAL

For Day 2/Row 2 instructions click here!

For Day 3/Row 3 instructions click here!

2023 Crochet with Me Temperature Afghan CAL

For Day 4/Row4 instructions click here!

2023 Crochet with Me Temperature Afghan

For Day 5/Row 5 instructions click here!

For Day 6/Row 6 instructions click here!

For Day 7/Row 7 instructions click here!


Also, Don’t forget to follow me on my social media sites for more fun!

FacebookTwitterInstagramMy CAL Facebook Group, and Pinterest

I hope you love this project!!  Finally, make sure to share your finished projects on my Beatrice Ryan Designs Facebook Page and make sure to share around social media too! Why share?? Because it shares our Love of Crochet!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


©Copyright 2023 Elena Hunt/Beatrice Ryan Designs.  All of my patterns and posts are my own work. Do not copy them in any way. If you want to share this information with someone, share the link to this post. Additionally, If you want to share on your own blog, website or social media, then you may use the first photo in this post and link back to this post. You may not give away printed copies of this post. Thank you. This post may contain affiliate link

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