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Cat & Mouse Throw & Pillow

designed by Deb Richey
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This cat & mouse blanket isn't too cheesy - rather, it's almost purrfect

Single Size
45x56"
12" square
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The materials for this project cost $63.96

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Finished Blanket
45x56"
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12" square

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Contrast A

Simply Soft | Soft Pink, 9719Edit Color
$34.32

Contrast B

Simply Soft | Black, 9727Edit Color
$21.45

Contrast C

Simply Soft | Select your Shade, Edit Color
$0.00

Aluminum Crochet Hook 6"

Size J10/6mm
$2.20

Tapestry Needle Set

3/Pkg
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12" pillow form

The materials for this project cost $63.96

Abbreviations

Ch(s) = Chain(s)

sc = single crochet

sp(s) = space(s)

st(s) = stitch(es)

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Finished Blanket
45x56"
Finished Pillow
12" square

MATERIALS

Blanket
Simply Soft (170 g/6. oz;288 m/315 yds)
Contrast A Soft Pink (9719) 8
Contrast B Black (9727) 5
Contrast C () 1
Pillow
Simply Soft (170 g/6. oz;288 m/315 yds)
Contrast A Soft Pink (9719) 1
Contrast B Black (9727) 1
Contrast C () 1
Blanket & Pillow (set)
Simply Soft (170 g/6. oz;288 m/315 yds)
Contrast A Soft Pink (9719) 9
Contrast B Black (9727) 2
Contrast C () 2

GAUGE

Blanket: 16 sc = 4 inches; 20 sc rows = 4 inches
Pillow: 16 sc = 4 inches; 20 sc rows = 4 inches

INSTRUCTIONS

SPECIAL TECHNIQUES

sc decrease: Insert hook and draw up a loop in each of the next two stitches (three loops now on hook), hook yarn and draw through all three loops on the hook

 

PATTERN NOTES

Join with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated


THROW

Square

Make 6 each pink and black.

Row 1: Ch 45, sc in 2nd from hook and in each ch across, turn (44sc)

Rows 2-54: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Rnd 55: Working in ends of rows and in sts around outer edge, ch 1, 3 sc in first st, sc in each st across, ending with 3 sc in last st, evenly sp 42 sc in ends of rows across, working in starting ch on opposite side of row 1, 1 sc in each ch across, ending with 3 sc in last ch, evenly sp 42 sc in ends of rows across, join (see pattern notes) in beg sc.  Fasten off.


Cat

Make 6 pink and 6 black.

Body

Row 1: Beg at bottom edge, ch 13, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (12 sc)

Rows 2 & 3:  Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in each st across with 2 sc in last st, turn.  (16 sc at end of last row)

Row 4: Ch 9, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 7 chs, sc in each st across with 2 sc in last st, turn.  (25 sc)

Rows 5 & 6: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in each st across with 2 sc in last st, turn.

Row 7:  Ch 1, sc in each stitch across, turn.


Tail

Row 8: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in next st, sc dec (see stitch guide) in next 2 sts, leaving rem sts unworked, turn, (4 sc)

Row 9: Ch 1, sc dec in first 2 sts, sc in next st, 2 sc in last st, turn.

Rows 10-14: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Row 15:  Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in next st, sc dec in last 2 sts, turn.

Row 16: Ch 1, sc  dec in first 2 sts, sc in next st, 2 sc in last st, turn.

Rows 17-20:  [Rep rows 15 & 16 alternately] twice.

Rows 21-24: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Row 25:  Rep row 16.

Rows 26-29:  [rep rows 15 and 16 alternately] twice.

Row 30:  Rep row 15.

Row 31: Ch 1, sc in each of first 3 sts, 2 sc in last st, turn.  (5 sc)

Row 32: Ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 3 chs, sc in each of next 3 sts, sc dec in last 2 sts, turn.  (8 sc)

Row 33: Ch 1, sc dec in first 2 sts, sc in each st across, turn. (7 sc)

Rows 34 & 35:  Ch 1, sc dec in first 2 sts, sc in each st across with sc dec in last 2 sts, turn.  (3 sc at end of last row)

Row 36:  Ch 1, sc dec in 3 sts.  Fasten off.

Body Continued

Row 8: Sk next 4 sts on row 7, join with sc in next st, sc in each st across, turn. (21 sc)

Rows 9-13:  Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Rows 14-21:  Ch 1, sc dec in first 2 sts, sc in each st across with sc dec in last 2 sts, turn. (5 sc at end of last row)

Rows 22-25:  Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Row 26:  Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in each of next 3 sts, 2 sc in last st, turn.  Fasten off. (7 sc)

Head

Row 1:  Ch 14, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, with 2 sc in last ch, turn.  (15 sc)

Rows 2-5:  Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in each st across with 2 sc in last st, turn.  (23 sc at end of last row)

Rows 6-11:  Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Rows 12-14:  Ch 1, sc dec in first 2 sts, sc in each st across with sc dec in last 2 sts, turn.  (17 c at end of last row)

First Ear

Row 15: Ch 1, sc in each of first 5 sts, sc dec in next 2 sts, leaving rem sts unworked, turn.   (6 sc)

Row 16: Ch 1, sc dec in first two sts, sc in each st across, turn.  (5 sc)

Row 17:  Ch 1, sc in each st across with sc dec in last 2 sts, turn.  (4 sc)

Rows 18 & 19:  Rep rows 16 and 17,  (2 sc at end of last row)

Row 20:  Ch 1, sc dec in next 2 sts.  Fasten off.

 

2nd Ear

Row 15:  Sk next 3 unworked sts on row 14, join with sc dec in next 2 sts, sc in each st across, turn.  (6 sc)

Row 16:  Ch 1, sc in each st across with sc dec in last 2 sts, turn.  (5 sc)

Row 17:  Ch 1, sc dec in first 2 sts, sc in each st across, turn.  (4 sc)

Rows 18 & 19:  Rep rows 16 and 17.  (2 sc at end of last row)

Row 20:  Ch 1, sc dec in next 2 sts.  Fasten off. 

 

Mouse

Make 20.

Row 1: With black ch 30, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each of next 7 chs, leaving rem chs unworked for tail, turn.  (9 sc)

Row 2:  Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Row 3:  Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in each st across, turn.  (10 sc)

Row 4:  Ch 1, sc dec in first 2 sts, sc in each st across, turn.  (9 sc)

Row 5: Ch 1, sc  in each st across, turn.

Row 6:  Ch 1, sc dec in first 2 sts, sc in each st across, ending with 2 sc in last st, turn.

Row 7: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in each st across, ending with sc dec in last 2 sts, turn.

Row 8:  Ch 1, sc dec in first 3 sts, sl st in next of each of next 2 sts, (4 dc, ch2, sl st) in next st, sc in each of last 3 sts.  Fasten off. 

Finishing

Using pink on black Cats and black on pink Cats, with straight stitch and satin stitch, embroider eyes, noses and mouth according to photo.

Using gray and straight stitches, embroider whiskers and lines for legs as shown in photo.

Using pink, embroider straight stitches and satin stitches on each Mouse for nose, eyes, and legs as show in photo.

Assembly

Sew Heads to Bodies.

Center and sew each pink Cat to each black square and each black cat to each pink square.

Alternating squares sew Squares together in 4 rows of 3 Squares each.  Sew rows together.

Edging

Rnd 1: Working around outer edge, join black with sl st in center sc in sc group at any corner, ch 2 (see pattern notes) , 2 hdc in same st, hdc in each st around with 3 hdc in each center corner st, join (see pattern notes) in 2nd ch of beg ch-2, do not turn.  Fasten off.

Rnd 2:  Join pink in center st at any corner, ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in each st around with 3 hdc in each corner st, join in 2nd ch of beg ch-2.

Side Border

Row 1: Now working rows across 1 side edge, join pink with sl st in first st, ch 2, hdc in each st across to center st of next corner, leaving rem sts unworked, turn.

Rows 2-13: Ch 2, hdc in each st across, turn.  At end of last row, fasten off.

Corner Square

Make 4.

Rnd 1: With black, ch 3, sl st in first ch to form rig, ch 2, 11 hdc in ring, join in 2nd chain of beg ch-2. (12 hdc)

Rnd 2:  Ch 2, hdc in same st, [hdc in each of next 2 sts, 3 hdc in next st]  3 times, hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in same st as beg ch-2, join in 2nd ch of beg ch-2. (20 hdc)

Rnds 3-7: Ch 2, hdc in same st, * hdc in each st across to center corner st**, 3 hdc in center corner st, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, hdc in same st as beg  ch-2, join in 2nd ch of beg ch-2.  at end of last rnd, leaving long end, fasten off.

Sew 1 Corner Square in each corner between Side Borders/ 

Trim

Rnd 1: Now working in rounds around outer edge, join pink with sc in any center corner st, sc in same st, sc in each st around with 3 sc in each center corner st, ending with sc in same st as beg sc, join in beg sc.

Rnd 2:  Ch 1, sc in each of the first 2 sts, ch 3, sl st in last sc, [sc in each of the next 2 sts. Ch 3, sl st in last st] around, join in beg sc.  Fasten off. 

Sew Mice on Side Borders spaced randomly and oriented in opposite directions. 

 

PATTERN NOTES

Join with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated

Chain-2 at beginning of row or round counts as first half double crochet unless otherwise stated.

 

 

 

PILLOW

Square

Make 1 each pink and black.

Row 1: Ch 45, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn.  (44 sc)

Rows 2-54:  Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Rnd 55:  Working in ends of rows and in sts around outer edge, ch 1, 3 sc in first st, sc in each st across, ending with 3 sc in last st, evenly sp 42 sc in ends of rows across, working in starting ch on opposite side of row 1, 3 sc in first st, sc in each ch across, ending with 3 sc in last evenly sp 42 sc in ends of tows across, join (see Pattern Note) in beg sc.  Fasten off.

 

CAT

Make 1 pink and 1 black.

Body

Row 1: Beg at bottom edge, ch 13, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (12 sc)

Rows 2 & 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in each st across with 2 sc in last st, turn.  (16 sc at end of last row)

Row 4: Ch 9, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 7 chs, sc in each st across with 2 sc in last st, turn.  (25 sc)

Rows 5 & 6: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in each st across with 2 sc in last st, turn.

Row 7:  Ch 1, sc in each stitch across, turn.

Tail

Row 8: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in next st, sc dec (see stitch guide) in next 2 sts, leaving rem sts unworked, turn, (4 sc)

Row 9: Ch 1, sc dec in first 2 sts, sc in next st, 2 sc in last st, turn.

Rows 10-14: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Row 15:  Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in next st, sc dec in last 2 sts, turn.

Row 16: Ch 1, sc  dec in first 2 sts, sc in next st, 2 sc in last st, turn.

Rows 17-20:  [Rep rows 15 & 16 alternately] twice.

Rows 21-24: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Row 25:  Rep row 16.

Rows 26-29:  [rep rows 15 and 16 alternately] twice.

Row 30:  Rep row 15.

Row 31: Ch 1, sc in each of first 3 sts, 2 sc in last st, turn.  (5 sc)

Row 32: Ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 3 chs, sc in each of next 3 sts, sc dec in last 2 sts, turn.  (8 sc)

Row 33: Ch 1, sc dec in first 2 sts, sc in each st across, turn. (7 sc)

Rows 34 & 35:  Ch 1, sc dec in first 2 sts, sc in each st across with sc dec in last 2 sts, turn.  (3 sc at end of last row)

Row 36:  Ch 1, sc dec in 3 sts.  Fasten off.

Body Continued

Row 8: Sk next 4 sts on row 7, join with sc in next st, sc in each st across, turn. (21 sc)

Rows 9-13:  Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Rows 14-21:  Ch 1, sc dec in first 2 sts, sc in each st across with sc dec in last 2 sts, turn. (5 sc at end of last row)

Rows 22-25:  Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Row 26:  Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in each of next 3 sts, 2 sc in last st, turn.  Fasten off. (7 sc)

Head

Row 1:  Ch 14, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, with 2 sc in last ch, turn.  (15 sc)

Rows 2-5:  Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in each st across with 2 sc in last st, turn.  (23 sc at end of last row)

Rows 6-11:  Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Rows 12-14:  Ch 1, sc dec in first 2 sts, sc in each st across with sc dec in last 2 sts, turn.  (17 c at end of last row)

First Ear

Row 15: Ch 1, sc in each of first 5 sts, sc dec in next 2 sts, leaving rem sts unworked, turn.   (6 sc)

Row 16: Ch 1, sc dec in first two sts, sc in each st across, turn.  (5 sc)

Row 17:  Ch 1, sc in each st across with sc dec in last 2 sts, turn.  (4 sc)

Rows 18 & 19:  Rep rows 16 and 17,  (2 sc at end of last row)

Row 20:  Ch 1, sc dec in next 2 sts.  Fasten off.

2nd Ear

Row 15:  Sk next 3 unworked sts on row 14, join with sc dec in next 2 sts, sc in each st across, turn.  (6 sc)

Row 16:  Ch 1, sc in each st across with sc dec in last 2 sts, turn.  (5 sc)

Row 17:  Ch 1, sc dec in first 2 sts, sc in each st across, turn.  (4 sc)

Rows 18 & 19:  rep rows 16 and 17.  (2 sc at end of last row)

Row 20:  Ch 1, sc dec in next 2 sts.  Fasten off. 

Finishing

Using pink on black Cat and black on pink Cat, with straight stitch and satin stitch , embroider eyes, noses and mouth according to photo.

Using gray and straight stitches, embroider whiskers and lines for legs as shown in photo.

Assembly

Sew Heads to Bodies.

Center and sew pink Cat to black Square and black Cat to pink Square.

Black Square Edging

Working around outer edge, join pink in any center corner st, ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in each st around with 3 hdc in each center corner st, hdc in same st as beg ch-2, join in 2nd ch of be ch-2.  Fasten off.

Pink Square Edging

Working around outer edge, join black in any center corner st, ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in each st around with 3 hdc in each center corner st, hdc in same st as beg ch-2, join in 2nd ch of be ch-2.  Fasten off.

Assembly

Rnd 1: Holding Squares WS tog, working through both thicknesses, join pink with sc in any center corner st, 2 sc in same st, sc in each st around with 3 sc in each center corner st, inserting pillow form before closing, sc in same st as beg sc, join in beg sc.

Rnd 2:  Ch 1, sc in each of first 2 sts, ch 3, sl st in last st, [sc each of next 2 sts, ch 3, sl st in last st] around, join in beg sc.  Fasten off.