Kitty Blanket

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Kitty Blanket

designed by Deb Richey
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Approx. 32"/81.5cm wide x 43"/109cm long, including edging
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The materials for this project cost $43.17

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  • Single Size
Finished Measurements
Approx. 32"/81.5cm wide x 43"/109cm long, including edging

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Click each color to change it or go with the colors recommended by the designer

Contrast A

Simply Soft | White, 9701Edit Color
$8.58

Contrast B

Simply Soft | Soft Pink, 9719Edit Color
$4.29

Contrast C

Simply Soft | Soft Blue, 9712Edit Color
$4.29

Contrast D

Simply Soft | Sunshine, 9755Edit Color
$4.29

Contrast E

Simply Soft | Soft Green, 9739Edit Color
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Contrast F

Simply Soft | Sage, 9705Edit Color
$4.29

Contrast G

Simply Soft | Light Country Blue, 9709Edit Color
$4.29

Aluminum Crochet Hook 6"

Size J10/6mm
$2.20

Jumbo Stitch Marker Rings

20/Pkg
$5.25

Steel Yarn Needles

Size 16 2/Pkg
$1.40
The materials for this project cost $43.17

Abbreviations

hdc = half double crochet

sc = single crochet

Sc2tog = Draw up a loop in next st) twice. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook

st(s) = stitch(es)

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Finished Measurements
Approx. 32"/81.5cm wide x 43"/109cm long, including edging

MATERIALS

Kitty Blanket
Simply Soft (170 g/6. oz;288 m/315 yds)
Contrast A White (9701) 2
Contrast B Soft Pink (9719) 1
Contrast C Soft Blue (9712) 1
Contrast D Sunshine (9755) 1
Contrast E Soft Green (9739) 1
Contrast F Sage (9705) 1
Contrast G Light Country Blue (9709) 1
One size US J-10 (6mm), or size to obtain gauge. Stitch markers. Yarn needle.

GAUGE

One Square measures approximately 5 1/2 x 5 1/2"/14 x 14cm­

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTES

1. Squares are worked in continuous rounds with RS facing throughout. Do not join and do not turn at the end of a round. Place a marker to indicate the beginning of the round and move the marker up as work progresses.

2. To change color, sl st in next st and fasten off old color. Join new color in indicated st and work next round as instructed. When working next round, do not work into the sl st, instead work over the sl st and directly into the same st as the sl st.

SQUARE 1 (make 6)

With C, ch 2.

Round 1: Work 8 hdc in 2nd ch from hook; do not join—8 hdc.

Round 2: [Sc in next hdc, (sc, hdc, sc) in next hdc (corner made)] 4 times—16 sts.

Round 3: Hdc in next 2 sts, [(hdc, dc, hdc) in next st, hdc in next 3 sts] 3 times, (hdc, dc, hdc) in next st, hdc in next st—24 sts.

Round 4: Sc in next 3 sts, [(sc, hdc, sc) in next st, sc in next 5 sts] 3 times, (sc, hdc, sc) in next st, sc in next 2 sts—32 sts. Sl st in next st. Fasten off C. Note: When working next round, do not work into the sl st, instead work over the sl st and directly into the st immediately below.

Round 5: Join D with sl st in center hdc of any corner, ch 2 (counts as first hdc), (dc, hdc) in same st, hdc in next 7 sts, [(hdc, dc, hdc) in next st, hdc in next 7 sts] 3 times—40 sts.

Round 6: Sc in next st, [(sc, hdc, sc) in next st, sc in next 9 sts] 3 times, (sc, hdc, sc) in next st, sc in next 8 sts—48 sts.

Round 7: Hdc in next 2 sts, [(2 hdc, dc, 2 hdc) in next st, hdc in next 11 sts] 3 times, (2 hdc, dc, 2 hdc) in next st, hdc in next 9 sts—64 sts.

Round 8: Sc in next 4 sts, [(sc, hdc, sc) in next st, sc in next 15 sts] 3 times, (sc, hdc, sc) in next st, sc in next 11 sts—72 sts.

Sl st in next st. Fasten off D, leaving a long tail for sewing.

 

SQUARE 2 (make 4)
Make same as square 1, working Rounds 1–4 with B and Rounds 5–8 with E.

 

SQUARE 3 (make 12)

With D, ch 2.

Rounds 1 and 2: Work Rounds 1 and 2 of square 1—16 sts. Sl st in next st. Fasten off D.

Round 3: Join E with sl st in center st of any corner, ch 2 (counts as hdc), (dc, hdc) in same st, hdc in next 3 sts, [(hdc, dc, hdc) in next st, hdc in next 3 sts] 3 times—24 sts.

Round 4: Sc in next st, [(sc, hdc, sc) in next st, sc in next 5 sts] 3 times, (sc, hdc, sc) in next st, sc in next 4 sts—32 sts. Sl st in next st. Fasten off E.

Round 5:  Join B with sl st in center st of any corner, ch 2 (counts as hdc), (dc, hdc) in same st, hdc in next 7 sts, [(hdc, dc, hdc) in next st, hdc in next 7 sts] 3 times—40 sts.

Round 6: Sc in next st, [(sc, hdc, sc) in next st, sc in next 9 sts] 3 times, (sc, hdc, sc) in next st, sc in next 8 sts—48 sts. Sl st in next st. Fasten off B.

Round 7:  Join C with sl st in center st of any corner, ch 2 (counts as hdc), (hdc, dc, 2 hdc) in same st, hdc in next 11 sts, [(2 hdc, dc, 2 hdc) in next st, hdc in next 11 sts] 3 times—64 sts.

Round 8: Sc in next 2 sts, [(sc, hdc, sc) in next st, sc in next 15 sts] 3 times, (sc, hdc, sc) in next st, sc in next 13 sts—72 sts. Sl st in next st.

Fasten off C, leaving a long tail for sewing.

 

SQUARE 4 (make 4)

With C, ch 2.

Rounds 1 and 2: Work Rounds 1 and 2 of square 1—16 sts. Sl st in next st. Fasten off C.

Rounds 3 and 4: With B, work Rounds 3 and 4 of square 3—32 sts. Do not fasten off at the end of Round 4.

Round 5: Hdc in next 2 sts, [(hdc, dc, hdc) in next st, hdc in next 7 sts] 3 times, (hdc, dc, hdc) in next st, hdc in next 5 sts—40 sts.

Round 6: Sc in next 3 sts, [(sc, hdc, sc) in next st, sc in next 9 sts] 3 times, (sc, hdc, sc) in next st, sc in next 6 sts—48 sts.

Round 7: Hdc in next 4 sts, [(2 hdc, dc, 2 hdc) in next st, hdc in next 11 sts] 3 times, (2 hdc, dc, 2 hdc) in next st, hdc in next 7 sts—64 sts.

Round 8: Sc in next 6 sts, [(sc, hdc, sc) in next st, sc in next 15 sts] 3 times, (sc, hdc, sc) in next st, sc in next 9 sts—72 sts.

Sl st in next st. Fasten off B, leaving a long tail for sewing.

 

KITTY SQUARE (make 9)

With A, ch 2.

Round 1 (RS): Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook; do not join—6 sc.

Round 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around—12 sc.

Round 3: [Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—18 sc.

Round 4: [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc] 6 times—24 sc.

Round 5: [Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—30 sc.

Round 6: [Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—36 sc.

Round 7: [Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—42 sc.

Round 8: [Sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—48 sc.

Round 9: [Hdc in next 5 sc, dc in next 3 sc, 5 tr in next sc (corner made), dc in next 3 sc] 4 times—64 sts.

Round 10: Sc in next 10 sts, [(sc, hdc, sc) in next st, sc in next 15 sts] 3 times, (sc, hdc, sc) in next st, sc in last 5 sts—72 sts.

Sl st in next st. Fasten off.

 

EAR (make 18 – 2 per kitty)

Inner Ear (make 18 – 1 per ear)

Beginning at tip of ear, with B, ch 3.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, turn—2 sc.

Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc across, turn—4 sc.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Row 4: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn—6 sc.

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

Fasten off.

Outer Ear (make 18 – 1 per ear)

Beginning at tip of ear, with A, ch 3.

Rows 1–5: Work Rows 1–5 of inner ear—6 sc. Do not fasten off.

Note: The outer ear and an inner ear are now joined together by working through both pieces, while working all the way around the outer edges.

Round 6: Ch 1, place an inner ear on top of outer ear, working through both thicknesses, (sc, hdc, sc) in first sc, sc in next 4 sc, (sc, hdc, sc) in last sc, do not turn; work 4 sc evenly spaced across side edge of ear; working across opposite side of foundation chains, (sc, hdc, dc) in first ch, (dc, hdc, sc) in next ch; work 4 sc evenly spaced across other side edge of ear; join with sl st in first sc.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

 

EYE (make 18 – 2 per kitty)

With F, ch 5.

Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next 2 ch, sl st in last ch. 
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

 

NOSE (make 9 – 1 per kitty)
With G, ch 5.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each remaining ch across, turn—4 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, [sc2tog] twice, turn—2 sc.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc2tog—1 sc. 
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

FINISHING 
With RS facing, arrange squares as shown in assembly diagram and whipstitch together. Sew ears to top corners of kitty squares. Sew eyes onto kitty squares. With G, embroider whiskers and sew noses onto the kitty squares, centered under the eyes.
Edging
Join E with sl st in any corner.
Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), 4 dc in same corner, work 15 dc evenly spaced across side of first square, work 16 dc evenly spaced across side of each square to last square on this side of blanket, work 15 dc evenly spaced across side of last square on this side of blanket, *5 dc in corner, work 15 dc evenly spaced across side of next square, work 16 dc evenly spaced across side of each square to last square on this side of blanket, work 15 dc evenly spaced across side of last square; repeat from * across remaining 2 sides of blanket; join with sl st in top of beginning ch—396 sts.
Rounds 2 and 3: Ch 3, dc in each dc around, working 5 dc in center dc of each 5-dc corner; join with sl st in top of beginning ch. 
Fasten off.
Round 4: Join B with sl st in center dc of any 5-dc corner, ch 3, 4 dc in same corner, dc in each dc around, working 5 dc in center dc of each 5-dc corner; join with sl st in top of beginning ch.
Rounds 5 and 6: Repeat Rounds 2 and 3. 
Fasten off B.
Round 7: With D, repeat Round 4.
Round 8: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, sk next st, (hdc, 2 dc, hdc) in next st, sk next st, *sc in next st, sk next st, (hdc, 2 dc, hdc) in next st, sk next st; repeat from * around; join with sl st in first sc. 
Fasten off.

Using yarn needle, weave in all ends.