Years ago, when I was about 12 years old, my dad brought home a tiny little kitten. She was so soft and fluffy, and she must have been just barely old enough to be without her mother. She took naps inside my dad’s baseball cap and had “opposable thumbs” (basically just enlarged dewclaws). We named her Oreo, and we loved her very much.
As she grew up, she started to withdraw from people. She was technically my sister’s cat, but when we moved and I got my own room, Oreo quickly took refuge at the foot of my bed. She hated pretty much everyone on the planet except for myself (well, she tolerated my parents, too)–and she especially hated my sister–but we both found comfort in each other’s quiet, independent nature.
Her favorite activities included lounging in the sun, “barking” at bugs, attacking my sister when they passed each other in the stairwell, and, of course, sleeping. She often slept on top of the fridge or snuggled up directly on top of your pillow, but every now and then we’d find her someplace new…like in the cupboards! (We still don’t know how she got in there…)
Fast forward to my sophomore year of college. Oreo was about 7 years old and feisty as ever. I was living in the dorms at the time, so Oreo had to stay at home with my family. She was an indoor/outdoor cat, and she never really traveled far from home (most of the time, we’d find her at the end of the driveway, soaking up the sun).
That fall, she disappeared, and we never saw her again (though I do dream about her from time to time). At the time, coyotes were being spotted more and more frequently in our town, so we assume that one of them must have got her.
I never really mourned for her, and I think that’s because I wasn’t there when she disappeared. Somehow, I still feel like she’s out roaming the streets, chasing bugs and biting ankles.
My husband is not a cat person, so I don’t imagine I’ll have a kitty again for a very long time. After I released my C2C Doggo Blanket pattern, I had many requests to make a similar cat-themed blanket. I miss my kitty every day, so I thought this would be the perfect way to honor her memory!
Thus, the C2C Kitty Blanket was born! I plan to donate this finished blanket to my local animal rescue, but since I went through all the effort of making it, I figured I might as well put the entire thing into a comprehensive PDF pattern for my readers!
I used worsted-weight yarn and a size J/6mm hook for this project. I chose to use a single background color for this blanket, as opposed to the plaid design I did for the C2C Doggo Blanket, and I love how it turned out! I even gave this blanket a fun spike-stitch border to help bring out the other colors of the blanket against the dark pink background.
For added warmth and coziness, I added a fleece lining that complemented the yarn colors used in the blanket. I think it turned out great, don’t you?
In this pattern, I’ve included all of the charts/graphs for the individual designs in both left-handed and right-handed versions. I’ve also included a detailed yarn yardage chart, lots of notes on the graphghan-making process, and a bunch of photos! It’s even got a link to my C2C Basics video tutorial series–don’t worry, C2C is easier than it looks! If you can do a chain stitch, single crochet stitch, and a double crochet stitch, then you can make this blanket!
At this time, the C2C Kitty Blanket pattern will not be released as a free pattern on this website. However, it is available for purchase from my Etsy shop. Each pattern purchase you make helps keep Two Hearts Crochet stay up and active on the web. If you choose to purchase this pattern, please know that your support means so much to me! I know you’re going to love this pattern. So thank you for your purchase! And of course, please contact me if you have any questions.
Click here to purchase the C2C Kitty Blanket pattern from my Etsy shop
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The pattern comes in a handy PDF download format, and it includes everything you’ll need to know in order to make this pattern, including:
- materials list
- detailed yarn yardage chart
- 17 pages of graphs in both left- AND right-handed versions
- instructions on joining panels together
- instructions on how to add a fleece lining to your blanket
- and more!
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