Paw print blanket

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Knit your cat a cosy paw print patchwork blanket - or why not knit one for charity?

You will need:

Yarn (approx 125g of colourful acrylic DK in as many colours as you like)

4mm knitting needles

One tapestry needle to sew squares together

Knitting, purling and basic sewing skills!

Method:

This paw print patchwork blanket is made up of 25 squares (10 plain squares, five tiny paw print squares, five medium paw print squares, and five large paw print squares). Sew them all together to make a blanket of around 50cm x 50cm. Just add more squares for a larger blanket.

Plain pattern (x10)

Cast on 23 sts

Row 1. K across

Row 2. K across

Row 3. K across

Row 4. K2, p to last 2 sts, k2

Row 5 and all odd numbered rows. K across

Row 6 and all even numbered rows to row 38.

Repeat row 4 Row 35 to 37. K across Bind off.

Make 10 of these squares.

Small paw pattern (x5)

Cast on 22 sts

Row 1. K across

Row 2. K across

Row 3. K across

Row 4. K2, p to last 2 sts, k2

Row 5 and all odd numbered rows. K across

Row 6 and all even numbered rows to row 10. K2, p to last 2 sts, k2

Rows 12 and 14. K2, p6, k2, p2, k2, p6, k2

Row 16. K2, p3, k2, p8, k2, p3, k2

Row 18. K2, p3, k2, p2, k4, p2, k2, p3, k2

Row 20. K2, p6, k6, p6, k2

Row 22. K2, p5, k8, p5, k2

Row 24. K2, p6, k6, p6, k2

Row 26 and all even rows to row 34. K2, p to last 2 sts, k2

Rows 35 to 37. K across Bind off.

Make 5 of these squares.

Medium paw pattern (x5)

Cast on 22 sts

Row 1. K across

Row 2. K across

Row 3. K across

Row 4. K2, p to last 2 sts, k2

Row 5 and all odd numbered rows. K across

Row 6 and all even numbered rows to row 8. K2, p to last 2 sts, k2

Row 10. K2, p6, k2, p2, k2, p6, k2

Rows 12. K2, p5, k3, p2, k3, p5, k2

Rows 14. (K2, p2) across

Row 16. K2, p2, k3, p8, k3, p2, k2

Row 18. K2, p3, k2, p2, k4, p2, k2, p3, k2

Row 20. K2, p3, k, p2, k6, p2, k, p3, k2

Row 22. K2, p5, k8, p5, k2

Row 24. K2, p4, k10, p4, k2

Row 26. K2, p3, k12, p3, k2

Row 28. k2, p5, k8, p5, k2

Row 30. K2, p7, k4, p7, k2

Row 32 and all even rows to row 34. K2, p to last 2 sts, k2

Rows 35 to 37. K across Bind off.

Make 5 of these squares.

Large paw pattern (x5)

Cast on 22 sts

Row 1. K across

Row 2. P across

Row 3. K across

Row 4. K2, p to last 2 sts, k2

Row 5 and all odd numbered rows. K across

Row 6. K2, p5, k2, p4, k2, p5, k2

Rows 8 and 10. K2, p4, k4, p2, k4, p4, k2

Row 12. K2, p2, k, p2, k2, p4, k2, p2, k, p2, k2

Row 14. K2, p, k3, p10, k3, p, k2

Row 16. K2, p, k3, p2, k6, p2, k3, p, k2

Row 18. K2, p2, k2, p, k8, p, k2, p2, k2

Row 20. K2, p5, k8, p5, k2

Row 22. K2, p4, k10, p4, k2

Row 24. K2, p3, k12, p3, k2

Row 26 and 30. K2, p2, k14, p2, k2

Row 28. K2, p3, k12, p3, k2

Row 30. K2, p4, k10, p4, k2

Row 32. K2, p to last 2 sts, k2

Rows 34 to 37. K across Bind off.

Make five of these squares.

Almost there...

Once all the squares are finished, darn in all the ends, arrange them into any pattern you like and sew the squares together!

This craft feature was originally printed in the January 2015 issue of Your Cat magazine. With thanks to Battersea and knitting extraordinaire Lauren O'Farrell (www.whodunnknit.com) for this pattern.

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