Saturday, April 16, 2005

Cat Tracks

Cat Tracks

Cat Tracks
© 2004 Drew Emborsky, The Crochet Dude

Finished size: 12 inches
Materials: Worsted Weight Yarn
Crochet Hook, Size H (or hook of choice, just add or delete
rows to reach 12 inches)

Rnd 1: Ch 4; 11 dc in 4th ch from hook; join with a slip st to top of beginning ch 3.

Rnd 2: Ch1, turn so that wrong side is facing you; working in front loops only, 2 sc in same st, *sc in next 2 dc, 3sc in next dc* 3 times; sc in next 2 dc, 1 sc in beginning corner; slip st to top of first sc.

Rnd 3: Ch5, turn so that right side is facing you; working in back loops only, 2 tr in same st, *tr in each st across; (2 tr, ch1, tr, ch1, 2tr) in corner st* 3 times; tr across; 2 tr in first corner, ch1, sl stitch to 4th ch of beginning ch 5.

Rnd 4: Ch1, turn so that wrong side is facing you, working in front loops only, 2 sc in same st, *sc across including in the front loop of each ch1 , 3 sc in corner st* 3 times, sc across including in the front loop of the ch1 spaces, sc in first corner, slip st to first sc.

Repeat round 3 and 4 until square is 12 inches, ending with round 4. Depending on your gauge and the actual thickness of yarn, at the end you may need to add a row or two of sc to reach 12 inches.


Crochet Crafter said...

hey drew,

I love the cat tracks - thanks for sharing the pattern!

Anonymous said...

Your rock, Dude!
Finally a guy who understands crochet.

i, too, love the cat tracks.

don't forget us Dudettes.

Bunny Z.
Pine Grove, PA.

Anonymous said...

Hi cool dude- finally found a man who enjoys the wonderful art of crochet- thank you for CAT TRACKS- I also crochet 12" squares for Heartmade Blessings and like a variety- I love this one- had 5 cats at one time- they liked to steal my skeins of yarn and hide them around the house-design some 6" Squares-Grandma from CA

Elfie said...

Love the Name:) I am looking forward to trying this pattern, and thank you for sharing it with us! Will be back to your site to keep an eye out on new wonders that spring from your wonderful mind, what a muse you must have!lol Love Elfie, ie:twilightelf

Jeanne Whipple said...

Hi: This square is just what I was looking for. I have lots of salvaged items to take apart and make into something useful. Big lacy patterns don't look good with many colors but this square should work out great. Thanks for posting it. Jeanne

Anonymous said...

I love this pattern, reminds me of the step pyramids,
Aussie Girl

Anonymous said...

I like that this pattern isn't so lacy like other squares. I'm looking to make a couple of pillows for some friends getting married in a few months and I think this has enough texture for her without being too girly for him. Also, since this pattern isn't lacy, the pillow form won't show (like it would have with other square patterns I looked at).

kitnkaboodle said...

Hi Drew! I tried Cat Tracks awhile back but had to frog it b/c I found it "hard" for some reason..and I am a pretty good crocheter (pat self on back). Dont' know why. Love the way it looks though!
Love the hobo bag, too. I think guys doing crochet is awesome beyond BELIEF. My DH refuses to learn; I would love to work on some together sometimes....sigh.