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This is block 17 of our 2023 Stash Busting Crochet Along Sampler. Catmingo Square was designed by Darcy from Boy Mom Crochet Life. This unique design was inspired by 2 of her kid’s favorite animals. 

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Here is the original square by Darcy.  Mine is pictured below.

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Keep reading to see my notes. The link for the pattern is at the bottom of this post.


Sizing: Darcy used a 5.5mm hook in her pattern, so note this hook change but don’t take it too seriously. I ended up using a 4.5mm hook to get the right size across. This lead to my square being a little short, I did another repeat of the “cat” section (rows 9-13) and was right on target for size after that. 

Here’s What I did: I will outline my color changes and any notes I have for each row below.

I decided to change up the striping so my flamingos and cats don’t stand out as much. I also realized on the second row of puff stitches that I had been doing 4 repeats instead of the 5 she calls for in the stitch instructions. 

Row 1-2: Buff

Row 3-5: Real Teal

Row 6: Buff – I couldn’t get my mini puffs to work out so I did a picot stitch instead. 

  • Picot Instructions: Ch 3, sc back into 1st ch

Row 7-8: Buff

Row 9-12: Cafe Latte

Row 13-14: Tea Leaves

Row 15-17: Buff

Row 18: Tea Leaves, used picot stitch instead of mini puff (see row 6)

Row 19-20: Tea Leaves

Row 21-24: Cafe Latte, These are added rows not listed on pattern, repeat of rows 9-12 in pattern

Remember though, you are working on YOUR blanket. If you don’t want to change color where I did, then please don’t. My notes and color changes below are not hard and fast rules.


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