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Freebie Friday – New Mini Cat Patterns for January and February and then every month of the year!

Hi everyone, Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year, I had a lovely time over the holidays, I was doing quite a bit of mini cat  pattern designing and stitching, I have posted a mini cat pillow tutorial on my tutorials blog here

I printed out the matching tags but they turned out pink  instead of bright red as I was running out of ink on my computer, but at least you get the idea!
I popped it into a cellophane bag, it looked ever so pretty.

All wrapped up and given as a gift

In 2015 I will be designing a new mini cat pattern for every month of the year, they will continue to  be freebies on my blog but if you prefer a pdf document that includes a colour and black and white grid, list of thread colours and beginner cross stitch instructions then you can purchase them from my Craftsy  store below……
Craftsy store  
If you are not a member of the Craftsy site you can sign up at this affiliate link
Here are the first two freebies for January and February, the next one for March will be available on the first Friday in February to enable you to get it stitched in time for March, all other patterns will be available on the first Friday of every month, i.e. Aprils month will be available on the first Friday in March etc…
You could either stitch them as individual ornaments, pillows, box lids etc or you could stitch them all on one piece of linen or aida and frame it. 
I would love to see your finished designs! 
The first design is this cute knitting cat, I am sure your knitting friends would love this!  

January mini cat cross stitch pattern from Lynn B
Just right click and save to your computer.
January mini cat cross stitch pattern by Lynn B
and for Valentines Day another new design,  this is also available in a larger format, see below.

www.happinessiscrossstitch.blogspot.co.uk valentine mini cat cross stitch
Larger design available from my Etsy store here or my Craftsy Store here
Show and tell!
I would love to see any finished photos of your mini cat stitching, if you send me the photos I will post them on my blog and link them to your blog page.
Last year I received a selection of photographs from a lady who stitched my mini cats for each month of the year, in fact it was this lady who inspired me to design these monthly designs for mini cat, if you are reading this please contact me again, I have lost your email with the photos and would love to post them on my blog and show my readers.
I received these lovely photographs from a blogging friend, Ana had stitched my mini cat onto wine bottle covers, how cute!
Thanks Ana for sending me your finished mini cat stitching.
You can see Ana’s  blog here   
Wine bottle covers with black mini cat cross stitch

Until next time…….happy stitching!

Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. January 2, 2015 / 4:54 pm

    Your cat designs are adorable!

  2. January 2, 2015 / 10:19 pm

    These are so cute – I just love them! Can't wait to start them! Thanks for sharing.

  3. January 2, 2015 / 10:19 pm

    Thank you for these sweet designs!

  4. January 2, 2015 / 10:19 pm

    Tanks for the lovely cats you doe, I love them so, it will be nice to have one every months.
    Tanks Ingvor

  5. January 2, 2015 / 10:19 pm

    I love them, Lynn! Thanks so much.

  6. January 2, 2015 / 10:19 pm

    Thanks so much for the patterns. I love your black cat. He's such a busy guy.

  7. January 3, 2015 / 7:57 am

    Quelle bonne idée !! Vos créations sont magnifiques et comme j'aime beaucoup les chats je vais broder vos grilles en petits coussins. Merci pour ce partage, je vous souhaite une excellente année 2015, pleine de créativité et de jolies rencontres. Amitiés.

  8. January 3, 2015 / 7:57 am

    Precious cat designs! I'm a cat person!
    Thank you so much!

  9. January 3, 2015 / 7:57 am

    Thank you Lynn, these cats are so adorable!

    Have a healthy and creative 2015!


  10. January 3, 2015 / 7:57 am

    Love your mini cat designs. Thank you. Happy new Year. Shirley N.Z.

  11. January 3, 2015 / 7:57 am

    Lovely cats i will stitch all of them 🙂
    thanks for your generosity

  12. January 3, 2015 / 7:57 am

    Thank you for the free cat patterns

  13. January 5, 2015 / 10:20 am

    These are so sweet, Lynn!! Can hardly wait for the others….

  14. January 5, 2015 / 10:20 am

    Happy New Year, Lynn! So glad to read you had a nice Christmas, too… And what fun to see your two new black kitty designs–they are both adorable. Looking forward to following along on your new finishes throughout this coming year! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us 🙂

  15. January 5, 2015 / 10:20 am

    They are both adorable. Thank you very much.

  16. January 5, 2015 / 10:20 am

    These are great Lynn – thanks for sharing the patterns! Happy New Year.

  17. January 5, 2015 / 10:20 am

    They are so cute. I am going to love seeing what you come with each month. Thank you for offering them as freebies. x

  18. January 5, 2015 / 10:20 am

    Beautiful! i just love these pretty charts!
    kisss, Dona

  19. January 5, 2015 / 8:52 pm

    These are so cute! Thank you very much!

  20. January 6, 2015 / 7:49 am

    Absolutely love your kitties!!
    Thank you very much!

  21. January 15, 2015 / 8:22 am

    Que bonitosss quedannnn y sobre todomuy ducesss, besosss

  22. January 15, 2015 / 8:22 am

    Thank you they are so cute.

  23. January 15, 2015 / 8:22 am

    Both of your embroidery designs are very cute. Valentine cross stitch pattern is looking fabulous and will look beautiful on bags.

  24. January 16, 2015 / 8:01 am

    Thank you Lynn I have always loved your mini cat designs. I am trying to catch up with my stitching these past weeks as I am back at work. But these little projects are perfect to stitch in the evenings.
    best wishes

  25. January 21, 2015 / 8:09 am

    Thank you for your generosity…these kitties are so darn cute!

  26. January 25, 2015 / 8:00 am

    Sono bellissimi questi micetti neri… complimenti!! grazie per averli condivisi!