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Mini Cat Calendar finishes and shawls

Mini Cat Calendar Cross Stitch Patterns, featuring mini black cats with various design for each month
Hi everyone, here are my mini cat calendar finishes for the 2018 mini cat calendar cross stitch patterns.
I thought the fabric was ideal for these finishes, I managed to get at least twelve colours which will work perfectly for the monthly series.
Edited:- 18 Mar 2024
All the patterns are now finished and available to download at the links below, my Craftsy Store is now closed, I have a collection of pdf patterns available in my Etsy store.
These free mini cat calendar patterns allow you to choose your own colours but I have a Mini Cat Calendar in my Etsy shop with the colours included, available here.
Click the links for the free mini cat calendar patterns below…
January and February 
November and December
Mini Cat Calendar Cross Stitch Patterns, featuring mini black cats with various design for each month
Mini Cat Calendar Cross Stitch Patterns, featuring mini black cats with various design for each month


In a knitting mood again, I love knitting shawls at the moment, this one is the Simple Shawl by Jane Hunter, you can find the free pattern on Ravelry here and you can see the details of the yarn I used on my Ravelry page here
This shawl is the perfect size for me, I am 5ft 4″, I did not want the shawl to drown me, and of course it had to be pink!
I have started to knit another shawl, this one is a little more complicated than what I am used to knitting but I am aiming to improve my skills and knit something a bit fancier. This has a lovely mosaic pattern, I purchased the yarn from Yarndale at Skipton last year.
The pattern is the Emiliana Shawl  by Lisa Hannes, you can see it on Ravelry here
The yarn is from John Arbon Textiles, it is so soft and squishy!

I have gone wrong a few times and had to pull it back, but I see that as a learning curve so it doesn’t really bother me having to do that.

Until next time, happy stitching!
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. March 15, 2018 / 7:04 am

    Beautiful shawls – love the colors you chose. Thanks for sharing the pattern source! Your cat calendar is really coming along – they are adorable. Do you have a cat of your own???

  2. March 29, 2018 / 8:11 am

    Wow your pink shawl is stunning! Really beautiful. The new shawl is coming along nicely too.

  3. March 29, 2018 / 8:11 am

    I love all the cats so far, the finishes are perfect!
    OMGoodness, your shawl is beautiful in pink, wear it proudly. And good for you trying a new pattern.

  4. March 29, 2018 / 8:11 am

    Hi Lynn, Your mini cat calendar series is coming along nicely I am still stitching mine as I stopped to finish a Winter House cross stitch I was doing. I love the shawl it is beautiful and the new yarn looks so soft.
    Have a lovely weekend
    Julie.C x

  5. March 29, 2018 / 8:11 am

    Your cats look fabulous!
    Love your shawl too….so pretty!

  6. May 1, 2018 / 10:06 am

    So sweet , love your chart, have a lovely weekend.

  7. July 1, 2018 / 11:21 am

    Hi Lynn. The shawl you knitted is so pretty. I will have to show it to my daughter and see if I can entice her! Just finished cross stitching "June" from the SAL. Enjoyed it and am looking forward to the arrival of the July design soon! Enjoy your summer! ~Barbara