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How to knit a cat blanket for Battersea Dogs and Cats Home

Last year, we teamed up with Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, and asked you to knit some blankets for their cats to snuggle up in. We had an overwhelming response – but we still need more! Find out how you can help.

Knitting pattern cat blanket

When we asked you to knit blankets for the cats at Battersea cattery you didn’t let us down – you sent in over 1,000 gorgeous blankets for the cats to curl up in while Battersea found them a new home.

GALLERY: Check out our gallery of the amazing cat blankets you knitted last year

We’d love you to knit some more, just follow the easy knitting pattern below.

How to knit a cat blanket for Battersea

The pattern is really easy and made up of 25 squares — so it’s a perfect way to teach knitting novices and youngsters to cast on and off, and for them to learn about tension too.


100 x 100cm/391/4 x 391/4in.


650g of DK yarn in shades as desired.
Pair of 4mm (No. 8) knitting needles.


21 stitches and 43 rows, to 10 x 10cm, over garter stitch, using 4mm needles.


Yarn amounts are based on average requirements and are therefore approximate.


(make 25)

With 4mm needles, cast on 42 stitches. Continue in garter stitch (every row knit) until motif measures 20cm. Cast off.

To make up 

Join motifs to form 5 x 5 square.

Please send your completed blankets to:

Woman’s Weekly Cat Blanket Appeal

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

4 Battersea Park Road



We’d like to show pictures of the blankets and who knitted them . Please email your photos with the finished blankets to

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