Who is in the mood for adorable? Meet today’s bright spot. these completely cute Crochet Cat Coasters!
Hear me out. These could seriously be the best feline pets of all time. You probably won’t be allergic. No messy litter boxes. And, since they are coasters, they are useful. So you pretty much need them somewhere in your home, right? Or maybe at your office? There’s a reason to have them, I’m sure of it.
Make these crochet cat coasters out of fun scrap yarn like I did or go for neutral grays, browns and ecru shades. Embroider facial features.. or leave off.. I can’t even decide which way I like best.
I can tell you that I feel like a crochet rockstar when I make these cuties. Why you might ask? Because the entire thing is worked in one piece with the ears and tail worked in the last row. Then you fasten off and using the end to weave in a bit and stitch the tail to the side of the cat. Its clever. And I love a clever project, don’t you?
Cute, clever and fast. Really. Can you beat that? I don’t think so. These crochet cat coasters are this week’s favorite in my house!
Crochet Cat Coasters
Here is what you will need:
- US G6/4mm crochet hook. (Did you know you can purchase my go-to hooks on Amazon?)
- ¼ oz Worsted Weight Cotton yarn such as Lily Sugar ‘N Cream
- Embroidery floss for facial features.
- Tapestry needle and scissors
Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern: Crochet Abbreviations, US to UK Crochet Conversion Chart. Find links to stitches on the “Tutorial” menu: Getting Started will show basic stitches used in many patterns and Crochet Stitch Dictionary shows our growing collection of crochet stitch tutorials. I really like to use the invisible seamless join when finishing pieces that get sewn together.
The ears on the coaster use some taller stitches and abbreviations. You can find a detailed photo tutorial for the Treble Stitch here.
Treble (TR): Wrap yarn two times over hook, insert into next stitch and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook at this point). Then *yarn over and pull through 2 loops. Repeat from * 2 more times.
Double Treble (DTR): Wrap yarn three times over hook, insert into next stitch and pull up a loop (5 loops on hook at this point). Then *yarn over and pull through 2 loops. Repeat from * 4 more times.
Approximately 4.25” x 4.25” including tips of ears and tail as positioned.
Make a magic ring
R1: 6 sc into ring (6 sts). (Do not join, worked in rounds)
R2: 2 sc in ea st (12 st)
R3: *sc in next st, 2 sc in next. Repeat from * around. (18 st)
R4: *sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next. Repeat from * around. (24 st)
R5: sc in next, 2sc in next st, *sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next. Repeat from * around, ending with a sc in the last 2 st. (30 st)
R6: *sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in next. Repeat from * around. (36 st)
R7: sc in next, 2sc in next st, *sc in next 5 st, 2 sc in next. Repeat from * around, ending with a sc in the last 4 st. (42 st)
The last round forms the ears and tail as follows:
R8: sc in next 6 st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st, in next stitch work: (dc, tr, dtr, tr, dc)[FIRST EAR MADE], sc in next 3 st, 2sc in next st, sc in next 3 st, in next stitch work (dc, tr, dtr, tr, dc)[SECOND EAR MADE],sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next 6 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * once, then sc in next 6 st. You are now at what will be the base of the tail. CHAIN 20, sc in the 2nd chain from hook and into every chain across. Skip next stitch on the body of the cat and then join with an invisible join to the next stitch. Fasten off leaving a long end.
Thread tapestry needle with fastened off end. Weave under next 5 stitches on body, the place the tail at a pleasing curve and take a stitch where the tail meets the body to secure. Weave in remaining end. Embroider eyes, nose and whiskers with embroidery floss if desired.
I love seeing your finished projects! If you enjoyed making adorable Crochet Cat Coasters I’d love to see yours on Instagram, be sure to tag me @crochet365knittoo. If you are on Facebook, stop over to the Crochet 365 Knit Too Facebook page or pop over to the Crochet365KnitToo Club and share a photo! I’d love to see your work!