Cute Crochet Cat Coasters

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Who is in the mood for adorable?  Meet today’s bright spot. these completely cute Crochet Cat Coasters!

crochet cat coasters with embroidered features

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.

Crochet cat shaped coasters with embroidered features

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!

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Crochet Cat Coasters

Here is what you will need:

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern: Crochet AbbreviationsUS 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.

Special Stitches

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.

Cat Coaster:

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)

blue crochet coaster in the shape of a cat

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.


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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!

crochet cat coasters with embroidered features

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  1. I have made two so far. Very easy pattern. I have not yet embroidered the face. Did you go all the way through to the back with the black thread or just work from the top. I want the stitches to be secure for washing. Thank you for the cute pattern.

  2. Hello! I crochet a lot and have my own page/website for it. I was wondering if there was a way to make the pattern bigger like big enough to be a cute for a hot pan holder? I love the pattern and it took me a few tries but I’m mastering it 🙂

    1. I have not worked the cat coaster in a larger size. In a bigger size, the tail and ears would be out of proportion and would need to be worked differently to have the same look.

    2. I made a larger cat while staying true to the pattern by using thicker yarn. I doubled up some aran I had and made a candle coaster. I plan on using whatever is thicker than that (I am new, so maybe it’s called super bulky? I forgot.) to try for a kettle rest or pot holder. If that doesn’t work, I will double it up and have the thickest, cutest cat coaster in all of the lands 🖤

  3. I love the cat coasters, my any chance do you have dog coasters, I would like to make some to use for an event for next yr that a religious order will be having since everything is shut down this yr.
    Thank you.

    1. At this time I do not. The best way to stay in the know on new patterns is to get on my newsletter list. I always share my new patterns, whats popular or fun for the season and you get access to my resource library of freebies!

  4. Do you recommend blocking these when finished? I’ve never done that, but someone loved them and wanted a set, so I wanted to do it right.

  5. Is blocking necessary with this? Mine curled after washing and I’ve never really blocked anything. But mine curled after washing.

    1. I’m a horrible blocker and block next to nothing. Did you crochet the coasters out of cotton and maybe did they shrink in the wash?

  6. Hello Cheryl, Have you ever attached the tail to the side of the cat? I really love your pattern. Thank you so much, Diane

    1. If you look at the finishing instructions, I do take a stitch to attach the tail to the coaster. Glad you are enjoying the pattern!

  7. Firstly thank you for the lovely Cat Coasters pattern. I made some pink ones and though I am no pro with embroidery, I was pleased with the cats’ features. The other side didn’t look so good with black threads going this way and that. I solved the ugly problem by cutting circles of pink felt that cover all of that. I glued them on the back of the coaster and sewed it around the edge as well. This has worked out very well