Kitty Turn Tail Coasters

The first time I saw a crocheted cat butt coaster was probably a couple years back. So they’re not a new thing, just a new to me thing. I had never made one because 1 – I don’t have cats and 2 – no one asked. Until a couple weeks ago that is.

My sister R (well I should say M but I always call her R so I’m sticking with that letter) asked me if it would be possible to make her a set because she had just saw them on the interwebs and fell in love. I said yes and went in search of natural cat colored cotton. Which to be honest, is a little hard to find. I have a bunch on hand but have you ever seen a green, pink, or yellow cat?! Please show me if you have one. I on the other hand still don’t have any cats. Side note, I also found myself in the yarn aisle asking Luke “is this a good shade of pink for a cat’s butt hole??” And while working these up I was also asking myself “can you see the butt hole well enough in this variegated yarn??” Two questions I hope to NEVER ask again.

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There’s a bunch of patterns out there for these but it’s simple enough that I wanted to work up my own. And that’s what I did. Calm your kitties, yes I plan to share the pattern 🙂 My mom, who also has no cats, has commissioned me to make some dog butt coasters. So I’ll be working on those within the next few days. I don’t believe I’ve seen those so I’ll be sharing that pattern as well. And I might make some cat/dog face coasters. No noses or whiskers but some ears. So keep your eyes open for those posts.

Without further ado, here’s my very own cat butt coasters pattern! BE WARNED these have NOT been tested!! So feel free to comment, message, email or whatever if you have questions or spot an error! Also this is using US terms.

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Kitty Turn Tail Coaster Pattern

I used a 4.00mm hook and Lily Sugar ‘n Cream  yarn in Camomile for the butt and Earth Ombre, Overcast, and Black for the different cats. I also worked this as a spiral. So no slip stitching to the first stitch!

Round 1: With Pink, 7sc inside Magic Circle

Change to cat color

Round 2: inc in each st around [14]

Round 3: (sc, inc) in each st around [21]

Round 4: (2sc, inc) in each st around [28]

Round 5: (3sc, inc) in each st around [35]

Round 6: (4sc, inc) in each st around [42]

Round 7: (5sc, inc) six times, 6sc [48]

Round 8: chain 13 (tail), dc in third ch from hook, 2dc in next, 1dc, 2dc, 2dc, 6dc, 1dc in side of last sc of round 7 (should be a total of 15dc in tail), skip one sc, 18 sc, chain 6 (leg one), dc in third ch from hook and next three, 1dc in side of last sc, skip one sc, 7sc, chain 6 (leg two), dc in third ch from hook and next three, 1dc in side of last sc, skip one sc, 16sc, skip one sc, sl st in next, finish off.

Weave in your tails and you now have a completed cat butt coaster!!

*** Please feel free to share this and your finished projects with others. I just ask that you please link back to my post. Please do not copy this pattern and claim it as your own ***

On the Hook:

  • Doggie Turn Tails
  • Cabled Messy Bun Beanie
  • Birthday Scarf
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Mom’s present – tile coasters

Finished my non-yarn project!! You know, that breakable Christmas present I’m making for my mom, the tile coasters. I’ve done them several times before using scrapbook paper or clippings from magazines but this was my first time using actual photos. I must say, making them was exactly the same and I LOVE how they turned out. I might make these using only photos from now on. So let me explain how I did this.

Firstly I gathered all my materials. Some 4×4 inch tiles from Lowe’s (mine cost me $0.16 a piece!), Mod Podge (I used the matte finish), a sealer of some sort (I’ve tried Valspar’s perfect finish clear sealer before and it didn’t work so now I’ve switched over to using Rust-oleum’s ultimate polyurethane), some paint brushes, and some felt backing (I picked up a package from Ollie’s of green felt pads to put on the bottom of furniture with the sticky backs for a few bucks).

Secondly I cut the photos to fit the 4×4 inch tile. I put a thin coat of Mod Podge on the back of the photo and pressed it to the front of the tile. Make sure you press it down real good and get all the air bubbles out. Then I put a coat of Mod Podge on the front of the picture to make sure it stays down. It says on the bottle to let it dry for 20 minutes but I always let mine dry over night just in case. I then put a second coat on the front of the photo and let dry. Next comes the polyurethane. Put one thin coat on first, let dry, then put on a second.

When everything was dry I flipped them over, cut the felt to size, and stuck those babies on. And viola! Coasters. I didn’t think up this idea on my own. I had seen it floating around Pinterest for the longest time before attempting my first coaster over a year ago. With some trial and error this is the method that works best for me. You might find something else you like.

Don’t be scared by the people in these photos. My goal behind choosing these pictures was to make sure we were all making funny faces. My mom’s super deep in empty nest syndrome with me (her oldest) having moved out a few years ago the same time her only son joined the Marines, and my 19 year old sister being half moved out she’s only got my 13 year old sister left at home. We’ve always been a super goofy type of family so using pictures like these were a no brainer. They capture all of us perfectly. And my mom’s super sentimental so I know she’ll love them. And she’s always complaining that she doesn’t have coasters so I know they’ll be used too.

Project updates

Not much has happened since my last post. I haven’t used that beautiful new yarn yet. I’m trying to finish my many WIPs before starting something for myself. No surprise there. I’ve made myself only 5 things in the 7 years I’ve been crocheting. 3 projects for myself have been on hold for several years now. I just love the giving more I guess.

Anyways…. the 15th was L’s and my 4 year anniversary. No not married, just dating. Still a crazy long amount of time. We went out for a nice lunch and a day shopping. We got some wine from a local winery that we haven’t been to before. Twas tasty. We spent the nice watching our yearly movie (A Knight’s Tale) and A Very Potter Sequel. His present wasn’t finished on time. (They never are. His get pushed to the side just like mine) But I’ve been working on it all week. He’s getting the Loki amigurumi I’ve been talking about. It will match the Thor ami he already has. The horns are already being starched. While they dry I just have to put on the eyes and hair. Then I can sew the horns on and he’s finished. I’ll get to his staff at some point. I’ll have to go get some Popsicle sticks or something.

I’m also going home to visit my family in two weeks for two weeks. (Won’t be able to post during that time) So I’m working on my mom’s Christmas present this week. Yes yes I know Christmas was 3 months ago. Well what I’m making her isn’t yarn and is breakable so I didn’t want to mail it and I knew I would be going to visit her around this time. I always do. And we always exchange gifts at this time. What am I making her you ask? I’m making her tile coasters with pictures of myself, brother, and sisters on them. I’ve made them before for myself and friends using scrap paper but this will be my first time using actual pictures. I started a tester coaster last night. Hopefully it doesn’t get ruined or else I won’t have anything else to give her! :0

So next week I hope to have pictures of Loki and the coasters for you guys 🙂