Cat Face Coasters by Alexandra Richards ELK

Cat Face Coasters

Crochet
August 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 7 rows = 4 inches
in DC
5.5 mm (I)
60 yards (55 m)
One Size
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Are you a cat lover, or a dog lover? Well, by the title of this post, I am sure you can guess what I am! I have decided in honor of that, I would work up some Cat Face Coasters.

Materials:
- About 60 yards of Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn - I used Lily Sugar n Cream in Black & White
- I9/5.5mm Crochet Hook
- #18 Tapestry Needle for Weaving in Ends
- Opt. Flat Nose Pliers (found in the Jewelry section of your craft store)

Material Notes:

Yarn Alternatives: Bernat’s Handicrafter Yarn, Hobby Lobby’s Crafter’s Secret Cotton Yarn. Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton will work up a tad bit bigger.
I do not recommend using Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Cotton. It’s too soft, and isn’t as durable.

My local JoAnn’s stores carry larger skeins of Lily Sugar n Cream Yarn. With one 4 oz skein, you will be able to make 8-10 of these coasters.

Cotton yarn is a little tougher when it comes to weaving in your ends. You will want a tapestry needle with a larger eye, and duller point otherwise, it will take you longer to weave in your ends and hurt your fingers from tugging at the needle and yarn.

Flat nose pliers are great for use with chunky and super bulky weight yarns as well as cotton. Insert the needle as you normally would for weaving but instead of struggling to get it out the other side, use the pliers to pull it out. Works like a charm!

Care Instructions:
Lily Sugar n Cream yarn is machine washable and dryable. Throw them in with the rest of your clothing, but you may want to put them in a lingerie bag to keep track of them, and then lay flat to dry. I do suggest if adding the whiskers, hand wash the coasters - You do not want the loose yarn to get caught on anything in the washing machine.

Time Spent:
I worked up the set of four in just about an hour.

Abbreviations:
SC - Single Crochet
HDC - Half Double Crochet
DC - Double Crochet

Photo tutorial included for adding Whiskers.