I was asked to make a “retro” crochet gift for a moving away party. As I was thinking about what would be a nice, practical gift I remember seeing these cute cat coasters. They looked pretty simple to make as no pattern was included. I’m not sure you can classify them as retro, but who doesn’t enjoy a good cat butt!
The great thing about this pattern is the possibilities are endless! You can use a variety of colors and can exclude the little pink butt too. This pattern would also make a great cat motif.
Cat Butt Coaster Pattern
- fabric glue
1. Start with pink yarn to make the pink butt or start with cat fur color to exclude it. Ch 3, sl st in a circle, ch 1 end.
2. Work 5 sc into the center of the 3 sl st, ch 1, end. Change yarn to cat fur color. (5 sc total)
3. Work 2 sc into each sc, sl st into first sc, ch 1, end. (10)
4. Work 2 sc in to each sc, sl st into first sc, ch 1, end (20)
5. Repeat 1 sc, 2 sc around, sl st into first sc, ch 1 end. ()
6. Repeat 1 sc, 2 sc around, sl st into first sc, end. ()
7. Ch 12, turn sc in next 2 ch, skip 3rd ch, sc in next 6 ch, skip 10th ch sc in next 2 ch, sc in next sc in circle, 17 sc, ch 4, work 3 sc in to chain, sc in next sc in circle, sc 8, ch 4, work 3 sc into chain, sc in next sc in circle, sc 17, work 7-10 sc into the tail (how ever “bushy you like the tail to be), end.
8. Weave ends and block if needed.
9. Trace the coasters on cork, cut cork and use fabric glue to attach and wait to dry. Enjoy!
I did need to block my coasters so they would lay flat. You can find a guide on how to block here. To make these coasters more durable and waterproof I cut some cork and glued it to the bottom of the coaster. I bought my cork at Michael’s with a 40% off coupon. In the original cat coaster (see link above) the creator used felt. This pattern doesn’t use a lot of yarn so it’s great for scraps.
What are your favorite retro gifts?