Peek A Boo Cat Butt Coasters
Cotton yarn (such as Peaches and Cream) small amount of pink (for the middle of the cat butt) and then a ball of MC yarn.
One skein will make approx. 2 sets of coasters
size US size G
8 small 2 or 4 hole buttons
Perle Cotton embroidery thread for tying on eyes and embroidering nose and whiskers
With pink yarn and using magic circle method, 5 sc in circle. Pull circle closed, cut and weave in ends.
RND 1: Changing to MC, 2 sc in each st around. Do not close circle. (10 sc) I work around and around, using a scrap piece of yarn to mark the beginning of each round.
RND 2: 2 sc in each st around. (20 sc)
RND 3: ( Sc in 1st sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. (30 sc)
RND 4: 1 sc in each sc around. (30 sc).
RND 5: ( I sc in 1st sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. (45 sc).
RND 6: Sc in 1st sc. Ch 8. Working in the back bump of each st of your chain, sc in 2nd bump from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next 5 “bumps”, dc around horizontal posts of your starting sc, dc in same space as starting sc. Skip 1 sc and sc in next st.
Counting the last sc you worked, sc in next 18 sc.
*Ch 4, and working in the back bump of the st, like you did with the tail, dc in in the 3rd chain from the hook, (counts as 1 dc), dc in next back bump of the ch 4, then dc around the horizontal posts of your starting sc (st before you chained 4) then a dc in same space of the first sc. Skip next sc and sc in next sc. Sc in next 3 sc and repeat from * to *. Continue to sc in each sc until you reach the tail. Fasten off yarn and weave in ends.
Head: (with cat looking over its left shoulder.)
Row 1: Counting 4 sc from the right side of the tail, attach yarn. Ch 1 and sc in same stitch. 1Hdc in next sc, and working across the row, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sc, 2 dc in next sc, 1 hdc in next sc, sc in last sc. (9 st)
Row 2: Ch 1 and turn. 2 sc in next st, hdc in next st, 2 dc in each of the next 2 st, dc in each of the next 3 sc, 2 dc in each of the next 2 st. hdc in next st, 2 sc in last st.
Row 3: Ch 1 and turn. Skip 1st sc and sl st in next 5 st. *Ch 5 and working in back bump of the st, sl st in 2nd bump from the hook, and working down the ch, 1sc, 1hdc, 1 dc. Work 1 dc around the horizontal posts of the 1st sc, and work 1 sc in the same st as beginning sc. * 1 ear done. Sl st in next 3 sc and repeat from * to * once more. Sl st to the end of row and fasten off.
Your cat butt coaster is done! All you need to do is weave in all ends, if you haven’t already done so. Sew on the “eyes’ and embroider the nose and whiskers.
To make coasters with the cat looking over its right shoulder. Start the head pattern 6 stitches from the last leg you made and follow the same pattern as for left looking cat.
Hope this makes sense.