Monday, November 6, 2017

Peek A Boo Cat Butt Coasters









Peek A Boo Cat Butt Coasters

Materials:
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.
































Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Cat Butt Coasters


Materials:
1 ball of Peaches & Cream 100% cotton yarn (enough to make at least 4 of these coasters.)
US size G crochet hook
Small amount of pink yarn
piece of scrap yarn to use as a marker

Rnd 1:  Using pink yarn and magic circle method, 5 sc in ring. Pull yarn tight and cut pink yarn and weave in ends. (5 sc)

Rnd 2:  With main body color (in coaster pictured, I used a color called psychedelic), attach MC to pink center,  Work 2 sc in each stitch around.  Do not join (10 sc)

Rnd 3: Place scrap piece of yarn, after your last stitch to use as a markers, work 2 sc in each stitch around,  Do not join.  Move scrap yarn to beginning of next round. (20 sc)

Move scrap yarn to each new rnd.  This helps you keep track of where each rnd starts.

Rnd 4:  *1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st *.  Repeat from * to *  around. (30 sc)

Rnd 5:  1 sc in each st around. (30 sc)

Rnd 7:  *1 sc in first st, 2 sc in next st.*  Repeat from * to * around.  (45 sc)

Rnd 8: 1 sc in next st.
 (Tail)  Ch 8, working in the back loop(nub) on each ch st, skip 1st chain, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch st, dc in next ch st, 3 dc in next 3 back loops, I dc into side of beginning  sc, dc into same st as beg. sc.  Skip next 1 sc and sc into next st, to attach tail to body.

Counting joining sc for tail as one stitch, 18 sc,*Ch 4, working in back nub of chained st, skip 2 st and dc in next 2 chs, Dc into side of last sc, and 1dc into same space as starting sc.  Skip one st, sc in next st.*  Leg made.  dc in next 3 sts.  Repeat from * to * for 2nd leg. 

Sc along to beginning base of tail.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Monkey Fist Knot Key Chains

I'm not  big on the outdoors or sailing  but I've fallen in love with the monkey fist or paw knot.  It's an intricate looking but surprisingly simple knot that is fascinating and satisfying to tie.

The monkey fist knot or monkey paw is a type of knot, so named because it looks somewhat like a small bunched fist. It is tied at the end of a rope to serve as a weight, making it easier to throw, and also as an ornamental knot. It was also used in the past as an anchor in rock climbing, by stuffing it into a crack.

I've started using this knot to make key chains and zipper pulls.  My key chains are lightweight because I use a hand felted wool ball as the center.  When researching on how to tie the monkey fist knot, some tutorials recommended a metal ball for use as the center but I prefer the felted ball.  The felted ball is lightweight and so will not add a lot of extra weight to your pocket, belt, purse or backpack.

Rainbow Monkey Fist Knot Key Chain
 
Camo Green Monkey Fist Knot Key Chain
Rainbow an Neon Yellow Monkey Fist Knot Zipper Pulls

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Cats

Cats

Whimsical White Cat Butt Coasters Crochet Cat by WyvernDesignsHome

Whimsical White Cat Butt Coasters Crochet Cat by WyvernDesignsHome

Made To Order Peek-A-Boo Cat Butt Coasters by WyvernDesignsHome

Made To Order Peek-A-Boo Cat Butt Coasters by WyvernDesignsHome

Made To Order Gray Peek-A-Boo Cat Butt by WyvernDesignsHome

Made To Order Gray Peek-A-Boo Cat Butt by WyvernDesignsHome