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Friday, October 31, 2008

Kitty Cat Trivet, Coaster or Potholder





Kitty Cat Trivet, Coaster or Potholder
\(O)/ 2007 Georgiann Eikenbary
1 oz 4-ply ww yarn (preferably in cotton) in Gray and in Black for Cat,
(should be enough to make two with colors reversed for top and bottom)
1 oz 4-ply ww yarn (preferably in cotton) in Yellow or Light
Variegated Yellow and in Dark Yellow for Lion
Hook Sz H
Yarn needle
Flp = front loop
NOTE: Do not join rounds, place marker on the beg stitch of each round.
Top of Trivet/Coaster:
Rnd 1: With Gray or main color, ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook,
Rnd 2: 2 sc in Flp of next 6 sts, (12 sc in round)
Rnd 3: (sc in Flp of next st, 2 sc in next) 6 times, (18 sc in round)
Rnd 4: (sc in Flp of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next) 6 times, (24 sc in round)
Rnd 5: (sc in Flp of next 3 sts, 2 sc in next) 6 times, (30 sc in round)
Rnd 6: (sc in Flp of next 4 sts, 2 sc in next) 6 times, (36 sc in round)
of next 5 sts, 2 sc in next) 6 times, (42 sc in round)
Rnd 8: *(ch 6, sl st in second ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in
next ch, dc in next 2 chs), (first part of ear made), sc in Flp of
next 12 sts, repeat from *( )once, sc in rem sts to beg of first ch 6
Rnd 9: *(sc in next 4 sts of ear, sc and had all in next st, ch 1, sc in
next 5 sts, sc in Flp of next 12 sts to base of next ear and repeat from
*( ) around second ear, sc in Flp of next 20 sts , sl st in next st,
ch 1, fasten off Gray
Back of Trivet/Coaster:
With Black (or other color for the back section), make a beg slip st 18”
from end of yarn to be used later to embroider cat’s or lion’s nose
and mouth, by threading it onto yarn needle and pulling yarn up through
the top section.
Attach Black with sl st to beg un-worked loop of beg sc, ch 1, sc in
same lp, sc in ea -un-worked lp going round and round until you come
to the first ear, then ch 6, and repeat as for first ear on the top
section, sc in ea un-worked lp to beg of next ear,
ch 6 and repeat as for second ear, sc in ea un-worked st around again
to ear, pull first black ear part through the sp at bottom of the first
ear of the top section to the front of top section, (you will not be
making the very last round on the black ears on the back of the trivet)
When you run out of the un-worked loops you will sc through both lps of
the last round on the edge and connect top of black section of ears to
top of gray ear sections by hdc, dc, hdc all in top st on the ears and
sc in rem sts on gray ear and across to next ear and rep in pattern, sc
in ea st on the edge and into the sl st where the top section was
fastened off, sl st in next st, ch 1, fasten off
Finishing:
Thread the 18” yarn end onto yarn needle and pull yarn up through the
center of the top section. Embroidery a nose and then the mouth, fasten
off yarn. Rethread needle with more yarn to embroidery eyes. Add one
black fringe on each side of the nose to represent whiskers and trim to
desired length.
For Lion, add one to two short fringes in ea st between the ears, and
around its face to represent its mane. Trim the fringe to around 1” in
length.
The top of this trivet or coaster will be bowed slightly, but it will
flatten when you set a hot bowl of food on it.



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