Spiral Coasters

So many kittens, so little time. I know I've been quiet on the interwebs lately, but I've been busy trying to help The Animator's Wife out with the FIV kittens. They grow up so fast! It hasn't even been a month yet, but already they're getting too big to keep in the bathroom. They try to bolt every time the door is opened, and one of the little girls even chased me down the hallway!

We still haven't found a foster for them, but they're getting re-tested for FIV next week through the Feline Foundation of Greater Washington. What a wonderful group this is! They don't have any fosters available, so they're beginning the steps of finding permanent homes for the kittens in the event they test negative--and they haven't even met them yet! Everyone keep your fingers (and paws) crossed for us!

So that's why I've been so quiet about The Animator's Wife's crocheting lately. But rest assured, she's been keeping busy with that as well. She recently received some lovely coasters from a keep-it-simple-swap on Crochetville.
Dobermama's Coasters
She calls them coasters, I call them sliders. They are just entirely too much fun to bat back and forth across the table. If you like them, you can find the pattern here.

In return, The Animator's Wife sent out four coasters with a spiral design. She enjoyed making them so much we thought we'd share the pattern with you.
Spiral Coasters
Finished Size: 4" diameter.

Skill Level: Easy.

Materials:
Scrap 4/worsted-weight yarn
Size F-5 (3.75 mm) crochet hook

Ch 6; join with sl st in first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1. *Ch 6, sc in ring; rep from * 5 times. Join with sl st in first ch-6 sp. 6 ch-6 sp.

Rnd 2. *Ch 4, sc in next ch-6 sp; rep from * around. 6 ch-4 sp and 6 sc.

Rnd 3. *Ch 4, 2 sc in next ch-4 sp, sc in next sc; rep from * around. 6 ch-4 sp and 18 sc.

Rnd 4. *Ch 4, 2 sc in next ch-4 sp, sc in next 2 sc; rep from * around. 6 ch-4 sp and 24 sc.

Rnd 5. *Ch 4, 2 sc in next ch-4 sp, sc in next 3 sc; rep from * around. 6 ch-4 sp and 30 sc.

Rnd 6. *Ch 4, 2 sc in next ch-4 sp, sc in next 4 sc; rep from * around. 6 ch-4 sp and 36 sc.

Rnd 7. *Ch 4, 2 sc in next ch-4 sp, sc in next 5 sc; rep from * around. 6 ch-4 sp and 42 sc.

Rnd 8. *Ch 4, 2 sc in next ch-4 sp, sc in next 6 sc; rep from * around. 6 ch-4 sp and 48 sc.

Rnd 9. *4 sc in next ch-4 sp, sc in next 7 sc; rep from * around. Join with sl st in first sc in rnd. Finish off. 66 sc.

Abbreviations:
ch chain
rep repeat
rnd round
sc single crochet
sl st slip stitch
sp space