A Cat Yarn Bowl Is An Awesome Gift For A Knitter and Cat Lover

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What Is A Yarn Bowl?

The image below is a yarn bowl. A cat yarn bowl, is a yarn bowl, with a cat being an added decorative feature.

Kitty Cat Yarn Bowl

As a cat owner who also knits, I can confidently say – cats love yarn.

Why Do I Need A Yarn Bowl?

Cats and kittens can’t resist playing with yarn, chewing on it, and tangling it around their bodies and basically dragging it across the floor.

For knitters and crocheters, the cat playing with the yarn can be a real problem, as precious yarn can quickly become a knotted mess.

A cat yarn bowl is the perfect solution to this problem. A yarn bowl and specifically, a cat yarn bowl, is something that a non-knitter would probably not know existed.

Created with cats in mind, these cleverly designed bowls keep yarn safely contained. They make a great gift for any cat lover who also enjoys crafting.

Practical and fun, a cat yarn bowl is the perfect way to keep your yarn safe from feline mischief.

How Does The Yarn Bowl Work?

The yarn feeds through a slot, therefore eliminating tangles plus the cat, (the real one) cannot create merry havoc by chasing the ball of yarn around the room.

The cat chasing the yarn is a problem and we knitters and crocheters have to go to all sorts of lengths to hide the yarn from the cat.

As a knitter I have several WIPs (Works In Progress) and I know some people, like to have a yarn bowl for each project.

Yarn bowls keeps everything the yarn nice and tidy. As the yarn is pulled from the ball, during the knitting or crocheting process, the yarn glides smoothly through the slot. At the same time, the weight of the yarn bowl keeps the yarn in place.

It is also really handy to just pick up the yarn bowl with whatever project you are working on and take it with you, wherever you may be going.

Tip – If using the yarn bowl on a slippery surface use a disc of non slip liner underneath the yarn bowl.

Ceramic Yarn Bowls

Ceramic or pottery yarn bowls are possibly going to be heavier than other yarn bowls.

This is actually okay, as a ceramic yarn bowl will have stability and won’t move about when the yarn is being used and drawn through the slot.

Cat Yarn Bowl

Cat Yarn Bowl - ceramic

This yarn bowl measures 5″ x 4.5″ which holds a good sized ball of yarn. The yarn bowl is hand painted. It is a reasonably heavy weight so the yarn bowl won’t jump about, as the yarn is pulled through the hole, while knitting.

This yarn bowl looks super cute sitting in full view and is a talking point. Even when not in active duty it looks good. It looks good amongst the plants on the plant shelf and some people have actually used it as a plant holder.

One perhaps drawback for me with the design of this yarn bowl, is that you need to remember to thread the yarn through the hole before beginning the knitting project. This is pretty obvious but it is easy to forget also.

It’s a happy way to start knitting for the day.


This yarn bowl measures 5″ x 4.5″. It is a high quality ceramic.

Cat Yarn Bowl – by Lorrie Veasey

Cat Yarn Bowl, I Love Cats and Yarn,

This yarn bowl measures 6.5″ and 3.5″  This yarn bowl is slightly different to the style shown above.

Instead of having a hole to thread the yarn through, this bowl features a hook or slot.

This means that the yarn can be removed from the yarn bowl without having to cut the yarn.

I prefer this style as I have the option of removing the yarn without having to cut the yarn.

Both work well. It is matter of personal preference.

Ceramic Knitting Bowl

Cat Yarn Bowl for Knitting
Cat Yarn Bowl for Knitting

I love the simplicity and cleverness of the design.


This is one of the largest yarn bowls you’ll find! At 8.5 inches from tip to tail, with a 4.5 inch opening and 4 inches high, this yarn storage bowl is the ideal holder for your yarn ball.

The best of the large yarn bowls!

How many totes do you really need? Do they need to be decorated with cats? Many totes and always cats! Silly question!

Ceramic Yarn Bowl Knitting Bowl

 Ceramic Yarn Bowl Knitting

This is another large bowl – Size – 9L X5.9W X4.7H. The image gives a good idea of the size.

This yarn bowl has a highly glazed finish which helps the yarn to pull through easily It is a very cute cat design for a yarn bowl, reminiscent of the Hello Kitty Style.

What about some cat-themed drinking glasses? Cat themed means the glasses are decorated with cats. Check them out!

Two Cat Yarn Bowls Made From Wood

1. Wooden Yarn Knitting Bowl

Wooden Cat Yarn Bowl

It is important that the finish is smooth so that the wood does not snag the wool.

This design has great functionality because it has two holes at the front plus a spiral cut out at the back. This takes care of which design is preferred by the knitter


This knitting bowl for yarn is made from Mango Wood. It is 7 X 7 X 3 inches. It also has a wide base which will help to keep the bowl in place.

Note: As this yarn bowl is made from wood, it may or may not benefit from some sanding. When using yarn, it is essential that there are no rough edges that the yarn may catch on.

 Cat Yarn Bowl Knitting Bowl Large

2. Cat Yarn Bowl Made From Wood

Yarn Storage Bowl with Carved Holes

What about a black cat coffee or tea cup? I have rounded them up so that you can browse them easily.

cat yarn bowl - pinterest image

More Yarn Bowls

Key Takeaways

A cat yarn bowl keeps your yarn from getting tangled and makes it easy to grab the end of the yarn when you need it.

It is a great gift for any cat lover. It is both unique and stylish, and it shows that you care about your recipient’s hobbies.

The cat yarn bowl is also a great conversation starter. It is sure to be a hit at any knitting or crochet party, and it is sure to start some interesting conversations about cats.

The cat yarn bowl is also a great way to show off your own personal style. There are many different styles and designs to choose from, so you can find one that perfectly suits

I can guarantee that any knitter would love one of these cat yarn bowls.

Most knitters have more than one project happening at a time, even if they don’t admit that fact, so it isn’t beyond the realms of possibility to have more than one yarn bowl.

This has inspired me to get my knitting needles out. Fancy a Dr Who scarf dear?

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