DIY Crochet stool cover « byPetra

Now that my cats have totally mangled the covers of my bar stools- for the breakfast bar–I am going to try making these covers.  I have been covering them temporarily with little rectangles of cloth, which look horrible and keep falling off, but have kept the cats from scratching them anymore.  I’ll let you know how they come out.

DIY Crochet stool cover « byPetra.  This is Petra’s photo–I guess she has at least one cat, too.

Update!  10/31/13!

I have finished 2 of these and will write out the pattern below.  After I started following the pattern as written, I realized that this was written in British English crochet terms rather than American–that is when it says double crochet, in America that would be single crochet.  It took me about 7 rounds to figure it out.  I wish I had taken a picture of it–it looked pretty funny.  Also, my stool is bigger than the one in the original pattern, so I added some extra rows and added some extra rows at the end to hold it on the stool better.  Also, I made some changes to make the cover lay flat.

Anyhow, here is the revised pattern with American notations (I also changed some of the colors, but I am sure any colors you like would be fine)

I used Knit Picks Shine Worsted, which is a cotton/modal blend and used a size E, 3.5mm, hook




Round 1:  Start with a magic ring in purple, 8 sc into the ring and join with a slip stitch

Round 2 With the same color, chain three, work 3 dc in the same dc as join, keep the last remaining loop of each stitch on the hook, now yarn over and pull the yarn through all 4 loops on the hook, ch 3, *work 4 dc in next sc, leaving the last remaining loop of each stitch on the hook, yarn over and pull the yarn through all 5 loops on the hook, ch 3, repeat from *, join withg a sl st in top of first petal to join, fasten off.

Round 3:  Join green in any ch 3 space, chain 3, work 2 dc in same space, ch 1, *work 3 dc in next ch 3 space, ch 1, repeat from *  Join with a sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch 3.  Fasten off.

Round 4: Join white in any ch 1 space.  Chain 3, work 1 dc in same space, continue around, working 1 dc in each stitch and 2 dc in each ch-1 space, join with a sl st in 3rd chain of beginning ch-3.  Fasten off.

More rounds to follow–now I’m going to bed!

I am a writer, handworker, artist and teacher (a WHAT!), and a mom of two beautiful daughters who are amazingly 17 and 21. I am working on getting my first book, a fantasy novel for young people, published and am busy spinning on my new spinning wheel. I have been a Waldorf early childhood teacher for 10 years now, and before that, I was a lawyer. Teaching is much more fun.

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