Crochet stool cover tutorial

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As you know last weekend I was pondering how to cover my two new (to me) little stools….

I decided on a simple round crochet, and a pink/red/orange/maroon colour scheme.  The cover was finished very quickly, its simply half double crochet, joined on each round, with increases on each row to keep it flat.

Crochet stool cover pattern:

Start with a magic circle and chain 3 (counts as first hdc), then crochet 10 hdc into the ring, pull circle tight and join with a slip stich into the top of the chain 3.

Tie off first colour and attach next colour.

Round 1; chain 3 and hdc into the same stitch, 2 hdc in each stitch around. Join with ss and fasten off.

Round 2; Attach next colour, chain 3 and hdc into the same stitch, hdc  in next stitch, *2 hdc in next stitch, hdc in next** repeat from * to ** around,  join with a ss. fasten off.

Round 3. Attach next colour, chain 3 and hdc into the same stitch, hdc  in next 2 stitches, *2 hdc in next stitch, hdc in next 2 stitches** repeat from * to ** around,  join with a ss. fasten off.

Round 4. Attach next colour, chain 3 and hdc into the same stitch, hdc  in next 3 stitches, *2 hdc in next stitch, hdc in next 3 stitches** repeat from * to ** around,  join with a ss. fasten off.

Round 5. Attach next colour, chain 3 and hdc into the same stitch, hdc  in next 4 stitches, *2 hdc in next stitch, hdc in next 4 stitches** repeat from * to ** around,  join with a ss. fasten off.

Continue in this way, increasing every 5, 6, 7, 8… stitches around as you rounds increase until the cover is the same size as your stool top.

Cover sides: Chain 2 and hdc into the back loop of each stitch around. Join with ss in top of chain 2. Next and all subsequent sides; Chain 2 hdc into each stitch around. Join with ss in top of chain 2, continue until the cover is slightly longer than the depth of your stool top, fasten off and leave a long end.

Finishing. Weave in all ends. Thread long last end onto needle and sew a running stitch around the last hdc of your cover side. Put cover over stool and pull running stitch tight.  Don’t pull it so tight that you can’t remove the cover, just tight enough to hold it firmly in place and stop the cover sliding off. Fasten off and weave in the last end.  Sit back and admire your funky ‘new’ stool!!!

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9 thoughts on “Crochet stool cover tutorial

    Sara said:
    August 7, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    This is awesome! I’m definitely in need of some old stools to cover. Linking up at Tangled Happy tomorrow. Thanks for sharing this! :)

      Sara said:
      August 7, 2011 at 5:12 pm

      Opps! I meant Friday August 12th. :)

        Janette responded:
        August 7, 2011 at 9:17 pm

        Hi Sara, thanks that sounds great… Ill go over and check it out!

    lee said:
    August 12, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    thank you for sharing this great tutorial! beautiful work!

    Josephne Rangson said:
    February 9, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    thank you so much for sharing! amazing colour, too.

    Nice piece of work said:
    July 26, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    Aha! I was looking for a pattern for a round stool top and I had a vague memory that you had one somewhere – yay, found it. Going to start today. Thanks.

    Sharon Au-Curtis said:
    September 20, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    This looks absolutely beautiful. Just wanted to know what size hook did used and what type yarn. Thank you for sharing!

      Janette responded:
      September 20, 2012 at 1:48 pm

      Hi I used at 4mm hook and 8ply yarn just from my stash- so a variety of types. J

    DIY Crochet Pattern Ideas | Un-complicateUn-complicate said:
    November 12, 2013 at 4:06 am

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