For those of you who follow my Instagram and Facebook page you may have seen a few photos which I posted at the weekend of my most recent project- a crochet stool cover.
Oh how I loved this project although the Hoooked Zpagetti yarn and large 12mm hook was heavy going on the hands and arms- it felt like a mini workout!
We’ve had this little stool in our lounge for years but it’s seen better days…
…and really needed to be covered.
I have seen lots of these crochet stool covers online, in magazines and even being sold in shops. There are some patterns out there but I’ve only managed to find them in Dutch- these crochet stool covers or ‘gehaakte krukhoes’ seem to be very popular in The Netherlands.
But I didn’t follow a pattern for this as it really is so simple: 8 dc into a magic ring, then increasing on every other row until the circle matched the top of the stool. Then I continued without increasing until the desired length was reached.
In my case I actually ran out of yarn but amazingly it was just enough and the cover stretched beautifully over the stool.
It’s certainly given it a new lease of life.
This project was just for fun. I’m now going to start a project which I’ll be submitting for the International Diploma in Crochet. I got the result back for my Tunisian shawl and it passed with a ‘very good’ which I’m so pleased about.
Happy crocheting Everyone 🙂