A big hello and thank you to all the new followers and visitors and for all the sweet comments. We are on our way to visit our parents for vacation. I had wanted to post this before leaving home but because of internet problem I was not able to. So I was thinking that only after reaching my parents' place after the 25th of this month I would be able to post anything. But luckily we are halting at a friend's place for a day and they were kind enough to let me use their computer and here I am showing you my crocheted stool cover.
This is the stool, a very useful piece of furniture, but which always gets hidden away from guests' eyes. Now after receiving the colorful cover it serves as an emergency side table.
I got my inspiration for this from here, here, and many other sites. I wanted to make a rectangular cover and so I had to first figure out how to make a granny rectangle. I googled and got it from here. Then I saw Bunny Mummy's post on granny spike stitch here and decided to give it a try. The result was a beautiful multicolored stool cover.
Though I saw stool covers in many sites I did not come across one that showed me how to do a rectangular cover. I had to figure it out on my own, so I thought I would make a step by step tutorial on it so that it might be useful to those of you who might be wanting to make one but don't know how to go about it. So here we go...
How to crochet a rectangular stool cover
First I started by making 13 ch. Then in the 3rd chain from the hook make 2 dc. Ch 1. Skip next 2 ch and make 3 dc into next ch, skip 2 ch, 3 dc into next ch, skip 2 ch, 3 dc into next ch (you are going to work a corner here). Make 2 ch, 3 dc, 2 ch and dc in the same ch. Thus you have made 3 sets of dc into the same ch and formed a corner.
|Here you can see the corner made.|
Now make 2 ch and work 3 dc into the other side of the ch where you had made the previous set of 3 dc. Repeat two more times. After skipping 2 ch you are going to work 3 sets of dc with 2 ch in between each set to make a corner. Now you have worked the first round of the rectangle. You can view the picture below to get a clear view of how it would look. You can click here for an elaborate tutorial on granny rectangle.
Here you can see that I have completed the first round and started the second round with a different color. For the second round attach a different colored yarn to a 2-ch space and make 3 ch to count a first dc. Make 2 more dc in the same space. Ch 2, 3 dc into next 2-ch space. Repeat until the end of the row. In the corner you are going to work 3 dc, 2 ch and 3 dc into each corner. Repeat this until the end of the round. Join and cut off the yarn.
I have used brown for the altenate rounds and used granny spike stitch in alternate rounds where I have used different colors.
For the granny spike you are going to work the 2nd dc of each set of dc into the top of the stitch from the previous round. You can see the picture to see how it is worked. You can see that the first and the third dc are worked into the space while the 2nd one is worked into the top of the previous round's dc. You can click here for an elaborate tutorial on the spike stitch.
When you have reached the desired size of rectangle you might want your work to bend so that it fits snugly the stool. For this you will have to stop making 2 sets of dc into the corner and instead make only one, i.e., 3 dc into the corner stitch.
You can see your work is starting to bend.
Continue until you have reached the required height and join the yarn and cut off.
I hope my tutorial has been helpful. I am in a hurry to finish and so if there are any mistakes I will try to correct it later.