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Today I am sharing How to make a Granny Stool Cover. This project is perfect for using up scraps so gather your yarny scraps and lets get started.
I used some yarn from my cotton stash. All my yarn is of Sport Weight and used my 3 mm hook. So, you've got your yarn and hook. Lets go.
I am using U.K terms. See the conversion table at the end of this post for US terms.
Start on a Granny Square - my style. I make my Granny Square like this:
Chain 6, join to make a ring with a slip stitch in your first chain. Chain 3 (your first treble), make 2 trebles in the ring, chain 3, make 3 trebles in the ring. Repeat this until you have 4 groups of 3 trebles (called clusters) and join the round with a slip stitch in the 3rd chain of your first treble. Fasten off. You have completed your first round.
Add a new color (see a great tutorial on how to do this here) and chain 3, make 2 trebles in the corner chain 3, make 3 trebles in the same corner, chain 1, make 3 trebles in the next corner, chain 3, make another 3 trebles in the same corner, chain 1 etc. Repeat this until you have finished your round.
From ROUND 3 and onwards:
Add a new color and chain 3, make 2 trebles in the corner, chain 3, make 3 trebles in the same corner, chain 1, make 3 trebles in the space between clusters in the previous round, chain 1, make 3 trebles in the next corner, chain 3, make another 3 trebles in the same corner, chain 1, make 3 trebles in the space between the clusters in the previous round, chain 1 etc. Repeat this until you have finished your round 3 and continue to do this every round after until your square is big enough for your stool.
I make the Granny Square slightly smaller than the top of the stool. This way it will become snug instead of floppy when finished.
Now you add a new color and start a new round on your Granny Square BUT (!) stop making 1 chain in between the clusters and only make ONE group of 3 trebles in the corners - VOILA!
Do you see how the square automatically folds up/down to make a "skirt"?
Continue to make rounds of 3 trebles without any chains in between until you have the length you desire of your stool cover. I made 7 rows for the "skirt".
My last row is a simple edging made like this:
Add a new color with a slip stitch between 2 clusters anywhere on the side as this makes for a more neat joining at the end, chain 4, slip stitch between the next 2 clusters. Repeat until the round is finished and join with a slip stitch in your first slip stitch. Fasten off roughly.
|Lilla katt, lilla kat, lilla söta Charlie...|
Sew in, fasten off, weave in, secure, finish all your ends. VOILA! Your Granny Stool Cover is finished and fab-fantastic gorgeous!