Monday, July 30, 2012

How to make a Granny Stool Cover


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. I am using U.K terms in my instructions. Lets go.

Start on a Granny Square - my style. I make my Granny Square like this:

ROUND 1:
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.

ROUND 2:
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"?

And you see how it fits snug on the top of the stool now?

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.

Sew in, fasten off, weave in, secure, finish all your ends (tutorial here). VOILA! Your Granny Stool Cover is finished and fab-fantastic gorgeous!

If you have any questions, if you find any errors or anything else regarding my tutorial, please drop a line. If you make a Granny Stool Cover, please let me now by leaving a trail so that I can see your beauty. I hope you will enjoy this quick little project as much as I am. I am already planning for yet another stool cover. And I will start hunting for more stools at thrift markets to dress. :D

Kärlek
Annette

16 comments :

  1. really like your last two tutorials: thank you!!!!
    xxxx Alessandra

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  2. Perfect tutorial. Great job and thanks so much.
    Meredith

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  3. Oh yes! Thank you so much! Now I know what to make on the stol Stefan from Ikea, bought by/to my daughter on her 17th birthday!

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  4. Hi Annette, thanks for the great tutorial..easy to follow and very clever...will have to get out my stool and start hooking a cover for it..so sweet! Hope it is beautiful weather in Switzerland..it sure is here in BC❤

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  5. A brilliant tutorial, thank you so much.
    irene
    xxxx

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  6. This is fantastic, Annette. It looks so effective and gives the stool a warm, homely look! I think I need to pick up a stool or too as well. I can't wait to get started! Thank you for explaining the pattern so well. How clever to make the edges curl over for the overhang! Oh! I do love granny squares!
    Great pictures and I love the one with the pussy-cat with one eye peeping out! Sandra

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  7. I love these covers for stool! And you've explained it very well! I want to buy a stool for a cover like this! Thank you, Annette! Thank you!

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  8. Hi from Denmark :)Great blog you have :)

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  9. Great tutorial Annette, I am wondering how to cover the edge on a round stool! just can't get it figured out!

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  10. Oh, I love this!! Just found your sweet blog through Trish of Notes of Sincerity!! Happy to be your newest follower! xo Heather

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  11. Wonderful! Thankyou for sharing this! Now I need a square stool to cover first.......
    Gill xx

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  12. I love how your kitty got in the picture. Oh and I love your stool cover too! ;)

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  13. I wish I had a stool to do this to - I'd love to try this pattern. Thank you!

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  14. Thank you for the pattern. I've often wondered how it was done. Will be giving it a go, but no stool, I've got a chair. Think I might have an idea for the chai back.

    Love your blog, have added it to my reading list, as I feel I'll be a regular reader.

    I love all things crafty, but think I may be addicted to crochet.

    J xx

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  15. Thank you so much for the tutorial! I've been wondering how to work out the fastening below the seat for a chair. I wonder, if i make it a hexa-, hepta- or octogon will that work for a round stool?

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Thank you so much for visiting my world. I love reading your comments and I do my utterly best to respond to questions and sweet messages. Thank you again for popping by.

Kärlek
Annette

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