Tuesday, November 17, 2009

more on the crocheted footstool cover...

Today I wanted to revisit the 'recovered' footstool project...

A couple readers had a question about how I created the boxed shape to fit the sides of the footstool, so I thought I would post it here should anyone else be wondering the same.

I worked the top according to Peggy Adamik's "How to Crochet a Granny Rectangle". When the rectangle became the same size as the top of my stool, {or whatever you may be making a cover for}, I stopped making the extra 3 double crochets in the four corner spaces--in other words you will now make 3 doubles and 1 chain in each and every space all the way around. Now the rectangle will not become any larger, but will form the boxed sides of your cover. I found I needed to snug up the sides of my cover a bit, so I did a round or two with 3 double crochets in each space and left out the 1 chain--this helped make the sides a little tighter as needed. Just try on your cover after each side row to see how it fits and adjust if needed.

I hope this is helpful. If you're crocheting a cover or have made one already, I would love to see a picture of it!


  1. You are so incredibly creative! I always love seeing what you are up to!


  2. Very Cool! Now if only I could find a footstool!

  3. oh, I love that!

  4. Love it! I'm looking for one to cover but haven't found one yet!

  5. Hi Deb,

    I recently discovered your blog and really enjoy your "country" posts and have awarded you with the Kreativ Blogger Award. When you have time, please stop by my blog and take a look! Blessings, Deborah

  6. I do so love that stool! I have linked to your waffle dishcloth today in my blog, I hope that is OK with you - thank you so much for sharing your pattern, I have really enjoyed making them.

    Pomona x

  7. Thought you might like to see my finished footstool:


    I love your blog - my home is filled with waffle dishcloths, so I think of you often!!!

  8. morgenschoenedinge5:28 AM

    Thanky for the tip to let one chain out at the sides! I´m crocheting a stool cover too and just found out how to make ist fit! Quite difficult and no tutorials in blogland.

  9. Glad it was helpful!

  10. You are very welcome!



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