I did ask my oldest daughter if she would be willing to make something for me for my birthday--as a test of the pattern and style.
I saw this on Pinterest and knew she could do this for me.
I wanted to see if I would like it as much as I thought I would.
I cut the fabric yarn and she crocheted it. Literally it probably only took her about a 1/2 hour total from start to finish. Those are really large single crochet stitches--9 rounds is all you make.
We are super happy with how it turned out.
Much softer on the seat than straight wood.
I have enough fabric for another one and then I am thinking of what other color to choose--royal blue--or each stool a different color all together. I have 4 stools, 2 short and 2 taller. 3 of them I got free off Craigslist and the other one for $1.99 at the thrift store = 50 cents apiece. I am also debating on whether or not to paint the stools white and then have the colored cover.
They don't have a place in my current house, but I have plans for the future house, which amazingly is still available for sale. I tell my husband that it is my house---just waiting for me. However, all this house business is about to kill me....I just want my house sold.
- Pattern instructions found here.
- How to cut the fabric yarn here. I thought that 2 1/2 yards of cut fabric sounded excessive, but really you do need that much to make this cover.
- Green knit from the stash--about 6 yards that I bought at the thrift store for probably about $4.
- Crochet hook Q--I went and bought one specifically for this project.