Ready to crochet yourself a fetching crocheted doily stool cover? Highly recommended for just and hour and a half or so of work, and it makes any stool look ready for winter! My husband couldn't stop raving about my creation, which means I can crochet covers for the next two stools in front of him! (Know what I mean secret crafters with piles of laundry that must wait while we create?)
Some readers were wondering if this would be comfortable to sit on and while this stool may only get used for a few hours a week as an extra seat when our dining room table is overflowing, it seems perfectly comfortable, and even more comfortable than the bare wooden seat. The cover does move a tiny bit but on account of the slightly open pattern, but not enough to be annoying. Enjoy, and if you get confused, just study the photo, it's really quite straight forward.
Crocheted Doily Stool Cover Pattern:
My stool is roughly 30 cm (11 7/8 inches) in diameter, and the central medallion in this pattern miraculously covered that exact width! My flower wasn't lying flat when I crocheted it, but once stretched to cover the stool, it does lie flat, so don't worry about blocking.
Using a 5mm hook and 100% aran weight wool (or of course the yarn and appropriate hook of your choice, guage is really unimportant here)ch6, slip stitch to make ring
Round 1: ch3, 15 dc into ring, join with sl st (There is a visable gap between my first ch3 and the next dc, some avoid this by crocheting an extra dc right after the ch3, and then slip stitching into that dc at the end of the row. In this way the ch3 is not counted as a stitch adn there is no gap. You decide.)
Round 2: Ch5, 1 dc into dc from the previous round, ch 2, 1 dc into next dc, continue around (for a total of 15 ch2 spaces, including that from first ch5) and join with sl st to third chain or first ch5.
Round 3: 1 sc into first ch2 space, ch10, 1 trc into same space. 1 trc into next ch2 space, ch5, 1 trc into same space. Continue around such that in each ch2 space there is a set of trc,ch5,trc.
Round 4: 1sc into first ch5 space, ch5, trc into same space, ch5, 2 trc into same space. 2trc into next space, ch5, 2trc. Continue around into each ch5 space, and join with slip stitch to 5th chain of initial ch5.
Round 5: (the petals of the flower) Into every ch5 space: 1sc, 1hdc, 1dc, 5trc, 1dc, 1hdc,1sc. Join with sl st to first sc.
Round 6: sl st up to middle of petal (the 3rd trc) and sc. ch 5 (or how ever many chains it takes to comfortably reach the center of the next petal)and sc into center trc of next petal. Continue around and join with a sl st.
Note: Number of rounds at this point will depend on size and depth of stool. You may need additional rounds to cover diamter of stool, or not. If the next row will not be for the side of the stool, sc into both loops, and begin sc rows in back loop when the portion being crocheted will cover the side of the stool.
For side: Round 7-11: sc around into back loop only and join with a sl. st.
Round 12: (This round falls on the underside of my stool) dc around
Round 13: sc around, or if you prefer a more solid finish, sl st. around. Tie off yarn.
Make a tie by using a ribbon or chain stitching a length from the same yarn. Thread ribbon or chain through the dc row. Fit cover on stool, turn stool upside down, pull ribbon tight and tie with a bow, for easy removal.
That's it! Enjoy. This one was so quick and such a fun addition to our home, I'm off to make two more, hopefully with equally successful patterns, I'll let you know!
PS: This stool was made courtesy of yarn that was a gift from a neighbor's son (which I recieved during Passover cleaning) who had found 5 or so hanks somewhere years ago, and it was collecting dust in their cabinet! And it's vintage made in the USA, whaddya know!