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Granny “Circle” Seat Cover Pattern

I wrote this pattern as a follow-up to this Idea post.  I was right in that both the pattern and the project itself worked up very quickly.  I made this holding 2 strands of yarn so it would be extra cushiony.  I also added four ties so that it could be secured to your 4-leg stool or chair. These are worked as part of the last round – not attached separately, making them even more secure.

Materials:

  • At least 2 colors worsted weight yarn – 2 skeins each
  • Size K Crochet Hook

Gauge: Not critical.

Pattern Notes:

  • This pattern is worked in rounds holding 2 strands of yarn together.
  • This piece must be blocked upon completion in order for your seat covers to lay flat.

Pattern Stitches:

  • Beginning Cluster (Beg Cl) – Ch 2, [Yo, insert hook in st or sp indicated and pull up a lp, yo and draw through 2 lps on hook] twice, yo and draw through all 3  lps on hook.  Beg Cl made.
  • Cluster – [Yo, insert hook in st or sp indicated and pull up a lp, yo and draw through 2 lps on hook] 3 times, yo and draw through all 4 lps on hook. Cluster made.
  • Ties: (Uses the next two stitches.) *Ch 20, sl st in second chain  from hook and in each back to last sc, sc in next sc, repeat from * once more for second tie.

Round 1: Ch 4, join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.  In ring: Work [Beg Cl, ch 2,] work [Cluster, ch 2] 4 times, join with sl st in Beg Cl, finish off. (5 clusters and ch 2 sps.)

Round 2: Join next color with sl st in any ch 2 sp, work [Beg Cl, ch 2] in same sp, work Cluster in same sp, ch 2, work [cluster, ch 2, cluster, ch 2] in next ch 2 sp and in each around, join with sl st in Beg Cl, finish off. (10 clusters and ch 2 sps.)

Round 3: Repeat Round 2. (20 clusters and ch 2 sps.)

Round 4: Join next color with sl st in ch 2 between 2 clusters in same sp, work [Beg Cl, ch 2, cluster, ch 2] in same sp, work cluster ch 2 in next sp, * work [cluster, ch 2, cluster, ch 2] in next ch 2 sp, work cluster, ch 2 in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * around, join with sl st in Beg Cl, finish off. (30 clusters and ch 2 sps.)

Round 5: Join next color in any ch 2 sp, work [Beg Cl, ch 2] in same sp, work cluster, ch 2 in next ch 2 sp and in each sp around, join with sl st in Beg Cl, finish off. (30 clusters and ch 2 sps.)

Round 6: Join next color in any ch 2 sp, work [Beg cl, ch 2] in same sp, *work [cluster, ch 2, cluster, ch 2] in next ch 2 sp, work cluster in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * around, join with sl st in Beg Cl, finish off. (45 clusters and ch 2 sps.)

Round 7: Join next color in any ch 2 sp, [ch 1, 2 sc in same sp], work [sc in next cluster, 2 sc in next ch 2 sp] around, join with sl st in Beg Cl, finish off.  (135 sc.)

Tie Round:  Join next color with sc in any sc, sc in each of next 32 sc,  work Ties (see pattern stitches) in next 2 sc *[sc in each of next 31 sc, work Ties in next 2 sts] repeat from * 3 times, sc in next sc, finish off.

Weave all yarn ends.

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Idea – Granny “Circle” Seat Covers

This post gave me an idea to make round seat covers in the “granny square” style.  Of course, click on the photo to see the original WP’s (WordPresser’s) post.

I’ve actually never been very fond of making granny squares – not because they are difficult though; they aren’t.  A good granny square however, calls for finishing off and changing colors on every round as seen here.  This isn’t hard either, but I really just enjoy the “mindless” portion of my projects when I can stitch and stitch and stitch each row.  It’s relaxing to me.  But with a good granny, you have to stop after each round and start again.  Anyway, that’s why I don’t do granny squares very often.

The chairs I have in mind for this project have round seats instead of square.  So I will have to do an uneven number of  clusters on the first row.  This should be a pretty quick and easy one to make up.

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