I’m so excited to share my new happy crochet chair covers with you. My girls had these simple ikea wooden chairs now for few years, so they come with few marks and scratches now, but still cute and perfectly serving their purpose. Looking at them the other day I thought the little chairs could do with a revamping. First thing which came to my mind was paint, which would have been fine I guess, but with all the wool around the house and my love of crochet, next immediate idea was of course crochet covers! A fun, happy, colourful crochet covers, with tassels. So that was the plan, I looked at my stash of different coloured wool and started a big crochet granny square and then another one, just changed one colour in the process, so girls could see which one is theirs. They also helped me with picking different colours for the crochet rounds, after all, the chairs are for them.
I hope you like our new happy crochet covers too and please leave a comment and let me know if you have done similar project or are inspired to make some now.
These happy crochet covers are made for the ikea little chairs, so the back of them sits nicely around the legs of the chairs, always skipping few stiches to go around the wooden legs.
Girls are very happy with their revamped old cute chairs, “softer and warmer to sit now mummy” 🙂
Now for the pattern of these granny squares, each round is a different colour. I’ve started with 4 chains (ch), join in a circle with a slip stich (ss).
Round 1: work 3ch then 7 treble crochet (tr) in the ring and ss in the third chain.
Round 2: ch3 in any space (instead of the first tr) ch1, *2tr in next space ch1*, repeat** 7 times and then 1tr next to the 3ch and ss in the 3d chain, cut the wool.
Round 3: chain3 then ch3 again (for the corner) *3tr in the chain space, ch1, 3tr in the chain space ch3* repeat** 2times then 3tr in the chain space ch3, 2tr next to the 3ch, ss in the 3d chain, cut the wool.
Round 4: repeat the round 3 and in every corner(3ch) make 3tr + ch3 + 3tr
I made 11 rounds and in the 12th round, where I wanted the cover to go down and wrap around the chair, I made only 3tr in the corners and also in the next 4 rounds.
In the two back corners I’ve simply made ss instead of the tr to make the cover go round the wooden legs.
At the end, work all the ends neatly in with a crochet hook or a tapestry needle.
I’ve also made 4 ties at the back of the chair to go around the chair legs. With the same wool make for plats in the chain spaces and attach colourful tassels and tie around the legs.
Tah-dah! moment! Admire your handy work, pour yourself a glass of bubbly and watch the kids sit on their “new” bright chairs!
Another quick crochet project. Please let me know if you would like more information.
Have a great day,