Friday, June 30, 2017

Single Solid Granny Square Ottoman Cover - Free Crochet Pattern

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Yay! This is the seventh post of the year for the 2017 GrannySpiration Challenge! I am so excited to see what everyone has been working on, especially you! At the end of this post, you will find the information for this month's giveaway, and link up.

This month, I wanted to create something for my home. I moved in with Todd back in February, and shame on me, I haven't created anything for our home! I have been talking about making some curtains, and we've been discussing colors and getting a new couch, but right now, I have decided to go with black to match the large area rug we have in the living room. Since creating this ottoman cover, I have many ideas for other ones, and the great thing about them is that they are removable and easy to change out depending on your mood and decor.
From Your Hosts: Granny Square Shrug (Tutorial) from Mariam's Creations, Simple Granny Dishcloth (Free Crochet Pattern) from Rhelena, Be Squared Top (Free Crochet Pattern & Tutorial) from Crochet is the Way, Sweet Coaster (Tutorial) from Kat Kat Katoen, Granny Square Heart Cushion (Tutorial) from Hakelfieber, Lose Granny Square Jacket (Tutorial) from Atelier Marie-Lucienne, and Vintage Granny Square Scarf (Free Crochet Pattern) from Me! EyeLoveKnots.
Please make sure to stop by our other co-host and see what they've been working on too. In the image above, you'll find their projects (and mine) from last month's challenge.

*Sigrid from Kat Kat Katoen will no longer be participating in our Granny-Spiration Challenge :( Her blog is AWESOME! Make sure to visit, read her latest blog post about returning to blogging and subscribe! It's soooo worth it!

Marjan from Atelier Marie-Lucienne
Sandra from Hakelfieber Austria (in German)
Jenny from Crochet is the Way
Rhelena from Crochet n Crafts
Mariam from Mariam's Creations: Recycle and Create

Materials:
     - 900 Yards of Worsted Weight Yarn - I used Red Heart Super Saver in Black
     - #18 Tapestry Needle for Weaving in Ends

Material Notes:
     Yarn Alternatives: Caron's One Pound, Bernat Super Value

Time Spent:
     My cover took about 8 hours to complete.

Measurements:
     Fits my ottoman that is 18.5" wide by 16" tall

Gauge:
     End of Round 4: Solid Granny = 5.5"

Abbreviations:
     DC - Double Crochet
     SC - Single Crochet
     Rev SC - Reverse Single Crochet

Pattern Notes:
     I have a beginner friendly photo tutorial on How to Work a Solid Granny Square.

Beginning chain counts towards final stitch count, except in single crochet rounds.

Chain 2 in the last corner of the first round of granny square is intentional to keep a more even square with future rounds.

Join to the first stitch, not the beginning chain.

I worked the body of the ottoman cover by alternating placement of the first stitch into the first and second stitches. This will help create a straight seam. On the rounds where you start in the second stitch, you will end with the last stitch in the first stitch on the right side of the beginning chain 2.

To custom make an ottoman cover, work your solid granny square about two inches smaller than the width of your ottoman, then begin working in the round to the desired height. I added a round of reverse single crochet because I like the finished look, but while it is on, you cannot see it so you could easily replace this with another round or two of regular single crochet. Why the finish with single crochet? To help keep the shape of the piece.

Pattern:
     Chain 5. Join to form a ring. Chain 5, (3 DC into the ring, chain 3) 3x, 2 DC into the ring. Join.


R2: Slip stitch into the chain space. Chain 5, (2 DC into the chain space, DC in each of the next 3 DCs, 2 DC into the next chain space, chain 3) 3x, 2 DC into the chain space, DC in each of the next 3 DCs, 1 DC into the chain space. Join. 


R3: Slip stitch into the chain space. Chain 5, (2 DC into the chain space, DC in each of the next 7 DCs, 2 DC into the next chain space, chain 3) 3x, 2 DC into the chain space, DC in each of the next 7 DCs, 1 DC into the chain space. Join.

R4: Slip stitch into the chain space. Chain 5, (2 DC into the chain space, DC in each of the next 11 DCs, 2 DC into the next chain space, chain 3) 3x, 2 DC into the chain space, DC in each of the next 11 DCs, 1 DC into the chain space. Join.

R5: Slip stitch into the chain space. Chain 5, (2 DC into the chain space, DC in each of the next 15 DCs, 2 DC into the next chain space, chain 3) 3x, 2 DC into the chain space, DC in each of the next 15 DCs, 1 DC into the chain space. Join.

R6: Slip stitch into the chain space. Chain 5, (2 DC into the chain space, DC in each of the next 19 DCs, 2 DC into the next chain space, chain 3) 3x, 2 DC into the chain space, DC in each of the next 19 DCs, 1 DC into the chain space. Join.

R7: Slip stitch into the chain space. Chain 5, (2 DC into the chain space, DC in each of the next 23 DCs, 2 DC into the next chain space, chain 3) 3x, 2 DC into the chain space, DC in each of the next 23 DCs, 1 DC into the chain space. Join.

R8: Slip stitch into the chain space. Chain 5, (2 DC into the chain space, DC in each of the next 27 DCs, 2 DC into the next chain space, chain 3) 3x, 2 DC into the chain space, DC in each of the next 27 DCs, 1 DC into the chain space. Join.

R9: Slip stitch into the chain space. Chain 5, (2 DC into the chain space, DC in each of the next 31 DCs, 2 DC into the next chain space, chain 3) 3x, 2 DC into the chain space, DC in each of the next 31 DCs, 1 DC into the chain space. Join.

R10: Slip stitch into the chain space. Chain 5, (2 DC into the chain space, DC in each of the next 35 DCs, 2 DC into the next chain space, chain 3) 3x, 2 DC into the chain space, DC in each of the next 35 DCs, 1 DC into the chain space. Join.

R11: Slip stitch into the chain space. Chain 5, (2 DC into the chain space, DC in each of the next 39 DCs, 2 DC into the next chain space, chain 3) 3x, 2 DC into the chain space, DC in each of the next 39 DCs, 1 DC into the chain space. Join.

R12: Slip stitch into the chain space. Chain 5, (2 DC into the chain space, DC in each of the next 43 DCs, 2 DC into the next chain space, chain 3) 3x, 2 DC into the chain space, DC in each of the next 43 DCs, 1 DC into the chain space. Join.

R13: Slip stitch into the chain space. Chain 5, (2 DC into the chain space, DC in each of the next 47 DCs, 2 DC into the next chain space, chain 3) 3x, 2 DC into the chain space, DC in each of the next 47 DCs, 1 DC into the chain space. Join.

Fasten Off.

R14: Skip the next chain space and DC. Reattach yarn in the next DC. Chain 2. DC into the next 49 DCs, 3 DC into the next chain space, (DC into the next 51 DCs, 3 DC into the next chain space) 3x, DC into the next DC. Join. (216 DC)
R15: Chain 2. DC into the 2nd DC, and each around. Join. (216 DC)

R16: Chain 2. DC into the 1st DC, and each around. Join. (216 DC)

R17 - 42: Repeat Rounds 15 and 16.

R43: Chain 1. SC into the 1st DC, and each DC around. Join. (216 SC)

R44: Chain 1. Rev SC into the 1st SC, and each SC around. Join. (216 SC)

Fasten Off, and Weave in Ends.
Please feel free to make and sell your own Single Solid Granny Square Ottoman Cover using this pattern, but please DO NOT claim this pattern as your own nor should you sell my pattern, and DO NOT re-publish my photos as your own. DO NOT copy and paste my pattern anywhere, link to it instead.



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The three most viewed projects from last month's challenge can be found in the image above. From left to right, top to bottom: Granny Square Stash Buster Blanket from Sum of Their Stories, Crochet Baby Blanket and Hats from Julie's Creative Lifestyle, and Largest Blanket from Hobbyloes.


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4 comments:

  1. Your ottoman cover is awesome! Very stylish!
    I'll still be following and visiting all the hosts, can't wait to see all their creations.
    ps: Thank you so much for the publicity and your very kind words and support x

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  2. That's a great way to update an old ottoman, or to personalize a new one... I've been thinking of getting some storage ottomans to hide part of my yarn stash, and it would be cool to use up part of the stash on them!

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  3. I love your ottoman cover, even though it's not finished, I like how it only covers it halfway. :)

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  4. whaaaa..i made a few days ago the same project.I made an ottoman cover from scraps of yarn.
    Yours is also so so lovely.
    The next one will also be like yours but,the same,from coloured scraps.
    Thank you for hosting this colection
    Hugs!

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