Easy Stool Covers – Free Crochet Pattern

I love these! They are so easy to make and they don’t come off! I have four kids hopping on and off these and they haven’t budged. They are made pretty tight and it does take some work to stretch them over the stool but over time the yarn stretches out and they are perfect!

I hook
Heavy Worsted Weight Yarn
Yarn needle
Stitch Marker

GAUGE: 6 dcs and 4 rows = 2” square

I used a Caron 1lb skein for my main
color and a scarp worsteds for my center
contrasting colors.
It’s important that you use a heavy
weight worsted (or Aran weight
yarn) for the MC or the cover will not
stretch over your stool. I made the
covers pretty tight so they won’t come
off the stool…it’s worth the little bit of
extra work it takes to stretch them on
the first time.

PATTERN NOTES: For this pattern, you will not count your beginning ch as a stitch.

 You can also download a pdf of this pattern from ravelry  : )

SEAMLESS METHOD: When you finish your round, loosely slst in the back loop of the first dc of your rnd (use a stitch marker to mark the front loop of the first dc and the front loop of the slst worked into this first dc). Then loosely slst in the back loops only of the next 4 dcs and then continue on with your next rnd. When you’ve worked around and reach the slsts you’ll continue on as pattern says but you’ll insert your hook under the skipped front loops of your double crochets and the front loops of the slsts worked into those double crochets (the front loops of the slsts will be located above and a little bit to the right of the skipped front loops of the dcs they were worked into).

Changing color: When changing color you will want to change color just before you work the 5th slst of the rnd.


If you need additional help with the seamless method, I have a detailed pattern with pictures for sale in my etsy and ravelry shops. It’s for a double crochet seamless hat which includes the seamless method with tutorial pictures and the hat pattern, in all sizes, to go with it. www.mamachee.etsy.com



With CC, Ch 2

Rnd 1 – work 12dc into 2nd ch from hk, join with seamless method (see pattern notes). (12)

Note: If you’d rather not work the seamless method then just slst to the first st of your rnd and continue on with the pattern. Remember, you will join into the first st of your rnd and you will work the first st of every rnd into the first st of the previous rnd – which will be the same st that you joined into.

Rnd 2 – Ch 1, work 2dc in each st around, join. (24)

With MC

Rnd 3 – Ch 1, (dc in next, 2dc in next) around, join. (36)

Rnd 4 – Ch 1, (dc in next 2, 2dc in next) around, join. (48)

Rnd 5 – Ch 1, (dc in next 3, 2dc in next) around, join. (60)

Rnd 6 – Ch 1, (dc in next 4, 2dc in next) around, join. (72)

Rnd 7 – Ch 1, (dc in next 5, 2dc in next) around, join. (84)

Rnd 8 – Ch 1, (dc in next 6, 2dc in next) around, join. (96)

Rnd 9 – Ch 1, (dc in next 7, 2dc in next) around, join. (108)

Rnd 10 – Ch 1, (dc in next 8, 2dc in next) around, join. (120)

Rnd 11 – Ch 1, (dc in next 3, dc2tog) around, join. (96)

Rnd 12 – Ch 1, (dc in next 2, dc2tog) around, join. (72)

Rnd 13 – Ch 1, (dc in next 4, dc2tog) around, join. (60)

Rnd 14 – Ch 1, (sc in next 8, sc2tog) around, join. (54)

Fasten off and weave in all ends.


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You have permission to sell the finished product from this pattern; I just ask that you please give credit

to me for the pattern and if you sell them online, please provide a link for the pattern.

Rewriting, reselling, distributing, or copying the pattern (or its photos) itself is prohibited.

Thank you so much for your understanding.  Happy Crocheting!




This article has 11 comments

  1. Alessandra Reply

    Thank you for this!!!!
    I need to change my kitchen stools covers and your pattern arrived at the right time!!!!!
    Happy Easter, xxxxx ale

  2. Sue Reply

    What an ingenious technique – thanks so much for sharing it! (Visible seams have always been one of my pet crochet peeves.) Would you mind if I linked to this in a post I am writing on round-joining techniques?

    Thanks again,
    Sue 🙂

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  4. Mamachee Reply

    That’s a good idea but unfortunately, I only have the stool covers pattern.

  5. Kels Reply

    What do you mean dc2tog? I’ve gotten to round 11 but cannot wrap my brain around what this could possibly mean. Same as 2dc in next? 4 dc in next? 2 dc in next 2 stitches?

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