Crochet Stool Cover

A few years ago my husband and I bought a couple plain counter-height stools for some space-saving seating in our kitchen. They have definitely served their purpose over the years, but they are not very comfortable and they certainly leave something to be desired style-wise. I decided it was time for some DIY.

The pattern for this stool cover is very simple and easy to follow. It probably takes longer to prepare your fabric yarn than it takes to crochet. I used some knit fabric I had purchased, but this would also be a great project for recycling unwanted t-shirts or knit sheets.


  • 2.5 Yards of 58 inch wide Knit Fabric, cut into 3 inch stips
  • Fabric Scissors
  • Size Q (15.75mm) Hook
  • Check out these tips for making fabric yarn.
  • There really isn’t an accurate gauge for this pattern considering different fabric weights. You will need to experiment a little to see what will work best for you.
  • The seat I covered was 12 inches in diameter.
  • You may need to increase by more or less rows depending on your seat diameter and the weight of your fabric.
  • Pattern is worked in continuous rounds. Do not join at the end of each round.

Round 1: 6 Sc in a Magic Circle. (6)
Round 2: 2 Sc in ea st around. (12)
Round 3: * Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st * repeat around. (18)
Round 4: * Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st * repeat around. (24)
Round 5: * Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st * repeat around. (30)
Round 6: * Sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st * repeat around. (36)
Round 7: Sc in ea st around. (36)
Round 8: * Sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog * repeat around. (30)
Round 9: * Sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog * repeat around. (24)
Slst in next st and tie off. Tuck the end inside the cover and stretch around the seat of your stool.

Stool Cover Pictures


  1. 1
    ersa says:

    cool Ideal

  2. 2
    Cami says:

    LOVE this idea Micah <3 Thank you for sharing

  3. 3
    Ginny says:

    Fabulous idea! Exactly what I needed. We have an old set of padded stools that have seen much better days and this is the perfect solution. Thanks so much for sharing.

  4. 4
    Denise says:

    (what hook size did you use?)

  5. 6
    Bunny Ryan says:

    Great solution Micah! I have started a cover, using 2″ wide knit strips and a size P hook. The knit seems to be stretching really tight for me and curling the magic circle. Should I try to make looser stitches?

    • 7
      Micah says:

      Hi Bunny! It sounds like your strip size and hook size should work fine together. I found when making my cover that my stitches were tighter in the center than toward the outside, but maybe that is just because it is hard work to crochet with such thick material and I got tired! You could try making looser stitches if it is more comfortable for you, but I think the magic circle will work itself out after a few rounds.