Are you ready to make your Katran stool cover?
Why Katran? Well, katran is a Hindi word which explains the beautiful offcut pieces of fabric which are the by product of weaving mills. Often farmers will collect these waste fabrics, spin it into heavy yarns, and make furniture in their off-season. These stunning pieces inspired me to use Scheepjes Secret Garden to bring this stool to life.
Now, if you prefer a printer/ereader friendly version, pop over to Ravelry where this pattern is available to download for a euro: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/katran-stool-cover
3 balls of Scheepjes Secret Garden in 709 Lily Pond
1 Scheepjes wooden stool 42 x 28cm
4 mm hook
Stool: 42cm high x 28cm in diameter
19 stitches by 16 rows in 10cm in the pattern format.
ch chain st
hdc half double crochet
ss slip stitch
hdc3lInc 2 half double crochet in the 3rd loop in one stitch (increase)
hdc3l half double crochet in the 3rd loop
hdc3l2tog 2 half double crochet together in the third loop (decrease)
This pattern is made in continuous rounds, with no joins. Keep the tension firm.
Repeat instructions between the *…* the instructed number of times.
Be sure to keep to the measurements of your stool, depending on the actual diameter you may need to add or remove increase rounds.
Use the stitch marker to keep track of the first stitch of each round.
Round 1 Ch 4, ss to join. Work 8 hdc into the ring (marking the first stitch)
Round 2 Increase in the third loop of each stitch around – 16sts
Round 3 *hdc3linc, hdc3l* x 8 – 24sts
Round 4*hdc3linc, hdc3l x 2* x 8 -32sts
Round 5*hdc3linc, hdc3l x 3* x 8 – 40sts
Round 6 hdc3l x 3, *hdc3linc, x 4* x 7, hdc3linc, hdc3l -48sts
Round 7 *hdc3linc, hdc3l x 5* x 8 – 56sts
Round 8 hdc3l x 4 *hdc3linc, hdc3l x 6* x 7, hdc3linc, hdc3l x 2 – 64sts
Round 9 *hdc3linc, hdc3l x 7* x 8 – 72sts
Round 10 hdc3l x 5 *hdc3linc, hdc3l x 8* x 7, hdc3linc, hdc3l x 3 – 80sts
Round 11 *hdc3linc, hdc3l x 9* x 8 – 88sts
Round 12 hdc3l x 6 *hdc3linc, hdc3l x 10* x 7, hdc3linc, hdc3l x 4 – 96sts
Round 13 *hdc3linc, hdc3l x 11* x 8 – 104sts
Round 14 hdc3l x 7 *hdc3linc, hdc3l x 12* x 7, hdc3linc, hdc3l x 5 – 112sts
Round 15 *hdc3linc, hdc3l x 13* x 8 – 120sts
Round 16 hdc3l x 8 *hdc3linc, hdc3l x 14* x 7, hdc3linc, hdc3l x 6 – 128sts
Round 17 *hdc3linc, hdc3l x 15* x 8 – 136sts
Round 18 hdc3l x 9 *hdc3linc, hdc3l x 16* x 7, hdc3linc, hdc3l x 7 – 144sts
Round 19 *hdc3linc, hdc3l x 17* x 8 -152sts
Round 20-36 hdc3l x 152 – 152sts
Round 37 *hdc3l2tog, hdc3l x 6* x 19 – 133sts
Round 38 *hdc3l2tog, hdc3l x 5* x 19 – 144sts
Round 39 ss between each stitch around (catching the top two loops plus the third loop) to create a firm fit. Tie off, weave in ends.
Slip the cover over the stool and you’re finished!
The materials for this project are available from your favourite Scheepjes stockist in the Benelux, in North America you can order the yarn from Love Knitting or Knotty House (in Canada) or if you’re in the UK or anywhere else in the world Wool Warehouse is the place to go.
For your 28cm diameter stool, you should ask your favourite retailer. Failing that, you’ll be able to find them in discount home stores all over the place, often with a very ugly print that is calling out to be covered with something beautiful!
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