crochet covered ottoman

December 7th, 2010

ottoman before

This ottoman is obviously in rough shape. It used to be sort of wabi sabi, beat-up chic, but sometime ago it crossed a line and now it’s just plain beat up. I’ve been meaning to recover it properly, but as I have no idea how to do that it’s been shoved in the back of my closet.  After seeing this crochet covered ottoman (ravelry link) I pulled it out from it’s hiding spot and made a cover. That is obviously the before shot…

ottoman after

and here is the after. Not bad for no planning–just some yarn from my stash and a free pattern off ravelry.  I wanted the cover to be all puff stitches, but I only had super bulky yarn and the puffs were getting too out of control puffy. I used a hat pattern–a really ugly hat pattern–and made it fit. So really I made a hat for my ottoman. Ha! Here is the project page on ravelry if you want the specs.

After I made it, I saw this ottoman and now I want to find some crazy super chunky yarn (or maybe even roving?) and make another cover.  The making never ends.

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21 Responses to crochet covered ottoman

  1. I really, really like this. Since seeing the photo on Flickr, I have been eyeing a rectangular stool in our living room. I am thinking of using t-shirt yarn, depending upon what I find in my husband’s stash.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Kelly says:

    Love this! You and your furniture fixes… brilliant.

  3. Kerri says:

    So beautiful! I absolutely adore it!

  4. Lise says:

    I love this! Thanks for the inspiration. I have the perfect stool…just no time. Some day…

  5. what a great way to add a handmade touch to your home! i’ve been wanting to get an ottoman, and this would be a great way to fix up a used one!

  6. Wanett says:

    That is AWESOME!! I love that it’s just a big hat, lol

  7. Ashley says:

    So cool! How long did this project take? I’m not a knitter but this gets me inspired to learn…

  8. This is perfect! It’s like your favorite vintage tea cozy made useful! So clever.

  9. Islay says:

    So cool! And well done on the make-do-and-mending. I have a sofa that is beginning to cross that line from shabby-chic to, ermmm, shabby. Maybe I could make a sofa hat…

  10. Zuleika says:

    Thats really pretty! Great way to update or fix something you don’t want to part with. :-)

  11. Rebecca says:

    I swear, between this and all the amazing crochet-covered stones I’ve been seeing around, I’m going to have to learn to crochet properly. You know, after the mountain of Christmas sewing and knitting is done.

  12. Wendy says:

    oh you make me want to learn how to crochet! So clever and yes, I like the one you found after the fact too.

  13. britt says:

    i like it. i have been coveting some ideas like this that i have seen on pinterest as well.

  14. Marlena says:

    I love this, Meg! Wow – what a difference. It loosk great next to the black chair you sewed a patch on.

  15. Oona says:

    It is awesome! I totally love it… You’re going to start a new trend!

  16. Gorgeous! Love it! And it’s so true, it never ends does it? We finish one thing and right away another inspiration hits.

  17. anna says:

    i have the bench that matches this foot stool, only in cream. Love how you covered it, really cool.

  18. mixette says:

    So far all I can do with yarn is make pom poms, but your ottoman-hat looks great! I have 3 of those same ottomans (I love them) and was thinking of making a slipcover with a drawstring to change the color, but the knit looks so cute and cozy.

  19. juniper says:

    Looks great, very impressed!

  20. libby says:

    wow- this is super awesomely awesome. really. cool.

  21. betsy says:

    I love this! What a lovely idea! Thanks so much for sharing it!