I think I hid it away because it looked a bit complicated but I was happy to discover how easy this pattern really is. On a Sunday, when I spend the entire day on the couch, watching movies while I crochet, I can get two of these completed.
The first one I made (the purple one), I used Caron soft yarn. While it worked ok, the yarn was a bit fine for this project and took more stretching to fit it over the tissue box.
The second one I made, I used Red Heart yarn .... a bit thicker and it worked up to a good gauge, fitting over the box easily and with lots of flexibility. I used an "H" hook.
These are very inexpensive gifts. The entire project takes about a half skein of yarn. Good projects for using up those leftover partial skeins.
After making the first one and posting it online for my friends to see, I started getting requests for them left and right. Since I love to crochet, I was thrilled to be able to make these as gifts for my friends.
Here are a few samples of the ones I have made:
|My first prototype from the pattern.|
It was a finer yarn that stretched more than it should have.
|My second one. Experienced crocheters will be able|
to see the difference in how much the couch seat
was stretched. I think I did better on attaching the arms, too.
|Made by request for my daughter's office. |
She loved the contrasting colors!
|My youngest daughter requested this one for her boss,|
who is a big Indianapolis Colts fan!
|And for a dear high school friend, who requested the colors|
to match her furniture.
|Ready for Christmas! I can't wait to put this on my front|
hall table next to a bowl of Christmas candy!
|The Christmas Opposite ... plain color couch with|
multi-colored Christmas pillows.
|Made for my grand-niece in her favorite colors of pink and purple!|
At some point, I am going to figure out how to make a small afghan and throw it over the back of the couch!!