Christmas Preparation ~ Part 1

Do you realise it’s only 7 weeks till Christmas? Yes, I know, eek!

We’re having Christmas Lunch at our house ~ 14 adults, 5 children and 1 Moo. Yes, I know, eek again!

Since we’ll be dragging out the boring old multi-use covered-in-paint $6 Ikea stools, I thought it’d be nice to give them a little extra Christmas cheer. Then I found this awesome blog by Crochet Missy, linking me to these terrific stool-cover instructions by Petra.

It was so easy to follow, and I’m so pleased with the result.

The yarn is by Spotlight ~ Moda Vera Beetle, 50% cotton / 50% acrylic. I know I’ve mentioned this before, but I do not like working with acrylic yarn. Still, the colours are bright, it was part of my stash, and wasn’t expensive ….

Moo was ever-so-slightly impressed.

Only five more to go!

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13 thoughts on “Christmas Preparation ~ Part 1

  1. Thank you for the “awesome” reference 🙂 The stool looks fantastic and I can’t believe how quickly you did it. No procrastinating for you (like I do).
    It is good to hear that someone else doesn’t like acrylic yarn as well. Like you have have a lot in my stash (given to me) but nearly exclusively use pure cotton.
    Looking forward to seeing all the stools finished and together. Nice job.

    • I’m glad you like it Missy! 😀 Actually, I really am procrastinating, I’m just procrastinating about finishing my Spring Blanket by making stool covers instead!

  2. This is so cool! I love these ideas for chair covers. The other day i saw a picture online of an armchair in a knitted cover all fancy with cables and bobbles. It looked like the most cozy sweater chair!

    • Thankyou! 😀 Yes, I have no idea how we’re going to pull of Christmas dinner, except that I know everyone will be really good about bringing their share, phew.

  3. You must get this all the time, but your dog is THE MOST gorgeous lab I’ve ever seen. His eyes warm my heart 🙂 Your stool covers are beautiful, and I commend you on taking on the project so close to the holidays. I would probably decide to do it and then cry in the corner instead.

  4. The stools will definitely look much more festive – the cover looks great! You could even co-ordinate your table and other decorations and have them in similar colours (makes a change from the usual red/green/gold theme) =D

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