Uniquely Scandinavian: A Crocheted Stool Makeover

created at: 03/16/2011

I've never crocheted before in my life, but after seeing this charming stool I've got a serious desire to learn how!  


created at: 03/15/2011
Kristin from Sweden shared this stool makeover on IKEA Hackers, but I'm wondering what else you could spruce up with a little crochet action... Any ideas?

created at: 03/15/2011

While you're thinking about what else you could cover in yarn, let's see what we'll need to create this whimsical stool.


Kristin explains she first crocheted long tubes to cover the stool legs and then created the freeform birds.  After sewing and crocheting the critters together to create a circle, she crocheted a piece around them big enough to cover the seat of the stool.  Next, she cut a piece of foam to match the size of the seat and wrapped the crocheted cover over the top.  Presto!  A cute and cozy upgrade!

So, have you thought of what else you'd give the crochet treatment to?  A planter?  A side table?  Let's brainstorm!

[via IKEA Hackers]

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Tim on Mar 16, 2011:

I love this hack! It's so cheerful. Here's another cool Ikea hack http://www.aliceindesignland.com/blog/2010/12/26/my-newold-lamp.html

elseajane on Mar 16, 2011:

Capree, nice tute> I like this alot and I do crochet. Wahoo! Lets see, you coud do curtains and of course bedspreads, pillows are easy how about a chair cozy? A mouse ahaped cover for your mouse...I know the whole computer, screen, tower even the base of the keyboard. How about a lampshade? Oh the list goes on and on. EJ

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