Monday, September 24, 2012

Free Pattern: fabric scrap chair pad


Patio chair pad



  Recycling can save your behind, literally! Made in a traditional granny square pattern, this project works up quickly with chunky fabric scraps and a large hook.
  Originally designed for those oh-so-comfortable plastic patio chairs, this cushion is portable to take to work, school, or work one up in your team's colors and take it to the game!

Skill level:
intermediate

Materials:
Fabric scrap yarn in 3 colors, about 20 yrds each (cut length), 1/2 to 1 inch wide 
Crochet hook size P, or size needed to obtain gauge
smaller hook for weaving in ends

Gauge:
(this will vary greatly depending on the thickness of your material)
In 4 in x 4 in: 5 tc x 2 rows

Note:
Be sure to test your material before starting. Here I recycled 2 different kinds of shirts. It was necessary to cut one material 1/2 inch thicker to obtain the same gauge.

Directions:
Row 1: Color A:
Ch 4 (counts as 1 tc). In back loop of farthest ch from hook, 2 tc, ch 2, 3 tc, ch 2. In front loop of same ch, (3 tc, ch 2) 2 times. Join with a sl st in top of ch-4 . (12 tc, 4 ch-2 sps)

Row 2:
Turn work, sl st into next ch-sp. Ch 4. In same sp make (2 tc, ch 2, 3 tc), ch 1. *In next ch-2 sp make (3 tc, ch 2, 3 tc), ch 1.* Repeat from * to * 2 more times. Join with a sl st in top of ch-4. Bind off, weave in ends.

Row 3: Color B:
Join color B with a sl st in any corner sp. Ch 4. In same sp, make (2 tc, ch 2, 3 tc). Ch 1. 3 tc in next ch sp, ch 1. *In ch-2 sp, make (3tc, ch 2, 3 tc). Ch 1. 3 tc in next ch sp, ch 1.* Repeat from * to * 2 more times, join with a sl st in top of ch-4.

Row 4:
Turn work. sl st in next available ch-sp. Ch 4. 2 tc in same sp. Ch 1. 3 tc in next ch-sp. Ch 1. In corner ch-2, make (3 tc, ch 2, 3 tc), ch 1. *[In next ch-sp make 3 tc in next ch-sp, ch 1] twice. In corner ch-2 make 3 tc, ch 2, 3 tc. Ch 1.* Repeat 2 more times. Join with a sl st to top of ch-4. Bind off, weave in ends.

Row 5: Color C:
Join color C with a sl st in any corner ch-2 sp. Ch 4. In same sp, make (2 tc, ch 2, 3 tc). Ch 1. (3 tc, ch 1) in next 3 ch-1 sps. *In ch-2 sp make (3 tc, ch 2, 3 tc, ch 1).  (3 tc, ch 1) in next 3 ch-1 sps.* Repeat from * to * 2 more times. Join with a sl st in top of ch-4. Bind off, weave in ends.

Abbreviations/stitches used:
sl st - slip stitch
ch sp - chain sp
tc - triple crochet

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