Have y’all followed Mijo Crochet’s In Bloom crochet along (CAL)? I don’t usually join a mystery CAL but when I saw the first couple of parts of this beautiful cushion CAL, I knew I wanted to make a chair cover for my ensuite bathroom. My husband and I just built our house in the country and our master bath was one that I was really excited about – I incorporated the Japanese ofuro style where the tub and shower are in the same enclosed space.
The designer, Johanna, used Scheepjes Cantona which offers whooping 106 colors and I was excited to find colors from our ensuite. I chose one 50g skein each of Bridal White, Primrose (yellow), Chrystaline (light turquoise), Tropic (darker turquoise), and Moon Rock (brown) and five 50g skeins of Champagne (beige). (You can find the amount of yarn used per color on my Ravelry project page.)
For the chair, I wanted a stool to sit on when I come out of the shower and get dressed, so I chose NILS Stool from IKEA for its simple design and price.
And this is how it turned out!!!
The pattern was joy to work with and I followed it for Weeks #1-4. After Week 4, my square almost fit the top of the chair so at the beginning of Week 5, I skipped Row 36, Row 37, and Row 40 and ended up with a single row of yellow, white, and brown.
Sides of the chair were made with NO corner increases as follows:
I think the side panels would have been better if they were a little tighter (maybe a couple of stitches less per side?) but I love how it turned out nonetheless!
Big thanks to the designer, Johanna, who kindly gave me a permission to write out my modifications here.