Crochet Sofa arm protector cover - The Crafty Co



Quick and Easy pattern for crochet settee arm protector

Sofa arms can take a fair amount of abuse, so here is a natty little cover that will help protect and keep them clean. After all it is much easier to take off and wash a small cover, than wash the sofa isn't it.  This is made using the Granny stitch which is super easy and a perfect project for a beginner.



You will need

wool - (any thickness can be used)
a crochet hook (suitable for the weight of yarn chosen)
scissors 
a large eye darning needle

Abbreviations

sl st = slip stitch
ch = chain
tr = UK treble

The great thing with this cover is any yarn can be used, however it would be best to use the same weight of yarn throughout to keep the tension nice and even. Select the hook to match the weight of your chosen yarn.




Here's how it's made

Magic ring 
1st Round - Chain 3, (counts as 1st treble), work 2 further trebles into ring, ch 2 (counts as 1st corner) 3tr, 2ch (2nd corner) 3tr, 2ch (3rd corner), 3tr, 2ch (4th corner), join with a sl st into the 3rd stitch of the 3ch at the beginning

2nd Round - sl st into 2 chain space from round 1 - Chain 3, (counts as 1st treble), work 2 further tr's into same space, ch 2, 3tr into that same space, (counts as 1st corner) (3tr, 2ch, 3tr) in next 2ch space (2nd corner), (3tr, 2ch, 3tr) in next 2ch space (3rd corner), (3tr, 2ch, 3tr) in next 2ch space (4th corner) close the round with a sl st into 3rd chain of the 3chain work at the beginning of the round.

3rd Round  - sl st to the left into 2 chain space  - Chain 3, (counts as 1st treble), work 2 further tr's into same space, ch 2, 3tr into that same space, (counts as 1st corner), 3tr into the side stitch (3tr, 2ch, 3tr) in next corner space (2nd corner),  3tr into the side stitch (3tr, 2ch, 3tr) in next 2ch space (3rd corner), 3tr into the side stitch (3tr, 2ch, 3tr) in next 2ch space (4th corner) 3tr into the side stitch and  close the round with a sl st into 3rd chain of the 3chain work at the beginning of the round.

Continue the rounds in this way, working the sequence of (3tr, 2ch, 3tr) into the corners and 3tr into the side spaces, until the square is big enough to fit the end panel of the settee.


 We now need to get the square to wrap around the arm of the settee and to do this we will only work the two bottom corners as corner stitches.  With the top two corners we will just work one 3tr into them.  This will make the top of the square remain the same dimension forcing it to go back along the arm.

Lay your square with right side facing up and work 3tr into the right hand side corner (I usually work a dummy treble as my first treble but you can work a 3ch as we have in the previous rounds to count as your first treble. Continue working 3tr's into the side stitches and when you get to the top left hand corner, do not work the corner stitch sequence, just do 3tr into this corner.
only work 3tr's into this 2nd corner
Continue to work 3tr down the next side and when you get to the bottom left corner work the corner sequence of (3tr, 2ch, 3tr) here, continue along the bottom with 3tr's in each space until you get to the 4th corner and work the corner sequence here too (3tr, 2ch, 3tr), finally work 3tr's into the spaces up the last side and close the round with a sl st into the 1st treble of the round.
The top two corners only have 3tr's in them so they are no longer corner stitches and the bottom two will have the sequence of (3tr, 2ch, 3tr) worked in them
Continue working like this for the next few rounds until it gets to the length you want the sides to be
You can see that I have nearly reached the cushion pad so I have reached the desired height I want the protector to be
I just want the protector to continue back along the arm now. To achieve this we will work on three sides only and leave the bottom as it is.
Place the square down with the bottom right hand corner to the right.  We will be starting in this corner and working round three sides to the bottom left hand corner. Then we will work back and forth in rows until the protector is the desired length. To start, work a 3ch (counts as 1st treble) in the bottom right corner and work a further 2 tr's in this space. Keep working into the spaces to the left with 3tr in each space until you get round to the bottom left corner. 

3ch(counts as 1st) in the bottom right corner and work a futher 2tr in this space
To finish this row work one treble in the bottom left hand corner of the previous row. This will create a space for the next row and gives us a nice neat edge

work a 1tr into the corner stitch

To start your next row, turn your work and we will be going back the other way
Working into the first space,  ch3(counts as 1st tr) and work a further 2tr in the same space. Continue with 3tr in each space along the row


ch3 (counts as 1st tr) and 2 further tr into the first space of this row

When you get to the end work a 1tr into the top of the last treble in the previous round.


1tr in the top of the last treble in the previous round

Continue working like this until you have reached the desired length of your protector.  You can see that the sides looks nice and even, but to make it look finished we will work a row of trebles along the bottom of the side

Although the side looks neat we will finish it with a row of trebles

Along the edges of the sides, you should see that it is made up of 3tr stitches and 1tr with a space stitches.  We will work 3tr into the 1tr spaces along this row.  Work in the end space with a 3ch(counts as 1st treble) and 2 more tr in the same space.  Then continue along the row working in the spaces 


Work 3tr in the spaces along the rows, you will reach the stitches that form the bottom egde of the protector so work 3tr in each space all along that bottom 


You will get back to the beginning so work a 1tr in the top of the first tr at the beginning of the row




You can now sit back and admire your work knowing that the arm of your chair or sofa will keep nice and clean


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Happy crocheting

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