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Practical Home Decor
Crochet chair socks are a concept I fell in love with a few months ago. A friend of mine showed me this original idea: putting socks on the feet of her chairs. Strange, yes, but genius!
You know when you’re not careful and you pull a chair without properly lifting it, this horrible screeching noise we all hate? Well, with chair socks, it’s gone!
No need for the ugly felt pads that are traditionally used, keep coming off and get disgusting. These chair socks do the job much better and can be cleaned very easily.
And on top of that, chairs socks are obviously amazing for decorating. You can make a pair (well a quadruple I should say) for each holiday or special occasion! Red, green, white for Christmas, black, yellow and red to support the Belgian football team for the next worldcup, etc. As they are super easy to make and use only a small amount of yarn, you can make as many as you can think of.
The crochet chair socks are great to use up small scraps of yarn as you only need a few meters of each color.
However, stick to cotton yarns. Other fibers will wear off quickly with the repeated movement of the chairs. I’ve had mine for a year now and they’re still not showing signs of wear.
If they loosen up or get dirty, just throw them in the wash and squeeze them back on as good as new.
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Before you Start your Crochet Chair Socks
- 3.5 mm / E – 4 crochet hook. I love and use this simple set.
- Cotton sport weight yarn. I used Schachenmayer Catania Original yarn (terracotta, marine and light greyish green (reseda)) I had scrap yarn from the Mandala Placemats and Lion Brand Goldenrod 24/7 cotton yarn I had leftover from the Sunshine Crop Sweater. The Lion Brand yarn is a bit thicker, but the colors are so beautiful together I could not resist. Make sure to use cotton to avoid premature wear.
- Tapestry needle to weave in the ends. I use, love and recommend this stainless steel set. You get different eye sizes to accommodate for different yarn sizes and they come in a very handy little tube. I used to keep losing and breaking my tapestry needles until I got these.
This pattern follows US notations
- st = stitch
- ch = chain
- sc = single crochet
- inc = increase
The base of my chair feet is a 2.5 by 2.5 cm / 1″ by 1″ square and the socks are 5.5 cm / 2.25″ height. You can adjust the base by adding or removing increases and the height by adding or removing rounds to fit your chairs.
4. Tips and Tricks
- Use sturdy cotton to avoid wear
- My chairs have a square base. If yours are round, you can adjust round 2 and 3 to form a circle and not a square base.
- Don’t hesitate to play around with different colors. You could make different combinations; one for each chair or you can mix them all.
- This pattern is the perfect opportunity to train for Amigurumi. These chair socks are sort of like a non-stuffed, open Amigurumi striped leg.
The Actual Chair Socks Crochet Pattern
With your 3.5 mm / US E-4 hook, using terracotta yarn, do a magic circle with 6 sc.
Round 1: inc in each st (12st)
Round 2: * sc2, inc * 4 times (16st)
Round 3: * sc2, inc 2 * 4 times (24st)
Round 4: sc 24 in the back loop only (24st)
Round 5: * sc 4, dec * 4 times (20 st).
Round 6 – 8: sc 20 (20 st)
Round 9 – 10: Switch to light green yarn. Sc 20
Round 11 – 12: Switch to goldenrod yarn. Sc 20
Round 13 – 14: Switch to dark blue yarn. Sc 20
Round 15 – 16: Switch back to orange yarn. Sc 20
Weave in all the end. Repeat for as many as you need.