Making Arm Chair Covers

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Making Arm Chair Covers
To protect this chair, a scarf isn't needed, just small coveres for the arms and back. (Jupiterimages/Polka Dot/Getty Images)

To save the wear and tear on armchairs, it is often helpful to create covers for the armrests and the back of the chair. These can be made using a variety of stitches or by a simple garter stitch.

Skill level:
Moderately Challenging

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Things you need

  • 2 skeins cotton yarn
  • knitting needles, size 8

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Instructions

    Arm Covers

  1. 1

    Cast on 50 stitches.

    Knit 5 rows.

    Knit 5 stitches, then knit 2, purl 2 across the remaining stitches until the last 5 stitches. Knit the remaining 5 stitches.

    Repeat this pattern until the cover is 11 inches long.

    Knit 5 rows.

    Bind off all the stitches.

  2. 2

    Repeat step one for the other arm cover.

  3. 3

    Cast on 90 stitches for the back cover.

    Knit 5 rows.

    Knit 5 stitches, then knit 2, purl 2 across to the last 5 stitches. Knit the remaining 5 stitches.

    Repeat this pattern until it is one inch short of the desired length.

    Knit 5 rows.

    Bind off all stitches.

Tips and warnings

  • These covers can be created knitting every stitch in every row, if desired.

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