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Making Arm Chair Covers

Updated April 17, 2017

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.

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.

Repeat step one for the other arm cover.

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.

Tip

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

Things You'll Need

  • 2 skeins cotton yarn
  • knitting needles, size 8
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About the Author

Kimberly Napier has been an educator since 1997, frequently writing for the classroom. She has also been knitting and crocheting for more than 40 years. Her online writing covers the areas of education, crafts and cooking. Napier holds a Master of Education, as well as a degree in horticulture.