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« on: September 05, 2012 03:45:21 AM »

Yo.
The couch in our living room is about 20 years old, and the fabric covering it is already all torn. Even more so, now that there are three little grandchildren wreaking havoc everytime they come around.



I want to crochet new covers for the cushions, but I can't quite decide what the best direction is to go. Granny squares? Or is that too risky, because the tears might still be visible from underneath? Also, what yarn should I use? Something soft? And color?

Anyhow, any advice or suggestions would be wonderful. Thank you!
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BoxOfRocks
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2012 08:57:33 AM »

I think if you want to completely cover the tears using crochet, you should use single crochet with a thin yarn or even thread.  If using granny squares, the rips still may be apparent in the gaps, although they won't be as visible if you use a thin yarn / thread with tight stitching.   Of course, the flip side is that the thinner the yarn you use, the longer it will take to finish.
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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2012 07:10:00 AM »

Poor couch! I would think single crochet with a worsted weight acrylic yarn would give you a tight, durable stitch and acrylic washes really well on delicate in the machine.
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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2012 09:08:40 AM »

Poor couch! I would think single crochet with a worsted weight acrylic yarn would give you a tight, durable stitch and acrylic washes really well on delicate in the machine.

Good point on using acrylic.  In my original message, I suggested thread as a possibility, forgetting that many are made out of cotton.  Cotton will probably shrink when machine washed, leading to washed covers not fitting the cushions correctly.
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