Since it is the selfish season, I put needles to work on this project.
My ottoman was sadly stained and well…sad. It needed a sweater.
Made with Cascade Ecological and a tight gauge (4.5mm)
I started at the middle of the top working outward in rounds with 4 double increases every other round to make the square top. Cast off with a crochet bind off for stretchiness. Then, when I picked up stitches to make the sides, I picked up looking at the wrong side so the seam wound have it’s bulk on the outside. I hoped this would make it a better fit and it seams (hee, hee) to have done the trick.
I picked up the stitches for each side separately so that I wouldn’t have to work so much heft all at once. Also, I had a plan. I would seam all the sides together with crocheted seaming (the bulk to the outside). The sides were worked on a knit 3, purl 1 rib.
I didn’t have enough of all the same colour. I was trying to make the good-use of the left-overs – hence the stripes. I’m still not sure about the gold on the bottom and have not woven in my ends in case I change my mind one day.
What do you think? Rainbow striped bottom? Hot pink?