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Barbie Ottoman Chair Cover (Free Crochet Pattern)

Updated on February 24, 2013
Barbie Ottoman Chair
Barbie Ottoman Chair | Source

As I was watching YouTube videos on how to make your own dollhouse furniture, I was struck with the creativity involved in recycling reusable materials. I wanted to make my own furniture, too, but instead of using colored papers or duct tape to cover unwanted surfaces, I wanted to add crochet pieces.

This idea came from my need for two suitable dining chairs to fit the table I made from a vintage Annie's Attic pattern. This design is suitable for any circular object you want to cover. This tutorial is made for 1:6 scale dolls (Barbie size) and can be used for any other scaled dolls.

Materials and Gauge

  • Empty medicine bottles
  • Size H crochet hook
  • Worsted weight yarn
  • Gauge is not important for this project. Depending on how you want your covers to look, you can use a smaller hook to reduce the holes between your stitches.

Pattern

Before you start working on the cover, make sure you try out the bottles you want to use by making your doll sit on it. The seat should be wide enough to support your doll to avoid a trip to the doll hospital.

Here is a photo of the bottles I used:

I used empty medicine bottles, but you can use empty cream bottles as well, depending on what you have lying around the house.
I used empty medicine bottles, but you can use empty cream bottles as well, depending on what you have lying around the house. | Source

Note: I wanted to still be able to use the empty bottles as storage cases for doll accessories, so I made this project a removable slip-on cover instead of a permanent cover.

Starting with a magic circle:

Round 1: Ch 1, work 6 sc in the circle, do not join. (6)

Note: In order to minimize the center hole, please visit How to Customize Crochet Chair Socks for tips.

Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around. (12)

Round 3: (sc in the next sc, 2 sc in the next sc) repeat around. (18)

Round 4: (sc in the next 2 sc, 2 sc in the next sc) repeat around. (24)

Round 5: (sc in the next 3 sc, 2 sc in the next sc) repeat around. (30)

Note: At this point, the top of my seat was covered, so I started work on the ribbing. If this circle is not the right size for you, feel free to adjust by adding or reducing the stitches for any round by 6. Make sure that the number of stitches for the last round is even.

Ribbing:

Row 1: Ch 14, sc in the 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch, sc in the next 2 sc of Round 5, turn. (13 for ribbing, 2 on Round 5)

Here is a photo for clarification:

Work the last 2 sc of the odd rows on the next 2 spaces available of Round 5.
Work the last 2 sc of the odd rows on the next 2 spaces available of Round 5. | Source

Row 2: Sk 2 the sc on Round 5, sc in the BL only of the ribbing across, turn. (13)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in the BL only of the ribbing across, sc in the next 2 sc of Round 5, turn. (13 for ribbing, 2 on Round 5)

Repeat Rows 2 & 3 until you reach you reach the first Row of the ribbing.

Here is how it would look like:

Photo of the ribbing before joining.
Photo of the ribbing before joining. | Source

As shown in the photo above, in order to join the ribbing:

Working through both the BL of the last row and the free loops of the beginning ch of the ridge, sl st in each st across. Fasten off.

Weave in all ends.

More Photos of Barbie Ottoman Chair Cover

Here are my chairs in action with the dining table I made.
Here are my chairs in action with the dining table I made. | Source
Here is Barbie sitting down on the new chair I made.
Here is Barbie sitting down on the new chair I made. | Source

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