foam follows function ottoman cover







Lion Brand wool-ease thick and quick, article #640,80% acrylic,20% wool,6 ounces/170 grams 108 yards/98 meters

Color: raspberry (#112), 9 skeins


Prefabricated ottoman or rigid foam cube, 15 inches (38 centimeter) per side.

Tunisian crochet hook size T (22 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge

Crochet hook size j (6 mm) or large tapestry needle for sewing panels together

Crochet hook size Q (15.75 mm) for border at bottom edge.





12 stitches and 9 rows in Tunisian purl stitch/ 10 inches (25.5 cm)


Stitches and abbreviations


Chain stitch (ch)

Loop (lp), loops (lps)

Single crochet (sc)

Slip stitch (sl st )

Stitch (st), stitches (sts)

Tunisian purl stitch (Tps)

Tunisian simple stitch (Tss)

Yarn over (yo)


Ottoman sides and top (make 5)


Row 1 forward: insert hook in second ch from hook. Yo, pull up lp. * insert hook into next ch .yo pull up lp. Repeat from * across, adding a lp onto hook with each st. total 16 lps on hook.

Row 1 return : yo,pull through 1 lp ; * yo , pull through 2 lps, repeat from * until 1 lp remains on hook.


Note: all return passes are worked this way


Row 2: SK first vertical bar. * Tps in next st. repeat from * across to final vertical bar.Tss into final vertical bar and horizontal bar behind it. Total 16 lps on hook.


Note: you can slip your left thumb under the stitch to make sure you are going under all three threads



Row 3-12: repeat row 2


Row 13: sk first vertical bar. Insert hook in next st as for Tss, pull through 2 lps; sl st made .sl st in each st across. Fasten off.



Panel should measure 13.5 inches (34.5 centimeters) square without stretching it.this is a little smaller than one side or the top of the ottoman ;the connecting stitches and the way the pieces stretch will fill in the gaps without bagging.


Border (Add to all 5 squares)


With right facing and using 3 strands, attach yarn in any 1 (this counts as first sc).work sc in each st across top,2 sc in corner. Continue around second, third, and fourth sides, when you get back to the beginning, work 1 sc into the corner. Join to ch with sl st .fasten off, weave in ends



Join squares


1-     With RS outward, position one square on top of the ottoman .make sure the other squares will line up so the stitches on the four sides run the same direction around the ottoman.

2-     with 1 strand and a size j crochet hook (to pull yarn through sewing-fashion, not to crochet) or a large tapestry needle ,whipstitch the single crochet border of each side to the corresponding sc stitches on the top, either positioning the pieces on the cube while you do this ,or laying them flat.

3-     Whipstitch sides together. Weave in ends.





To make bottom snug, turn ottoman upside down with 3 strands and size q hook, join yarn in one corner of bottom .ch 1 row sc all the way around .join to ch with sl st .fasten off.