Rectangle Arm Cover
By Mistie Bush
These chair/couch arm covers are worked in a rectangle from the center chain out. Each round is increased by the hdcs in the corners. They can be made in one solid color, variegated, or colors of your choice.
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver Jumbo 14 oz/396 g/744 yds/681 m Cherry Red
Hook: Brittany J
Lying flat finished length 19 ½ inches width 14 inches
Ch/chs = chain/chains
Hdc = half double crochet
Sc = single crochet
Sl st = slip stitch
Sp/sps = space/spaces
St/sts = stitch/stitches
Reverse Single Crochet (RSC) aka Crab Stitch = This is worked from left to right (or opposite direction)
With right side of project facing you Chain 1, * insert hook into next stitch to right, yarn over and pull through, (2 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through both loops *. Continue working from * to * until you have reached the end of project. Slip stitch into first chain 1 and fasten off, weave in ends.
Each corner is (2 hdc, ch 1, 2 hdc)
Rnd 1: Ch 17 sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 14 sts, 3 sc in last st, working up back of beginning chain, sc in each st to last st, 2 sc in last st, slst together. (36 sc)
Rnd 2: Ch 1 hdc in same st as join, (2 hdc, ch 1, 2 hdc) corner made in next st, hdc in next 14 sc, corner, hdc in next st, corner, hdc in next 14 sc, corner, sl st in 1st hdc. (4 – ch 1 sps, 46 hdc)
Repeat Rnd 2 until the size you want. (hdc in each hdc and corner in each ch 1 sp) Model is made with 14 rounds of hdc.
(Rnd 14 should have 50 hdc on each side between corners and 36 hdc on each end between corners, 4 corners)
Work one round of Reverse Single Crochet sl st to join in top of 1st RSC
Fasten off and weave in ends
Happy Hooking and Enjoy!
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