Kitchen Chair Topper/Wall Protector [Pattern]

24 Jul
This pattern is a pattern designed out of necessity.

You may recall I recently moved to a new house. At my old house, I had a dine in kitchen so a round table was fine. The new house has a small dining area, not something I’d classify as a room, but it’s size and shape required us to buy a new kitchen table set. We went with a lovely cherry table and chair; however, the lovely new chairs have a tendency to hit my lovely new walls (compliments of the children).

I truly was tired of seeing small marks and cringing every time one of the children stood up and pushed the chair back. I have been thankful for several near misses… unfortunately a few times were not misses. So in order to protect the wall and the chair, I came up with a simple pattern to cover the top of the chair while matching the wood and the rest of the house.

By Cris

Items Needed:
J Hook
Acrylic Yarn – I used Caron One Pound: expresso
Something to make the tie with (yarn, ribbon, etc)

sl – slip stitch
st – stitch
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
sk – skip
ch – chain
beg – beginning
rpt – repeat

Slip Cover:
Ch 59 (you may adjust the length based on the chair you are covering)

Row 1
hdc in 2nd st from hook
hdc down the foundation chain
hdc down the opposite side of the foundation chain (working in round around the foundation chain)
sl in top of ch 2 at beg to join
do not turn your work

Row 2
ch 2
hdc all the way around the work
sl in top of ch 2 at beg to join

Row 3
ch 2
dc all the way around the work
sl in top of ch 2 at beg to join

Row 4 – 8
rpt row 3

Row 9
ch 2
*dc in next 2 st, ch 2, sk 2 st*, rpt between * until you are at the beg again
sl in top of ch 2 at beg to join

Row 10
ch 2
dc in all st around with 3 dc in every ch 2 space from previous row
sl in top of ch 2 at beg to join

Row 11
ch 2
*dc in next 2 st, 2 dc in next st* rpt between * until you are at the beg again
sl in top of ch 2 at beg to join

Row 12
ch 2
dc in all st from previous row
sl in top of ch 2 at beg to join

Row 13
*ch 1, sl in next st*, rpt between * until you are the beg again
sl in top of ch 1 at beg to join
tie off and weave in your tails (note: you can crochet over the beginning tail so you end with 1 tail at the end)
Turn the work inside out (you worked it with the inside facing outward)

The Tie
I am leaving the tie up for interpretation. I used a scrap of antique ivory “I Love This Yarn” yarn on a small french knit hand tool (4 peg loom knitting tool). This made a nice cord. You can use ribbon, crochet a long chain, or whatever else you may want to use. The tie is mostly decorative considering the cover should fit somewhat snuggly over your chair.

Once you have decided what you are going to use for the tie, weave it through the holes created during row 9. I left my tails long in the back/center of the slip cover (as shown in the image above). You can tie with a bow or a loose knot, which is what is shown above.

If you have any comments on this pattern or see any corrections that need made, do feel free to leave a comment or contact me via email at creationsbycris (at) comcast (dot) net.
Thank you and enjoy!
~ C


Posted by on July 24, 2011 in Original Patterns


25 responses to “Kitchen Chair Topper/Wall Protector [Pattern]

  1. Juliebbord

    July 24, 2011 at 6:23 am

    Excellent idea!  I'll bet crochet protects the wall beautifully.

  2. Tink

    July 24, 2011 at 9:31 am

    What a lovely idea! They look so pretty.

  3. Cris

    July 24, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    Thank you. I have some ideas prattling around about how to make them textured on the back side and flat on the front side – we shall see what the thoughts yield :)

  4. Cris

    July 24, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    Thanks. I really thought it was a simple idea considering; however, when I started looking for patterns, I couldn't find anything similar. Odd, but good, I suppose :)

  5. florencefrazier2002

    July 25, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Very good idea and very creative.  I'm thankful my dining area is large enough that we don't have that problem. 

  6. Jtierney

    August 2, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    so cool to see a pattern for this!

  7. Julessamellsie1977

    August 2, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    I don't have walls to worry about but I'm making these because They are so cute and original! Thanks!

  8. Cris

    August 2, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Thanks! I'm glad you like them :)

  9. Cris

    August 2, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    I won't either once we tear out the wall that is causing the problem hehehe

  10. Cris

    August 2, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Glad you enjoy the pattern :)

  11. MillieSz

    August 4, 2011 at 12:20 am

    I'm going to try doing this for the top of a metal headboard that keeps hitting the wall.  I'll keep you posted…  Thanks for this! 

  12. Cris

    August 4, 2011 at 2:20 am

    oh I would love to see the result for a larger item. When you finish, you'll have to stop back and shoot me a URL of a picture of something.

  13. Pixie

    August 6, 2011 at 1:20 am

    I really don't have to worry about my dining room chairs bumping the wall. But these are so cute i am going to make them anyway, i love the way they look! Thank you so much for the pattern :) Pixie

  14. Sunflower-mom

    December 8, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    These will be great to protect the chairs from our 4 year old's sticky hands.  I am anxious to make them.

  15. Patricia

    February 26, 2012 at 3:37 pm


    I just finished making your Kitchen Chair Topper and your pattern is wonderful, and so easy to follow.  Thank you.  What a wonderful and easy pattern.

  16. Cris

    February 26, 2012 at 5:25 pm

     Fantastic! I am glad the pattern worked out for you and was easy to read :)

  17. Rose

    April 4, 2012 at 1:24 am

    How would you adjust this for a chair that has a rounded top? We just repainted our dining room, and (as chief painter) I'm the only one that really pays attention to protecting the walls when pushing back chairs – it's making me a little crazy!

  18. Cris

    April 4, 2012 at 1:28 am

     Honestly – I wouldn't use this pattern but what I would do is make 2 half circles, adjusting for the shape where you would crochet to make the “flat” side more oblong. Stitch them together when they are done and run a cord/ribbon through it for decoration.

  19. Blueswan87

    April 10, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Thank so much for this pattern, my parents dining room chairs were ruining the walls and I did not know what solution to give my mother. I just finished one and it looks great, once again thank you.

  20. Pm16041

    April 19, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Thanks for this pattern. I am going to use wired ribbon for the ties to make a bow and let the tails hang to the seat. I won't have to change chair pads for the season., just the ties.

  21. Debara29

    May 14, 2012 at 2:22 am

    thanks for the pattern.  I plan to paint my dinning room this summer and the walls are marked by the chairs now,  this is a great way to protect my soon to be newly painted walls.

  22. Cris

    May 14, 2012 at 2:44 pm

     I can honestly say that other than the marks that are on the wall from BEFORE the toppers, no new marks are on the table and I'm using the original toppers. I hope they work just as good for you!

  23. Tiffany Millsapp

    July 22, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Thanks for the pattern. I'm going to try extending it so that it will cover the entire back of the chair. We don't have a problem with marks on the wall but we do have a problem with sticky fingers getting food all over the chair. I HATE cleaning those rails on the back. I'd rather just take a cover off and wash it.

  24. Aunt Candy

    September 13, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    Oh my gosh. Such a simple solution to an annoying problem! And they can be decerative too for holidays and seasons. I've got to get to work. Thanks for the idea.

  25. Jessie

    May 8, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this! I just got my dining room set delivered today and I'm cringing everytime one of the children sit in a chair. These will be perfect!


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