Published on March 15th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Freeform crocheted Marius

Materials: Marius, cotton yarn, foam rubber

Description: I have crocheted a free form motif with birds. The pattern to the birds can be downloaded free at the knit and crochet site

I first crocheted two long tubes to cover the legs of the chair. Then I made the birds and crochet and sewed them together to a big circle, and at last I crochet around the piece to make it big enough to fit the plate. I added a piece of foam rubber to make the chair a little bit more soft to sit on, and then I wrapped it with the crocheted cover.

~ Kristin, Sweden

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

17 Responses to Freeform crocheted Marius

  1. ilovecrochet says:

    i was so inspired i made one of these birds today. they are fantastic. now i need to decide where to put my bird, am thinking a cushion or a bag.

  2. mamytartine says:


  3. Anonymous says:

    Simply beautiful. What a transformation!


  4. Anonymous says:

    so cute! looking at it makes me smile! what an inspirational project. now i am looking at the sitting surfaces on the chairs and barstools at home in a different light – all the happy patterns i can potentially cover them with to make home more cheery. unlike you, i don’t have your amazing crochet skills – it’ll take me months / years to produce just one cover.
    look forward to more crochet projects from you.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Beautiful work – it’s both technically and artistically impressive. It makes me think of latin-american fabric molas and Huichol yarn paintings. I love the vibrant colors you chose. I’m inspired to try creating something similar, but knitted (I haven’t learned to crochet yet…). Thanks so much for sharing with us! <3

  6. km says:

    This is absolutely charming. The colors you selected, the placement of the birds, everything about it is just PERFECT. Love, love, love. I’m going to start crocheting birds right now!

  7. Dominic says:

    This looks totally lovely.
    Just thought the effort might not be worth it, because the stool is the crappest thing I ever bought from IKEA – it’s so unstable. But maybe that was just the one I got, dunno…

  8. martine says:

    this is lovely
    thanks for sharing

  9. Johanna says:

    I absolutely love this and would totally buy it if they had it at IKEA :lol:
    Not sure I could make one for myself though, but I might give it a try at some point!

  10. What a fantastic idea! So cute!

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  12. tiripitiri says:

    Oh – thats really beautiful! I wish I could crochet! Great work!

  13. Gingko says:

    Very beautiful idea!

  14. It’s absolutely fantastic! I want to make one as well!!!

  15. Anonymous says:

    Totally charming! Much more lively and exciting than the Ravelry project that was the source of the bird pattern. Thanks for providing the link though.

    Knitala (Ravelry)

  16. Anonymous says:

    I love it.!Thanks for posting it. Inspired an idea for my crochet project. :)

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