(SUPPLIES FOR WOVEN MACRAME LAWN CHAIR)
ALUMINUM CHAIR FRAME
200 YARDS OF 6MM MACRAME CORD (I USED 100 YARDS GREY, 50 YARDS GREEN, 25 YARDS PINK, 25 YARDS YELLOW)
2 CROCHET HOOKS SIZE Q
1 - TIE CORD IN A SQUARE KNOT
Face the chair from the front left side. Tie a square knot around the left side of the front bar.
2 - CREATE A LOOP
Pull the cord behind the back brace of the chair and up to the top bar. Create a loop and pull it over the front of the top bar and behind to the left.
3 - PULL THE LOOSE END OF THE CORD TIGHT
Insert crochet hook into the loop and pull the loose end of the cord tight. Have the hook rest on the chair frame.
4 - CREATE A LOOP
Bring the cord down going behind the back brace. Create a loop, then pull it over the top of the front bar and behind to the left.
5 - PULL LOOSE CORD TAUT
Insert the crochet hook into the loop. Pull loose cord taut to create tension. Have the hook rest on the chair frame.
6 - BEHIND THE BACK BRACE OF THE CHAIR
Pull the cord behind the back brace of the chair and up to the top bar. Create a loop.
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7 - PULL LOOP BEHIND TO THE LEFT
Pull the loop over the front of the top bar and behind to the left of the last vertical cord you created.
8 - HOOK THE NEWLY MADE LOOP
Hook the newly made loop. The loop on the crochet hook will overlap the two vertical cords to its right.
9 - CREATE A CHAIN STITCH
Pull the loop taut and pull it through the previous loop from ‘step 2,’ creating a chain stitch. Let the hook rest in the loop.
10 - BRING LOOSE CORD BEHIND THE BACK BRACE
Pull the loose cord down behind the back brace. Create a loop and pull it over the top of the front bar.
11 - PULL THE LOOP AROUND THE TOP BAR
Pull the loop around the top bar and to the left of the last-created vertical cord.
12 - HOOK THE NEW LOOP
Using the crochet hook, hook the new loop.
13 - CREATE A CHAIN STITCH
Pull the new loop through the loop created in ‘step 5’ making a chain stitch. Pull the loose cord taut. Let the hook rest in the loop.
Repeating Steps 6 – 13 until you have created 59 vertical cords. At that point, you will be on the top right corner of the chair.
To finish vertical cording: Cut the cord from the skein, leaving about four feet. Pull the cord through the last loop, removing the crochet hook. Bring the cord down behind the back brace, and over the front bar. Bring the cord through the loop on the crochet hook, pull through. Finish with a square knot. You now have 60 vertical cords.
You are now ready to begin horizontal cording the seat and back of the chair! Both will be done in exactly the same way.
14 - CREATE A SQUARE KNOT, MAKE A LOOP
Create a square knot in the lower left hand area of where you’ll be working (seat or back). Create a loop with your cord and weave it through the vertical cording according to the pattern you are following.
15 - PULL THE LOOP OVER THE RIGHT BAR
Similar to what you did with the vertical cording, pull the loop over the right bar and bring it down and under the newly made horizontal cords. Insert the crochet hook and pull the loose end (now on the left side) taut. Let the hook rest in the loop.
16 - CREATE A LOOP
Create a loop with the loose cord on the left side of the chair frame. Bring the loop over the top of the left bar and down under the newly created horizontal cord. Insert your crochet hook into the loop and pull the cord taut. Let the hook rest in the loop.
17 - CREATE A LOOP AND WEAVE
Create a loop and weave it through the vertical cording according to the pattern.
Repeat Steps 15-17 pulling the newly created loop through the previously made loop on the crochet hook each pass, until you have come to the the 55th horizontal row of the pattern. Finish the horizontal cording the same way you finished the vertical cording. You’ll now have 56 horizontal cords.
Tip: To finish: Trim cord ends to an inch, use a flame to seal and melt the end of your cord and press it into a discrete location on the underside of your chair. source