Granny Ottoman Cover Crochet Pattern

What an innovative decorating idea! Simply purchase an inexpensive storage ottoman, make five big granny squares and sew them together. Choose colors that fit your room or make it all one color!

Tracie Barrett
  • Easy
  • Crochet
  • Home Dec

RED HEART® “Super Saver®” Chunky™: 1 skein each Windsor 380 A, Buff 334 B; 2 skeins Coffee 365 C.
Crochet Hook: 6.5mm [US K-10.5].
Tapestry needle, 15” x 15” x 15” storage ottoman.

Ottoman cover measures approx 15” x 15” x 15”.

GAUGE: Rounds 1-4 = 6”. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Required Redheart Products


Catherine McClarey's picture

Made this as a "back to campus" item for my daughter!

My daughter had received one of those folding storage ottomans as a high school graduation present - but it was in bright, "day-glo" pinks & oranges which weren't at all to her taste, and wouldn't coordinate with any of the other stuff in her dorm room. I was already working on a granny square afghan for her to take to college, using colors she had picked out (sorry, I found that pattern before I found this site - but at least I was using mostly Red Heart Super Saver yarn!), and decided to make a matching ottoman slipcover using the Granny Ottoman Cover pattern here. I adapted it by matching the color changes to those I had used on my daughter's afghan, and incorporated leftover yarn from that project (with additional chunky-weight yarn). Even though I was working in part with lighter yarn than that called for by the directions, my daughter's ottoman must have been smaller than the one assumed in these directions, because I was ready to join the squares after only 10 rounds! (Luckily, I was already using the neutral-colored yarn for that round I had planned to join the squares with, so that wasn't a problem.) Now my daughter not only has a comfy homemade afghan to curl up in when she's off at college; she'll have a comfy place to put up her feet, too!

jkboller's picture


Wow, in order for me to actually fit the smaller ottoman, I had to go down several hook sizes...from a K to an H!!! My first one was way too big, but luckily fit on a bigger ottoman I had...right now, on the right track for the smaller ottoman.