Selecting a Crochet Chair

Selecting a Chair to Crochet: The Struggle is Real

Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

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18 thoughts on “Selecting a Chair to Crochet: The Struggle is Real

  • January 2, 2018 at 4:46 pm
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    Have you looked at a Stressless Recliner? They are a bit pricey, but very comfortable, and you can order them to fit.

  • December 31, 2017 at 3:23 am
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    I think it is smart to spend time trying furniture on, the way you will use it at home. I bought a new sofa several years ago and rarely used it. I gave it to the downstairs neighbor. They build chairs and sofas leaning back, too deep, and too soft. I like upright and firm, not too deep. The worst thing is, if you do not spend enough time realistically trying the item, the seat might be unbearable and there you, an expensive catch all.

  • December 31, 2017 at 1:22 am
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    I think taking your crochet with you to pick out chairs is a brilliant idea!! Good luck on finding what you need.

  • December 30, 2017 at 9:12 pm
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    You’re definitely not crazy! I struggle too – I’m 5’3″ and I want to sit comfortably with back support and be able to put my feet on the floor. It’s unbelievably difficult to find something that’s comfortable for ME. I’ve been told they design furniture, car seats, etc. for the “average” person who is 5’7″. I would take my hooks and yarn with me and try out chairs till I found one that fit… they do want to sell, right? 🙂

  • December 30, 2017 at 8:18 pm
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    I picked a new chair for my knit room a couple of months ago. It’s a chaise with a fairly upright back, wide spacing between the arms, and a slight curve down at the knees to the feet. It fits me, my yarn AND two dogs fairly comfortably (I am not a small person either). Similar to propping yourself up in bed but in a trendy looking chair.

  • December 30, 2017 at 8:05 pm
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    My husband and I just ordered new chairs on line and it was a mess! They fit me fine but not my husband. So, back they went. We are still looking for chairs.

  • December 30, 2017 at 7:32 pm
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    I took my crocheting with me to buy my new chair. I sat on almost every chair until I found the most comfortable one. Ironically it was the first one I had sat on.

  • December 30, 2017 at 7:21 pm
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    There are a lot of measurements provided when buying a custom designed chair: floor to knee bend, knee bend to back of seat, floor to top of back. MANUFACTURERS PLEASE ADD SEAT TO ARM HEIGHT!

    Mikey, you are not crazy. I have a great chair I ordered on line but have to use a folded quilt to sit on so that my elbows are comfortable with the height of the arms.

  • December 30, 2017 at 7:19 pm
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    I can’t seem to crochet in a chair at all. I need the whole entire sofa! I like to spread out and have all my doodads around me. If I had to choose a chair, it would def be armless with a more or less straight back.

  • December 30, 2017 at 7:15 pm
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    I like the idea of you designing a chair! You have such good taste and understand the issues! Have the back adjustable so it can be clicked into several angles from upright to a slighty back. Then have the arms adjust outward (for us that are wider) and up and down for height. Kind of like an office chair but comfy like a recliner with style 🙂

  • December 30, 2017 at 7:09 pm
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    I agree with taking your crochet with you to test out seating. You can always add pillows to accommodate proper arm position but if the seating already comes with proper arm position (which you can only tell if the crochet is with you as you try out the seating) then you have it made. Since crochet is so much a part of your life you need to take some project with you to make certain you will end up with a “good for you purchase” that does not cause pain and suffering later! If it ends up looking good with other parts of your decor as well, that is icing on the cake! If not, you and Daniel will have to live with it as your health is more important than looking fashionable. Good luck with your new purchases!

  • December 30, 2017 at 7:06 pm
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    Nah it’s not crazy. Peeps lie down on mattresses in the store to see how comfortable they will sleep. Why not test out a chair exactly as it will be used once it’s bought?

  • December 30, 2017 at 7:02 pm
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    Definitely not crazy.

  • December 30, 2017 at 7:01 pm
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    Definitely plan on testing and being there a while. I made expensive mistake last time and my back got so bad I couldn’t even sit in the chairs or couch. I ended up with a chair from Relax the Back. Best investment ever.

  • December 30, 2017 at 6:50 pm
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    Being comfortable while you work is very important. Have you thought of trying an extra wide (I think they are called chair and a half) chair with low arms? You would have room to prop pillows as you wish without being squished in.

    • December 31, 2017 at 1:31 pm
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      This is a great idea! I was thinking perhaps you could sit in the middle of a sofa with pillows supporting your arms and an ottoman under your legs. Good luck on your quest!

  • December 30, 2017 at 6:38 pm
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    Michael, I think you need to design a custom chair.

    • December 30, 2017 at 6:54 pm
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      Great idea, don’t forget us under 5ft.

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