I didn't name this pattern (just for the record). There's not a lot of cottage chic going on here, except for the stool cover of course.
The pattern is in the current issue of Inside Crochet. It's extremely quick and easy. I made it with much cruder cotton than the Stylecraft Cotton recommended so it worked up a bit chunkier, I just sized it as I went. I ended up adding a few more of the last rows. It suggests a ribbon tie for underneath but I used a length of the same cotton because it isn't going to show.
My formerly tatty stool isn't actually a stool at all. It's one of those irritating leftovers from a successful auction bid where you end up with a few bits you didn't really want along with the item that you did want. If you've been to auctions that will make more sense to you! This 'stool' used to be a child's chair but at some stage lost it's back.
At the moment the cotton is a dazzling and clean white but it probably won't stay that way for long. M has already put his feet up on it! How very dare he!