Recently, I was given a perfectly nice office chair that had one little problem - the previous owners' cats had shredded part of the upholstery. These folks know I am a cat owner and a needle craft enthusiast, so they knew I could easily handle the problem.
For this job, I decided to use my own idiosyncratic version of double crochet. Every time I look at the videos, I see another wrinkle, so I just do what works. The folks who have received my little double crocheted handbags have certainly appreciated them! For a job as big as covering a rent in upholstery, I decided to use chunky Lion Hometown Brand acrylic yarn and my largest (11.11) crochet hook.