Crochet or knit a pouf
Here is my first project for the new year. I have been dying to make one of these oversized poufes for ages and have just found the pattern for it on Etsy. Now all I need to do is collect enough t-shirts to make the yarn or plarn to make it... think it's time to raid closets and see what I can come up with.
You don't have to make the pouf using t-shirt yarn, there are poufs on Etsy that are made with thick, natural wool and cotton.
I also came across a pattern for a knitted pouf - called Puff Daddy - for any knitting fans who want to make their own pouf. Before being filled the knitted pouf measures 1,7 x 40cm.
Thick wool or t-shirt yarn, 2 skeins (1000 g)
US #15 circular needles
1. Cast on 35 stitches and begin to knit garter stitch until you´ve knitted up almost all your yarn and there is just enough yarn left to assemble the stool.
2. You now have a single rectangular piece.
3. Cast off loosely.
4. Assemble the short sides (35 stitch side) as neatly as you can.
5. Assemble the first long side. This is supposed to be the top or the bottom of the stool. Put the needle through the end stitch of every second row and tighten, tighten, tighten! Use a stronger cotton yarn if it is difficult. Repeat on the rows in between and tighten until there is no hole in the middle.
6. Pack in the filling and then sew the other end in the same manner as the first. Here's a video that provides more detail on knitting a pouf.