Knitting: big blue pouf

blue and gray

My first project of 2014 is complete! I started it on December 30 and finished it up on the 6th.

Pattern: Pouf pattern from DROPS design with modifications, listed below
Yarn: 5 skeins of Loops & Threads Charisma in electric blue and 2 skeins of Lion Brand’s Homespun in lagoon; 2 strands of Charisma and 1 strand of Homespun held together
Needle: 9 mm (US 13)
Modifications: I used different yarn and needle size, so I adjusted the pattern a bit to accommodate. I CO 38 stitches and my short rows were worked to 6 stitches before the end, then 12. I knit in seed stitch instead of garter until it was about 50″ along the center.

I stuffed it with a standard pillow wrapped in a twin size duvet wrapped in a flat queen size sheet. It turned out the perfect height for use as an ottoman/foot stool in front of our new couch! Oh, I forgot to mention: we bought a new couch! Finally. After living in this house for 3.5 years and only having a love seat + 2 chairs, we now have a couch. I feel so grown up.

knitting: big blue pouf


cozy times ahead


knitted pouf


It’s also a pretty great seat for my boys to do their homework at the coffee table.

What’s your first project of the year? Oh yeah, HAPPY NEW YEAR! I’m only a week and a half late. I hope everyone had a nice holiday. The kids are finally back in school and so I have a little more time to knit.
Tell me: what’s on your needles/hooks?

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8 comments to Knitting: big blue pouf

  • I love your pouf. I am especially partial to the blue yarn, and it has a lovely texture. I just sewed a little pouf to give to my toddler for Christmas, but secretly I’d like to have a hand knit one for myself. I’ve been finishing up long-neglected knitting projects this year, but I’m also working up a few small jute twine odds and ends baskets to keep around the house.

  • SO PRETTY!!! i’ve been wanting to make some poufs for a while. LOVE THIS!!!

  • ZoeNo Gravatar

    That is the most amazing blue colour! I’ve had a pouf on my to knit list for a while now. Finishing a crochet cushion first though.

  • This is awesome! And that colour is fantastic :)

  • MelissaNo Gravatar

    Where is your couch from?! It looks just like my relatively new couch (new in December)!

  • NatashaNo Gravatar

    I just bought quite a few skeins of the HomeSpun in Golden and then came home to see if anyone had made a pouf with it – and look – you have! It looks amazing! I was wondering if you thought that if I held three or four strands of the HomeSpun together the pouf would work out or does it need the alternative yarn type and what do you think the difference would be? Thanks so much!

  • BelindaNo Gravatar

    I am quite happy with your work; the information provided is comprehensive and easy to understand. Play Retro bowl.