Making a statement pouffe for your home isn’t as difficult as you may think. You can update your space with all kinds of fun colours (maybe even play around with different sizes) or give them away as gifts to family and friends. We decided to go with pale yellow – and we love it!
What you will need
- 10mm knitting needles
- 9x200g (120m) balls of T-shirt wool
- 2 king-size duvets
- 2 cushion pads
- Bodkin or large darning needle
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How to make a pretty pouffe
- Cast on 60 stitches. Working in garter stitch (knit into every stitch to the end of each row), continue until your work measures around 170cm, or it fits around the circumference of your rolled-up duvets (see step 2) when lightly stretched. Cast off. Using the bodkin and a long length of wool, oversew the cast-on and cast-off edges together to form a tube.
- Spread one of the duvets out on the floor and put the second one on top. Roll them together lengthways, then into a tight spiral. Next, fit the rolled duvets inside the knitted tube. Once they’re in, push the cushion pads vertically into the centre of the duvet spiral; this will pad out the duvet so the cover is stretched and sits plump.
- Thread the bodkin with wool. Gather up the underside edge of the tube by inserting the bodkin under one of the ridges formed at the row-end edge of the cover. Miss two ridges and then insert the bodkin under the next. Continue until you have worked all the way round the opening. Pull both ends of the wool tightly and knot them together. Tuck these ends into the inside of the pouffe. Repeat the process for the topside edge.