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Pop of Color Knit Pouf

Brighten up any living space with this knit home decor pattern!

Pop of Color Knit Pouf
Pop of Color Knit Pouf
This image courtesy of redheart.com

When it comes to adding a splash of color to your favorite sitting area, you might as well go all out and make this Pop of Color Knit Pouf! The knit home decor pattern uses super bulky yarn to create a beautiful pouf that is the perfect size for resting your feet or balancing a tray filled with snacks and beverages. This trendy knit item would be the perfect gift for anyone moving away from home for the first time! The finished pouf is also easy to move, so you can quickly change the look of any room in your home with minimal effort.

Intermediate

Knitting Needle Size17 or 12.75 mm, Circular Knitting Needles, Double-Pointed Knitting Needles (DPNs)

Yarn Weight(6) Super Bulky/Super Chunky (4-11 stitches for 4 inches)

Gauge8 sts = 4" [10 cm]; 15 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Garter stitch. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

Finished SizePouf measures 14" [36 cm] tall x 64" [163 cm] circumference

Materials List

  • RED HEART® Evermore™: 5 balls 9937 Deep Water
  • Susan Bates® Circular Knitting Needle: 12mm [US 17], 29" [73 cm] long 
  • Susan Bates® Double Pointed Needles: One set 12mm [US 17]
  • King comforter
  • Stitch markers
  • Yarn needle

Instructions

Notes

  1. Body of pouf is worked back and forth in rows lengthwise and seamed to form a short, squat cylinder. Top and bottom are worked in the round by picking up sts along the top and bottom edges of cylinder, decreasing to center. 

  2. This project is most easily worked with 2 pairs of circular needles or switching to a set of double pointed needles as sts decrease but can be worked with one pair using magic loop method.

Body

  1. Cast on 28 sts. 

  2. Row 1 (Right Side): Working back and forth in rows, knit.

  3. Repeat Row 1 until piece measures 60" [152 cm] from beginning. 

  4. Bind off, leaving a long tail. 

  5. Using tail, sew bind-off and cast-on edges together to form a cylinder. 

  6. Turn right side out.  

Bottom

  1. With right side facing and circular needle, pick up and knit 60 sts around one long edge of Body. Join to work in rounds. Place marker for beginning of round.

  2. Round 1: Knit.

  3. Round 2: [K3, k2tog] 12 times – 48 sts.

  4. Round 3: Knit.

  5. Round 4: [K2, k2tog] 12 times – 36 sts.

  6. Round 5: Knit.

  7. Round 6: Purl.

  8. Round 7: Knit.

  9. Round 8: [K1, k2tog] 12 times – 24 sts.

  10. Round 9: Knit.

  11. Round 10: [K2tog] 12 times – 12 sts. 

  12. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through remaining sts and pull to close. Secure end. 

  13. Fold comforter into thirds and roll up like a sleeping bag. Fit comforter in Body and Bottom pieces tightly, stretching Body sides slightly.

  14. Click here for a larger version of the photo below.

Top

With comforter inserted in place, work Top as for Bottom. 

Finishing

Weave in ends. 

Abbreviations

cm
centimeters
k
knit
k2tog
knit 2 sts together
mm
millimeters
st(s)
stitch(es)
tog
together
[ ]
work directions in brackets the number of times specified

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What a cute accent piece! It's a great use for an old comforter, too. I could see making this for a den or a basement rec room, or a kid's room. Really creative.

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