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Outsized knitted floor pouffe

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Draylon Thu 06-Apr-17 09:01:30


How do you think it's made? I am looking to make such a thing with T shirt yarn like this but am wary of buying a pattern I might not understand and which will use US terms!

What do you think?

SoupDragon Thu 06-Apr-17 09:16:06

I found this via Ravelry.

There were 7 free patterns but this had a link to one with UK terms (although I don't knot so have no clue!)

Draylon Thu 06-Apr-17 09:28:50

That looks interesting! I am aiming to make T shirt yarn myself, and I'm deciding whether to knit or crochet. I can't crochet grin but I don't think, with youtube videos, it'll be that hard to learn!

SoupDragon Thu 06-Apr-17 10:03:06

There were probably crochet versions on Ravelry too smile

you'd need to know the basic stitch plus increase and decrease I guess. Crochet also has UK/US terminology .

Draylon Thu 06-Apr-17 14:23:08

I had a look at a couple of the crocheting tutorials, and it appears you spiral round and around using the same reasonably basic stitch! I think the finished items look impressive because they're big, chunky and a bit 'rustic'!

I may yet stand corrected wink

SoupDragon Thu 06-Apr-17 14:27:54

You would need to have increases and then the corresponding decreases at the other end of the pouffe but I can't imagine it is at all difficult.

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Thu 06-Apr-17 14:35:31

the one in your op is knitted...using thick yarn and your arms instead of needles, as certain as I can be that US knitting is the same terminology as UK knitting

not sure but that one looks like a rectangle that's been gathered at the sides as the rows are vertical, not horizontal, then the sides become the top/bottom and the filling pouffes out the middle to get the shape, so not likely to be too many shaping instructions.

Draylon Fri 07-Apr-17 09:49:13

Sorry, the two linked images in my OP have caused some confusion!

I am after the look of the knitted pouffe, but the merino wool used to make such a thing costs a fortune, so I am thinking of going for (home made) T shirt fabric yarn, and then maybe crocheting a pouffe so it looks a bit like the seat cover shown in my second picture link, iyswim.

I quite like this youtube video.

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