Chunky knit pouf

This pattern shows you how to knit and assemble a pouf in six different sizes: (dimensions are approximate) • Small: 12 inches in diameter, 8 inches tall • Medium: 14 inches in diameter, 11 inches tall • Large: 16 inches in diameter, 12 inches tall • Extra large: 18 inches in diameter, 13 inches tall • Extra extra large: 20 inches in diameter, 14 inches tall • Giant - 22 inches in diameter, 16 inches tall

Using four strands of super bulky yarn held together, you will knit a stretchy cover, then make a bag to hold the stuffing of your choice. The pattern details how to create both soft, pillow-like poufs and more firm poufs that can be used as ottomans or low seats.

Difficulty of knitting: Moderate. You will need to know how to knit and purl and how to use a circular knitting needle to work in the round. There is also a bit of easy sewing with a big yarn needle.


  • Illustrated Knitting Pattern
  • US Imperial Measurement
  • 6 size options

Materials you need at home:

For small (medium, large, extra large, extra extra large, giant): * Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick ‘n Quick yarn, 4 (4, 4, 8, 8, 12) skeins. For the small size, 2 skeins can be split into 4 so you don't have to buy 4 whole skeins. And for the XLG size, you can use 4 skeins plus two skeins split into 4 for a total of 6 skeins. * Size 36, 32-inch circular knitting needle. I recommend Addi Turbo needles For the small size, a size 19 circular needle in the 24 or 29-inch length works better * 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2) yards 72-inch felt in coordinating color * Piece of bulky yarn about 2 yards long to cinch up your filler bag * Yarn needle for weaving in ends (I use #13 Susan Bates) * Stitch marker * Cord stop (I like Dritz brand clear ones) * Stuffing: You can use just about anything to stuff your pouf: polyester fiberfill (available at craft stores), old clothing, blankets, towels, foam chunks, beanbag pellets or pillows. For the firmest seat, roll up sheets of foam — instructions follow in the pattern.

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Cara Corey

Wielder of giant knitting needles at Cara Corey Designs. Mom of two littles living in California.

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