STRIPED POUFFE

Put your feet up and lis­ten to those tunes in style with Kate Ali­nari’s fab­u­lous footrest.

Simply Crochet - - CONTENTS -

Kate Ali­nari’s fun pouffe is easy to hook, and uses a su­per chunky (and su­per soft) yarn, so you’ll have it made lick­ety-split. It works as an ex­tra seat, too. Tone down the colours to match your home, or hey, just re­dec­o­rate to suit your pouffe. Why not?

NOTES

The Pouffe is worked from top down in two pieces: the body and a base, which are sewn to­gether af­ter stuff­ing.

The Pouffe is cro­cheted in the round, clos­ing off each round with a ss, with­out turn­ing. To make the join al­most in­vis­i­ble, do not count start­ing chains as a stitch and work first st of each round in the st at base of start­ing chain. Skip start­ing chains when join­ing the round with a ss.

BODY

Us­ing Yarn A, make a magic loop.

Round 1 (RS) Ch3 (does not count as st, here and through­out), 8ltr into the ring, ss to top of first ltr to join. [8 ltr]

Round 2 Ch3, 2ltr in each st around, ss to top of first ltr. [16 ltr]

Round 3 Ch3, ltr in st at base of ch-3, 2ltr in next st, (ltr in next st, 2ltr in next st) around, ss to top of first ltr. [24 ltr]

Round 4 Ch3, ltr in st at base of ch-3, ltr in next st, 2ltr in next st, (ltr in each of next 2 sts, 2ltr in next st) around, ss to top of first ltr. [32 ltr]

Round 5 Ch3, ltr in st at base of ch-3, ltr in each of next 2 sts, 2ltr in next st, (ltr in each of next 3 sts, 2ltr in next st) around, ss to top of first ltr. [40 ltr]

Round 6 Ch3, ltr in st at base of ch-3, ltr in next st, 2ltr in next st, ltr in each of next 2 sts, (ltr in each of next 2 sts, 2ltr in next st, ltr in each of next 2 sts), ss to top of first ltr,

fas­ten off. [48 ltr]

Round 7 Join Yarn B with ss to top of first ltr of Round 6, ch3, ltr in st at base of ch-3, ltr in each of next 4 sts, 2ltr in next st, (ltr in each of next 5 sts, 2ltr in next st) around, ss to top of first ltr. [56 ltr]

Round 8 Ch3, ltr in st at base of ch-3, ltr in each of next 5 sts, 2ltr in next st, (ltr in each of next 6 sts, 2ltr in the next st) around, ss to top of first ltr. [64 ltr]

Round 9 Ch3, ltr in st at base of ch-3, ltr in each of next 2 sts, 2ltr in next st, ltr in each of next 4 sts, (ltr in each of next 3 sts, 2ltr in

next st, ltr in next 4 sts) around, ss to top of first ltr. [72 ltr]

Round 10 Ch3, ltr in st at base of ch-3, ltr in each of next 7 sts, 2ltr in next st, (ltr in each of next 8 sts, 2ltr in next st) around, ss to top of first ltr. [80 ltr]

Round 11 Ch3, ltr in st at base of ch-3, ltr in each of next 8 sts, 2ltr in next st, (ltr in each of next 9 sts, 2ltr in next st) around, ss to top of first ltr. [88 ltr]

Round 12 Ch3, ltr in st at base of ch-3, ltr in each of next 4 sts, 2ltr in next st, ltr in each of next 5 sts, (ltr in each of next 5 sts, 2ltr in next st, ltr in next 5 sts) around, ss to top of first ltr, fas­ten off. [96 ltr]

Round 13 Join Yarn C to top of first ltr of Round 12, ch3, ltr in st at base of ch-3, ltr in each of next 10 sts, 2ltr in next st, (ltr in each of next 11 sts, 2ltr in next st) around, ss to top of first ltr. [104 ltr]

Round 14 Ch3, ltr in st at base of ch-3, ltr in each of next 11 sts, 2ltr in next st, (ltr in each of next 12 sts, 2ltr in next st) around, ss to top of first ltr. [112 ltr]

Round 15 Ch3, ltr in each st around, ss to top of first ltr. [112 ltr]

Round 16 Ch3, ltr in st at base of ch-3, ltr in each of next 12 sts, 2ltr in next st, (ltr in each of next 13 sts, 2ltr in next st) around, ss to top of first ltr. [120 ltr]

Round 17 Ch3, ltr in each st around. [120 ltr]

Round 18 Ch3, ltr in st at base of ch-3, ltr in each of next 13 sts, 2ltr in next st, (ltr in each of next 14 sts, 2ltr in next st) around, ss to top of first ltr, fas­ten off. [128 ltr] Join Yarn D to top of first ltr of Round 18.

Rounds 19-24 Ch3, ltr in each st around, ss to top of first ltr, fas­ten off.

Join Yarn E to top of first ltr of Round 24.

Rounds 25-27 Ch3, ltr in each st around, ss to top of first ltr.

Round 28 Ch3, ltr in st at base of ch-3, ltr in each of next 9 sts, skip 1 st, ltr in each of next 5 sts, (ltr in each of next 10 sts, skip 1 st, ltr in next 5 sts) around, ss to top of first ltr. [120 ltr]

Round 29 Ch3, ltr in each st around, ss to top of first ltr. [120 ltr]

Round 30 Ch3, ltr in st at base of ch-3, ltr in each of next 9 sts, skip 1 st, ltr in each of next 4 sts, (ltr in each of next 10 sts, skip 1 st, ltr in next 4 sts) around, ss to top of first ltr. [112 ltr]

Round 31 Ch3, ltr in st at base of ch-3, ltr in each of next 9 sts, skip 1 st, ltr in each of next 3 sts, (ltr in each of next 10 sts, skip 1 st, ltr in next 3 sts) around, ss to top of first ltr. [104 ltr] Round 32 Ch3, ltr in st at base of ch-3, ltr in each of next 5 sts, skip 1 st, ltr in each of next 6 sts, (ltr in each of next 6 sts, skip 1 st, ltr in next 6 sts) around, ss to top of first ltr. [96 ltr]

Round 33 Ch3, ltr in st at base of ch-3, ltr in each of next 4 sts, skip 1 st, ltr in each of next 6 sts, (ltr in each of next 5 sts, skip 1 st, ltr in next 6 sts) around, ss to top of first ltr. [88 ltr]

Round 34 Ch3, ltr in st at base of ch-3, ltr in each of next 7 sts, skip 1 st, ltr in each of next 2 sts, (ltr in each of next 8 sts, skip 1 st, ltr in next 2 sts) around, ss to top of first ltr. [80 ltr]

Round 35 Ch3, ltr in st at base of ch-3, ltr in each of next 4 sts, skip 1 st, ltr in each of next 5 sts, (ltr in each of next 5 sts, skip 1 st, ltr in next 4 sts) around, ss to top of first ltr. [72 ltr]

Fas­ten off and weave in ends.

BASE

Us­ing Yarn E, work as Rounds 1- 9 of Body and with­out chang­ing colour.

Fas­ten off and weave in ends.

TO FIN­ISH

Stuff the Body with a sin­gle du­vet. Us­ing Yarn E, sew the Base onto the Body, mak­ing sure that each stitch of the Base matches up to one stitch of the Body. Don’t weave this end, just hide it in­side the Pouffe so you can undo the seam­ing eas­ily when you want to wash it. To do this: open the Pouffe, un­stuff it, then wash it, restuff it and stitch it back up. Re­mem­ber to save a small amount of Yarn E to sew again, af­ter wash­ing.

For a bit of va­ri­ety, flip the pouffe over so the base colour is at the top in­stead.

Each of the main stripes is worked over six rows be­fore chang­ing to the next colour.

Start with a humble magic loop, then fan out un­til you’ve got a gi­ant squishy globe.

The linked tre­ble stitch cre­ates a gor­geous tex­ture to re­ally show off the chunky yarn.

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