Get eclectic with Victoria Haynes’ Moroccan-inspired crochet pouffe
Crochet a Moroccan-inspired footrest
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Foundation using Yarn A, ch45 Row 1 (RS) 1dc into the second ch from hook, and in each ch to the end, turn [44 sts] Row 2 ch1 (does not count as st), 1dc in each st to end, turn Repeat Row 2 for another 54 rows, until you have 56 rows in total, turn Place a marker in each end of the 56th row – Panel 1 is complete
This panel is continued from Panel 1 using Yarn A Rows 57-70 repeat Row 2 another 14 times, changing to Yarn B on the last dc of Row 70 Rows 71-72 repeat Row 2 twice, changing to Yarn C on the last dc of Row 72 Row 73 ch1 (does not count as st), 1dc in first st, 1tr in next st, *1dc in next st, 1tr in next st; repeat from * to end of the row, turn Rows 74-76 repeat Row 3, changing to Yarn A on the last st of Row 76 Rows 77-87 repeat Row 2, changing to Yarn D on the last st of Row 87 Row 88 ch1 (does not count as st), 1dc in each of first 2 sts, *bobble in next st, 1dc in each of next 2 sts; repeat from * to end, changing to Yarn A on the last st, turn Rows 89-98 repeat Row 2, changing to Yarn C on the last st of Row 98 Rows 99-102 repeat Rows 73 to 76, changing to Yarn A on the last st of Row 102 Rows 103 to 110 repeat Row 2, at the end of Row 110 break yarn, fasten off and sew in ends Panel 2 is complete
Join Yarn A to the right side of the
base of the foundation ch of Panel 1 (with RS facing) Row 1 ch1 (does not count as st), 1dc in each st to end, turn Repeat Rows 58-110 of Panel 2
Panels 4 and 5
Foundation using Yarn A, ch45 Row 1 (RS) 1dc into the second ch from hook, and in each ch to the end, turn [44 sts] Repeat Rows 58 to 110 of Panel 2
Repeat Panel 1 to end of Row 56, break yarn and fasten off
Tassels are added to Panels 2-5. For each of the lower rows of tassels, cut two 16cm (63/ 8") lengths of Yarn B. Insert the crochet hook in under the bottom loop of Row 14 of each panel (Row 70 of the pattern), and out of the top of Row 15, then wrap the lengths of yarn around the hook and pull through. Insert the ends of the yarn through the loop, and pull through. Repeat all along the row and then trim the ends of the tassels to the desired length. For the upper row of tassels, repeat as before, this time inserting the hook in under the bottom loop of Row 42 of each panel (Row 98 of the pattern) and out of the top.
Embroidery is added to Panels 2-5. Thread a yarn needle with two strands of Yarn B and insert from WS to RS at the bottom of Row 22 of each panel (Row 78 of the pattern), in the second st along. Pull through and weave under the horizontal bar of the st above, and then take the needle through to the back again. Repeat along the row, increasing and decreasing the amount of bars you weave through as per the image, to form a repeating triangle pattern.
Lay Panels 1-3 flat with the RS facing up and line up Panels 4 and 5 (also RS facing upwards) with the stitch markers to form a cross. Using Yarn A, oversew them together along the tops of Panels 4 and 5, fasten off and weave in ends. Lay the cross shape WS facing upwards and place the beanbag on top of the centre panel (Panel 1), then fold the side panels up and pin in place. Place Panel 6 on top, and pin in place. Matching the colours as you go, oversew along all the sides, fasten off and weave in the ends.