The last time I showed you my Knit Ottoman Pouf Project it was just a large, gregarious, exceptionally chunky piece of knitting hanging off of equally large knitting needles.
But now! NOW it is all grown up into a very respectful piece of home decor! It is a completed pouf, a finished footstool, a very- well, you get the picture 😉
Ready to see it? Okay!!
I ended up using around 2 yards of polar fleece cut into 1.5 inch strips, and sewed them together end-to-end. For stuffing, I used scraps from old blankets I have cut up for other projects in the center, ten surrounded that with polyester fiberfill, and finally tucked in an old white sheet around everything so nothing would poke out through the spaces in the knitted fabric.
Here’s a rather silly shot of it with one of my giant tissue paper flowers on it (see here for a tutorial in making your own!). I thought it looked like a funny little flowering cactus, hehe…
I simply cannot wait to see this pouf in my baby nephew’s Nursery. Lime Green is (tentatively) the main accent color, so it should fit in pretty well. But seeing as the nursery isn’t ready yet, I’ll have to be content moving it around our house; doesn’t it look rather dramatic against all the white of the kitchen? 🙂
I really am pretty pleased with it, especially since I came up with the pattern on my own. In fact, I have a nice pile of bright orange fleece in my room that may need to become a pouf as well… hmmm…
That’s all for now, my dears. I’ll have some more lovely, lime-y things to show you soon!