Make a funky knitted pouffe

Add a bold touch to your room with this DIY pouffe, brought to you by Style at Home

pouffe with wooden flooring and chair

(Image credit: TBC)

Have a go at our fab knitting project and create a real statement piece for your home. Using chunky needles and ribbon yarn, it grows quickly. Whether 
it's used as a funky footstool or casual seating, it's sure to add retro charm.

You will need:

10mm (UK000) knitting needles 2 x kingsize duvets, £5 each; 
2 x cushion pads, £1.50 each; all Ikea Bodkin or large darning needle
3 x 1200g 
(120m) balls DMC Hoooked Zpagetti in Lemon Yellow, £10 per ball

ribbon yarn with bodkin and wooden flooring

(Image credit: TBC)

Step one
Cast on 60 stitches. Working in garter stitch (knit into every stitch to the end of each row), continue until your work measures around 170cm 
or it fits around the circumference of your rolled-up duvets (see step 2) when lightly stretched. Cast off. Using the bodkin and 
a long length of yarn, oversew the cast-on and cast-off edges together to form a tube.

cushion pads with wooden flooring and ribbon yarn

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Step two
Spread one duvet on the floor 
with the second on top. Roll them lengthways and then into a spiral and place inside the knitted tube. Insert cushion pads vertically into the centre, 
so the cover is stretched and sits plump.

knitted pads with cushion pads and wooden flooring

(Image credit: TBC)

Step three
Thread the bodkin with yarn. Gather up the underside edge of the tube by inserting the bodkin under one of the ridges formed at the row-end edge of the knitted cover. Miss two ridges and insert the bodkin under the next. Continue until you have worked all the way round the opening. Pull both ends of the yarn tightly and knot them together. Tuck these ends into the inside of pouffe. Repeat process for the topside edge.


Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.