DIY: Knitted pouf/ottoman

I fell in love with the knitted ottoman as soon as I saw it. I had to have one, but they were not available in SA yet, so I had to make one. I did all my research, and found countless tutorials on how to do this, but noting gave me the specific details I needed as my knitting skills were basic and I knew nothing about crocheting. I did not know how much t-shirt yarn (I decided to do it with that) to use, and could not find the same colour (very specific grey) in more than 6 small balls. So I went to our local fabric shop and bought 6 meters of t-shirt fabric and started cutting continues lengths and made my own roll of t-shirt yarn. In the end I had to do this again, so I went through 12 meters of fabric but I made my yarn thicker than the bought ones, it was so much softer too.


I found this online tutorial and worked according to her guidelines as much as possible.


I could only find 15mm knitting needles, not circular ones but I did manage to get the stitches on.


My length was about 1,3m, I was aiming for 1,5m but ran out of yarn. I stuffed it with polystyrene balls, in a grey inner.

And just as I was done with it the ottomans were available from some local furniture stores, but it was worth it and I was happy with the end result.


What are you going to make this weekend?
#DIY #LittleInteriors


Hi, I’m Mariette. I’m an interior designer specialising in kids and baby decor and interiors. Thank you for visiting my decor and lifestyle blog. If you like my content you can pop over to my social media links bellow for more inspiration.

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