It was only a matter of time before I married knitting and furniture making. I have seen these types of pillows or poofs before but they were always quite expensive, so I figured I would try to make one myself. So to make this knitted green poof I created a round canvas form and filled it with bean bag filling and hand stitched it closed. I then knit a long rectangle and wrapped it around the canvas form. I stitched the ends of the knit rectangle together on the short ends and then gathered the top and bottom by hand stitching.
Yarn – Red Heart Comfort medium worsted weight 867 yards (Walmart $10)
Canvas – Super Heavy Weight drop cloth (Canadian Tire less than $10)
Bean Bag Filling – Walmart $30 but only used 3/4 of a bag
CO55, K2, P2
Cast off leaving a couple of yards of yarn to sew and finish ends, I used the entire ball except 12″
Using one 34″ x 63″ piece of canvas cut out the shape below. Sew the sides of the triangles together to form a circle. Cut out a circle out of canvas for to reinforce the top and bottom. See picture of the finished canvas form for clarity.