Chunky Knit Pouf by Cara Corey

Chunky Knit Pouf

March 2015
yarn held together
Super Bulky
+ Super Bulky
= Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
4 stitches and 4 rows = 4 inches
in K1P1
US 35 - 19.0 mm
212 - 1272 yards (194 - 1163 m)
Small, medium, large, XLG, XXLG and giant
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This pattern shows you how to knit and assemble a pouf in six different sizes:
(dimensions are approximate)
• Small: 12 inches in diameter, 8 inches tall
• Medium: 14 inches in diameter, 11 inches tall
• Large: 16 inches in diameter, 12 inches tall
• Extra large: 18 inches in diameter, 13 inches tall
• Extra extra large: 20 inches in diameter, 14 inches tall
• Giant - 22 inches in diameter, 16 inches tall

Using four strands of super bulky yarn held together, you will knit a stretchy cover, then make a bag to hold the stuffing of your choice. The pattern details how to create both soft, pillow-like poufs and more firm poufs that can be used as ottomans or low seats.

For this pattern you will need to know how to knit and purl and how to use a circular knitting needle to work in the round. There is also a bit of easy sewing with a big yarn needle.

Materials: The standard ottoman size, the extra large, requires 8 skeins of yarn (or 6 divided) and 2 yards of felt. Of course you can always use the pattern as a starting point and substitute your own materials. I’ve used Lion Brand’s Hometown USA and Loops & Threads Cozy Wool with great success too.

A note on the needles: You will actually need a size 36 circular needle. I like to use the Addi ones. You can order them from You can use a size 19 for the smallest size pouf.