Poufs, ottomans, small stools, floor cushions (n.) – furniture that allows me to lay around on the ground like a lazy slob while giving off the appearance of being classy. With five patterns and five iconic pieces, this collection is a both practical and inspirational gallery to get you started on the perfect warm-weather furniture essential.
Pattern Gallery – Poufs & Ottomans
Free pattern from Red Heart. Because nothing says “hip to be dorky” louder than argyle.
Two: Pinwheel Pouf
Pinwheel Pouf by Tara Schreyer – 4.99 USD on Ravelry. Simple and elegant to match muted or natural tone décors.
Three: Pea Ottoman
Pea Ottoman from Dailyfix – Adorable free pattern inspired by a children’s story
Four: Stylish Pouf
Stylish Pouf – Another free pattern from Red Heart that uses a small bean bag for the stuffing.
Five: Granny Mandala
Granny Mandala by Crochet with Raymond – if you’ve already got a structured, circular ottoman that just needs some zazz, this is a great free starter pattern for a colorful cover. Just follow in pattern until the main circle is almost as big as the top of your ottoman, then stop increasing.
Inspiration Gallery – Recycled
Because poufs sort of rock the fun & funky retrokitch macroniche anyway, they’re a great project to make with recycled materials. The sometimes-wacky colors and textures of upcycled material don’t have to be overwhelming because these occupy the “accent piece” category.
Six: Fabric Crochet Pouf
From “Fabric Crochet Madness… a pouf” by Silly Old Suitcase.
Seven: Recycled Bag Cushion
Recycled Bag Cushion via BobVila.com , originally from hipcycle.com. I love working with plastic bag yarn. I find it interesting and rewarding – and, at least in America, really really plentiful.
Inspiration Gallery – Nature
Cute style ideas that mimic nature, awesome for your favorite woodland cottage (or mid-city apartment that you imagine is a woodland cottage).
Eight: Mushroom Pouf
Recreating this beauty would take some power tool geekery I’m sure, but damn the results would be impressive. Even if you aren’t into band saws, it’s good inspiration for other fungus-style furniture.
Nine: Giant Pear Cushion
A big ol’ pear, apparently from this blog, which I can’t read at all, but one look at this picture and I was in love. Giant crochet fruit furniture is directly up my alley in a big way… expect pictures of my own version of this (eventually) here on MF Blog and my Pinterest.
Plush Tree Trunk stool. This one’s firmly on my to-do list as well.
Enjoy the low-level lounging!