This free crochet pouf pillow pattern, the Piper Pouf is great for kids and pets, and works up quickly with two strands held together. The pattern uses basic stitches (single crochet and double crochet). You will need to know how to work in the round and how to change colors.
I originally designed the Piper Pouf crochet pattern for Blueprint using their signature yarn line. This yarn is no longer available but a good substitute would be Brava and Chroma from We Crochet.
Free Crochet Pouf Pillow Pattern – Piper Pouf
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One Size Approx. 18” wide by 12” tall depending on how full you stuff the pouf.
Color A: 4 balls Sprightly Acrylic Wool Worsted in Green (100% acrylic; 216yds/100g)
Color B: 5 balls Sprightly Spectrum Worsted in Cresting Waves (50% acrylic/50% wool; 190yds/100g)
H/5mm hook (or hook to obtain gauge)
You will need something to stuff your pouf. You can use whatever you’d like. I usually use spare blankets. Fiber fill is a good option as well.
Ch = chain
St(s) = stitch(es)
Sc = single crochet
Dc = double crochet
Dec = decrease (instructions below)
This pouf is worked with 2 strands held together throughout in 3 sections. The increase section, the straight section and the decrease section.
The bottom is made separately. This is a disc that holds the stuffing in but can be easily removed so the contents can be taken out and the pouf can be washed.
Gauge is not critical for this pattern.
The pouf should measure approx. 9” in diameter after round 12.
Decrease (dec): Insert hook in the first stitch indicated, pull up a loop, yarn over, insert hook into the next stitch, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through 3 remaining loops.
Stripe Pattern: To work the stripe pattern change color every round, do not fasted off, carry the yarn inside the pouf as you work.
To change color work to the last step of the last stitch before the color change, complete the last pull through of the stitch with the new color.
Piper Pouf Free Crochet Pattern Instructions
Remember to use 2 strands of yarn and change color every round.
Round 1: With color A create a magic loop, ch 1, (sc, dc) in the loop 4 times, pull the loop closed, join with a slip st. (8)
Round 2: Ch 1, turn, (sc, dc) in each st around, join with a slip st. (16)
Round 3: Ch 1, turn, *sc in the next st, dc in the next st; repeat from * around, join with a slip st. (16)
Round 4: Repeat round 2. (32)
Rounds 5-6: Repeat round 3. (32)
Round 7: Repeat round 2. (64)
Rounds 8-11: Repeat round 3. (64)
Round 12: Ch 1, turn, *(sc, dc) in the next 2 sts, sc in the next, dc in the next; repeat from * around, join with a slip st. (96)
Rounds 13-15: Repeat round 3. (96)
Round 16: Ch 1, turn, *(sc, dc) in the next 2, (sc in the next, dc in the next) 2 times; repeat from * around, join with a slip st. (128)
Rounds 17-20: Repeat round 3. (128)
Round 21: Ch 1, turn, (sc, dc) in the next 2, (sc in the next, dc in the next) 3 times; repeat from * around, join with a slip st. (160)
Repeat round 3 for 31 more rounds.
Round 1: Ch 1, turn, *(sc in the next, dc in the next) 3 times, dec (instructions above) 2 times; repeat from * around, join with a slip st. (128)
Rounds 2-5: Repeat round 3 of the increase section. (128)
Round 6: Ch 1, turn, *(sc in the next, dc in the next) 2 times, dec 2 times; repeat from * around. (96)
Rounds 7-9: Repeat round 3 of the increase round. (96)
Round 10: Ch 1, turn, *sc in the next, dc in the next, dec 2 times; repeat from * around, join with a slip st. (64)
Rounds 11-13: Repeat round 3 of the increase section. (64)
Round 14: Repeat round 6 of decrease section. (48)
Round 15: Repeat round 3 of the increase section. (48)
Repeat rounds 1-14 of the increase section.
Block the pouf (throw it in the wash to set the sts) weave in all ends. Stuff your pouf as desired, use the bottom to “close” the bottom of the pouf. You can simply set the bottom disk in the hole of the bottom of the pouf or if you’d like it more secure you can add some buttons or snaps. Depending on what you stuff with you may even find the bottom isn’t necessary.