Crochet Floor Pouf
525 yards (480 m) of a super bulky cotton tube yarn or t-shirt yarn;
Crochet hook 11,5 mm.
Linked Double Crochet (LDC): Insert the hook into the horizontal bar in the center of the post of the previous dc stitch (shown in green), yo and pull up a loop. Insert the hook into the next st, yo and pull up a loop. Yo and pull through 2 loops twice (like a normal dc). This links your double crochets and makes a new bar to work into.
To begin, make a magic loop and chain 1
Round 1: Make 3scs into the magic loop, then make one regular dc into the magic loop. Make 6 more linked double crochets (ldcs) into the magic loop. Tighten the loop, and make 1ldc in each sc stitch from the beginning of the rnd (10sts -not counting scs).
Round 2: Make 1ldc in the next st, place your marker in the st you just made to mark the beginning of rnds. Make 1 more ldc in the same st. Make 2ldcs in each stitch of the rnd (20sts).
Round 3: Make 2ldc into your marked stitch. Move marker up to the first of those 2 sts. Make 1ldc into the next st, 2ldcs into the next st. Repeat 1ldc, 2ldc to the end of the rnd (30sts).
Round 4: Make 2ldc into your marked stitch. Move marker up to the first of those 2 sts. Make 1ldc into the next st, 1ldcs into the next st, 2ldcs into the next st. Repeat 1ldc, 1ldc, 2ldc to the end of the rnd (30sts).
Continue increasing in this fashion. Make 2ldcs into the first stitch of the round and put one more ldc stitch between your increases each round.
When your piece is as wide as you want your pouf to be, stop increasing and only work 1ldc in each st of the rnd, making sure to move your marker ever rnd.
Work 4 rows of no increases (more for a taller pouf, less for a flatter pouf) and don’t yet fasten off.
Repeat the whole pattern to make a 2nd identical piece.
You can stuff your pouf before you seam or after you’ve seamed the pouf about half way.
Insert your pillow forms or whatever stuffing method you prefer.
Line up your two pieces with your last stitches of each piece side by side. Using the working yarn from one piece, slip stitch the back loops of your last rounds together. I did this by working half way around the pouf with the working yarn from the bottom piece, and the other half way with the working yarn from the top piece.