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cinnamon teal
« on: May 26, 2010 02:35:53 AM »

I've been wanting some poufs for my living room only just forever. I love the look of these Urchin Poufs and this diy pattern is fantastic, but I decided not to spend anything on this project. So in a fit of stash busting and recycling, I made some tee shirt yarn (and a tutorial) and I grabbed a ton of old clothes and scraps for stuffing and I made myself a nice crocheted pouf. I'm usually more of a knitter, but this yarn is a bear to knit with - I broke 2 sets of circulars on a bath mat a couple years ago.



So anyway, here's my pouf. Along with my lovely assistant. Smiley He worms his way into all my photos these days.



The finished pouf is about 8 inches tall and 21 inches in diameter. I used a size K crochet hook. To fill it, I lined it with an old sheet and filled it with lots and lots of fabric scraps and some old knit swatches.
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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2010 02:37:54 AM »

Real cool. How many tshirts did it take to make the pouf? (the outer part)
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« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2010 04:03:22 AM »

tshirts are so much fun to turn into yarn! love how your pouf turned out!
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« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2010 06:38:02 AM »

Your pouf looks awesome and super comfortable! Also, your assistant is very handsome Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2010 10:01:04 AM »

Love it! Inspires me to actually take up my crochet hook again. (It's been a long time!) Any chance you could do some more explaining about how you did it? (rough idea of a pattern?)
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cinnamon teal
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2010 02:00:30 PM »

Thanks for the love! Smiley

Real cool. How many tshirts did it take to make the pouf? (the outer part)

I didn't keep track, but I'm guessing close to 30. I used my hubby's old holey shirts, some freebie shirts and a few that I bought for another project and never used.

Love it! Inspires me to actually take up my crochet hook again. (It's been a long time!) Any chance you could do some more explaining about how you did it? (rough idea of a pattern?)

The construction is super basic. I made a circle for the bottom, then crocheted straight up for a while, filled the thing up with scraps and stuff and then crocheted the top closed in another circle.
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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2010 08:03:57 AM »

Thanks for the explanation! Wow, 30 shirts huh? I guess I better start looking! Thanks!
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« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2010 02:12:07 AM »

This is too cute! I've been wanting a floor cushion forever, but just cant justify buying anything new anymore (lol). Thanks so much for the idea! How noticable is the transitioning between different shirts? Can you tell by the color? I would love to make one that is one solid color, but white is never a good idea at my house (I have 3 kitties and 4 VERY large doggies  Grin)

hmmm... maybe I could do white shirts, and do a tea/coffee stain with them before crocheting them in... Undecided

BTW: I completely forgot to mention that your assistant is absolutely gorgeous! And I LOVE your avatar pic of him with the close up snout shot Grin
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« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2010 02:28:00 AM »

Lovely!  I love that it's all recycled too!
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« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2010 02:54:22 PM »

I'm really excited that my cushion inspired you! Yes, you can see where there are color changes from one shirt to another. But I like the gentle contrast of the different shades of white. You could absolutely dye the shirts all the same color and that would even out the color shift... or you could tie dye the shirts and make the color shift a feature. In fact, that could be really cool. Especially if you stuck to just one or two colors.

Thanks for the puppers love. I think he's pretty great. Smiley


This is too cute! I've been wanting a floor cushion forever, but just cant justify buying anything new anymore (lol). Thanks so much for the idea! How noticable is the transitioning between different shirts? Can you tell by the color? I would love to make one that is one solid color, but white is never a good idea at my house (I have 3 kitties and 4 VERY large doggies  Grin)

hmmm... maybe I could do white shirts, and do a tea/coffee stain with them before crocheting them in... Undecided

BTW: I completely forgot to mention that your assistant is absolutely gorgeous! And I LOVE your avatar pic of him with the close up snout shot Grin
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