Granny’s Pouf

Granny’s Pouf – Free Crochet Pattern

by: funkifybers.com I present to you August’s Readers’ Choice pattern, the winning vote was for a Granny stitch project, here’s what I came up with. Granny’s Pouf, cuz I’m not sure what else to call it.  I have been needing a place to park my feet while I crochet, and when I seen the Red Heart Super Saver Stripes yarn I fell in love, and had to have a colorful pouf in my favorite colors.  This pattern uses the easy granny square, the granny stripes stitch, and is finished off with twisted single crochet stitches.  If you have ever crocheted the granny you know it works up fast, which is perfect for a project of this size.  I really hope you can find a beautiful multi color yarn that you love and make one for yourself. 🙂

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Finished Size:

Top of square is 20in. by 20in. and the total height is 15in.

Stitches:

CH – Chain MR – Magic Ring DC – Double Crochet SS – Slip Stitch TwistedSC – Twisted Single Crochet

Supplies:

  • 6.0mm Hook
  • 5 skeins of your favorite Red Heart Super Saver Stripes yarn.
    • I chose Fruity Stripe
  • Foam padding cut into 20in.20in. (or between 18in-20in.) squares
    • You will need enough padding to get you to 15in, these can be layered.  See suggested products below:

Notes:

  • A cluster is 3DC stitches that do not have a CH to separate them.
  • This post contains affiliated links, thanks for the support.

Granny Square (make 2)

This is a simple granny square, with 16 rounds.  The step-by-step pattern shows you each stitch, however feel free to just create a 16 round granny square, you can see my quick tip here on how to crochet the Granny Square.

To begin, make a MR, CH1,

Round 1: *3DC, CH2,* 4 times, pull MR closed, SS to first DC in round. (4 clusters, 4-CH2 spaces)

Round 2: CH1, 3DC in CH2 space, CH1, *skip 3DC cluster, 3DC, CH2, 3DC, CH1, in next CH2 space,* 3 times, 3DC in beginning CH2 space, CH2, SS to beginning stitch in round. (8 clusters, 4-CH1 spaces, 4-CH2 spaces)

Round 3: CH1, 3DC in CH2 space, CH1, *skip 3DC cluster, 3DC, CH1, in the CH1 space, skip 3DC cluster, 3DC, CH2, 3DC, CH1, in next CH2 space,* 3 times, 3DC in beginning CH2 space, CH2, SS to beginning stitch in round. (12 clusters, 8-CH1 spaces, 4-CH2 spaces)

Granny Pouf - free crochet pattern
3 rounds completed.

Round 4: CH1, 3DC in CH2 space, CH1, {*skip 3DC cluster, 3DC, CH1, in the CH1 space,* 2 times, skip 3DC cluster, 3DC, CH2, 3DC, CH1, in next CH2 space,} repeat from { to } 3 times, 3DC in beginning CH2 space, CH2, SS to beginning stitch in round. (16 clusters, 12-CH1 spaces, 4-CH2 spaces)

Round 5: CH1, 3DC in CH2 space, CH1, {*skip 3DC cluster, 3DC, CH1, in the CH1 space,* 3 times, skip 3DC cluster, 3DC, CH2, 3DC, CH1, in next CH2 space,} repeat from { to } 3 times, 3DC in beginning CH2 space, CH2, SS to beginning stitch in round. (20 clusters, 16-CH1 spaces, 4-CH2 spaces)

Round 6: CH1, 3DC in CH2 space, CH1, {*skip 3DC cluster, 3DC, CH1, in the CH1 space,* 4 times, skip 3DC cluster, 3DC, CH2, 3DC, CH1, in next CH2 space,} repeat from { to } 3 times, 3DC in beginning CH2 space, CH2, SS to beginning stitch in round. (24 clusters, 20-CH1 spaces, 4-CH2 spaces)

Round 7: CH1, 3DC in CH2 space, CH1, {*skip 3DC cluster, 3DC, CH1, in the CH1 space,* 5 times, skip 3DC cluster, 3DC, CH2, 3DC, CH1, in next CH2 space,} repeat from { to } 3 times, 3DC in beginning CH2 space, CH2, SS to beginning stitch in round. (28 clusters, 24-CH1 spaces, 4-CH2 spaces)

Round 8: CH1, 3DC in CH2 space, CH1, {*skip 3DC cluster, 3DC, CH1, in the CH1 space,* 6 times, skip 3DC cluster, 3DC, CH2, 3DC, CH1, in next CH2 space,} repeat from { to } 3 times, 3DC in beginning CH2 space, CH2, SS to beginning stitch in round. (32 clusters, 28-CH1 spaces, 4-CH2 spaces)

Round 9: CH1, 3DC in CH2 space, CH1, {*skip 3DC cluster, 3DC, CH1, in the CH1 space,* 7 times, skip 3DC cluster, 3DC, CH2, 3DC, CH1, in next CH2 space,} repeat from { to } 3 times, 3DC in beginning CH2 space, CH2, SS to beginning stitch in round. (36 clusters, 32-CH1 spaces, 4-CH2 spaces)

Round 10: CH1, 3DC in CH2 space, CH1, {*skip 3DC cluster, 3DC, CH1, in the CH1 space,* 8 times, skip 3DC cluster, 3DC, CH2, 3DC, CH1, in next CH2 space,} repeat from { to } 3 times, 3DC in beginning CH2 space, CH2, SS to beginning stitch in round.(40 clusters, 36-CH1 spaces, 4-CH2 spaces)

Round 11: CH1, 3DC in CH2 space, CH1, {*skip 3DC cluster, 3DC, CH1, in the CH1 space,* 9 times, skip 3DC cluster, 3DC, CH2, 3DC, CH1, in next CH2 space,} repeat from { to } 3 times, 3DC in beginning CH2 space, CH2, SS to beginning stitch in round. (44 clusters, 40-CH1 spaces, 4-CH2 spaces)

Round 12: CH1, 3DC in CH2 space, CH1, {*skip 3DC cluster, 3DC, CH1, in the CH1 space,* 10 times, skip 3DC cluster, 3DC, CH2, 3DC, CH1, in next CH2 space,} repeat from { to } 3 times, 3DC in beginning CH2 space, CH2, SS to beginning stitch in round.. (48 clusters, 44-CH1 spaces, 4-CH2 spaces)

Round 13: CH1, 3DC in CH2 space, CH1, {*skip 3DC cluster, 3DC, CH1, in the CH1 space,* 11 times, skip 3DC cluster, 3DC, CH2, 3DC, CH1, in next CH2 space,} repeat from { to } 3 times, 3DC in beginning CH2 space, CH2, SS to beginning stitch in round. (52 clusters, 48-CH1 spaces, 4-CH2 spaces)

Round 14: CH1, 3DC in CH2 space, CH1, {*skip 3DC cluster, 3DC, CH1, in the CH1 space,* 12 times, skip 3DC cluster, 3DC, CH2, 3DC, CH1, in next CH2 space,} repeat from { to } 3 times, 3DC in beginning CH2 space, CH2, SS to beginning stitch in round. (56 clusters, 52-CH1 spaces, 4-CH2 spaces)

Round 15: CH1, 3DC in CH2 space, CH1, {*skip 3DC cluster, 3DC, CH1, in the CH1 space,* 13 times, skip 3DC cluster, 3DC, CH2, 3DC, CH1, in next CH2 space,} repeat from { to } 3 times, 3DC in beginning CH2 space, CH2, SS to beginning stitch in round. (60 clusters, 56-CH1 spaces, 4-CH2 spaces)

Round 16: CH1, 3DC in CH2 space, CH1, {*skip 3DC cluster, 3DC, CH1, in the CH1 space,* 14 times, skip 3DC cluster, 3DC, CH2, 3DC, CH1, in next CH2 space,} repeat from { to } 3 times, 3DC in beginning CH2 space, CH2, SS to beginning stitch in round, fasten off and weave in ends. (66 clusters, 60-CH1 spaces, 4-CH2 spaces)

Granny Pouf - free crochet pattern
16 round granny complete, make 2.

Granny Stripes (make 4)

To make I am using the simple Granny Stripe stitch, you can follow along or just make 23 rows beginning with 16 clusters, here is my Granny Stripe quick tip.

To begin, CH62,

Row 1: 3DC in 2nd CH from hook, *CH1, skip 3 CH spaces, 3DC in next CH space,* 15 times, CH1, turn work. (16 clusters, 16-CH1 spaces)

Row 2: DC in the first DC stitch, *CH1, skip cluster, 3DC in next CH1 space,* 15 times, CH1, DC into last stitch, CH1, turn work. (15 clusters, 16-CH1 spaces, 1DC on each end)

Row 3: skip the first DC *3DC, CH1, in the next CH1 space,* 16 times, turn your work. (16 clusters, 16-CH1 spaces)

Rows 4 through 23: Repeat rows 2 and 3 until end.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Assemble:

Now we will attached the striped pieces to the 4 sides of one granny square.

  1. It helps me to visualize how it will be stitched together, incase you need this too heres how things will line up.

    Granny Pouf - free crochet pattern
    This is the bottom, all right sides are facing out, and begin with row 1 of the stripe attached to one side of the granny.
  2. With the right sides facing out, and the striped piece in front (start with the beginning row or the chained row, of your stripe piece) lined up to one edge of the granny.
  3. Attach a slip knot on your hook and insert in the turning chain on your stripe piece, then insert it in the CH2 space on your granny, and complete a standing SC.

    Granny Pouf - free crochet pattern
    You want to lign up the square and stripes so you can crochet into each stitch of the row on both pieces, starting with turning chain and CH2 space.
  4. Insert your hook in the same turning chain, and into the first DC on the granny square, complete a TwistedSC.
  5. Insert hook into the same CH space as the 3DC cluster, and into the next DC stitch on the granny, complete a Twisted SC.
  6. Insert your hook under the skipped 3CH space, and into the next DC on the granny square and complete a Twisted SC.
  7. Insert hook under same 3 skipped CH, and under the CH1 space on the granny square, complete a Twisted SC.
  8. Insert hook under same 3 skipped CH, and in the next DC space on the granny square, complete a Twisted SC.
  9. Insert hook into the same CH space as the next 3DC cluster, and into the next DC on the granny square, complete a Twisted SC.
  10. Continue in this manner until you reach the final DC in the stripe row.  Basically you want 3 stitches in the skipped 3CH’s and the DC cluster CH should always line up with the center cluster stitch on the granny.

    Granny Pouf - free crochet pattern
    One stripe piece attached to one side of the granny.
  11. When you reach the end, you will need to place 2 TwistedSC in the turning chain one goes into the last stitch of the square and the other into the CH2 space on the square.
  12. Now line up the next side along the next side of the granny square and repeat the process.
  13. Do this a total of 4 times, fasten off and weave in ends.

    Granny Pouf - free crochet pattern
    All striped pieces attached.
  14. Now we will start to form a cube by connecting the sides.
  15. Align each adjacent side and complete 2 TwistedSC in each row.

    Granny Pouf - free crochet pattern
    Match up the adjacent sides and begin to seam with a TwistedSC.
  16. Fasten off once you reach the end.

    Granny Pouf - free crochet pattern
    SS in to base when you reach the end of the rows.
  17. Connect all 4 sides in this manner.

    Granny Pouf - free crochet pattern
    All sides seamed up.
  18. Now take the other granny square and line it up along one side.

    Granny Pouf - free crochet pattern
    Place 2nd granny on top of cube.
  19. Starting from the turning CH and CH2 spaces, complete a TwistedSC along one side.  In this case you can actually line up stitch for stitch, so if your on the first DC of a cluster, or CH1 space, on one piece then you should be working in the same space on the other.
  20. Pull up a long loop and set hook aside.

    Granny Pouf - free crochet pattern
    One side of top attached, stop and stuff here.

Stuff:

Ok the fun part…we stuff.  Before we stuff we should understand the filler we are using. I wanted to repurpose my sons crib mattress.  It was a foam mattress with a heavy duty plastic cover, perfect for what I was going for.  If you are repurposing something great, just make sure you cut your foam material into 18-20in. by 18-20in. squares, and stack the material until you have roughly 12-15in.

Granny Pouf - free crochet pattern
Here is how my pieces came out.

If you would prefer, I have suggested some products at the beginning of this post that you can buy and wouldn’t have to do much cutting.  Heres how to handle these pieces of foam:

  • If you are buying a long roll of foam, just mimic what I did, you may have more layers depending on your material’s thickness.
  • If you buy the precut cubes, no need to cut, just layer them up. (should be a total of 3 layers if using 4in. cubes) Once all your pieces are cut to fit, wrap a cloth around them if desired.

Again I like to repurpose things so I took a crib sheet and wrapped it tight around my stacked foam.  You can buy fabric or repurpose what ever you have laying around.  I secured the fabric with a few safety pins.  Your not necessary looking for complete coverage or perfection here, you just want to prevent ugly foam from showing through your stitches.

Granny Pouf - free crochet pattern
Fabric wrapped to prevent foam from showing.

Place the foam cube into the granny cube, the pieces should stretch well for you so its ok if it seems over stuffed.

Granny Pouf - free crochet pattern
Begin stuffing with bottom side up.
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Once stuffed turn so top side is, well, on top.

Finish Up:

Now all thats left is closing up the other 3 sides.  Completed a TwistedSC all the way around, SS in beginning stitch.

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Almost done…

granny pouf - free crochet pattern

And poof you have a Pouf, enjoy.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you run into snags.  This was difficult for me to explain so if its confusing let me know so I can correct. 🙂

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