Crochet floor cushion by Handmadejolie: Update your home decoration with this trendy square pouffe

I’m Mariska van der Neut, the designer behind Handmadejolie! Do you remember my free pattern to make a crochet plant pot with Katia Scuby Cotton? If you enjoy making decor ideas, this crochet floor cushion made with Katia Big Ribbon is perfect for your home. My style is mainly natural shades such as white, grey, sand and taupe. I also love to experiment with different types of yarns like Big Ribbon, a XXL tape yarn lighter than t-shirt yarn. For a long time I wanted to design a large square floor pillow. Not a typical pouffe, but more like a mattress cushion.

Crochet floor cushion

This pattern is work in a simple but beautiful crochet stitch: half double crochet and double crochet stitches worked together as one stitch. I think it is an easy pattern for beginners and it works up quite fast thanks to Big Ribbon. So choose your two favourite colours and update your home decoration with this trendy square pouffe! Don’t forget to share your crochet floor cushion with me @handmadejolie and @katiayarns.

Crochet floor cushion

Crochet Floor Cushion

By Handmadejolie

Materials. Katia Big Ribbon: 12 balls of color 10, 1 ball of color 3, crochet hook size 10mm, tapestry needle and 2 pillows 65x65cm (from Ikea).

Abbreviations

  • Ch: chain
  • Sl st: slip stitch
  • Sc: single crochet
  • Hdc: half double crochet
  • Dc & hdc together as 1 stitch

Crochet floor cushion

Gauge. 5 dc & hdc together as 1 stitch and 5 rows = 10x10cm / 4” square

Size. 65 x 65 x 9 cm

Level. Easy

Notes:

  • pattern is written in US terms
  • pillow is worked in 6 separate parts – front, back, and 4 side panels – which are then worked together
  • we turn our work at the end of each row
  • turning chains do not count as a stitch

Graph

square pouffe

Pattern

Front and back panel (x2)

With Big Ribbon color 10, ch 36.

R1: 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 dc & 1 hdc together as 1 stitch in each ch across (34)

R2-R32: Ch 2, 1 hdc in 1st st, 1 dc & 1 hdc together as 1 stitch in each st across (34)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Border around the pillow

With Big Ribbon color 3, work 1 row of surface sl st on both sides of your pillow (see image below). Start as following: Make a slip knot and insert your hook at one of the corners (see blue arrow) from the front to the back. Put the slip stitch back on your hook and pull through from the back of the pillow to the front. Continue making a sl st in each st across. Repeat on the other side.

square pouffe

Side panel A (x2)

With Big Ribbon color 10,  ch 36

R1-R3: repeat R1-R3 from from front and back panel.

Fasten off and weave in ends. Make a border with surface sl st on both the sides. See graph below.

Side panel B (x2)

With Big Ribbon color 10, ch 6

R1: 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 dc & 1 hdc together as 1 stitch in each ch across (4)

R2-R32: Ch 2, 1 hdc in 1st st, 1 dc & 1 hdc together as 1 stitch in each st across (4)

Fasten off and weave in ends. Make a border with surface sl st on both the sides. See graph below.

Graph

Assembly

With Big Ribbon color 3, attach all parts together with sc. Work in the loops only from the surface sl st or the st from the last row. Note: don’t work in the entire stitch, but only the 2 inner loops from both parts. See graph below.

square pouffe

Explanation graph: here you can see the right side of the pillow with 4 sides. Firstly, attach the sides to the front panel (see pink lines). Secondly, sc together the bottom of the sides (see red lines). Add your IKEA pillows as you do this. Lastly, with color 10, close the side seams as shown with the blue lines.