I'd run into this pattern several times and knew I wanted to try it, but the opportunity had not come up until just last week. A friend of mine is expecting and she didn't have time to crochet it so she purchased the materials and asked if I could make it for her.
This pattern is written to work up quickly and considering the size, it was very quick. It shaped up nicely and it is really easy to fill in.
Admittedly, my friend did not purchase the yarn called for in the pattern, nor did she purchase polyfil. I had Bernat Baby Blanket, a 9.00mm crochet hook, and quilt batting. In the end, I was glad to have the batting because the pattern didn't have gauge for me to adjust and the spaces between stitches were quite large. I crochet tightly, but this yarn did not allow much movement. The pattern does mention to make a cotton bag for the pillow if your stitches are too big, but I was so excited to make it that I didn't read the entire pattern through as I always consult.
So… ALWAYS read your pattern BEFORE you start it.
I lined the pouf with the batting and filled the batting with polyfil I had for amigurumi projects.
It worked! My son thought it was the most awesome thing ever. If he asks me for one, I'll purchase two inexpensive pillows and smash them inside the pouf. It would be really fast and I wouldn't have to worry about making a bag!
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