Puff Daddy´s baby - knitted stool

Puff Daddy´s popularity inspired us to create a baby for him. This stool is knitted using the moss stitch, adding a really nice texture to it.

What we used
Pickles Fat & Happy, 1 skein
A cushion from Ikea, or a cheap duvet
Circular knitting needles, US 15
Thick needle to assemble the stool


How we did it
Cast on 25 stitches using three threads.

Every row is knitted like this:
* K1, P1*
Repeat from * to* until 1 stitch remains. K1.
(To create the moss stitch you simply knit over a purl and purl over a knit.)

Knit up almost all the yarn, but leave enough yarn for the assembly. Cast odd loosely.

Assemble the two short sides as neatly as possible.

Now assemble the bottom. Put your needle into the end stitch of every second row and tighten. Put the needle into the stitches you left out and tighten again. There´s not supposed to be a hole at all when you´re done.

Stuff your stool with a big cushion or a duvet (we preferred the last one) and repeat the assembly on the top.

Anyways, the stool is noe done!


This is a free stool knitting pattern from We´ll be thrilled if you use it. Please link to us if you do;)

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Reader Comments (27)

Great idea and pattern!
What is the gauge (i.e., stitches per inch, rows per inch)?

juni 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterUyek

I linked to it on - what a great idea! I'm going to have to try it with different textures. It's like a giant amigurumi body or head - could try with crochet, too. Something to think about, anyway....I love it and thanks for the great idea!!!

juni 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLizabeth

Can you tell me the final sizes of each poof? I can not get a good idea of scale from the photos. Thanks!

juni 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkate

The big one is approximately 175 cm around verically and 150 cm horizontally. The smaller one is about half the size.
Hope this helps;)

juni 16, 2009 | Registered Commenterpickles

WOW!...Blog hopping and found your site love the Puff Daddy and added it to my blog...hope that's ok
Love it got to make one thanks

august 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSuz

These are fab! I so want to make one.
What sized needles did you use?

september 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjane

15 mm=US 19. Good luck!

september 8, 2009 | Registered Commenterpickles

This is amazing!! Thanks for sharing!!

desember 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpolkaros

I'm so excited to make this but gave one giant question :)

What do you mean when you say assemble the short sides as neatly as possible? Can you not decrease in moss stitch? Does one side of the puff have a seam? I can't visualize it!

februar 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCrystal

Just one question: Can straight needles be used for the smallest puff? I cannot find 15 mm circular needles around here.

mai 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTeresa

Yes, if you can fit all the stitches onto them, you might be able to usestraight needles ;)

juni 1, 2012 | Registered Commenterpickles

I'd love to make this but don't quite understand the instructions. Where/When do you decrease/increase and what is the pattern?

juli 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

The pattern is easy, and listed above. No decrease/increase:) You knit it like a scarf and sew it together.

august 2, 2012 | Registered Commenterpickles

Hi! I've done it following your blog (bit smaller though for a first try), now am having a huge issue, i cannot get the top/bottom tight enough to not leave a hole..Any suggestions? I think is because I don't know what you mean by "your needle into the end stitch of every second row and tighten", am possibly sewing it into the wrong stitches thats why it doesn't tighten enough ;/
As well any suggestions on wool delivery to the middle east, there are no places to buy proper wool here..

august 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

Sew it together with a huge gap between every stitch. Then tighten the gaps with a new round of sewing and another if needed :)

august 20, 2012 | Registered Commenterpickles

Love it, but how much wool do i need all up?? & will 8ply be ok?

august 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKirsti

Hi, please see the pattern for info on the yarn used. We are not familiar with 8 ply, sorry.

august 26, 2012 | Registered Commenterpickles

Would this be correct? k1, *k1, p1* k1 second row k1 *p1 k1* k1 third row k1, *k1, p1* k1, fourth row k1, *p1, k1* k1 and so on?

februar 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDenise

No, you k1, p1 always. It´s Moss stitch :)

februar 26, 2013 | Registered Commenterpickles

I'm very confused. You say to cast on 25 stitches using 3 threads but only one 164 yrds skein. So if I devide 164 yrds in three it is so small there is no way I can make a foot stool out of it. Please explain the true amout of yarn I need or do I not do three threads?
Thank you

juli 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Hi, sorry, one strand of yarn, we changed from a worsted to this super bulky. Thanks for noticing! :)

juli 26, 2013 | Registered Commenterpickles

I don't understand how to seam the top. Are you able to post a photo?

september 16, 2013 | Unregistered

No, sorry. Try to follow the instructions:)

september 28, 2013 | Registered Commenterpickles

Can you give me the dimensions of the pouf before its stuffed? Im using 3 strands of 12 ply knitted together on 15mm needles and Im a bit worried its going to be too small. Its ends up a rectangle right?

januar 25, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSara

Sorry, we do not have the measurements available:)

januar 31, 2014 | Registered Commenterpickles

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