Make it Relaxing: Micro Pouf Crochet Pattern

micropouf on ottoman

Micro Pouf Crochet Pattern

My propensity to adore anything mini, lucky reader,

is something I don’t fully understand about myself…or anyone else…but nonetheless it has driven me to crochet SO MANY mini things:

mini narwhals
mini pigs
mini unicorns
mini ducks
mini bunnies

You get the idea, and so at this point, I’ve just had to accept it is a part of me that will never go away.

But there are only so many friends, babies, and babies of friends that you can give these things to…especially at my ripe old age of 24. So basically my next mini project had to be a tiny bit useful.

Then one day I tripped over the enormous crochet bean bag I made for my living room and Pouf! inspiration. What if I had a pouf with all of the perks, aka, putting your feet up on not a hard coffee table, and not the downsides…like taking up a full 6 square feet of my apartment (that’s like 1% of my apartment!). The solution??

Micro pouf! This is a fun, fast, and totes adorbs project that will even get your up-cycling senses tingling. hope you enjoy.


lindsey mae

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close up view of pouf for texture
I just love the texturing that the cross double crochet provides.

Micro Pouf Crochet Pattern


ch- chain
sc- single crochet
dc- double crochet
xdc- crossed double crochet

To make a crossed double crochet, you will skip a st, dc in the next, then go back and dc in the skipped st. If you need a visual, check out Oombawka Design Crochet’s great photos of this.


3 skeins of Loops and Threads Cozy Wool – I used the color Spearmint
Size K (6mm) crochet hook

old pillow, or fiber fill
old t-shirt that matches or compliments your yarn

I used one of those old micro bead pillows…you know…from when they were popular in like the 5th grade. My cat Jabber definitely had mixed reviews on this pillow…

cat standing on pillow
First Impressions. Goes right for the jugular…
perturbed cat on pillow
well this is awkward…
cat pushing pillow away
You should go now


Main body:
Make a magic ring
Row 1 – 6 sc in the round (6 st)
Row 2 – 2 dc in each st around (12 st)
Row 3 – 2 dc in each st around (24 st)
Row 4 – *dc, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * around (36 st)
Row 5 – *dc, dc, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * around (48 st)
Row 6 – *dc, dc, dc, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * around (60 st)
Row 7 – *dc, dc, dc, dc, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * around, then sl st into the next stitch (72 st)
Row 8- ch 1, sc around, sl st to join chain. (72 st)
Rows 9-14 – ch 3, Xdc around, finish off. (72 st)

Top: Repeat the first 8 rows of the main body directions. Finish off.


Turn the t-shirt inside out, especially if there is writing or imagery on the outside.

Stuff the shirt with the pillow or the fiber fill. If you use fiber fill, you may want to sew all of the holes shut, just so that it stays contained.

pillow in crochet base
After tucking the pillow into the inside out t-shirt, I just squished it into the base.

Place filled t-shirt into the base. Sew around to fix the top to the base. Make sure the top is sitting so the rightsize is facing out. The pieces should line up stitch for stitch.

Lindsey’s Tip o’ the DAY!

Sewing with thick chunky yarn such as this? Ditch the yarn needle – and get a twisty tie. You know, like the kind they use on bread bags. Fold it in half, and twist the two ends together. Now you have your own makeshift “needle” with an eye big enough you won’t have to waste time pushing yarn through.

Now kick back and relax, lucky readers…with your new micro pouf.

feet up on pouf

view of micro pouf from top
Pouf there it is πŸ˜‚

angled view of micro pouf

close up view of pouf for texture
I just love the texturing that the cross double crochet provides.

micropouf on ottoman

pouf used as decorative pillow
I won’t stop you from using it as a pillow either…


  1. I just made one of these poufs! It turned out really well, I single crocheted the lid to the top from the inside (difficult, but it looks awesome) and it turned out super well. Thanks for the pattern/tutorial!

    1. I’m so glad you like it – thanks for the feedback! Good thinking on single crocheting the two pieces together, I’ll bet it looks far better your way than mine πŸ˜‰

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