The Spectrum Pouf is great fun and adventurous in the finishing. It’s rewarding to see the intense colors presented so boldly in the color wheel. The large gauge and the size of the footstool make for a dramatic home piece.
Finished Size 20″ tall and 80″ around (stuffed).
Yarn Lion Brand Hometown USA (100% acrylic; 81 yd [74 m]/5 oz [142 g]): #158 Pittsburgh yellow (A), #133 Syracuse orange (B), #113 Cincinnati red (C), #148 Portland wine (D), #109 Fort Worth blue (E), and #130 Green Bay (F), 2 skeins each.
Needles Size 17 (12.75 mm): 40″ circular (cir) needle. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Crochet hook size P/16 (11.5 mm); 22″ square of 4″ thick foam; spray adhesive for foam (I used Permatex Heavy Duty Headliner and Carpet Adhesive purchased from an auto parts store); foam cutter (I used an electric knife); six 12 oz bags of polyester fiberfill; one large double-pointed needle (dpn); spare size 17 (12.75 mm) or smaller 40″ cir needle for grafting; tapestry needle.
Gauge 5 sts and 10 rows = 4″ in garter st using 2 strands of yarn held tog.