It seems every decorating site these days is recommending poufs for seating and decorating options.  I really love the idea of the hand-knit pouf, but not the price tag.  I really do envy the Urchin Poufs by Christien Meindertsma pictured below, but I wanted to try and find a pattern for a DIY version.

An article on Shelter Pop actually led me to find a pattern for a simple DIY version.  The following patterns were created by Pickles, a Norwegian craft site offering free patterns (you should check out some of their other patterns) and the occasional cupcake recipe.

The pouf above is appropriately named Puff Daddy Knit Stool and will require about 18 balls of yarn.

They also featured a second smaller pouf pattern, Puff Daddy’s Baby Knit Stool.