These super stylish chairs cost next to nothing (well a few old sheets or about 10 balls of thick yarn) and will be incredibly useful for the upcoming years spent reading and playing much closer to ground level.
-1 or 2 old cotton bed sheets (or if you want to make a smaller knitted chair for winter you can use yarn, I used the thickest grey yarn I could find and it took about 10 balls to make a decent sized puff or ottoman)
-1 10mm crochet needle
-Matching fabric for the pillow
Step 1 – Cutting
Old bed sheets are the best materials for this project because multiple washing makes the fibers more durable and resistant to tear since it will have raw edges.
Start cutting the sheet in a circular pattern. You want a continuous ribbon and no sharp corners. Strip should be a little less than one inch wide.
Step 2 – Crocheting the circle
Once your sheet is transformed into a giant yarn ball,or you have all the yarn you plan to use, you can start crocheting.
To make a flat circle you need to increase each round until you have a large enough top. The top is the part of the puff you will be sitting on, once you have the size you would like keep crocheting for the edges, however you will not need to add stitches. I didn’t use a formula when i made my puff, it seemed to painful to count, I just added stitches when I saw that the circle had started curving under. Here are some useful crocheting tips, but honestly this is a really easy project, you wont need a pattern.
You want the center to be pretty solid so don’t make the first chain too long, 3 link stitches should be enough to close the circle and start going around. I used the basic single stitch to keep it tight.
Crocheting will take very little time when using such thick material and a large needle.
Step 3 – Sewing the “Under pillow”
This is the puff which you will be covering with the crochet. If you already have a puff feel free to use that, although its pretty cheap and easy to make your own.
Use your crocheted circle to measure the fabric you picked for the top .
Cut two circles of fabric that are about ½” inches larger than the finished project.
Sew the front and back of the pillow to a scarf shaped strip of fabric that coresponds with the hight of the puff you want.
Stuff with generous amounts of fiberfill. Fill until the pillow is as puffy as you desire. For my stuffing I used old mismatched socks.
Sew the hole closed using a needle and thread.
Step 4 – Stitching the crocheted pillow to the under pillow
Finally hand stitch the crocheted top to your pillow around the edge.
For more ideas like this one check out Design*Sponge http://www.designspongeonline.com/2009/02/diy-project-annelis-rag-pillows.html#ixzz13ZtF8UVl