Jenny Henry has a delightful, and detailed, post on her blog showing us exactly how to make the wonderful floor pouf.
It’s the perfect size for a child and it stitches up really fast using 7-count plastic canvas and inexpensive crochet cotton.
With lots and lots of pictures and clear instructions she shows you how to make the pouf. Although she suggests drawing the pattern onto the canvas with a Sharpie, don’t do that. Sharpies are not stable for coloring needlepoint canvas of any kind and mat rub off on your thread or bleed onto it it they get wet.
Far better is to chart out the patterns you want to do on graph paper.
I can hear some of you wondering why plastic canvas. First off it is stronger than cloth canvas so it provides stability to the pouf that would otherwise need to be added. Second you can cut it to exactly the size you need without worrying about unraveling. Finally it is incredibly easy to assemble the pouf, far easier than with other canvases.
Make it in your little one’s favorite colors!