see this link: http://www.pickles.no/puff-daddy-knitted-stool
42 stitch's in garter stitch, rectangle shape; stitch together both ends of the rectangle creating a cylinder then spool knit a cord to bind the sides leaving room on one side to stuff with the foamy materials (can also untie and re-stuff if the materials get flat) I asked my daughter Emily; she is 13 if she would be interested in a bean bag chair - she was very excited - I had her pick out colors from my yarn stash - because she is involved she is really looking forward to it being finished.
We are using hobby lobby yarn bee bouche traditions grape tones 2 ball skeins. I am doing my bean bag chair on the knifty knitter large yellow peg loom it has 41 pegs and I can seal the ends by using the hat brim flip over stitch and just put the spool cord through in the beginning of the knitting and close it when finished When I finish the knitting I will inside out the knitting so the garter stitch (Perl side) will be showing - also for the stuffing I read on the article you can use one of those new stretchy garbage bags in the bean bag chair and fill it with stuffing and that will prevent it from spilling out stuffing through use, wear and tear. I like that this bean bag chair will not need zippers and can be washed in the washing machine just by removing the plastic garbage bag inside it with the stuffing.
I advise a bulky yarn or double knit (using two balls of yarn at the same time) when you do this that way the white plastic bag holding the stuffing will not show no matter how many times it is jumped upon. - This can also be done with fabric and sewed by hand or machine doesn't have to be knitted or crocheted Have fun!
additional note - if you knit or crochet a bean bag chair; if you still have visual (holes) where you can see the white garbage bag inside or are leaking stuffing cause you did not use a garbage bag; you can always use knitted spool cord to weave it in and out of the holes or use fabric strips to create texture on the bean bag chair and hide any holes that may appear out of use.
Knitting 3 stitches repetitively will make spool cord any length you need. -
I am half way through making this bean bag chair - because it is straight garter stitch it is just going so fast. I am honestly surprised how quickly it is being made. Emily made the spool cord and has helped with the creation and is looking very much forward to having her own bean bag chair to watch televison, and playstation games with in the living room. She likes the idea of her own personal chair.
I like that just about any craft that can create a rectangle can make a bean bag chair. Have fun!
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