Ever since I stumbled across the Pickles blog a year or so ago, I’ve been wanting to make my own Puff Daddy – a fabulous, chunky knitted footstool stuffed with an old duvet! So when I moved into my new flat in March, I trawled the charity shops for a cheap second hand duvet and bought myself some scrumptious dark red big softie yarn (shade 0339). I couldn’t quite stretch to the 18 balls of yarn needed to make Puff Daddy, so I settled on Puff Daddy’s baby that called for a more manageable 9 balls. In the end the entire thing, including the duvet, ended up costing me about £30 which isn’t bad for such a delicious footstool.
I really enjoyed making it, especially the upper arm workout you get from using 15mm needles! It knitted up in no time and is now serving me very well as the perfect place to put my feet up for a night in front of the tele.