My Crochet: Revamped Beanbag Chair

Awhile back I received a secondhand castoff beanbag chair from a friend who didn’t need it anymore. I’ve wanted a beanbag chair for awhile. I love low-to-the-ground furniture and furniture that can easily be moved around the apartment and a beanbag chair fit the bill.

The beanbag chair looked like this when I received it:

You can see on the sides there that had a cool feature: built-in pockets. Other than that, though, it was looking dated and not chic at all.

The first thing I did was flattened it out and folded it over to make a more rigid pouf instead of a super loungy college-style bean bag.

I went out and bought black “duck tape”. I used that to secure the folded over top to the bottom. I then used it to cover the entire top in black. This left me with a shiny black top and a creamy white bottom. Then I crocheted a granny circle in maroon to cover the entire thing; I used the basic pattern for the crochet mandala over at Crochet with Raymond. Actually, I crocheted two matching granny circles and then secured them together around the piece using single crochet.

The end result is a nice compact crochet covered pouf that sits in the reading corner in my bedroom.

How would you have reinvented this beanbag?

Subscribe to all posts by daily email or through a feed reader.

Subscribe to my newsletter where I share crochet news and updates every 1-2 months.


San Francisco based and crochet-obsessed writer, dreamer and creative spirit!


  1. Awesome job – it looks great. :)

  2. @CrochetBlogger I like this-am planning on finishing a circlr tapestry crchet prjct-ws gng to use it 2 cover poufe-may now use it on a bnbag

  3. Love what you did with this! I would probably do the same thing but I would use Blue or purple yarn.

  4. nice :)

  5. Pingback: Crochet Blog Roundup: April 2012 — Crochet Concupiscence

  6. Wow! Looks great and comfortable . That is a wonderful bean bag. I am impressed! Your fabric is much
    more stylish than what they offer. Best quality bean bag chairs that will blow our
    mind. Thank you for sharing valuable information.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

  • Image of Cover for Crochet Saved My Life

    Crochet Saved My Life tells my story of how crafting healed me from chronic depression. It also shares the stories of 24 other amazing women who hooked to heal. Read the book today!