Crochet T-Shirt Yarn Pouf Using IKEA DRONA Boxes

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1 Day

Chunky T-Shirt yarn combined with some worn-out IKEA DRONA boxes create the perfect Cube Pouf in no time!

Like many a household across the world I heart the IKEA KALLAX units and DRONA boxes for toy storage. With three young children to contend with however, the boxes can sometimes take a battering. They’ve been sat in, drawn on, stood on, used as go-carts – you name it, in our house, the DRONA boxes have been through the mill.

After replacing a few of the more worn-out looking boxes, I decided to put a couple of the old ones to work instead of throwing them out. And so the crochet cube pouf was born.

The entire pouf is made using Single Crochet stitches so it's absolutely perfect for beginner or novice crocheters.

Please see the full blog post for detailed instructions:

Happy crocheting!


Step 1. Create the frame

I packed one box tightly so that the footstool would hold its shape. I used old clothes that were earmarked for the charity shop but you could also use poly foam or an old duvet. Next, I pushed the second box down on top of the filled one. At this stage I stuffed an old cushion insert under the zip to give a little extra padding for the top of the stool.

Step 2. Crochet the cover

The pouf cover is crocheted in three panels using only Single Crochet (SC) stitches:

  • sides – one panel to fit around the four sides of the frame (seamed at one edge)
  • top panel
  • bottom panel

Step 3. Assembly

1) Seam the edges of the side panel

2) Attach bottom panel to side panel with a round of slip stitches

3) Roll down the sides of the cover

4) Insert the frame and attach the top panel with another round of slip stitches

All done!

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Frequently asked questions

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  • Betty Betty on Mar 30, 2020

    I didn't know the Drona cubes had zippers. What am i missing?


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  • Jamie Tyler Smith Jamie Tyler Smith on Mar 30, 2020

    This is such a good idea, I plan on making one around a zippered storage cube to store my winter bedding. Thank you for sharing your gifts. Craft on!

    • Sarah Sarah on Apr 01, 2020

      That's a great idea! You could even make a separate cover or lid that you could take on or off!