Bath Pouf Crochet Pattern
By Lauren on December 10, 2012
This past Friday, I made a couple bath poufs for a special order. They’re super simple, but they take a good deal of yarn and are more time consuming than they look. I’d say each one took about an hour (including kid breaks). I used a pattern I found on Ravelry, but I didn’t like how it had double crochets in the center. I did the second one my own way.
Here’s what I did using worsted weight cotton yarn and an I hook.
Ch 5. Join with a slip stitch to form a ring. Ch 35 or 40 and slip stitch into the ring (this makes the cord you would use to hang it up).
Round 1: ch 1, 25 sc into the ring. Sl st in the first sc to join. It doesn’t matter if there’s a hole. I promise you won’t see it in the end. (25 since chain doesn’t count as a stitch).
Round 2: ch 2, 3 dc in each stitch around. Join with a sl st to the top of the first dc. (75)
Round 3: ch 2, 3 dc in each stitch around. Join with a sl st to the top of the first dc. (225) Note: You could stop here if you’re happy with the fullness at this point.
Round 4: ch 2, 3 dc in each stitch around. Join with a sl st to the top of the first dc. (675)
Note: If you’re using a thinner yarn like Hobby Lobby “I Love This Cotton” or Knit Picks “Dishie” you might want to increase the number of stitches in the first round to 35.
I would absolutely love to make one of these for Caroline to play with. I think she’d love to dig her adorable little fingers into its frilly goodness. I just might have to dig out some “Dishie” yarn from my stash and whip up a smaller version for her to play with.
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Thanks for sharing this pattern! What brand of yarn did you use for yours?
Oooo! Thanks for the great pattern. My friend will love it! Happy Holidays to you and yours.
The Blanket Hog says
Have you tested how they hold up in water with soap? Do they have to be washed after every use or can you use them multiple times without them mildewing like a regular bath thing? I would love to make some of these for Christmas presents for family.
Just rinse them well after shower and hang over shower head. Throw them in the washer once in awhile. 🙂
How many ounces of yarn per pouf?
I';ve made these beofre too but the pattern is a take off from the Crochet Crowd's Bee Happy Flower.<br /><br />See the tutorials here:<br /><br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C29GunoOKpg<br /><br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5B8q66MHV90
My long stretchy back scrubber (made of nylon net) is falling apart, and I can't find a replacement. I think I'll make 4-5 of these and string them together with some good elastic, make a "grab" loop on each end, and voila — a replacement back scrubber! Thanks!
susan west says
I have just made one of theseand they work up so quick , thanks for sharing 😀
Candice Veazey says
This would be great with bamboo yarn since its antibacterial.
Love your pattern. I made one with antibacterial coton (with some seacell) and a larger hook, but i was disapointed in the shower. It was just a hard ball of coton. How can i improve it? It didn't foam at all….
I don't think I'd use cotton for this. Maybe nylon or something that would hold it's shape when wet and be kinda scratchy.
Does this dry from day to day to avoid mildew? Using cotton yarn, I am wondering and yet would love to make them as I have used store bought for years.<br />
Susan Martin says
Oh i luv this pattern. Ibe made 2 using 2 dif patterns. Gets kind of tight etgo tedious. Im starting tjis one now. Thx. P.S. Any info u could forward wuth regards to trying to sell my projects eould be greatly appreciated. Out of work 6 mths now with no luck to date finding anything. Again thanks so much
Susan Martin says
I found 2 other patterns myself. Did complete but found it quite tedious putting 9 dc in same stitch. I made one blending the 2 together. Ended up alteting even more and doing 5 dc in each stitch. 2 rows after first round. But still think too much yarn. Luv this one. Everyone in my house has one. Lol Thx so much for the pattern. 😉
Jane Feagans-King says
I have made this with Caron Spa and you get two enthusiastic "thumbs up" from our home. I used a j hook and I could only work 35 stitches into the first ring, so mine are a bit less full, but not much. They lather up great, they wring out easily and they don't get mildewed like cotton does. Just pop in the wash once a week and you're good to go. Will be making several for
Kerri Mubaarak says
Making this now with shui bui linen! 35 in the ring. Double crocheted the second round. Tripled the 3rd and quatripled the fourth. The chain link yarn is expensive to make but yields the perfect pouf!
Hi! Love this pattern!! I am curious to know if mildew is a problem… On the other hand, if you make a bunch of them, you could treat them like washcloths, laundering as frequently.
Vera Richards says
I just finished a pouf from handicrafter cotton and I think I'm going to love it…..already use washcloths from handicrafter because I love the way they feel…like they are really cleaning the skin without digging…and believe I will love the feel of this for the rest of me….not worried about mildew as long as it is rinsed and hung up to dry
Susan Little says
Thank you, I made several of the yarn eaters last year and with this new pattern I plan to make more. Great gifts with fancy soap!
Connie K. says
I am just getting into crocheting. All the names of the yarns I have never heard of. Where do you get your yarn? Do you order online/<br />Thank you <br />connie
Annabella DiGangi says
Just followed this pattern. Took 2 hours. Not bad for first time. Used Peaches n Cream 100% cotton. Wish I could upload a photo here to show how it turned out. Very easy to do. And the best part – the boyfriend who will use nothing but bath scrunchies went ape and loves it!! I will be keeping this pattern and will be making more!!! Thank you so much for sharing.
I am working up my first one and it’s turning out great. I think I will make one with the nice soap idea for christmas gifts this year. Not to mention it will save me money not having to purchase the ones at the store once a month or so and I am ALL ABOUT saving money!
Elaine – yay for a fellow member of the frugal club.
thanks for posting this pattern…its very cute, but I have to say, it took me much longer than 1 hour. I used Lily Sugar & Cream cotton yarn, and I think it took me about 3 hours to complete, and I am an experienced, fast crocheter…
Hi, Kathy. Glad you liked it! Sorry it took longer than expected 🙂
mary ann says
i just made one when it is used do you just let it dry or throw it in the dryer
Throwing in the dryer would be your best bet 🙂
Patricia Gallardo says
I think I would love to make a bunch of these & maybe hot glue some crafty rhinestones on them & put them in a bit jar for bathroom decoration instead or even without anything on them just in a jar made of different colors. Just an idea I thought. Anyways I can’t wait to make these soon.
Kaaren Huffaker says
Great pattern!!! It took me about 1 ½ hours., but it was fun!!! I used Bernat Handicrafter Cotton. I wish I could attach a picture for you!!!
I use an I hook.
I love this pattern! I will, however, use tulle next time I make one. I was a little disappointed with the one I made using regular acrylic yarn. It did NOT foam the soap like I’m used to. It’s a wonderful pattern, just be mindful about what yarn/product you use, in order to get the desired end result 🙂
Thanks for sharing this pattern!
Crystal Wall says
Making this now. Its taken me a little longer than an hr but I am brand new to crochet. This was a super easy pattern for a beginner. I used a smaller hook (I didnt see yours until too late, I used an F, its cute this way too!), and Peaches & Cream 100%Cotton Yarn. I wish I could attatch a picture for you. Thanks for a great site.
Clarisa Skinner says
Just made this up. Instead of using cotton yarn, I used an acrylic worsted weight yarn. Great pattern. It worked wonderfully.
carol m. says
Absolutely loved it! Very easy and turned out great!
i think i’ll try this in acrylic yarn, it will be lighter when wet, not stretch as much as cotton, and dry more quickly.