Bath Pouf Crochet Pattern

free bath pouf crochet pattern

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. 


Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton Yarn - $2.96

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20 comments :

Sandy said...

Thanks for sharing this pattern! What brand of yarn did you use for yours?

Ellisen said...

Oooo! Thanks for the great pattern. My friend will love it! Happy Holidays to you and yours.

The Blanket Hog said...

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.

Leah said...

Just rinse them well after shower and hang over shower head. Throw them in the washer once in awhile. :)

DeeDee said...

How many ounces of yarn per pouf?

Michele said...

I';ve made these beofre too but the pattern is a take off from the Crochet Crowd's Bee Happy Flower.

See the tutorials here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C29GunoOKpg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5B8q66MHV90

Myrna said...

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 said...

I have just made one of theseand they work up so quick , thanks for sharing :D

Candice Veazey said...

This would be great with bamboo yarn since its antibacterial.

Michelle said...

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....

-Bell said...

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.

Judie said...

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.

Susan Martin said...

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 said...

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 said...

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 Christmas. BTW I was told by the yarnspirations.com people that Spa is no longer being made, but there is a lot available online from what I can see.
Thanks so much for the pattern!

Kerri Mubaarak said...

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!

theseamstressmom said...

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 said...

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 said...

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. said...

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/
Thank you
connie

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