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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