Puffy Bath Pouf – Free Pattern

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I am desperately in need of a spa day and thought that it would be really fabulous to create a spa set so that I can pamper myself. This week, I have a fabulous, quick, and easy Puffy Bath Pouf! This is the first pattern in my Spa Day Series. I will have 3 more patterns plus an awesome sugar scrub, and I will show you how to make a wonderful spa basket. I hope you enjoy this pattern! Happy Crocheting!

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Puffy Bath Pouf

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ch – chain
dc – double crochet
sc – single crochet
sl st– slip stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)
t-ch – turning chain
() – indicates stitch counts
* – indicates instructions to be repeated


  • Cotton yarn is best for this project. I used Lily Sugar ‘n Cream but you can use any medium weight cotton yarn.


With Color A,
Magic Circle, ch 45, sl st into the circle. (This will be the string for the pouf)
Round 1: Ch 1, 20 sc into the magic circle, join into the beginning sc with a sl st. (20 sts)
Change to color B
Round 2: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), 3 dc into the first st, *4 dc into the next st; Repeat around, join into the top of the t-ch. (80 sts)
Round 3: Ch 3, 3 dc into the first st, *4 dc into the next st and into each st around; Repeat around, join into the top of the t-ch. (320 sts)


  • Fasten off
  • Weave all ends

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  1. Can you let me know how to find the instructions for the suger scrub I would like to be able to add it to my baskets

  2. So I’m glad I found this page, cause I was sort of panicking due to the fact I’m a slow crocheter and I also don’t have a lot of time to crochet. But when I found this page the items are so fast and easy to do I now have a backup gift for Mother’s Day if I don’t get my blanket finished.
    So thank you from the bottom of my heart, for these awesome patterns.

  3. Thank you so much for this, and your other free patterns! I made the soap saver bag the other day, and I’m working on a pouf right now. Not only are they fun, they work up so quickly! Happy Holidays 🙂

  4. OK I was not sure if I would ever be able to do that many stitches in a row. I made one this evening, was actually fun to watch it grow in my hands as I crocheted. I promised to donate a gift to a charity event I am going too and wanted to do a nice gift basket. Thank you so much for these patterns.

  5. Making now.. and it’s so cute. I love the way it looks. As a young mother of four I like to make everything I can to be used or use with my kids.. this is so perfect. Possibly make bath time a little more fun. Thank you!

  6. This is so cute and I’m attempting to make it now. I’m not sure I understand what you mean by the “magic circle” and I’m having trouble creating the loop. Can you guide me through this please?
    Thank you.

  7. Just finished making one and OMGOSH, I am in love 🙂 Thank you so much for the awesome pattern, Amy! I am going to make them in various sizes – for little hands as well…thanks again!!

  8. Amy,

    Just wanted to say “THANK YOU” and for a young woman; your work is very well done and too cute. Your Instructions are great, but, I’m a Throwback and I never can get a “MAGIC RING”? Can’t get written or tutorial to load? So, I go OLD SCHOOL.
    Again Thanks.

    Elizabeth Haberle

  9. I’m curious about using one of these. Do you wash it every time you use it? Or just rinse it and hang it in the shower to dry, like a nylong pouf? (I’m interested in these so I can stop buying one more thing made in China on a regular basis.)Thanks!

  10. Mine also came out huge (I was using Bernat) and I’m a super tight crocheter. I took out the fourth round, and instead did single crochets in the DCs, alternating 2 then 3. (800 total SCs). It is absolutely perfect!! I love this pouf, and have lots of Christmas presents in mind now 🙂

  11. Love this pattern! It’s pretty and practical, and makes a great gift addition to a spa gift basket. I like “I Love this Cotton” yarn for this. It’s a little bit lighter than some of the other worsted weight cottons.

  12. I have done 2 of these in the last couple of days. They come out huge with lily sugar n cream yarn. I have used almost 2 skeins of yarn that was 102 yards for the first one. My second one I used a skein that was 150 yards and if wasn’t enough so will have to buy another to finish it. I used an I hook as well

    1. Hi Jessica! Did you check the gauge? Everyone has different gauge so if it is coming out too large, I would suggest going down a hook size and/or eliminating the last round.

  13. I used Bernat Handicrafts yarn and an I hook. The pouf came out a lot larger than I would normally care to use. Next time I try the pattern I’m planning on omitting row 4 and I think it would come out plenty big. Mine also seems much more dense than the picture. Still, a great patten and easy to use.

      1. Yes I too will omit that last row…sure looks like the pic here also has that last omitted too..either way, love it!

  14. I’ve made several of these!! Some people mention it took too much yarn. When you get to the last row you can alternate the number of stitches you use and omit a few stitches here and there. Comes out perfect and you can’t tell the difference.

    1. Hi Sylvia! I think it’s all about gauge. I may crochet tighter or looser than most so the yardage that I used will differ. I like your alternative. Thank you for sharing! 🙂

  15. I made the scrubby for my daughter as a gife. she loves it. now im going to make one for myself. Thank You for sharing. Blessings

    1. I would try soaking it in a vinegar bath (about 1 cup of vinegar with about a gallon of water) for 30 minutes and then rising it with clean water until the vinegar smell is gone. Once it dries, the color should no longer run. Hope that helps!

  16. I just finished my very fluffy puffy pouf, just wanted to let you know that I used quite a bit more yarn than just the 150 yards that are in the material list, even thoug I’m generally quite a tight hooker 🙂

    I used 2 skeins of 85m each and then some, so for me it took at least 185 yards of worsted weight cotton yarn. And for some weird reason my pouf also looks a lot denser than the one shown on the photo… but who cares right 😀

    I loved the easy pattern and now I’ve got a luxurious fluffy puffy bath pouf!

    Thank you so much for this lovely pattern!

    1. Hi Nicky! It’s funny because I used Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Super Size and it didn’t use up the whole skein (it’s about 200 yds). It probably has something to do with the kind of yarn you used. Every yarn is different 🙂 I’m glad you liked the pattern!

  17. I just wanted to let you know I tried this bath puff,
    but my cat kept interrping me to try and ply with it so
    I tied a bell in the middle nd gave to her as toy.
    e luvs it. thanks for her new toy 😉 holly &mitts.

  18. i dont really understand the magic circle…….i chained the 45 stitches and i slipped stitched at the beginning but the circle is this really big circle…..how do you make the magic circle


    1. Hi Connie! I would just use your best judgement. I know that I really squeeze mine out and hang it to dry, so it dries fairly quickly. If you live in a humid or damp environment, it might not dry as fast. I would just test it out to be sure.

  19. This was so fun to make and turned out really nice! I’d like to try and make a smaller one for kids. How would I change this pattern to do that?

    1. Thanks Robin! What you can do is stop at Round 2 and see if it is small enough. If it’s too small, proceed to round 3 and see if it is the size you are looking for. You can also try going down a hook size and using a 5.0mm instead of the 5.5mm. Hope that helps!

          1. Thank you Amy! It did turn out great! I stopped at round 2 and now it’s perfect for little hands!

  20. Oh I love this so much. I hate those plastic bath poofs you get everywhere. This will be so much softer. Can’t wait to see what else you will come up with for you spa day.

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