Puffy Bath Pouf – Free Pattern
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!
Other Patterns in this Series:
Easy Textured Washcloths (2 patterns!)
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Puffy Bath Pouf
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- Approximately 155 yds of Category 4 Medium Yarn in two colors:
- Approximately 5 yds of Color A; I used Lily Sugar ‘n Cream* in Ecru
- Approximately 150 yds of Color B; I used Lily Sugar ‘n Cream* in Mod Blue
- Size I (5.5mm) Crochet Hook*
- Stitch Marker*
- Yarn Needle* for weaving ends
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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Thank you for the pattern! The pattern was easy to follow and the end product came out great! Thanks so much!
Glad you liked it Amanda! 🙂
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
Hi Jeanette! I’m so sorry I am replying so late. I have a couple of different scrubs that you can find here:
Honey Lemon Sugar Scrub
Vanilla Sugar Scrub
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.
Thank you for the pattern (pouf) I really appreciate it.
Thank you for the eazy peazy pattern. Great for stocking stuffers and so quick to make!
You’re welcome Lisa! So glad you enjoyed the pattern. Yes perfect stocking stuffers 🙂
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 🙂
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.
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!
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?
Hi Heather! The Magic Circle is an alternate method to starting a project in the round. It’s great because it doesn’t leave a giant hole in the middle. You can find a video tutorial here: http://www.mooglyblog.com/the-magic-circle/
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!!
You;re very welcome Lori! So glad you enjoyed my Pouf pattern 🙂
Thank you Amy! Definitely going to try it.
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.
This thing is huge! I think next time I’ll stop after 3 rounds 😛 So cute though!
Haha yes some people have had to stop after Round 3 which is perfectly ok 🙂
I love your bath poof. I’ve made another version, but yours is so much easier! Thank you!
Thank you Judi! I’m glad you like the pouf 🙂
Please keep me notified of your spa patterns. I can’t wait to start on the poufs.
Hi Nancy! You can find all of the patterns here as well as a sugar scrub recipe 🙂 Spa Day Basket and Honey Lemon Sugar Scrub
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!
I usually squeeze it out really well and hang it to dry after the shower and then wash it every couple of days to make sure it’s clean.
I have made that bath pouf so many times I lost count! Made spa baskets for graduation gifts
That’s great Sylvia! 🙂
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 🙂
What a great idea. I will have to make some of these soon!
Thank you Janice!
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.
Thank you Laurie! I wish we had a Hobby Lobby here so that I could use their yarn but we don’t so I will just have to order some 🙂
I love your pattern!
Thank you Jackie!
This is a great idea to sell with my spa crocheted flip flops. Thanks!!
You’re welcome! I think they would be great with spa crocheted flip flops 🙂
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
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.
I eliminated the the last round and they turn out perfect!
Mine came out perfect just like Amy said. I used lily sugar and cream.
Thanks for sharing Maureen! Glad it turned out great 🙂
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.
I think Bernat Handicrafter is a little more bulky but if you take out a round it should be good 🙂
Yes I too will omit that last row…sure looks like the pic here also has that last omitted too..either way, love it!
This pouf actually has all of the rounds. It’s made with Lily Sugar ‘n Cream cotton so I don’t know if it’s less bulky than other cotton yarns
I would love to get your face scrub recipe….the scrubby and bath pouf will make great gifts for my daughters for Christmas
Hi Joyce! Here is the link for the sugar scrub recipe. I hope your daughters enjoy it! https://thestitchinmommy.com/2015/03/spa-day-basket-and-honey-lemon-sugar-scrub.html
Thank you so very much.
No problem 🙂
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.
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! 🙂
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
Glad you are enjoying the pattern! 🙂
Is there a way to treat the yarn so the colour doesn’t run? I made one with Bernat and the water on my skin ran blue.
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!
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!
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!
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.
Haha Holly! I will have to tell my cat-owner friends about that 🙂
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
Hi Mary! There is a great video tutorial here for the magic circle. I hope it helps!
yes, that was great……….cant wait to get started on the project….
Great! I’m glad it helped 🙂 Let me know if you have any other questions
This would make a lovely present but wow 1280 stitches!!!
It sounds like a lot of stitches but it actually works up really quickly
What is a magic circle and how do you make it?
A magic circle is an alternate way of starting a pattern in the round instead of chaining and slip stitching. You can find a great tutorial here: http://oombawkadesigncrochet.com/2014/11/how-to-make-a-magic-ring.html
Do these need to be tossed in the wash after every use or do they dry quickly enough to be reused?
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.
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?
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!
Thank you Amy! Definitely going to try it.
You’re welcome! I hope it turns out great! 🙂
Thank you Amy! It did turn out great! I stopped at round 2 and now it’s perfect for little hands!
Great! I’m so happy it turned out well 🙂
Thank you for a version that will last a lot longer than the site bought versions!!!
You’re welcome Tiffany! Enjoy!
So cute! Can’t wait to try it out!
making this right now. thanks for such a simple pattern. will be making these to put in a kit i am making.
That’s wonderful Sandi! You should check out the other patterns that I will be sharing. I am putting together a whole Spa Day series!
I’m going to try making it. Thank you so very much for sharing. Blessings
You’re welcome Rachel!
Thanks for the pattern. Going to try this with Mary Maxim Scrubbie yarn.
That sounds great! I would love to know how it turns out!
This is so cute
love this thanks for the pattern
I’ll never buy another one of these at the store! Thanks for the pattern. Will also make a great gift along with shower gel!
You’re welcome Laura! I can picture it with a bottle of luxurious shower gel 🙂
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.
Thank you Therese! I have some face scrubbies that are now available and this week I will have an easy washcloth pattern.