Crochet Pattern: Super Fluffy Bath Puff

By Rachel Choi – 67 Comments
There isn’t a store bought bath puff that can compare to my super fluffy version. It is made with 100% cotton yarn and oh so soft against my skin, but for extra scrubbing power, add some nylon netting. I dislike how my bath puffs always wear out so hopefully this one will last a long time as it is ten times more durable then the ones I used! I think I will make a few as gifts. Here is the pattern if you would to like to make one, even a beginner can do it. Also, check out the cotton yarn experiment post, since this bath puff is a part of it.

Skill Level: beginner crochet skill level
crochet bath puff

Finished Size: approximately 5” (13 cm) in diameter

Medium Weight Yarn (approximately 190 yards / 4 oz)
Crochet Hook K (6.5 mm)
crochet yarn size 4

Crochet Pattern: Bath Puff
Round 1: ch 3, 30 dc in third ch from hook, place marker
Round 2 – 3: 6 dc in each dc around
Finish off weaving end into bath puff.

Row 1: ch 30, sl st in first ch made forming loop, attach to center of bath puff.

If you need help crocheting this bath puff, let me know and I would be glad to help!

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  1. Pam Kelley says:

    You have the best stuff to make! I come to your site every day to see what you’ve come up with next. 🙂

  2. Michelle says:

    I agree with Pam! 🙂

  3. Tiffany says:

    Thank you so much for sharing! This puff pattern is so much simpler than the others I have found. I will be giving this a try and will post a pic if I manage to get it finished soon. Again, thanks! I love this site!!

  4. Mich says:

    This seems like its gonna be awesome! I’ll probably try to make one soon. But I’ll probably kill myself trying to put the 30 dc in that one chain though. I can barely put 6 in one xD

    And I can’t see the picture… Its just a little yellow line.

    I also agree with Pam 😀

  5. Rachel says:

    Thanks everyone for the awesome comments 🙂

    If you have trouble getting 30 dc in the chain then you can always just do as many as you can fit. Of course the more the fluffier! Also I fixed the pic, let me know if it’s still messed up on your side, Mich.

    • Jennifer says:

      Couldn’t you just do a magic ring and put the 30 dc in it? I’m doing to try it and see what happens. I’m a little obsessed with the magic ring…

  6. Kai says:

    This is awesome! How many skeins of cotton yarn did this thing take to make?

  7. Mich says:

    Yup I can see the picture now. It looks awesome!

    And I know this adjustable ring thingy usually for amigurumi, but I can probably use that to fit all the stitches in 😀

  8. sara says:

    These are awesome. I love them soo much. When my youngest was a toddler he loved throwing these around. 🙂

  9. Daria says:

    Genius! Thanks for sharing. I just finished mine and can’t wait to use it now.

  10. Hilla says:

    I made one for myself and another to my little nephew. 🙂

  11. Elaine says:

    Just discovered your site. Love it!

    I have already made to things, and by the way your patterns are very easy to follow unlike others I’ve come across.

    Thanks for sharing.


  12. Joyce says:

    I just discovered your site. I really like it. your patterns are very easy to follow!

  13. Angela says:

    Thanks for your easy, straightforward, wonderful approach to crocheting! I LOVE your patterns and I just recently made the bath puff; it’s fabulous! I’m in the middle of crocheting a second one for a good friend of mine.

    • Rachel says:

      Hey Angela!

      I’m glad that you like it! Also thanks for the suggestion! I’ve been looking for ways to make it better and yours seems right on point. Thanks 🙂

  14. Angela says:

    Just a note on the bath puff; I’m going to try squeezing in 8-10 dc into each stitch for a tighter puff next time. Also, in order to solve the problem of the puff getting too bogged down with the weight of the water I just took an extra piece of yard and randomly wove it into the core of the puff and this really tightened things up. I hate when the nylon ones begin to come undone so hopefully this trick with make this fabulous cotton one maintain its wonderful shape and “puffiness”.

    Thanks again for the pattern!

  15. Karen says:

    Awesome…I love this bath puff. Sooooooooooo cute.

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  17. Denise says:

    I started making one of these because the pattern looked so easy and I love the look of the thing. My husband pointed out that you’d have to be sure to get cotton to dry out well each time, or it might get moldy or mildewy. I’ve decided that the one I’m making (after reading the cotton experiment post and my hubby’s concerns) will make an excellent ball for my three year old. It’s soft, pretty, and just the right size to play catch. It won’t (hopefully) break a lamp if it goes awry either. 😉 Thanks Rachel!

    I’m using “I Love This Cotton” yarn. I think it’s a bit softer then the “Peaches and Creme.”

  18. Jessie says:

    I tried this, but I used acrylic yarn that I had left over from another project. I did try it out in the shower, and it did turn out to get a little heavy and lathered the same way a washcloth does. But I’m going to be patient…I think this might be something that needs to be broken in.

    Thanks for the pattern! I searched all over and this was the first one I found for crocheters! Most of them were knitted.

  19. Katie says:

    Love the pattern… thinking about making it for a birthday present! One question- will it get mold in it? Hate that pesky mold… don’t want it inside. 🙂

    • Rachel says:

      Hey Katie!

      It does take a while to dry if you use cotton yarn since it is so absorbent. So like anything that is wet for too long it can grow mold on it (eww), but I have never heard of anyone saying that they did get mold growing on their bath puff. Also you can toss it in the washing machine every once in a while, that should keep it form molding up 🙂

  20. Anita says:

    Thank you a lot for posting this. I was look for something to crochet and this is an amazing project. I love crochet, it’s fun, meditative and quicker than knitting. I still like to knit though. I am making one with cotton and I do believe these can last much longer than the other kind you get from the store, since cotton is washable. I might make these for others also.

  21. Did anyone try to make this with cotton thread…say #3 size? I have some on hand, and I think I’m going to try it. Seems like it might lather more like net? …and maybe not so heavy? Since all the thread I have is black, I’ll have a truly unique bath puff on my hands! Don’t think I’ve EVER seen a black one before. I’ll let you know how it comes out.

  22. Sarah R. says:

    Definitely let us know, Metta. 🙂 I’ve never used thread to crochet, so I wouldn’t even know where to start!

    I’m starting some baskets for Christmas presents and this would be a great addittion to them, but I’d like a yarn (or thread) that works almost like the store bought ones. I love that lather. 😉

  23. Drum roll……I finished the puff using thread, and guess what? It is the answer!!!! I used the largest thread there is…size 3 with a size I hook, and put 40 stitches in the circle instead of 30, and used trebles instead of doubles, to compensate for the smaller size. It is lacy and soft! Of course, I ran out out thread before I got finished, so finished off using some odds and ends of Paton’s Grace….which is slightly larger than #3 thread, but not much. Anyway it looks more like a mop than a puff, but it works great in the shower! To get the lather, you have to put the shower stuff on and squeeze it all through the puff, but it does lather! Not quite as much as the net, but it DOES lather! I really like it better than net, ’cause you can wash your face and ears and other “delicate” areas that you don’t really want to scrape with nylon net, don’t cha know! And… dries out overnight! Yeah! Oh, by the way, the size 3 thread is really nice and soft, so you don’t have to worry about it being scratchy! Mine looks very strange…since it has about four different colors of thread/yarn in it! Think I’ll try again with enough number 3 to make a whole puff in one color!

    • Rachel says:

      Woohoo!!! I’m so glad it worked for you!!! I’m going to have to try it as soon as I can get some size 3 🙂
      Thanks for sharing Metta!

  24. Oh, I forgot…before it gets wet, it doesn’t look like a mop. It looks really pretty, and feels SOO good! It would look really nice in a basket.

  25. Lisa Rayne says:

    I’m working on this right now, but I’m using soft acrylic(the yarn was given so I can’t be picky!) and so far am LOVING the texture. It’s solid white, but I’m hoping to experiment with more colors in the future. I can’t wait to use it! Thanks so much for uploading this!

  26. Samantha says:

    As much of a beginner I am, my puff came out completely different! 🙁 It still works great though. I think I misunderstood rounds 2-3 completely lol, I’ll probably get it next time, but this was a really great pattern to start off with! 🙂

  27. Pam Murphy says:

    this is the best scrubby ever! just like in the stores. the hubby’s birthday is coming up soon an he needs a replacement. yes men like ’em too! =0D

  28. elaina says:

    awesome! thanks so much!

  29. Cherisse Sims says:

    Hi Rachel! I like this bath puff. Did you join round 1 before starting round 2?

  30. Teena says:

    I’ve made this and posted a foto on my blog with a link back to this page. It was fun, thanks Rachel!

  31. Chris says:

    Thank you so much for this pattern, it is my Mother in Law’s birthday on Saturday, I was just wondering about some of those ‘extra little goodies’ you put in a parcel, now I have found them!!

    I just KNOW I have some cotton yarn around here ~ somewhere, again many thanks.

  32. Erin says:

    I havent tried this yet. Im new to crocheting and hubby and a friend want me to try out making a loofah…Im REALLY confused on how this is done. Could I get an idiots guide to this? Has anyone made a youtube video of it lol Really Im clueless and new.

  33. Erin says:

    my issue is how does it all get spun together and the 30 goes in ONE stitch right? or is there a loop??

    • Rachel says:

      Hey Erin, yes, all 30 stitches into one stitch. But if you have trouble with it, you can make a loop instead if you desire. It gets all puffy if you follow the directions and continue to put multiple stitches into one stitch. It’s sort of like a giant ruffle. Just try a few rounds and it should start to look like a puff.

  34. Lisa C. says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this pattern.

  35. Stacy says:

    I can’t wait to try this. My black lab “puppy” keeps eating my store bought shower poofs and I think this might be a lot more durable. I’m so excited. thank you!

  36. Cida Martos says:

    Rachel, thank you for allowing my friend Narinha Nascimento translate this pattern for our Portuguese language. I love this Bath Puff. Thanks. Cida Martos, from Brazil.

  37. aj says:

    great pattern, i used plastic canvas yarn and larger hook…great result.

  38. Mary Housel says:

    I would love to use this pattern- but I agree with many, the concern of weighing down the puff and it absorbing too much soap if it is made with cotton….

    Plus, my hubs and I agree- we prefer the exfoliating feel of the plasticy poofs you can buy in the store- so what’s the best yarn for that kind of exfoliating effect?

    I like the suggestion AJ used, for using plastic canvas yarn- but how can you tell if it’s what I’m looking for? Is any acrylic combo yarn ok to use? Has anyone tried this pattern with non-cotton yarns?

    Any suggestions are totally welcome! Thanks!

    • Dee says:

      Have you ever used or considered plarn? You make plarn from those multiplying store bags that everyone has so many of. There are many you tube videos on how to make it. 😊

  39. Kristy says:

    Do you ss to the top?

  40. Monique says:

    Love this pattern, just used my first! I don’t worry about the extra water or the soap remaining,, etc. One good squeeze takes care of the water’ and If soap stays on it, you won’t have to worry about mold! I can see I’ll just be throwing this in from time to time with the wash. I didn’t reload you weren’t joining! I did on mine, and I also used a single crochet row after the second and third town, in a very contrasting color. Makes for a nice look!

  41. Bliss says:

    Really cute! I’m gonna try it in crochet thread, maybe use it as a flower. 🙂

    Thanks Rachel!

  42. lorraine says:

    hello…i finished the crocheting part…how to you bundle it all up to finish..thanks lorraine

  43. Joylynne says:

    Hi there! What a wonderful idea. I wonder if the Caron Spa yarn which is acrylic/bamboo mix would work well for these poofs? I’d like to make one up as a birthday gift soon, and hope this doesnt take very long. I can see all the colors you can make these out of.

    If cotton works best, I can do that too! Hope you are well.

  44. Sandy says:

    you said you add some netting how much netting and do you use it for the whole pattren

  45. […] the store for about $1, so I thought I’ll make my very own just for fun. Of course I made a crochet pattern for that too! This time I couldn’t wait to use it. I was so excited, I hopped into the tub, […]

  46. Nico says:

    Really late reply here, but I’ve just recently found this amazing site. I LOVE THIS PUFF! I made one with acrylic yarn as I was also worried about the weight of kitchen cotton and it turned out absolutely perfect. Just a small amount of gel was all I needed and it lathers great! I’m going to make a bigger one of these for my dad because he wants a “manly-sized puff”. Heh.

  47. JS says:

    Great idea! I’m just wondering how your get 30 DC in one chain stitch???

  48. Marcia Peatross says:

    How much nylon netting would you suggest I add to the crocheted bath puff? I would like to try making it with tulle. Thank you for your help.

  49. sue says:

    Anyone try cotton thread? Size 3. Im making one now and have some thread. Was thinking of trying it with a strand of cotton yarn along with a strand of the thread. Thought the texture of the thread would give it the sudsing effect of nylon. lol. Im new to this but my brain is churning with ideas.

  50. Terri says:

    I just finished my first loofa. That last row was a booger but well worth the effort. I used 4 wt cotton and a K hook. The next one I make will be with tulle. Thank you again for sharing this pattern.

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