Who doesn’t love a great bath pouf or shower pouf, whatever you call it. I love my bath pouf, but really don’t like how much of a waste it creates. Seems like a new one is needed weekly, there has to be a better way. So I went in search of the perfect bath pouf.
While searching Pinterest for my next crochet adventure, I found patterns for a crochet bath pouf. I was excited and a bit sceptic that it would work as well as the store bought ones.
The many benefits of this wonderful crochet reusable bath pouf are numerous.
First of all reusable, time and time again, no more disposable plastic poufs to purchase. You can simply pop them in the laundry with your towel wash on hot. There you have it ready to be reused. Eco friendly, let’s save our environment!
So, I had to try it out for myself before saying this is absolutely genius, right?
So most patterns you find on Pinterest will tell you to use 100% cotton. Well I tried it and it really failed. The cotton absorbs the water and soap so much that you get no lather at all. Maybe I’m using it wrong but it just didn’t work for me. Plus it’s heavy when wet and after 48 hours of hanging to dry it was still damp. So disappointing, but I wasn’t giving up.
So more research was needed on my part. I found one site that mentioned a blend of 50% Cotton and 50% Acrylic. I don’t have any of this yarn on hand so went with the 100% Acrylic.
Simply soft by Caron 100% acrylic yarn bath pouf.
This one worked well, a very good contender, great lathering, but it still wasn’t perfect for my taste. I followed this pattern. I found it a bit to dense, needed something a bit more loose.
So moving along, more research and found another pattern with a different yarn, this one here. The bernat blanket yarn is really soft so I was up to try this one out. This one does a great job at lathering and is really soft, I do recommend this one. I will be using this one for sure.
Bernat blanket yarn bath pouf.
Although, I do like mine to exfoliate a bit more, so I was back on the hunt. I wasn’t able to find any other pattern that seemed to please me all around. So off I go to create my own bath pouf pattern. Hurray, it works, I can’t believe it. I have been using it for almost a week now, and I’m extremely pleased. I washed it as well in a load of laundry, and so excited to see that it stood up to my expectations.
I have to say I’m a bit disappointed that cotton didn’t work, I was really hoping for something better than an acrylic yarn. I will try out with different kinds of yarn to test it out.
I’m really happy that I took the time to test these out. So thrilled of the journey I did in the search of the perfect bath pouf.
Interested in making your own, try out the patterns above or check out my pattern available for purchase in my Etsy shop.
If you crochet, this is a great project for you. Perfect for beginners. Give it a try.