Scrubby Bath Pouf Free Pattern
I wanted to see what else I could make with Red Heart Scrubby! I decided a Scrubby Bath Pouf would perfectly suited to the type of fiber and it is! This pouf might be smaller than you are used to but the size is perfect for me and for my children. I have much more control over the pouf when it is smaller in size.
This pouf is ideal because it is does not absorb the water like kitchen cotton yarn. It allows you to add soap and lather up nicely – the pouf doesn’t become super wet and heavy – it does the job it is meant to do very well!
Scrubby Bath Pouf Free Pattern
Bathroom Crochet Pattern
Yarn: Red Heart Scrubby (Worsted Weight Yarn)
Hook: 5.5 mm (I)
Gauge is not imperative.
Diameter is 3.5 inches if you would like it to be larger see the note following the pattern.
US Terminology used
beg – beginning
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
R – row/round
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
st/sts – stitch/stitches
* – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain of multiple instructions.
() – Repeat the instructions between the parentheses the number of times indicated.
 – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches
R1: Ch 10, sl st to the first ch to form a ring. Ch 30 and sl st to the ring you just created. This is the wrist strap for your pouf. You will not work into the ch 30 again.
R2: Work 18 sc into the ring you created in R1; be sure to move the wrist strap out of the way! They will fit tightly together so slide them over (to the right if you are right handed / to the left if you crochet left handed) to make room as you work around the ring. 
R3: Work 4 dc in each sc around. This will give you a ruffled edge. 
R4: Work 4 dc in each dc around. 
Finish off and weave in your ends securely. You may wish to weave the yarn end toward the center of your pouf (to the hole left from the R1 ring) and whipstitch the hole closed. I chose not to as I it does not bother me to have the hole in the center. Grab the wrist handle and give it a shake to allow it to find its shape.
Note: If you want larger ruffles Repeat R4 again to finish with 1152 stitches.
Great pattern! I solved the problem of the initial loop size by using a magic ring (https://www.planetjune.com/blog/tutorials/magic-ring-right-handed/) rather than a chained loop. I left it loose while I worked, then tightened it at the end.
Thanks Cara 🙂 My children love them – both the cotton and the scrubby lol but they tend to use the cotton one as a ‘bomb’ in the bath which makes a horrid mess for me. It seems to retain and hold the water more which they enjoy but to me it makes it heavy to hold and use. I prefer the scrubby cotton – I just worked up a few washcloths in the new brand Red Heart sent me – I should try the bath pouf again too 🙂 I like the scrubby bit – it isn’t too rough – not like the plastic ones can be sometimes from the store so that is good too! I hope you like yours too! All the best, Rhondda
Hi Rhondda, I did a chain of 6-7 I can’t remember now oops. Only got about 12 sc into that round. I also had reinforced the string with a two strand chain by chaining the tail with the working yarn. I ended up doing a fifth round I guess. We like the cotton scrubby better than just plain handicrafter cotton. Will be trying with the regular scrubby though. Lathered up ok. How did you find the lather with the other? I definitely liked the exfoliating action 😍.
Hi Cara, I did chain the 10 to work into but you can certainly decrease this if you’d like. If I remember correctly I needed that many in order to work the next round without the stitches overlapping. I think perhaps because of the texture of the yarn. Let me know how it works out if you use less 🙂 Others may want to try this way too! All the best, Rhondda
Also I should mention I’m using the new cotton scrubby from red heart.
I’ve started this tonight and boy the center seems quite large? Is this to compensate for the yarn being difficult to see? Other poufs I’ve seen only call for 5-6 chains in the center and many more sc around the loop. Just wondering why the chain is so big? 😊
Any feedback would be great 👍