Isn’t bath time just the best? A nice relaxing bath right before bed to tucker you out… or a super hot and steamy shower after your morning workout to get you right for your busy day ahead. Mmm, such a treasure.
Every great bath needs a great loofah. A great loofah is one that gently exfoliates, absorbs lots of water to produce rich lather, is dense, and most importantly, a good loofah absolutely needs to be eco-friendly.
Today I am going to share with you a free crochet pattern for the Luxurious Bath Loofah. This is not my original pattern, but my variation of the crochet loofah. My variation has more stitches in the beginning to create density, which in my opinion, gives it that luxurious quality. Because of the density, I had to make the rope in which it hangs a bit more secure, so instead of crocheting a bunch of chains for this, I made an I-cord. This cord just tops off the luxuriousness of the loofah.
About this loofah being eco friendly, you can wash it weekly and re use as many times as you’d like. Make a bunch of these and rotate between uses. These are also great for gifting!
Now let’s jump right in!
For the materials….
- 180 yards of cotton yarn medium weight (4) in desired colors
- Some scrap cotton yarn for the I-cord (I used a different color than the loofah)
- I-cord of 30 “rows” (or to desired length)
- One stitch marker
- Yarn needle
- J hook (6.75mm)
Abbreviations & Stitches used
- slst/s – slip stitch/es
- ch/s – chain/s
- dc – double crochet
- beg – beginning
- st/s – stitch/es
- sp – space
Not important for this project
- Written in U.S. terms
- I-cord is made first and loofah is crocheted onto cord
Crochet an I-cord of 30 rows, or to desired length. Secure, and weave in ends. Using the color chosen for the loofah, you will bring both ends of the cord together and slst through both ends.
Row 1: ch 6, slst to beg slst. (6) This creates a loop.
Row 2: ch 3, 40 dc into loop. slst to top of ch 3. (40) Use st marker to keep track of beg of row.
Row 3: ch 3, 4 dc in same slst sp. 4 dc in every st around. slst to top of ch 3. (160)
Row 4: repeat row 3. (640) Towards the end of this row I changed the color of the yarn to create those cute golden spots.
You may continue adding rows if you’d like a larger and even more dense loofah, just keep repeating row 3.
Fasten off, weave in ends.
And you’re done! Pretty simple and quick to work up.
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