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How to Crochet a Loofah a Tutorial

Learn how to crochet a loofah from cotton yarn. These crochet poofs are useful and make great gifts.

I love the simplicity of a crochet loofah. If you’ve ever made a crochet curlicue or bookworm then the loofah is the same idea.

To give it the customary ball shape we’ll join in the round. So we’ll crochet in a circle to make this loofah.

Hanging from loop loofah.

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The Yarn

For this loofah tutorial I’m using a cotton yarn from Joann. It’s Big Twist Cotton, in beige.

This is a #4 medium worsted weight cotton yarn. You can use any comparable cotton yarn, like Peaches N Cream or Lily.

Premier yarn has several cottons that will work well. I use their Rodeo cotton in the Lana Knit Cardigan and the Juliet Coaster crochet pattern.

The Stitch

The loofah is made of purely double crochets. We use chains for the loop. So this is a beginner friendly crochet project.

You’ll need to be able to work in the round. We do this by joining our last stitch to the first with a slip stitch, and continuing on.

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Materials

  • Big Twist Cotton a #4 medium worsted weight yarn, (85% Cotton/15% Polyester, 1.94 oz/55g, 131 yds/120m) color: beige;
  • 5 mm/US size H-8 hook
  • Yarn needle, Measuring tape, Scissors

Notes

  1. Ch 3 counts as a stitch, I highly recommend using a ch 3 alternative, here’s my favorite.

Construction

This pattern is worked in the round.

Level 

Easy

Gauge

Gauge is not terribly important for this pattern. With the listed yarn + hook I get 4 dc in 1”/5cm. I would recommend using a hook size that is comfortable for you with your yarn.

Crochet loofa in beige cotton yarn.

Fit/Adjustments

Ideally, you want to fit as many double crochets into the first round as you can, the more the rufflier. 

You can add another round of the repeat for a larger loofah also.

Stitches/Abbreviations-US Terms

ch(s)-chain(s)

dc-double crochet

rep-repeat  

rnd(s)-round(s)

sl st-slip stitch  

st(s)-stitch(es)

More to Make in Cotton

The Cara Face Scrubby compliments this loofah well.

The Bria Washcloth is a great pattern with easy texture for cottons.

Crochet coasters are a great way to use cotton yarn, like the Juliet Coaster.

If you’re looking for more fun cotton yarn projects, check out this round up of 15 patterns from Cute As A Button Crochet.

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Hanging from loop loofah.

How to Crochet a Loofah

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Active Time: 2 hours
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 7 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $2

Learn how to crochet a loofah.

Materials

  • Big Twist Cotton a #4 medium worsted weight yarn, (85% Cotton/15% Polyester, 1.94 oz/55g, 131 yds/120m) color: beige;

Tools

  • 5 mm/US size H-8 hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors

Instructions

    1. Start with a magic circle, or ch 5 + sl st to first ch to form a ring.
    2. Ch 35 + sl st back to ring. This is the loop to hang the loofah from. You can adjust this length or leave it off.Chain for hanging loofah.
    3. Rnd 1. Make 25 dc into the circle, join to first dc with a sl st. The magic circle may not close with so many, but this will be in the center of your loofah anyway.Center double crochets for loofah.
    4. Rnd 2. Ch 3, 2 dc in same st, 3 dc in each st around, join to first dc with a sl st.Double crochet stitches starting to curl.
    5. Rep Rnd 2 two more times. Crochet loofah ruffling up.
    6. Cut yarn, and weave in ends.

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