A Rose for Mother – Bath Pouf

Mothers and moms-to-be could use some pampering. This Springy, cheery bath pouf will be a great gift, don’t you think? (Hint: It’s a great gift for your mom, too. Mother’s Day is only in a few months…)

You will need:

  • Lily Sugar ‘n’ Cream (or other worsted weight cotton) in white and coral swirl (or other preferred colours). One ball of each.
  • Size G/6 (4.25mm) hook

Note: Do not join rounds. This pattern is crocheted in a spiral.

US convention used.
sc(s) = single crochet(s)
sl st(s) = slip stitch(es)
st(s) = stitch (es)
tog = together
flo = front loop only
sk = skip

Begin FrontUsing pouf base colour, start with a magic ring. Sc 6 into ring.

2sc into next 6 scs.

(2sc into next sc, 1 sc into next sc) 6 times

(2sc into next sc, 1 sc into next 2 scs) 6 times

(2sc into next sc, 1 sc into next 3 scs) 6 times

(2sc into next sc, 1 sc into next 4 scs) 6 times

(2sc into next sc, 1 sc into next 5 scs) 6 times

(2sc into next sc, 1 sc into next 6 scs) 6 times

Enlarge last loop. Remove hook. Tie loop into a slip knot.

Petal Base

Join petal colour to the center of the pouf base. Sl st, following the spiral pattern of the base for 125 sl sts. Cut petal yarn. Weave ends in on back.


Untie slip knot in base colour. Reinsert hook, work 1 sc into next 48 scs. Mark this round using stitch markers or a bit of yarn.

(sc next 2 sts tog, 1 sc in next 6 sts) 6 times

(sc next 2 sts tog, 1 sc in next 5 sts) 6 times

(sc next 2 sts tog, 1 sc in next 4 sts) 6 times

(sc next 2 sts tog, 1 sc in next 3 sts) 6 times

(sc next 2 sts tog, 1 sc in next 2 sts) 6 times

(sc next 2 sts tog, 1 sc in next 1 st) 6 times

(sc next 2 sts tog) 6 times.

Fasten off. Weave in end.


Join petal colour to center sl st of petal base. Ch 1.

Sc in first sl st and every sl st in spiral. Ch 1. Turn.

Working in flo, 5dc into 3rd sc. Sk 2. sl st in next sc.

Continue to work in flo. (sk 2, 5 dc in next sc, sk 2, sl st in next sc) around spiral, ending with a sl st in the last sc.

Finish off. Weave in ends.

StrapTurn pouf so that the back faces you. Join the base colour to the row previously marked.

Row 1: Ch 1. work 7 scs across one side of the hexagon.

Rows 2-19: Ch 1 and turn. Sc across.

Row 20: Cross the strap over the front of the pouf. Sc across, joining strap to the opposite side of the hexagon.

Fasten off. Weave in ends. Flip the strap to the back of the pouf.

Gift suggestion: “Wrap” a bottle of mother’s favorite body wash with the pouf.

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  1. Tamara - Moogly
    Apr 16, 2013 @ 08:35:19

    Very pretty! I featured a link to it this morning on my blog: http://www.mooglyblog.com/mothers-day-crochet-free-patterns/ Thanks so much for sharing your pattern!


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    Sep 14, 2011 @ 12:12:52

    can this be knit instead???? thank you


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  6. Joyful Abode
    Jan 13, 2008 @ 07:23:18

    Glad you found me, Patty! It’s crocheting, not knitting, but if you feel like you might want to learn you should!

    yayanana, I actually made this one back in… 2005? Something like that? The original is long gone. But let me know if you’d like me to make you one for mother’s day.


  7. Patty
    Jan 13, 2008 @ 00:03:47

    That is really cute! If only I knew how to knit. I just found your blog through Apronista and I’m really enjoying it.


  8. yayanana
    Jan 10, 2008 @ 13:29:25

    For YOUR Mother too? woo hoo


  9. Meredith
    Jan 09, 2008 @ 07:39:17

    This is a really cute design. I might have to try this out! Thanks!


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