crochet luffah

Lovely Luxurious Crochet Loofah

It’s the lovely luxurious crochet loofah! I hope you are having lovely luxurious day because this crochet loofah is amazing. I’ve tried making loofahs in the past but they are never quite right. They look right but synthetic yarns don’t hold water well and they tend to be awkward once saturated in water. It doesn’t ‘feel’ right. You know what I mean? What makes this loofah an exception is the Mary Maxim Scrub It Yarn! Winnie, Emma and I were scanning the yarn section of Craft Warehouse, after a rather lovely breakfast date with Michael at Sunrise Bagels (love that place), and I stopped abruptly in my tracks when I saw this yarn. I think I even squealed a little. I really dislike the texture of standard yarns when they become saturated with water and I couldn’t be happier that someone made a decent yarn for water use.
The finished product feels like a lightweight towel. It’s soft, absorbent and exactly the right stuff to use in any bathroom, kitchen, or swimming pool where water is present.

This pattern is adapted from the Mary Maxim Kitchen Favorites crochet pattern book. I wasn’t able to find a link to it on Amazon like I normally do for you guys but you can always visit the Mary Maxim website to purchase this book and other amazing products. The original crochet loofah pattern comes with various animal head patterns that can be attached to the loofah for kids. It’s a very cute idea that I might use for Winnie. I hope you enjoy your crochet loofah and maybe you can get some time to yourself for a much-needed relaxation in the tub. I know I’m overdue!

Crochet Loofah Materials

1 ball Mary Maxium Scrub It (worsted weight) Yarn
Size H crochet hook


ch 52.
Row 1: DC in 4th ch from hook and in each ch to end, turn. (50 dc)
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc in same st, 3 dc in each st to end, turn. (150 dc)
Row 3: Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st to end.
Fasten off, leaving a very long tail for sewing and ‘hanging loop’.
Gather together to form a round pouf (see picture), and using long tail, sew in position securely, working through center of loofah. Chain the remaining tail and secure back at the beginning of chain to make the ‘hanging loop’ (see picture).

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  1. Definitely a good idea for a video on how to make it up to look like the finished loofah.

  2. I make dish clothes with this yarn. Just knit a square of any size in garter stitch. They are very strong and scrub dried on food very easily. You can also crochet a round one, but I prefer a square. I’ve had one over a year and still looks new.

  3. Love this loofah and a great pattern. I am still a little stumped about how to “gather” it to sew together. Do you gather it accordion style or kinda stack it in a circular spiral going round and round? Thanks!

    1. Author

      Gather it more accordion style, but with a little creativity… a spiral will not work. I just played with it, until it looked right.

      1. Thank you so much. I think I finally get it. This is the best loofah pattern! It’s the perfect size. Thank you for sharing it with us “happy hookers”.

  4. I guess I have a super case of brain fog but I still can’t figure out how to get it to look like a loofah! I keep “bunching it up” but I can’t get it into a ball shape. I love the yarn and the pattern was easy to follow but I’m stumped at how to finish.

  5. Love the yarn, love the pattern, but can’t figure out how to finish it. I’ve been crocheting for awhile, but must be having a brain cloud attack ! ‘Gather together and sew through the middle’ just isn’t clear enough for me – HELP!

    1. Author

      I’m sorry for sounding vague :/ So I literally bunched it up and played with it, until it looked like a loofah. Then using a yarn needle, I stitched it together with several stitches. Does that help at all?

      1. Yes, it tells me that I didn’t read the instructions wrong. A little bit of ingenuity is always fun. Thank you for clearing my head ! LOL

        1. Author

          Oh good 😀 Sometimes it can be difficult to express directions into words! Maybe some video tutorials might need to make their way to Bread & With It… something to consider!

  6. How many loofahs can you make with I ball of yarn?

    1. Author

      These balls of yarn come very small. I was able to make 1 loofah with it.

  7. Oh my goodness, I did not know such a yarn existed either! I’ve tried making various scrubbies by making strips with nylon net and knitting them but have always found that process really tedious. It’s about time somebody came up with this idea. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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