Hey everyone. As you may or may not know I am a big save the environment type person. As such I like to find ways to limit a) purchases b) things I throw away. I was tossing out a nylon loofah or bath sponge that had literally fallen apart when I got to thinking that there HAD to be a better way. Better for the environment, and lets face it, better for my wallet. So I got to looking online for a crochet loofah pattern. 

I found this pattern here but she wanted me to use some fancy cotton nylon blend or something and I wasn't about to go buy some yarn so I dug through my stash and found some cotton that I had on hand. It was tagless as is most of my yarn I was 100% sure it was cotton yarn, you can tell, so I figured I would give it a try. 

I made my loofah out of cotton and the closest hook to hand which happened to be an I hook. I tried it out for a couple of months before I was willing to state my opinion on it. It does take awhile to dry but it hasn't gotten moldy or mildew-ey. The first few washes it didn't sudz up much but now it soaps up just fine. I find it more comfortable than the nylon sponge as it is soft but I guess it doesn't exfoliate as well because of it. All in all though I really like it. 

In fact I liked it so much I made a dozen to give out as gifts and to sell at the local marketplace. If you give or have already given one a try tell me your story. Did you like it, did you hate it, what type of yarn did you try? 

Thanks for reading, 

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8/11/2013 11:20:20 am

I haven't tried a crochet loofah before, but it does sure look more comfortable than a traditional one. I'm sure anyone you gift the handmade ones to will sure appreciate it!

8/11/2013 09:18:00 pm

I am really very fond of it. It lasted much longer than the nylon ones that seem to fall apart. It was a super easy pattern, you should give it a try.

8/11/2013 02:23:21 pm

I really need to make some of these. Loofahs are one thing I hate having to spend money on. I'm wondering how they would turn out with some peaches n' creme yarn. Hmmm. Found you at Submarine Sunday.

8/11/2013 09:19:46 pm

I think the peaches n cream would work great. It did take a couple showers to really break it in but if you give it a go it really worlds great.

8/11/2013 09:36:41 pm

what a GREAT idea! :)

8/12/2013 12:24:28 pm

I can't crochet, but I would love to knit one of these I think the nylon ones are too rough how relaxing in a lovely bath with a soft loofah!

8/12/2013 09:03:38 pm

If you knit one we'd love to see it to compare. Sounds super fun!

8/13/2013 12:24:32 am

What a clever idea! These are as pretty as they are useful...well done!

9/4/2013 10:51:06 am

Thank you. They are nice to use too.

8/13/2013 03:24:57 am

I have crocheted a couple of these but never personally used one myself. They are fun and easy to crochet. I need to make myself one. Oh, and im following you on bloglovin! Love your blog.

9/4/2013 10:50:18 am

Thank you for the compliment. I'm guilty of making everyone else something and forgetting to make something for me too. It's time I started with myself lol

8/20/2013 08:48:28 am

Good idea. I hate waste, too. Come to think of it, I need to repost my series on the subject, think it's good timing with back-to-school and all the waste with snacks. lunch, etc. I've been thinking of crocheting my falling apart scrubbie balls, similar to yours done in cotton. when or if I get my but in gear, I'll let ya know.

8/28/2013 01:04:26 pm

Look forward to seeing your posts :)

8/20/2013 11:30:29 am

I think that these will make great gifts. The yarn would feel very nice against the skin. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

8/28/2013 01:05:40 pm

it would look great in a little gift basket with some specialty soap, a candle and some chocolate.... you are right, they would be awesome gifts!


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