I showed a crocheted bath puff in one of my blogs and told you that you could get the instructions from the wiki-how site.
Well, I would like to give you an update on that pattern.
It called for a G size crochet hook and that is a big problem.
I tend to crochet and knit to proper tension and I can tell you that a G hook is too big.
Look at what happens after this gets wet and hangs to dry after one use.
It is no longer a tight puff.
It is barely a loose puff.
So with left over yarn I decided to try again with a smaller hook. I used a size F. This multicolored puff is the tighter one yet I have not finished it. I ran out of the cotton yarn.
Chain 4 then slip stitch in first chain.
Chain 2 then do 6 single crochet stitches in the circle. Instead of doing a slip stitch to join the round do 2 single crochet stitches in the first chain up and then proceed with 2 single crochet stitches in each single crochet stitch putting your hook though both front to back of the top of each single crochet stitch. You will not be turning your work, you just keep going in the same direction. Keep going until you reach the size you want and tie off. Weave in the tail.
I used a size F hook for a tighter puff. I will let you know when I finish it and use it if it is still too loose.
You can see I've been busy and made five more of the wash cloths for my basket. The wash cloths go through the washer and dryer just fine and stay in pretty good condition. Maybe the first puff will shrink in the washer and get better. I will let you know.
Thanks for stopping by!
UPDATE To make a loop to hang your bath puff, simply chain some yarn long enough for the loop plus extra to weave through first round of the puff. Tie the loop first after weaving to tighten the puff and then bring in the loose end of the chain to tie off at were the last knot was tied.
One of my viewers made one of her own and helped me realize I forgot the hanging loop. Thank you Brenda. See her comment at http://thesustainablehome.wordpress.com/2011/06/06/crocheted-bath-puff-and-laundry/ReplyDelete