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How to Repurpose a Shower Pouf

Updated: Mar 30, 2023

The other day I was in the shower about to grab my shower pouf, and I couldn’t help but stare at it for a second. I started thinking, “Huh… I wonder how long I’ve had this thing.” (Because I am the kind of person who will use and use and use something until the moment it is no longer functional).

My pouf was nearing its breaking point, and I swear it had nearly tripled in size since I bought it.

Lately, I have been trying to reduce my plastic waste, so I felt guilty at the thought of throwing it in the trash. So, I decided to repurpose it!

The first thing I decided to make was a new dish scrubby. I’ve been crocheting my own multi-purpose scrubbies for a while now, but I usually use Red Heart Scrubby Cotton. I figured the loofah material would make a great textured yarn for washing dishes (or whatever else!).

Once you break down the loofah, these scrubbies work up super fast. The main crochet techniques used in the pattern below are the Magic Circle (or Magic Adjustable Loop), the slip stitch, and the half double crochet stitch.

Things You Will Need

  • One old shower pouf

  • Scissors


Step One

The first thing you want to do is grab your loofah! If you don’t have an old loofah lying around, here is a tutorial for creating a scrubby out of pre-cut tulle.

Step Two

Next, pull the loofah apart so you can see the string holding it together in the