How to Knit a Round Bath Loofah with Embossed Tulip Motif
Looking for a way to make your bath or shower time more luxurious? Consider knitting
a round bath loofah
with an embossed tulip motif
! This fun and functional item is perfect for exfoliating and cleansing your skin, and the tulip motif
adds a touch of beauty to your bathroom.To get started on your project, you'll need the following knitting supplies:
- Worsted weight cotton yarn in your choice of color
- Size 6 knitting needles
- A stitch marker
- Embroidery floss in contrasting color for the tulip motif
- A tapestry needle for embroidering the motif
- A loofah sponge
Step 1: Cast On Stitches
Cast on 72 stitches using your size 6 needles and your choice of yarn color. Then, join in the round being careful not to twist your stitches. Place a stitch marker to indicate the beginning of your round.
Step 2: Knit the First Few Rows
For the first few rows of your loofah
, you'll be knitting in a simple garter stitch. Knit
every stitch for the first row, then purl every stitch for the second row. Repeat these two rows until your loofah measures approximately 1 inch in height.
Step 3: Start the Tulip Motif
Next, you'll begin working on the embossed tulip motif. Using your tapestry needle and contrasting embroidery floss, embroider the tulip motif onto your loofah. You can find a tulip motif pattern
online or create your own design. Work the embroidery on the front side of the loofah only.
Step 4: Knit the Loofah
After you've completed the tulip motif, continue knitting the loofah in a simple stockinette stitch. Knit every stitch for the next row, then purl every stitch for the following row. Repeat these two rows until your loofah measures approximately 5 inches in diameter.
Step 5: Add the Loofah Sponge
Once your loofah is the desired size, place the loofah sponge inside the knitted cover. Pull the cover tightly around the sponge and use your tapestry needle to sew the top of the loofah closed.
Step 6: Block Your Loofah
To give your loofah a more polished look, block it. Wet the loofah with water and gently stretch it to the desired shape. Then, pin it to a flat surface and allow it to dry completely.And there you have it! Your round bath loofah with an embossed tulip motif is now complete. This lovely and practical item is sure to add a touch of elegance to your bathroom, and is a fun project for any knitting enthusiast.