Recycle Bath Scrubbies and Puffs – Knitting Something Fresh

Recycle Bath ScrubbiesI can’t claim recycling bath scrubbies/puffs is an original idea. Salihan gets that credit, but imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Here I’ve taken two scrubbies/puffs, sanitized them, and then knitted them together. Here are instructions for you to do the same.


  • Take apart your scrubbies/puffs
  • Place them in a lingerie bag and wash them in the machine. Along with the detergent, add a little bleach to sanitize them.
  • Remove from washer and hang to dry.

Knit New Scrubbie/Puff:

  • Tools: Size 15 knitting needles and scissors
  • Cast on 10 stitches
  • Knit every row
  • Add second scrubbie/puff fiber as you would add a new color of yarn to a scarf
  • Continue knitting
  • Bind off
  • Note: you can also crochet a new scrubbie/puff

The size of this finished scrubbie/puff is 5.5 x4 inches.

I use my recycled puff for scouring the bath tub and shower walls. I can think of lots of other uses too. Be creative and happy recycling!

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  • madsilence

    Having only recently discovered the joy of bath scrubbies & puffs I haven’t thought ahead to recycling them, although I have commented on the seemingly indestructible nature of these bath accessories. Glad to learn they are sanitized before recycling.

    But can you repurpose them into crochet art? 🙂

    MadSilence to&w