i made a bath pouf for the make a friend swap (you can see it here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=225521.msg2485902#msg2485902
) and ma rut
requested that i write up a tutorial for it, so here it is! i bet this has been done before, but i looked and couldn't find the thread about it, so here is the way that i do it.
yarn: 1 ball sugar n cream or any sort of washcloth cotton
hook: i use an F, because it is my favorite, but anything that gets you a gauge you are comfortable with is fine. you don't want it too loose though.
join with sl st to form a ring. this will be the hanging loop.
ch 4, wrap the chain around the base of the hanging loop as best you can and join with a sl st to form a small ring. this doesn't have to be perfect, since it will be in the center anyway.
8 sc in ch 4 ring
for the rest of it, it's just hyperbolic crochet - 2 sc in each st. you can mark the rounds if you want, i guess... but there's no need to. i made mine for 7 rounds - after that i got too bored of it ^_^ - but they aren't as full as i would like. i think next time i make one i will just keep on crocheting until i use up the whole ball of cotton.
i like these so much better than the store bought nylon mesh ones because i can toss them in the washer and not worry about them falling apart! they don't dry out like the nylon ones do, but at least i am washing and reusing instead of just throwing them away and buying a new one.