I have been doing a lot of Christmas crafting lately and one of the items that I have been making is a soap saver/scrub. Pair it with a nice bar of soap and you have a sweet little gift.
They're really easy to make and would make a great beginner project.
Yarn: 100% cotton yarn
sl st: slip stitch
dc: double crochet
sc: single crochet
Make an adjustable ring.
Round 1: Ch 2, 12 dc in ring. Gently pull tail to close ring. Sl st to top of ch 2 to join.
Round 2: Ch 2, dc in same stitch. 2 dc in each stitch around. Join with sl st to top of ch 2.
Check to make sure it fits the width of your soap. If it's too small, add an extra increase round (ch 2, dc in same stitch. *1 dc in next stitch, 2 dc in next stitch - *repeat around).
Round 3: Ch 2, dc in each stitch around. Join with sl st to the top of ch 2.
Repeat round 3 until desired length is reached. (Keep a bar of soap handy to check fit, you want your pouch to be about 3 cm longer than your bar of soap).
Last round: Sc in each dc around (check to make sure soap fits).
Fasten off (I like to use this method here) and weave in ends.
Ch 60. Weave your chain through the 2nd to last row of double crochet, then use it to cinch the top closed around your soap.
If you make a Crochet Soap Saver/Scrub using this pattern, I'd love for you to share some photos in the Monkey Makes Three Flickr group or leave a link in the comments.