Thursday, November 22, 2012

Crochet Soap Saver/Scrub Pattern

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
Hook: 5mm

ch: chain
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.


Christie said...

What a cute idea, and thank you for sharing how to make them!

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! Might save all the soap my kids waste on a weekly basis!

Miriam said...

cute idea!

Pam @Threading My Way said...

What a great idea, Fay. I've bought these as Christmas presents in the past, but have never thought of attempting to make one.

Fruitful Fusion said...

Nice! Now I need to learn to make my own soap and combine it with this! Lovely!

Kat McNally said...

What a yummy idea! You're so clever, Fay.
How have you been since Blogtoberfest? I just wanted to let you know that I'm hosting another (albeit gentler and more introspective) blog challenge over the month of December called #reverb12.
Would be so rapt if you joined us!

There's a little giveaway too. :-)

Details here:

Take care,
Kat xxx

Suz said...

Very sweet!