The weather has been great lately here in Nor Cal, and I’ve been working on several projects in my garden- some blog-worthy, some not- and working on some time-heavy knitting and crocheting projects. I was going to save this particular project for a later date, but since it’s such a quick project to do I thought I’d whip it up and post it now to give everyone something to look at while I work on getting my other stuff done!
Use this soap saver by placing your small, leftover pieces of soap inside instead of throwing them away, or use with a whole standard sized soap bar. (Soaps are made in all shapes and sizes nowadays, so what I mean by “standard” is the deodorant-type soaps you typically would buy at a grocery store.) I designed it to be a bit bigger than most other soap savers I’ve come across to fit a whole soap bar and be easier to scrub with. When you’re finished, you can hang it up to dry instead of leaving it in a wet soap dish, so no more soggy/melted soap!
Here’s the pattern for the washcloth pictured below: Simple Washcloth Free Crochet Pattern
Soap Saver Free Crochet Pattern
Finished Size: Approximately 5 1/2″ tall by 3 7/8″ wide when flat. It will stretch a bit when being used.
Materials: Medium weight cotton yarn, approximately 75 yards (Brand and color I used here is Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Cotton Yarn in Cool Breeze Ombre) where to buy
Crochet Hook K (6.50 mm)
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Gauge: 6 stitches = 2 inches. Gauge is not important for this pattern; I am providing this information for those who want to check their gauge.
Instructions: Start by chaining 12, or a chain as wide as you want your soap saver. If you do decide to do this, with each stitch you add or subtract to the foundation chain, add or subtract 2 stitches to the total stitch count.
Round 1: ch 1, sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across, then do the same on the other side of the chain (24 s).
Round 2 – 18: ch 1, sc in each sc around (24 s).
Edge: You can either leave as is or turn and sl st around as I did.
Draw String: Chain 80 or however long you want the string to be. Tie off and weave your string in and out of the stitch spaces in the top row below the bag opening. Knot the ends of the draw strings together.
Here is a partial breakdown of the pattern. The pictures show the pattern being worked from left to right because I am left handed. It can be worked either left to right or right to left and achieve the same results.
Let me know what you think or if you have any questions in the comments section below!
Don’t forget to check out my other free crochet patterns!