My teenager has a habit of leaving about 2″ of soap or somehow breaks the bar into pieces so one day while trying to mush the pieces together, I realized I should make a soap saver. This way all of those pieces will now have a new home and I can use them.
This is a great size for other things too. It would be a cute little wristlet, a gift bag for jewelry, a sachet (insert a scent packet or scented was and put in a drawer or under a car seat), or many other things.
Since not everyone has a need for a soap saver, I made one into a pouf too.
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Creamy Soap Saver and Pouf Crochet Pattern
- Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn: 75-100 yards. Yarn used in the samples: Peaches & Creme Stripey in Energetic Pink and Quiet Dahlia
- Crochet Hook: G (4.25-4.5mm)
- Notions: Yarn needle
- Optional: Measuring tape, scissors
- Finished Measurements: Soap Saver – 5″ tall x 4″ wide
- Gauge: not needed for this project.
Tips – Please read before you begin the project.
- First stitch of each row is worked into the same stitch as the turning chain.
- Numbers at the beginning of each line may refer to steps and not indicate number of rows.
- Stitch count remains the same unless noted at end of row/round.
If you have any questions about this pattern please contact [email protected].
1. With a G hook and cotton yarn, ch 33, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. (32sts)
2. Ch 1, turn, hdc in the same st, *sk 1, 2hdc in next st*, repeat until 1 st remains, hdc in the last st.
3. Ch 1, turn, hdc in same st, 2hdc between each pair from the previous row, hdc in last st.
Tip: Think of each 2hdc from the previous row as a V. Work the 2hdc in the middle of the V.
4. Repeat the previous step 12 more times.
5. Ch 1, turn, hdc in the same st and in each st to end of row. (32sts)
At this point, choose between the soap saver bag and pouf options.
Soap Saver Bag
Handle: After the last row, ch 61, sl st in the 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Finish off, leaving a long yarn tail to sew the edges together.
Assembly: Weave the loose end of the chain in and out of the last row, over one post and under the next, to the end of the row.
Insert the yarn tail in a yarn needle. Fold the rectangle in half. Sew the side and bottom edge together. Turn the bag inside out.
After rectangle is complete, finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing the pouf.
Use a yarn needle to weave the yarn tail in and out of the sts across the last row. Pull the yarn to cinch the top row into a circle. Tie the yarn to the row to hold the circle.
Line up the edges of the rectangle and sew the edges together.
Weave the yarn tail in and out of the sts across the bottom /beginning row.
Turn the piece inside out. Pull the yarn tail to since the bottom edge together. Secure the yarn and weave in the ends.