Lather and scrub at the same time with this crochet soap holder. Pattern is written to fit a standard bar of soap (shown over a bar of Ivory). Work a few more or less rows to accommodate different soap brands.
Skill Level: Easy +
1 skein Knit Picks Cotlin [70% Tanguis Cotton / 30% Linen; 50 grams; 123 yards; DK weight], Color “nightfall”
To make a yarn substitution look for another plant fiber in a sport to DK weight range. Avoid yarns with substantial acrylic content.
US size E/3.5mm crochet hook
Adjust hook sizes as necessary to achieve gauge listed below.
Tapestry needle for sewing seams
4.5 single crochet = 1"
Approximately 4 x 3”
Crochet Abbreviations Used in This Pattern
* = a repeat in the pattern
[ ] = repeat stitches between brackets as many times as specified
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sp = space
st(s) = stitch(es)
Soap Holder Pattern
Ch 19, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across -- 18 sc.
Rows 1-3: Ch 1, sc in each st across -- 18 sc.
Row 4: Ch 5, sk next st, sc in next st, *ch 2, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, ch 2, sk 2 sts, sc in next st; rep from * once more, ch 2, sk 2 sts, dc.
Row 5: Ch 3, dc in next sc, *ch 2, sc in next dc, ch 2, dc in next sc; rep from * once more, ch 2, sc in 3rd loop of turning ch.
Row 6: Ch 5, sc in next dc, *ch 2, dc in next sc, ch 2, sc in next dc; rep from * once more, ch 2, dc in 2nd loop of turning ch.
Row 7: Ch 3, dc in next sc, *ch 2, sc in next dc, ch 2, dc in next sc; rep from * once more, ch 2, sc in 3rd loop of turning ch.
Rows 8-15: Repeat Rows 6 and 7 another 4 times.
Row 16: Repeat Row 6 once more.
Rows 17: Ch 1, sc in each st and ch across -- 18 sts.
Rows 18-19: Ch 1, sc in each st across -- 18 sts.
Fold your crocheted piece so that the single crochet sections overlap. Using a tapestry needle threaded with your yarn, sew the short end together. Repeat on the other short end. Weave in all loose ends. Turn the pouch right side out to hide the seams. Insert your favorite bar of soap. Enjoy!
You might also like the ghost-shaped soap saver for Halloween.