1. Home

Discuss in my forum

Halloween Soap Saver

Add Holiday Fun to Your Bathroom With a Ghost Soap Buddy

By

soap saver
© Erica Jackofsky

Skill Level: Easy

Little Ghost Soap Saver
Show your love for Halloween with this cute soap saver. Experiment with different embroidery stitches to make your ghost happy, scary, or just plain adorable.

You may notice that your stitches look loose when worked at the suggested gauge. This is done intentionally to allow water flow through the soap saver and therefore better sudsing action. To use the soap saver simply loosen the drawstring, add soap bits, secure the tie, and get scrubbing!


Materials
Yarn:
Loops & Threads, Cotton Club [100% cotton; 170 yards / 155 meters; 100 grams; worsted weight]
Color A: 1 skein #01007 Cream/White, or other worsted weight white cotton
Color B: 10 yards #01040 Ebony/Black, or other worsted weight black cotton

If making a substitution look for a 100% cotton worsted weight yarn. You'll need approximately 13 grams of your main color and scraps from the embroidered face.

Crochet Hook:
US size J/6mm crochet hook
Adjust hook sizes as necessary to achieve gauge listed below.

Extras:
Tapestry needle for sewing face and weaving ends.

Gauge:
12 half double crochet = 4” using size J/6mm crochet hook

Finished Sizes:
Mini Ghost (Large Ghost) -- Mini Ghost shown is photos.



Crochet Abbreviations Used in This Pattern
beg = beginning
ch = chain
hdc = half double crochet
rnd = round
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)


Soap Saver Pattern
With Color A, ch 4, sl st in beg ch to form rnd.

Rnd 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1st hdc), 7 hdc into center of rnd-- 8 sts.

Rnd 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1st hdc), hdc in same sp, 2 hdc in each st around, sl st to top of beg ch to end -- 16 sts.

Mini Ghost: Proceed to Work Even Rnd.

Rnd 3: Ch 2 (counts as 1st hdc), hdc in same sp, *hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around, hdc in last st, sl st to top of beg ch to end -- 24 sts.

Work Even Rnd: Ch 2 (counts as 1st hdc), hdc in each st around, sl st to top of beg ch to end -- 16 (24) sts.

Repeat this rnd 3 (4) times more.

Inc Rnd 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1st hdc), hdc in same sp, *hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around, hdc in last st, sl st to top of beg ch to end  -- 24 (36) sts.

Inc Rnd 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1st hdc), hdc in same sp, *hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around, hdc in last st, sl st to top of beg ch to end  -- 36 (54) sts.

Final Rnd: Ch 1, sc in each st around -- 36 (54) sts.

Fasten off yarn and weave in ends.


Ties
Top Tie: With Color B, ch 16. Fasten off and secure to top (first rnd) of piece.

Drawstring: With Color A, ch 35 (45). Fasten off and thread through piece at Inc Rnd 1.


Face
Thread tapestry needle with Color B yarn and embroider face just below center top rnd.

  1. About.com
  2. Home
  3. Crochet
  4. Free Crochet Patterns
  5. Patterns by Skill Level
  6. Easy Patterns
  7. Halloween Soap Saver -- A Free Home Decor Crochet Pattern

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.