Hello, Crochet Peeps! How are you? I hope you're doing awesome! What I have to share today should make you even happier, because it's a new free crochet pattern!
So let's talk about showering! I know it's a little personal, but I promise you...
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it's not gonna be gross or anything! I'm talking about soap savers! There's a story behind this. My family and I used to be "puffers", meaning users of bath puffs and shower gel. With five people in my household at one time, we were constantly buying shower gel and puffs, and it was adding up!
The Hero of the Story
Enter the cotton soap saver to save the day! I get so excited because I LOVE them! You can make your own soap savers, so you don't have to buy store puffs. You can get several bars of soap for the same price or less than shower gel. Each family member gets their own soap saver and bar of soap, and the soap lasts so much longer! No sad little soap slivers have to be thrown away anymore, instead they get used! It's like having a mini wash cloth to help your soap lather up nicely. AND they're eco-friendly in that they can be washed, dried and re-used over and over again! What more can I say?
So Quick and Easy
If you haven't noticed already, I tend to lean toward patterns that don't take super long to work up. Once in awhile I'll create a more time consuming pattern, but for the most part, quicker is better! These little soap savers work up so quickly, you can make a bunch! The majority of the saver is made with double crochet stitches, so it would have lots of holes for the soap to come through. Throw in a few single crochet stitches to make the base and that's it! Any beginner can make these!
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17 ST in 4", stitch sequence is 2 DC, SK ST, 2 DC, SK ST
6 1/2 rows in 4"
5 1/2" L x 2 3/4" W
How to Make This Easy Soap Saver
You'll start with the base or bottom of the soap saver.
Row 1: CH 7, SC in 2nd CH from the hook and in each CH ST across (6 ST), CH 1 and turn
Row 2: SC into each ST across (6 ST); do not turn because you'll be working across the end, the first CH row, then the other end
Without turning, SC into the end of each row (2 ST's), then continue to SC into each ST from the beginning CH (6 ST's), then into the other end of each row (2 ST's), SL ST into the first SC of Row 2; you'll have a total of 16 ST's around.
This next section will be worked in continuous rounds, so you will not be joining at the end of each round.
Rounds 3 - 7: SK the first ST, work 2 DC into the next ST (I mark the 1st DC with a ST marker), *SK the next ST, 2 DC into the next ST*, continue from * to * until you have 7 rounds (the ST marker will let you know how far you have to go to have 7 complete rounds, it should be lined up with your last completed ST)
Once you have 7 complete rounds, SL ST into the very next ST
Round 8: CH 3, then work 1 DC into each ST around, SL ST into the top of the CH 3 (16 ST)
Tie off yarn and weave in the ends of the soap saver.
To make the Drawstring: CH 35, then tie off yarn again, using the yarn needle, weave the drawstring in and out of the DC ST's from the last round. Tie the 2 ends of the drawstring together and secure with a couple of knots, then cut off the ends to your desired length. I like to leave a little bit of an end.
And that's it! So simple and quick. I hope you love this pattern. I'd love to see your finished soap savers! What colors will you make? Drop me a line in the comments below!
As always, you're welcome to sell anything you make from this pattern. I just ask that you give me credit for the pattern ❤. Please tag me @crochetandpositivity if you sell online.
So that's all for now. I'll be adding more free patterns soon, so be sure to stop by and visit! Stay safe and take care of you!
Sending you positive energy always,
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