Crochet Soap SaverOctober 28, 2013
The other weekend, I was at a craft fair with a friend and she was eyeing up some handmade cotton soap savers. I said “don’t buy that, I can make those!” So I did.
I looked around online for patterns and decided on the Pampering Massage Soap Saver from Moogly. I liked this pattern because the soap saver is shaped like a small bag and has a drawstring at the top. It also has cluster stitches on one side (the massaging bumps), which add a bit of cuteness to the design. The other side is plain.
I hadn’t used a soap saver before, so I made one for myself and tested it out with a bar of handmade olive oil soap that I bought that the craft fair. I like it! The soap suds came through and the saver acts like a washcloth. I hope it does actually “save” the soap and make it last a bit longer.
I have plenty of yarn left, so I’ll be whipping up more of these to give as gifts.
- I used Lily Sugar’n Cream yarn in Ecru. This was my first time working with cotton yarn; it was easy to work with and the finished product feels very nice.
- Bars of soap vary in size, so if you have a certain bar in mind, have it handy so that you can make sure it will fit. I had to add one more row at the end to make the soap saver large enough to fit my soap.
- If you want to use the drawstring as a hanging loop, you might want to make it a little longer than 12 inches.
- Before you start, read through the entire pattern and the comments on the post. Rows 4 & 5 use a technique I have not seen before: row 4 is worked on the right side and row 5 is worked on the wrong side. To work on the wrong side, you turn the piece inside out – so when the pattern says “turn” it means turn it to the right side or wrong side, depending on which row you’re on. This isn’t difficult to do, but it takes some getting used to if you haven’t worked this way before.