Have you ditched your loofah yet for a cotton soap saver crochet bag? You should.
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6 Reason to use a Crochet Soap Saver Crochet Bag:
- More and more research is coming out that plastic bathroom items are not good for our skin. Dermatologists say get rid of the plastics.
2. A crochet soap bag will extend the life of the soap bar.
3. Are you tired of the goop that collects in your soap dish? It’s quite gross because your soap is sitting in a puddle of skin filth and water, ew.
4. Extend the life of your soap! Especially if you purchase handmade soaps, you’re going to want to get the most out of them. Using less soap or shampoo is good, so in this case, less is more.
5. Exfoliation! As your soap lathers, it will add additional exfoliation for your skin, a nice bonus.
6. Not sure what to do with that small amount of soap before trading up to a new bar? Take it out, toss your crochet soap bag into the washing machine, and then pop the old small amount of soap with a new one, and they will meld together. Isn’t less waste nice?
5.5mm (I hook), or hook to obtain gauge
100% Cotton, 190yds/100g
65 yards or less
sc – single crochet
Sl sp – slip stitch
4 sts by 16 rows = 4×4” in moss sts
Adjustable for handmade soaps.
Approx 2-3 inches wide and 4-5 inches tall.
This soap saver crochet bag will extend the life of your soap. It is worked from the bottom-up and in the round.
This can be created in several sizes depending on how many increasing rounds you begin with.
Chain 1 at the beginning of the round does not count as a stitch.
Video for the Soap Saver Crochet Bag:
Soap Saver Bag Base
|Set Up||Chain 7||7|
|1||In the second chain from the hook 2 sc, sc in the next 4 sts, 4sc in the next st, sc in the next 4 sts, 2sc in the same as first, join with a sl st.||16|
|2||Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), 2sc, sc in the next 6 sts, 2sc in each of the next two sts, sc in the next 6 sts, 2sc in the last st, join with a sl st. Stop here and go do body for travel size soap.||20|
|3||Ch 1, 2sc, sc in the next 8 sts, 2sc in each of the next two sts, sc in the next 8 sts, 2sc in the last st, join with a sl st. Stop here and go do body for medium size soap.||24|
|4||Ch 1, 2sc, sc in the next 10 sts, 2sc in each of the next two sts, sc in the next 10 sts, 2sc in the last st, join with a sl st.||28|
Soap Saver Bag Body
|Note||The stitch count no longer increases and will remain the same stitch count as last round worked.|
|1||Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), *sc in the first st, ch 1, skip 1*; repeat from * to * around, join with a sl st.|
|2||Ch 1, (does not count as a stitch), *ch 1, skip 1, sc in next*; repeat from * to * around, join with a sl st.|
|Repeats||Repeat rounds 1-2 until desired height. For travel size approx 10 rounds. For medium size approx 18 rounds. For large size approx 22 rounds. Fasten off and weave in ends.|
If an i-cord tool isn’t accessible, then a simple crochet chain can be a great substitute for instructions on using the Lucet Fork to create an i-cord visit the video tutorial. Create the cord approx. 13 inches long.
Weave the i-cord through the second to top row. Place both ends through the optional bead. Tied the ends in a knot together to prevent the bead from coming off. Weave in any ends and enjoy!
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