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by Fiona McBryde February 28, 2020 1 Comment

 

Handmade crochet soap savers are the perfect sustainable accessory for your bar soap. They help whip up a lovely soapy lather whilst using up all those tiny ends of soap that otherwise might get wasted. 

Just like a washcloth, the woven texture will gently exfoliate your skin. 

This is a quick and easy pattern suitable for beginners. You will be able to make up this project in an evening (yes, really) 

Paired simply with a bar of soap, a soap saver makes a thoughtful present for family and friends. Or make a colourful stash to sit in the bathroom, ready for when you need them.

Choosing the right yarn

The beauty of this project is that it’s a stash buster - it will use up any leftover yarn from other craft projects. Or have a hunt around in the wool bin at your local charity shop, one 50g ball is ample.

Cotton yarn is a good choice because it creates a really durable pouch which will wash and dry well. Heavier weight yarns are tempting because you will be able to crochet your soap saver in super quick style, however, less practical as a wet soap saver will take a lot longer to dry in the bathroom.

Though harder to get your hands on, you could try experimenting with rougher yarns such as hemp or sisal to create a more exfoliating texture.

The Pattern

Haven’t crocheted before? Don’t panic! Crochet is easy to learn. With a bit of help from a friend, or an online tutorial, you will be able to learn all the skills in an hour.

If you run a craft club, you will be able to learn, apply your newly acquired stitches to make your soap saver in one evening.

This pattern uses only a handful of basic stitches making it the perfect beginners project. 

You will be using:

Double Crochet - You will use this to create a strong neat start and finish to your soap saver.

Treble Crochet -A taller stitch than the double, it will form a looser structure which means your soap saver will dry quicker after use. Another big plus is that you will be able to work up your soap saver in super speedy style.

Notes: We used dk cotton yarn on a 4mm hook. Our finished soap saver measured approx 12cm x 14cm. 

That's it! Now you have a ready to use or ready to gift beautiful homemade soap saver. 

Fiona McBryde
Fiona McBryde

Founder. Soap maker. Never finishes a cup of tea.


1 Response

Louise
Louise

July 01, 2020

Thank you so much for your very beginner friendly tutorial. It’s so lovely to be able to make something like this.

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