Jeanne Ukwendu

Fabulous Since 1968

Crocheted Soap Saver

Crocheted Soap Saver Pattern

We have a lot of soap bits hanging around at my home. For some reason, my family thinks that once a bar of soap breaks in half, it’s time to throw it out. Being a born and bred New Englander, I firmly believe in the old addage “Waste Not, Want Not”. Throwing out broken soap is a big waste!

Crocheted Soap Saver

Crocheted Soap Saver

I designed this soap saver to mimic a facecloth, but with soap in it. I designed it using the idea of a sandwich bag in mind. No, not a Ziploc style baggie, but the kind with the fold over top.

I used Lion Brand cotton yarn with hook size F.

Start this soap saver by chaining 21.

Row 1: SC in 2nd chain, SC in each CH for a total of 20 SC. CH 1. Turn.
Rows 2-49: SC in each CH for a total of 20 SC. CH 1. Turn.
Row 50: SC in each CH for a total of 20 SC. Finish off and tuck in ends.

You are going to fold this twice. The first fold is at the 20th row. Fold the fabric up and on top. The second fold is at the 40th row. Fold this one underneath.

Whip the sides together and tuck in ends. The finished soap saver measures roughly 4 inches by 5 inches. I tend to crochet tightly so your measurements maybe different. You can make the soap saver wider by adding more chain stitches in the beginning chain or lengthen it by adding more rows.

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  1. This is a very unique and wonderful project. My mother is a child of the Depression and can’t bear to waste anything or throw little bits of soap away. I will definitely be making this for her.
    Thank you for a great idea!

  2. Very Clever !!
    Thank You Jeanne

  3. I posted this wonderful item to Knitting Paradise and someone wrote how do you close it. I wrote: When you do the fold, just leave an inch at the top, then fold that over and and whip it. This will give you a fold-over the soap in the pouch

  4. Robin,

    Thank you for the link to my pattern. I’m glad people are enjoying this pattern.

  5. What yarn would you use to make this fast drying? In my experience, many
    yarn projects for the bath just dry too slowly to avoid growing sour.

    • Hi Dott!

      I have a preference for cotton yarn so I’d probably choose a light cotton yarn. Hopefully, it anyone has suggestions they will also chime in.


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