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!
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.