Lather and scrub at the same time with this free crochet soap holder pattern. It is the type of design that adds something a little bit more special to your home. It gives you a treat every time you take a shower. This makes it a simple way to spoil yourself.
Spoil others in your life as well, using this free crochet pattern to make gifts. Give special soap inside of a handmade soap holder. Coordinate the colors to match your friends' favorite hues. It is the kind of gift that you can give to almost anybody.
How to Make a Crochet Soap Holder
This free pattern is written to fit a standard bar of soap. You can work more or fewer rows to accommodate different soap brands. Additionally, you can use a crochet soap holder like this to store bunches of little soap slivers. That way, no soap ever goes to waste!
Easy or advanced-beginner. This crochet pattern uses very simple stitches. If you know how to double crochet then you should be able to give this pattern a go. You will do some very simple seaming/joining to close the fabric that you create into a bag shape.
This crochet pattern can be worked using different yarn and crochet hook sizes to change the size of the bag. The materials suggested here are for a standard size bar of soap.
- Tapestry needle for sewing seams
- Crochet hook: US size E/3.5mm crochet hook (Note: Adjust hook sizes as necessary to achieve gauge listed below. Use hook sizes that matches your yarn if changing the size of the crochet soap holder.)
- Yarn: 1 skein Knit Picks Cotlin [70% Tanguis Cotton / 30% Linen; 50 grams; 123 yards; DK weight], Colorway: Nightfall
To make a yarn substitution, look for another plant fiber in a sport or DK weight. Avoid yarns with substantial acrylic content. You want to use cotton or something similar because it will get wet. When you work with wool, acrylic, and other non-plant fibers, they lose their shape and get ruined when wet. You don't want to give someone a great gift of special soap in a handmade holder only to have it get ruined as soon as they use it.
Size: The finished crochet soap holder should measure approximately 4" x 3".
Gauge: 4.5 single crochet = 1"
Crochet Abbreviations Used in This Pattern
Instructions for Making Your Crochet Soap Holder
Now that you've gathered everything that you need to make this crochet soap holder, here are the instructions:
Ch 19, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across. Total = 18 sc.
Rows 1-3: Ch 1, sc in each st across. Total = 18 sc.
Row 4: Ch 5, sk next st, sc in next st, *ch 2, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, ch 2, sk 2 sts, sc in next st; rep from * once more, ch 2, sk 2 sts, dc.
Row 5: Ch 3, dc in next sc, *ch 2, sc in next dc, ch 2, dc in next sc; rep from * once more, ch 2, sc in 3rd loop of turning ch.
Row 6: Ch 5, sc in next dc, *ch 2, dc in next sc, ch 2, sc in next dc; rep from * once more, ch 2, dc in 2nd loop of turning ch.
Row 7: Ch 3, dc in next sc, *ch 2, sc in next dc, ch 2, dc in next sc; rep from * once more, ch 2, sc in 3rd loop of turning ch.
Rows 8-15: Repeat Rows 6 and 7 another 4 times each.
Row 16: Repeat Row 6 once additional time.
Rows 17: Ch 1, sc in each st and ch across. Total = 18 sts.
Rows 18-19: Ch 1, sc in each st across. Total = 18 sts.
To finish your crochet soap holder:
- Fold your crochet fabric so that the single crochet sections overlap.
- Using a tapestry needle threaded with your yarn, sew one short end together.
- Repeat on the other short end.
- Weave in all loose ends.
- Turn the pouch right side out to hide the seams.
- Insert your favorite bar of soap. Enjoy!
- Optional: Tie with a ribbon if gifting this crochet soap holder.