This ribbed soap saver pattern has a lovely ribbed texture, which would make for a lovely scrubber as well. However, the material is thick, so make sure to hang it somewhere where it can dry in between your showers. It also has a lot of stretch in it lengthwise, so to prevent it from stretching too far and maintain its texture, you may want to insert a liner before using.
I used a cotton material, but a synthetic would help for it to dry much quicker.
The finished size is 3.5″ across by 6″ high at tallest points. It’s a nice size for new bars, but can also be used to collect the odds and ends. Plus, it’s a great way to gift-wrap your bars of soap.
Because of its beautiful ribs, this soap saver pattern can also be used as a cute drawstring bag for candy and such. You can also make it taller to hold a phone or even taller for pens and pencils.
Ribbed Soap Saver
Skill Level: Easy/Intermediate
Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton
Crochet Hook: H/8-5.00mm
Finished Size: 3.5″ across, 4.5″ up to drawstring and just under 6″ at the tallest fan.
Bphdc = Back Post Half Double Crochet
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
FO = Fasten Off
Hdc = Half Double Crochet
Rep = Repeat
Sc = Single Crochet
Sk = Skip
Sl St = Slip Stitch
Sp/Sps = Space/Spaces
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
Tr = Triple Crochet
Rnd 1: Work 2 hdc into 2nd ch from hook and into next 4 chs, 4 hdc into last ch; turn to work on opposite side of starting chs, 2 hdc in next 5 chs; join with sl st in first hdc. (24 sts)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, bphdc in same st as join and into each st around; join with sl st in first bphdc.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, hdc in same st as join and into each st around; join with sl st in first hdc.
Rnds 4-13: Rep rnds 2 & 3.
Rnd 14: Ch 1, (sc, ch 2) in same st as join, *sk next 2 sts, (sc, ch 2) in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc. (8 ch-2 sps)
Rnd 15: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, work 9 tr in next sc, *sc in next sc, 9 tr in next sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc. FO.
String: Ch 70. FO and weave through ch-2 sps of rnd 14.