My dear friend Amber makes the most amazing soap from goat’s milk. It’s from her actual goats that she raises on her mini-farm.
She sells her soap on Etsy in her shop called The Spotless Barn, and I love to buy it and then make soap pockets so the bars of soap will last longer in my shower.
They act as soap dishes too and keep the soap from leaving residue in my shower.
(She sells out super fast so make sure you like her Etsy Shop so you’ll be notified through Etsy when she posts her newest batch for sale.)
I made a bunch out of cotton for Christmas gifts last year, and then I found Red Heart Scrubby Stripes yarn and tried it out and like it too!
It is like using a soft nylon scrubby.
Here’s the cotton version: (tap the photo for the pattern)
I can’t say enough about how soft her soap makes my skin feel. When I gave these to my friends at Christmas, they absolutely loved it.
(One friend used hers as a drawer scent because she thought the soap was too pretty to use! But I say use it, because goat milk soap is so good for your skin. Her bars do smell wonderful though.)
Stitches (US Terms)
Double Crochet (DC): Yarn over insert hook, yarn over and pull a loop back through, yarn over pull through two loops, yarn over pull through final two loops on hook, stitch complete.
Red Heart Scrubby Stripes Yarn (100% polyester, 85 g/3 oz, 75 m/82 yds)
1 skein any color makes 6 to 7 pockets
Size H/5.00mm hook, scissors, tapestry needle
For soap 3 in x 3 in and 3/4 in thick
Round 1: 2 DC into 3rd chain from hook. 1 DC into each of the next 8 chains. 3 DC into the last chain. Continue working around the bottom of the chain. Work 1 DC between each of the next 9 DC until you reach the starting 2 chains.
Rounds 2 – 7: Continuing in the same direction, do not turn. Work DC in between the starting 2 chains and next DC. Work DC in between each DC around for 7 rounds. Slip stitch to the next DC and tie off.
Slip the soap into your pocket and enjoy!
Here’s a video tutorial to help you see how to crochet around the starting chain in case that was confusing.
Thanks for stopping by!