I have a very talented neighbor named Amber who raises her own goats and makes the most amazing goat’s milk soap. For the past several years, I buy several bars to give as gifts for friends and family. This year it finally dawned on me to crochet soap pockets for her soap.
A soap pocket can go right into the shower with you and double as your washcloth and your soap dish. It helps to keep soap residue off of your shower surfaces and also makes Amber’s soap last a bit longer. We use ours right to the last little sliver of soap. Then we use the soap pocket for the next bar.
Amber’s Etsy Shop is called The Spotless Barn if you are wanting to make this pattern for her soap or this will fit a bar of soap that is 3 inches wide, 3/4 inch thick and almost 3 inches tall.
I made variations on some of the rows so you can get creative and make any combination of stitches or even stick with all double crochet. The bottom of the pocket is single crochet. The twists that you see are double crochet.
Bernat Softee Baby Cotton (60% cotton, 40% acrylic, 120 g/ 4.2 oz, 232 m/ 254 yds)
1 skein makes about 8 to 10 pockets
Size G/4.00mm hook, scissors, tapestry needle
Single Crochet (SC): Insert your hook, yarn over (YO) and pull up a loop, YO and pull through two loops.
Double Crochet (DC): YO, insert your hook, YO and pull up a loop, YO, pull through two loops, YO, pull through remaining two loops.
Round 1: Work 2 single crochet (SC) into the second chain from the hook. Work 1 SC into each of the next 12 chains. 3 SC into the last chain. Do not turn, work on the underside of the starting chain. 1 SC into each of the next 12 chains, 1 SC into the starting ch stitch.
(Tip: Mark the first stitch of the round to help you know when you have completed a round.)
Round 2: Continue in the same direction. Work 2 SC into each of the next 2 SC. 1 SC into each of the next 12 sc. 2 SC into each of the next 3 sc. 1 SC into each of the next 12 sc. 2 SC into the next sc.
Rounds 3 and 4: Continue in the same direction, do not join, work 1 SC into each SC around. (36 sts each round) Join with a slip stitch to the next st at the end of round 4.
Round 5: CH 2. Continue in the same direction. Work 1 DC into each SC around. Slip stitch to the top of the first stitch of the round. (35 DC and ch 2 counts as the 36th st.)
Rounds 6 and 7: CH 2. Continue in the same direction. 1 DC into each DC around. (Tip: Start your first DC into the same stitch that you slipped stitch into.) (35 DC and ch 2) Slip Stitch to the top of the first stitch of the round.
Round 8: CH 2. Continue in the same direction, *CH 1, skip the next stitch, DC into the next. Repeat from * around. CH 1 and join with a slip stitch to the ch 2 chain. (17 DC and CH 2)
Round 9: CH 2. Continue in the same direction, work 2 DC around each chain 1 space around, working only 1 DC around the last ch 1 of the round. Join with a slip stitch to the first st, tie off and weave in the end. (35 DC and CH 2)
Alternate Row 8: CH 2. Continue in the same direction, work 1 DC into the next stitch from the joined space, 1 DC into the joined space. *Skip 1 st, DC into the next st, DC into the skipped st. Repeat from * around. Join with a slip stitch to the first st. (36 DC, the chain 2 does not count as a stitch this round.)
Alternate Row 9: CH 2. Work 1 DC into each DC, join with a slip stitch to the first DC, tie off and weave in the end. (35 DC and Ch 2 turning chain.)
She is currently sold out of the special Daisy Goat Soap she made for us, but she will be making more!
Every soap she makes smells amazing and goat milk soap is very good for your skin. We love it here in Arizona where the weather is so very dry. Goat milk soap helps to hydrate your skin and keep it silky smooth.
This one above is another of my favorites. Amber called it Desert Poppy and it is so so wonderful smelling!
If you need to use Lily Sugar N Cream as your cotton, then make the chain and odd number to the width of the bottom of the soap and then the pattern will still work for you, just subtract the number you used from 15, find the difference and that is how many stitches less you will have for the rounds where I listed the stitch count.
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