Massage soap with the bumps and nubs on one side is lovely stuff. But what happens when you use soap? Within a few showers, those bumps are gone. What to do? Make the Pampering Massage Soap Saver!
This crochet soap saver pattern features 12 bumps (aka cluster stitches) on one side for perfect pampering that doesn’t wear away. Paired with a gorgeous soap it makes a great gift for teachers, neighbors, babysitters – and don’t forget one for yourself!
The soap sack is a quick project – each one done in an hour or less – but don’t let the soap itself be an afterthought. Bean Tree Soap is where I get all my precious lovely soaps for gift giving (and a few for myself)! It’s handcrafted artisan soap, as well as lotion bars, lip balms, and more. There are gift sets, custom scents, even soap on a rope that smells like dirt for the hunters on your gift list! It really is gorgeous, gorgeous stuff, I can’t say enough good things about the products.
Now on to the free crochet pattern!
Pampering Massage Soap Saver
- US – I, 5.50 mm hook
- 40 yards worsted weight cotton yarn (I Love This Cotton and Sugar’n Cream shown)
- Prefer a non-bumpy version? Replace Round 4 and it’s repeats with Round 5 instructions each time.
- For video tutorials on the stitches used in this pattern, please go to the Video Tutorials page, including the Cluster (Puff) Stitch!
- Video tutorial for the entire pattern: Pampering Massage Soap Saver Tutorial
- Klik hier voor de Nederlandse versie, met dank aan Elke van Het Haakbeest: PDF: ZEEPZAKJE
- Klicken Sie hier für die deutsche Übersetzung von Birgit Melchior (PDF)
CL – Cluster Stitch (Puff Stitch): [Yo, insert hook into next st, pull up a loop to height of row] 4 times, working into the same st each time, until there are 9 loops on the hook. Yo and pull through 8 loops, yo and pull through last two loops on hook.
Row 1: Ch 10. Starting in the 2nd ch from hook, hdc in each ch to end. Turn. (9 hdc)
Row 2: Ch 1, hdc in each st to end of row. Turn. (9 hdc)
Row/Round 3: This row goes all the way around the rectangle made in the previous rows, to start working in the round. Ch 1, hdc in each st to end of row, then work 2 hdc in the ends of the rows, 9 hdc in the unworked sides of the starting chains, and 2 more hdc in the other ends of the rows. Join to first hdc with a sl st, do not turn. (22 hdc)
Round 4 (RS): Ch 1. [Sc in next st, dc in next st] 5 times. Sc in next 2 sts. [CL in next st, sc in next 2 sts] 3 times. Dc in last st, and join to first sc with sl st. Turn entire sack inside out to work back in the other direction. (22 sts)
Round 5 (WS): Ch 1. Being sure to work into the last dc and not the sl st, [Sc in next st, dc in next st] 11 times. Join to first sc with sl st. Turn sack right side out to work back in the original direction. (22 sts)
Round 6 – 11: Repeat Rounds 4 – 5 three times.
Round 12: Ch 1, hdc in each st around. Break yarn and use seamless join, joining to the second stitch of the round. Weave in ends.
Make Drawstring: Chain tightly for 12 inches. Weave through top of Round 12, tie knots in ends and trim strings.
Now go visit Bean Tree Soap and get something to fill it with! It’s great stuff!
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