The Pampering Massage Soap Saver pattern debuted this week last year - just in time for holiday gift giving. Combined with a bar of lovely handcrafted or boutique soap, it's a great stocking stuffer or holiday gift for teachers, coworkers, friends... you name it! It's an easy to memorize pattern that whips up quickly, and now with a video, anyone can make it! And I've got just the thing to fill it with, from Bean Tree Soap!
Pampering Massage Soap Saver Tutorial
As you can see, the Pampering Massage Soap Saver uses simple single, half double, and double crochet stitches for the majority of the project, with a few well placed Puff Stitches for texture - you can watch a video tutorial on Puff Stitches here if you're not familiar with how to work those.
The turning after each Round is a somewhat unusual move, but it keeps those Puff Stitches all lined up nice and straight. It does lead to the one tricky part - making sure you're working the first stitch of each Round into the last stitch of the previous round, instead of the slip stitch that joined it. But once you get the hang of that you're all set!
Now Bean Tree Soap is hands down the best soap I've ever used, and it's handcrafted in the USA by an amazing mom of two kids - one you can trust because she REALLY knows her stuff! Buying handmade for the holidays and supporting hardworking families and crafters is always the right choice, and I can't recommend this company enough!
Above you can see some of the gorgeous soaps I've ordered this year for my own gifty purposes! If only computers had smell-o-vision you'd see why I'm in love. So now you can whip up a whole bunch of Pampering Massage Soap Savers and fill them up with handmade goodies and you'll be halfway through your gifting list before you know it! Hope you've enjoyed the tutorial, and be sure to give BeanTreeSoap.com a try!