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!
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This is adorable!..I'd like to try this!..thanks for sharing this remarkable presentation!...♥ it!... 🙂
I love this! I decided to make some for Christmas gifts, and before I read the post closely, I wasn't sure where I should buy soap to go with them, and I almost bought some from a national chain. I'm ordering from Bean Tree right now. 🙂
What a great pattern. I love the textured detail on this soap saver. And the instructional video was helpful too. Thank you! Off to get my yarn and hook. 🙂
😀 Thank you so much Kathy!
I have attempted this video three times. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. Seems like such a simple pattern but I am not following her video very well...specifically when she turns the thing inside out. 🙁
Sorry you're having trouble Kim! The written instructions might be more helpful. You don't have to turn in wrong side out - it's just another way of working from the WS or inside of the bag.
Thank you for this video. Now I know my mistake 😉 ... I will try again this is a realy nice gift.
🙂 Glad it helped Ivonne!
Do you happen to have a pdf tutorial in English for this?
Yes! The written pattern is HERE and you can create a PDF using the Print Friendly button - there's a tutorial HERE on that. 🙂
When you get to the end of a round and it says to slip stitch to the beginning of round, do you skip any stitches??
No, you just slip stitch to continue working in the round.
Mary Lu Lopez
Wow. I love your site. I made some, and gifted them.I also made some for the annual BOX XMAS. I hope that the little girl who received it loves it as much as I do.
😀 Thank you Mary!
Iam new at crocheting and I tried your pattern and it came out just like the picture.thanks for sharing your pattern.
😀 Thank you so much Randee! I'm so glad you enjoyed it!
are you repeating on row 4 on the pattern before you do row 5.on the soap bag?
Hi Randee! I'm not sure what you're asking, but you'll find the written instructions at https://www.mooglyblog.com/pampering-massage-soap-saver/ - that should clarify it for you. 🙂
My soap saver pouch itself turned out nice but my drawstring is not working out. Any tips?
Hi Melissa! Maybe a pretty piece of ribbon or cording?
That soap looks a bit square... do you know the dimensions of the soap bar? Did you make this soap saver specifically for this particular soap size/shape?
I don't have exact dimensions of this soap, but this bag should fit any commercially available soap - I also tried it out on Ivory and it fit just fine. 🙂
I loved this I am almost finished I am giving them as gifts .
😀 I'm so glad to hear it, thank you Linda!
I am grateful you created a video tutorial as they are always hugely helpful. Roughly what is the width measurement of a finished bag? I make my own soaps and they are not small and square like the ones you've designed this pattern for. I know I can easily make one longer, but not sure about wider. I'm not the most accomplished crocheter. Thanks 🙂
Hi Colleen! Thank you! I'd say they are between 3-4" wide. A lot will depend on the crocheter's gauge and yarn choices! 🙂
Anyone having the problem of the yarn dye coming out with soap? When the soap saver is just wet, no dye is released but when the soap is on the soap saver the dye is released. I'm not sure what kind of yarn except that it's cotton, as I was trying to use up yarn I had. Any suggestions to get all fo the dye out? Or do I just need to use different yarn?
Oh bummer! It's definitely a yarn issue, but you can set the dye usually with a soak in white vinegar.
I just found and made with pattern. I'm not sure why but it came out way too big.
I could put 2 bars of soap in 1.
My stitch count is right and My yarn was identical to what was suggested.
No clue. Frustrating😑
Hi Lisa! It sounds like we have very different gauges. I recommend going down a couple hook sizes and seeing if that doesn't make a firmer, more solid fabric.