Crocheted Soap Bags

When my husband and I first decided that we were going to try to live a more earth friendly life, we started with our personal care items.  We found something called a soap bag, or soap saver.  It is essentially a cotton knit or crocheted bag that you put your soap in and use as a washcloth with the soap in it.  It really does help the soap last longer and this one feels super good on your skin.

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I made a couple of them.  One is a little bigger than the other because the soap my husband uses is smaller than the soap I use and I wanted to make sure it was big enough for mine.  This pattern is pretty easy to follow and I think it makes a beautiful soap bag/saver.  If you’re not a fan of the bumps, they do have a variation that is simply the backside of this pattern, so you don’t have the bumps on it.  Below is the backside of the bags that I made.  I like this pattern because it has both a softer side and a more scrubby side, so it’s kind of the best of both worlds.

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Most people I saw just used the drawstring to tie in a bow to keep the soap in, but I tied mine with an overhand knot so that it can be used to hang the bag/saver in the shower while it keeps the soap in.  It’s up to you how you want to use it.  I used a U.S. size F hook to make the drawstring so that it would slide easier.  This is something that I did, the pattern doesn’t call for it, but I found it was easier that way.  If you want the longer drawstring, then you will need to do a chain of at least 90, but if you want the shorter, you will need to do a chain of around 70, with the F size hook.

soap  bags wrong side-large drawstring

The pattern is free and available *HERE*.  Feel free to ask questions if you get stuck or let me know how your project went.Pampering-Massage-Soap-SaverPampering Massage Soap Saver Pattern