Wednesday, February 28, 2007

My Soap Bag

Awhile back I designed this handy soap bag. It's a great way to wash up in the tub or shower. They knit up very quickly, and they make nice little gifts with a special bar of soap.

(This is done up in a nice single chevron stitch that makes for a nice scrubbing texture, project can be done in an hour!)
1 ball crochet cotton, 4.50mm knitting needles. Tapestry needle, 4.00mm crochet hook.

Cast on 20 sts.
Do three rows Knitting. This creates a top border.
Row 4: (Right Side) K2, * p1, k3, rep from * across to last 2 sts, K 2.
Row 5: K 2, * K 1, P5, K1, P1, rep from * across to last 2 sts, K 2.
Row 6: K 2, * K 2, P1, K 3, P1, K1, rep from * across to last 2 sts, K2.
Row 7: K 2, * P2, K1, P1, K1, P3, rep from * across to last 2 sts, K2.

Continue working from row 4-7 until you have a nice long rectangle of approximately 9 inches long. Then to the bottom border with three rows knitting.

Finishing: Fold piece in half length ways and (with wrong side of work facing), stitch up left and right sides.

With crochet hook ch 61, sc in second ch from hook and each after that. This will be your bag tie. You can attach a safety pin or needle and thread through top opening to create the tie. Then pull tight and tie into a bow.

Optional-Wrist Handle. With cotton and crochet hook make a chain of 41. Do a sc in second ch from hook and each thereafter. Attach this tie to either the left or the right side of bag for the handle. This is handy for hanging onto it while washing.

Finishing insert a bar of soap into bag and secure close.


  1. Too cute! I once tried making these, but the soap escaped when it got too small. Does that happen to you? I'll have to give your pattern a whirl. My latest thing is to grind up the bits of soap and make laundry soap out of them (I've got the recipe on my blog).

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