Monday, August 24, 2009

Small size soap saver or bath scrubber

This is the original size I made with a very simple loop as the handle. Please do not reproduce the pattern elsewhere.

Ch = chain Sc = single crochet St = stitch
Material: 100% Cotton yarn, worsted weight. I used less than 1 ball of Peaches & Creme by Elmore-Pisgah
Crochet hook size: 4mm
Finished size: about 4¼" x 6½" excluding the handle loop

Front piece
Cast on 16 ch
Row 1: sc in second ch from hook, and SC in each ch to the end (15 sts)
Row 2: ch 1, 2 sc in first stitch, sc to across to last st, 2 sc in the last st (basically increase 1 st at both ends of the row, 17 sts)
Row 3 – 4: repeat row 2
Row 5: ch 1, sc evenly across the row
Row 6: repeat row 2 (23 st)
Row 7 – 12: ch 1, sc evenly across the row
Row 13: ch 1, sc first 2 sts tog, sc across to last two sts, sc last 2 sts tog
Row 14: ch 1, sc evenly across the row
Row 15 - 17: repeat row 13
Row 18: ch 1, sc evenly across the row. Fasten off.
Place markers at row 2 counting from top and from bottom row and one marker at row 9. (3 markers all together)
Back piece: Make one same as the front but do NOT fasten off.
Putting the pieces together
Working on back piece only, sc the edge, 1 sc per row, to the second marker, ch 50 (ch 40 or less if you want a shorter loop as a handle), slip stitch to back piece at the same marker, sc along the edge of the back piece to the 3rd marker.

At the 3rd marker, put the front piece on top of the back piece, sc through the two pieces together along the edge all the way around until you are back to marker 1 (make 2 sc in the corners of the soap saver if you feel that it needs the increase).

At marker 1 work along the front piece only, sc to marker 2 and ch 6, slip stitch to front piece at the same marker, sc on front piece along edge across to 3rd marker, fasten off. Thread the larger loop through the smaller loop.

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