Easy Mesh Soap Saver
It’s time for the last installment in my Spa Day series! This week I am sharing my pattern for this quick and easy Mesh Soap Saver. Next week, I will have an awesome sugar scrub and show you how I put my basket together! I hope you enjoy this pattern and the rest of the patterns in this series. Happy Crocheting!
Other Patterns in this Series:
Easy Textured Washcloths (2 patterns!)
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Easy Mesh Soap Saver
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- Approximately 36 yds of Category 4 Medium Weight Yarn in two colors:
- 35 yds of Color A; I used Lily Sugar ‘n Cream* in Robin’s Egg Blue
- 1 yd of Color B; I used Lily Sugar ‘n Cream* in Ecru
- Size I 5.5mm Crochet Hook*
- Size H 5.0mm Crochet Hook*
- Yarn Needle* for weaving ends
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)
t-ch – turning chain
() – indicates stitch counts
* – indicates instructions to be repeated
4 stitches and 3 rows = 1 inch
- This pattern is written in US terms.
- Sizing will vary depending on how tightly or loosely you crochet. Gauge is not necessary for this pattern but if you would like to keep the sizing the same, please check your gauge before starting this project.
- Row 3/Round 3 is a row that turns into a round. You will crochet all the way across the row and then work down the side, around the bottom, and up the other side to turn it into a round.
With I Hook
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, and in each ch across. Turn. (10 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across. Turn. (10 sts)
Row 3/Round 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in the first st, sc in each st until the last st of the row, 2 sc in the last st of the row. Work 3 sc down the side of the rows. Working in the bottom loops of the original chain, 2 sc in first ch, sc in each ch until the last ch, 2 sc in the last ch. Work 3 sc up the side of the rows. Join in first sc. Do not turn. You will now be working in the round. (30 sts)
Round 4: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1), sk next st *dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st; Repeat from * around. Join into the top of the t-ch. (15 dc sts)
Round 5: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1), *dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1; Repeat from * around. Join in top of t-ch. (15 dc sts)
Rounds 6-9: Repeat Round 5
Round 10: ch 1, hdc in each ch-1 sp and in the top of each dc around. Fasten off, join using an invisible join. (30 sts)
With H Hook,
Tightly ch 70. Fasten off leaving a long tail. Using your yarn needle, thread the end of the drawstring through and weave it through the hdc sts in Round 10. Knot and trim ends.
- Weave all ends.
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Love yr patterns – this soap saver is super cute. Just wondering could this be used for facial scrubbies as well or is it too small. Really would like to make it for scrubbies but am not sure if it will fit – if it will fit scrubbies what size scrubby will fit into this lovely little bag? Many tks. Can’t wait to try this. Love your site & patterns – thank you for sharing them with us.
Hi Helen! I think it would be too small for scrubbies. It just fits a bar of soap snugly. I offer the stitch multiple information so you can increase the size to fit your scrubbies 🙂
ok – tk u – many tks – will try that.
Thank you for this pattern!
I just received my yarn 🧶 to make SACKS for the SACK soap charity organization. I look forward to making this one!
Thank you in advance,
Thank you for the idea to make these for SACKS, I am going to follow your example and I hope you do not mind.
I made this (out of yarn scraps) and added a few more rounds to make a pouch to carry my phone in. I love it so much. Thanks a lot for this beautiful and easy to understand pattern
I am stuck on round 5. I can’t seem to keep 15 dc for each round. I seem to increase as Ingo along. Any help would be appreciated.
Hi Heather! I find that adding a stitch marker at the beginning of the round helps identify the first stitch so that you know where to join. Also, make sure you are not working into the first st since your ch-4 counts as a stitch and ch-1. I hope that helps!
Hi, I’m new to crocheting and I’m having trouble with Round 10. Specifically “hdc in each ch-1 sp and dc around”. I tried to do the half-double crochet in the chain space, but then I couldn’t figure out where to put the double crochets. Am I supposed to put a hdc and dc in each chain space? Or am I supposed to alternate hdc and dc in each of the 30 stitches? I tried to look up the terminology, but I couldn’t find anything. Please help. Thanks!
Hi Jen. You are basically just hdc in each stitch and chain space around. You are going to hdc in the chain space and then in the top of the dc from the previous round. I hope that helps.
I made this soap saver for my husband and he is very excited to try it out. Now my eleven-year-old son is requesting one as well.
The only change that I made was that I made the tie into a loop (like on a loofah but you can still cinch the bag shut. This makes it easy for hanging and drying purposes).
Thanks for the pattern. I can’t wait to make the loofah for my daughter.
What an awesome idea to make a loop like the loofah! I’m so glad that your family enjoys the soap savers. I love the ones I made for myself 🙂
love this pattern. Looking forward to making it. Thank you
I love your patterns, do you do videos by chance? I am a visual person and would love to try some of your patterns 🙂 thank you
Thanks Ashley! I am not currently setup to make videos but I am hoping to be able to make some soon!
I made this soap saver for my daughter. Came out so nice and she loved it
That’s great! So glad she liked it 🙂
You mentioned that you would have a sugar scrub to go with your Spa Day series the following week. I’ve been on the look out for it but haven’t seen it or can’t seem to find it. Have you posted it? Where can I find it? I’d love to finish by putting the whole set together as a gift. Your patterns have been great. Thank you.
Hi Jackie! I am actually posting it tomorrow morning along with how I put together my basket 🙂
Oh no no just meant that it’s interesting how a lot of crocheters come up with very similar or the same items all over the world. Coincidence… I’m so sorry if I offended you I just thought it was interesting & funny.
I’m sorry! I just didn’t want you to think I copied. I wouldn’t do that. I create from what floats out of my head. 🙂 It is really funny but it does happen. I had a designer come up with a similar pattern to one of mine and we ended up publishing within a few days of each other, without even knowing about each other’s pattern. They say great minds think alike!
Yeah that is funny how that happens. Well like your blog, you have some nice pieces. Keep up the good work.
Hi Amy, I’ve been following your blog & just came across your soap saver. Not quite sure how to feel about this or what to say… It looks an awful like the one I created & sell which is solely my pattern.
I can assure you that I do not copy designs from others. I actually worked on this soap saver for over 2 weeks, testing different stitches and working out the pattern. The mesh stitch is a fairly common one among items like this and can probably be found in other similar patterns. I am sorry that you feel that I copied you but I can tell you that it is far from the truth.