Nothing makes for a super quick and easy gift like a soap saver and washcloth. These two projects can be whipped up in a few hours, and make gift giving easy. I like to make these for my children’s teachers around the holidays.
So let’s get to it … both of these projects use Bernat Handicrafter Cotton, but you can easily substitute your favorite cotton yarn.
This pattern is worked in the round without any slip stitches
Next, make a foundation chain using an I Hook (5.50 mm) that is about 35 – 40 chains long. The length of your chain isn’t very important; just make it long enough that it can go around the top of your soap bag.
Now for the final step …
Weave your chain through your posts on the second to last round of the soap saver.
And finally, tie the ends together and insert your soap!
Using a H Hook (5.00 mm)
This pattern uses a Tunisian crochet honeycomb technique. Here is a video by Creative Grandma for you to follow the pattern. For a small, face-sized washcloth use a starting chain of 20, and then follow the video from there. For a larger sized washcloth make a longer foundation chain.
Continue with the honeycomb stitch until your washcloth is square, and then single crochet along all the edges … putting 2 single crochets into each corner. Fasten off and weave in your ends.
And … there you have it!