Whether or not you wash your legs, ha!, you will love these little guys to wash everything else! Who loves lufa’s? Yeah, me too; but lufa’s are made of plastic, yuck! These soap socks are made of cotton, are washer and dryer safe, and eliminates the need to share soap! They work up very quickly. Make one and you will be hooked (no pun intended lol).
Use one and you will insist everyone you know have one too! Each soap sock holds one standard bar of soap. When it gets dirty, throw it in the wash with your regular laundry and re-use it again, and because it’s not plastic like those yucky plastic lufa’s it won’t melt in the dryer, meaning you don’t have to though it away!
Hi, I’m Faydra Kenning. Owner, designer, pattern writer of Knottie Hooks. I am on a mission to help you save some money and lower your carbon footprint. My Green Living line is all about replacing your everyday items that get used then thrown away with more sustainable ideas and goods.
My preference when making these is to use Hobby Lobby’s Yarn Bee Scrub-ology. What I like most about this yarn is that it is soft, even for scrubby yarn. The second thing that draws me to it is 100% cotton, which means it will breakdown and become dirt when you are done with it and need to throw it away. It comes in many colors and variegated options.
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Red Heart also has a 100% cotton scrubby yarn called Red Heart Scubby Cotton Yarn (go figure, haha). And now Lily’s Sugar’n Cream has a variegated cotton/cotton scrubby blend! So, whatever you choose just be sure you like the way it feels on the top of your fingers because all that drag when make your finger tender…
BAR SOAP DOESN’T HAVE TO FEEL FILMY!
The Soap Sock is really neat for a couple of reasons.
1: It is reusable and biodegradable;
2: It holds the bar of soap so you don’t have to worry about dropping it!;
3: For those of you who do not like bar soap because of that filmy feeling you can sometimes get, the soap sock will scrub that away too.
Another way of using a Soap Sock is to remove grease and other hard to remove substances!
Since you like the Soap Sock, these might interest you too?
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO CROCHET THAT?
How long it takes to crochet something varies depending on your skill & how fast you crochet. But that isn’t a helpful answer is it?
Well, I’ve developed a yarn calculator to help you get the answer to this question.
It will help you calculate exactly how much time you’ll spend crocheting a project.
All you need to know is how much yarn you will use on the project in either meters, yards or skeins. Then crochet your test square & time it.
SOAP SOCK – THE FREE CROCHET PATTERN
GRAB THE PDF ON KnottieHooks.com!
ABOUT THE PATTERN:
The Soap Sock is a one size fits all pattern. If for any reason your soap does not fit it is easy to alter the pattern by increasing the number of beginning stitches. If you increase the number of beginning stitches be sure to increase the length of you cotton cinching cord too! I make this in about 20 minutes but depending on your level and experience it may take longer; or shorter! (over achiever! haha!)
Size 5 mm
Yarn Brand – Yarn bee Scrub-ology Cotton
Yarn amount used:
approximately 41 yrds
- 100% Cotton
OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED:
- Needle, find one here (if you don’t already have one)!
- Approximately 13″ of Cotton yarn for cinching. I used Lily’s Sugar’n Cream.
- A bead with a center large enough for two strands of the cinching cord.
Measured with HDC crocheted in rows
7 stitches & 7 rows per 5 cm / 2”.
- This crochet pattern is written in US terms (more details).
- All measurements given are unblocked.
- Note that measurements are given as exact as possible. But crochet tension & technique might give variations in the result, that changes from person to person.
- Read pattern instructions carefully before beginning to make sure you understand everything. It might save you hours!
- Make a swatch that measure at least 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4 inches using the stitch the gauge is given for. If your swatch matches the gauge, you’re good to go. If the gauge is wrong, you might need to change your hook. Go up in crochet hook size if your stitches are smaller & go down in crochet hook size if your stitches are bigger (more details).
- Check yarn info if you want to find an alternative or test your yarn against the gauge (more details).
- At the end of each row, the stitch count is given in parenthesis.
SIZE & MEASUREMENTS:
Ch = chain (s) (tutorial)
St = stitch (es)
Yo- yarn over
STITCHES YOU WILL NEED:
TECHNIQUES YOU WILL NEED:
Worked in the round
- Begin with crocheting onto the cinching cord. To do this, make your beginning slip knot with your scrubby yarn.
- Holding the tail of the scrubby yarn knot and the cotton cinching cord, yo with the scrubby yarn, go under the cotton cinching cord with your hook, yo, pull up as you would normally,
- yo pull through all loops.
- Continue to hdc across the cotton cinching cord for an additional 24 stiches.
- Slst to the beginning, DO NOT TURN
- Pat yourself on the back that was hard! I like to put my bead on now to keep the stitches from sliding off. Pull both ends of the cotton cinching cord through the bead and tie off with a knot. Test the knot to be sure it does not pull through the bead. Adjust knot size accordingly
Rnd 2-15: hdc around, (25 stitches per round)
Fasten off & cut yarn.
Tie off at the end of round 15 leaving a long enough tail to slst the bottom together. Turn right side out, insert soap and enjoy!
BY GUEST DESIGNER FAYDRA KENNING OF KNOTTIE HOOKS!
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