Sally Ives/April 2006
Snugly fits a regular sized bar of soap, or use to hold the tiny soap bits that are always left
over! One side has a small mesh design, other side has ruffled ridges.
worsted weight cotton, I used Bernat Handicrafter, about 1.5 oz
crochet hook size 4.25mm (G)
Note: Rounds are joined. Begin rounds with ch1, does NOT count as first st. Sc in same st
Ch9. 2sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sc in next 6 chs, 3sc in last ch. Sc in opposite side of
starting ch in 6 sts, sc in same st as beginning 2sc. (18)
Rnd 2: 2sc in first st, sc in 8, 3sc in next st. Sc in 8 sts, sc in same st as beg 2sc. (22)
Rnd 3-4: Sc around.
Rnd 5: Sc in 2 sts, (ch1, sk 1 st, sc in next) 5 times. Sc in next st. Sc in blps only of 9 sts,
Rnd 6-15: Sc in 2 sts. (Ch1, sc in next sc) 5 times. Sc in next sc. Sc in blps only of next 9
Rnd 16: Sc in 2sc, (ch1, sc in next sc) 5 times. Sc in remaining sts.
Rnd 17: Sc in 1 st. (ch1, sk 1sc, sc in ch sp) 5 times. (Ch1, sk 1 st, sc in next st) 5 times,
ch1, join, FO.
Join yarn in first unworked st of rnd 4 with sc. You will be working in the unworked
loops of rnds 4-14. (Ch1, sc in next loop) across first row. *Ch2, turn piece, sc in first
unworked loop of next row. (Ch1, sc in next loop) across row. Repeat from * until you
have worked in all the free loops. FO, weave in ends.
Drawstring: Ch60, FO. Weave in and out of spaces of rnd 17, tie ends together and fasten
in ends securely.
For a nice little gift, insert a decorative soap bar, or (as in pic) tuck in a â€˜trial size'
bottle of shower gel and body lotion.