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Crochet Soap Sack Pattern

One purple and one brown crocheted soap sack lying on a concrete counter. Handmade soap, sprigs of lavender and two skeins of yarn decorate the upper left corner of the photo.

This crochet soap sack pattern is designed in the style of a knot bag. One handle is purposely made shorter than the other and to close the bag the longer handle is inserted through the shorter handle.

This is an easy design that allows you to quickly shut the top of the bag without tying, zipping or snapping anything.

What is a Crochet Soap Sack for?

A soap sack, or soap saver, can serve the following purposes:

  • Extend the life of your soap. When your soap bar starts to get so small that it is annoying to try to use, just throw it (and a few other soap bits if you prefer to save them up) in the soap sack. Having it in a bag will make it a little more convenient to use instead of tossing it out.
  • Exfoliate your skin. The material of the soap sack, in this case yarn, can give a little scrubbing action on your skin, providing a gentle exfoliation.
  • Lather up. The extra motion of the soap sack material while you scrub can help create a little extra lather. Kind of like a loofah, but not as puffy.
  • Keep your shelves clean. Most soap sacks are made with a handle. This allows you to hang it on a hook or faucet instead of laying it flat on a ledge or shelf and not leave a smudgy mess everywhere it sits.

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If you’re curious to try another soap sack design, here is a drawstring version!

The Yarn for this Crochet Soap Sack Pattern

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When I was designing this crochet soap sack pattern I really wanted it to have a light and airy feel. Not only for aesthetics, but also to help it to dry out as quickly as possible. However, I wasn’t sure if any brands made a 100% cotton yarn that was lighter than worsted weight.

I was so excited when I discovered that Lion Brand now makes a dk version of their popular 24/7 cotton yarn! Not only that, but there are 24 beautiful colors to choose from! A handful of them are even multi-colored! I was very pleased!

Close up of two skeins of Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton DK yarn. One is lavender and one is brown. They sit on a wood circular tray. Concrete counter is in the background.

See all the other patterns in the 5 Days of Cotton 2024 Event!

Pattern

If  you would like to purchase an inexpensive, ad-free printable pdf version of this crochet soap sack pattern, you can find it here at my Etsy shop.

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Wide shot of two crochet soap sacks on a concrete counter top. Lavender and handmade soap sit in the background.

Materials:

Gauge:

After Round 5, bag is approximately 4” wide and 1.5” tall

Finished Size:

4” wide x 6.5” tall (at tallest point of handle)
main portion of bag is 4” wide x 3.5” tall (without handles)

Abbreviation Key:

(ch) chain
(sl st) slip stitch
(sc) single crochet
(hdc) half double crochet
(sk) skip
(ch-sp) chain space
* * Repeat instructions between asterisks as many times as directed

Pattern Notes:

Beginning chain of each round does not count as a stitch.

I tend to crochet tightly. So be sure to check your gauge and if you are crocheting more loosely you can move to a smaller hook (or larger if you crochet even more tightly). Some people find they even need to go down two hook sizes to meet my gauge.

Because of the loose stitches (created intentionally for easy drying and nice drape), there is a good amount of stretch to the bag when soap is placed in it. It is sized so that it can fit a larger handmade soap. However, if you would like to resize it for a smaller soap, simply decrease the number of rows for the main body of the bag.

Pattern:

Ch 21.

Round 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. Turn and sc back down the starting chain, stitching into a different loop of the chain. Sl st to first sc of round. <40>


Round 2: Ch 1. Hdc in same st. Ch 1. Sk next. Hdc in next. Ch 1. Sk next. Repeat from * to * around. Sl st to first hdc (you’ll be skipping the last st and join st). <20 hdc, 20 ch-sps>

Round 3: Ch 1. Hdc in same st. Ch 1. Skip ch-sp. Hdc in next. Ch 1. Skip ch-sp. Repeat from * to * around. Sl st to first hdc.

Rounds 4 – 11: Repeat Round 3.

At this point my work was 4” wide and 3.5” tall. You can adjust the height of the bag to your preference by adding or removing rounds here. Do not finish off.

Handle 1:

Row 1: Ch 1. Hdc in same. *Ch 1. Sk ch-sp. Hdc in next.* Repeat from * to * 3 more times. <5 hdc, 4 ch-sps>

Row 2: Ch 1. Turn. Hdc in same. *Ch 1. Sk ch-sp. Hdc in next.* Repeat from * to * 3 more times.

Rows 3 – 9: Repeat Row 2.

Finish off, leaving a tail. Use tail and yarn needle to whip stitch last row to the opposing stitches of the bag.


Handle 2:

From edge of first handle, count 1 ch-sp, 1 hdc and 1 ch-sp. Attach yarn to the next hdc.

Row 1: Ch 1. Hdc in same. *Ch 1. Skip ch-sp. Hdc in next.* Repeat from * to * 3 more times. <5 hdc, 4 ch-sps>

Row 2: Ch 1. Turn. Hdc in same. *Ch 1. Sk ch-sp. Hdc in next.* Repeat from * to * 3 more times.

Rows 3 – 18: Repeat Row 2.

Finish off, leaving a tail. Use tail and yarn needle to whip stitch last row to the opposing stitches of the bag.

Weave in all your ends.

To close bag, insert taller handle through shorter handle.

Note: Feel free to sell finished products made with this pattern. If finished products are posted online, please include a reference/credit to this pattern. Do not distribute or claim the pattern as your own, or alter and use my photos to market your finished products. Do not use this pattern to create video tutorials.

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2 Comments

  1. Tack så mycket – Thank you very much!
    This is a perfect gift with a nice smelling soap!

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