Special Soap Saver Pattern (Soap Bag) with Video Tutorial

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A few weeks ago, Brenda contacted me to ask if I could do a video for my gift bags because she would like to use them for her special bar soaps. I wrote make a video for the Soap Bag on my ‘to do’ list and finally found some time to record it this week! Here is the video pattern for the Special Soap Saver Bags. These handy little bags work really well as gift bags too; there is a smaller size available as well and I have linked this in the post below. I hope the video is helpful to those who have been wanting to make the bags and the soap savers. ♥ R

Special Soap Saver Pattern

For your really special soap!

Special Soap Saver Bag - For your special soaps! Free pattern with video from Oombawka Design.

 Supplies

  • YarnBernat Handicrafter Cotton. Purple bag is crocheted with Black Currant. Medium Weight [4] [1.75 oz / 50 g; 80 yds / 73 m] 100% USA Cotton
  • Hook: 5 mm (G) Clover Amour
  • Your Favorite Soap!
  • Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker (optional)

Difficulty Level

EASY

Finished Size

Medium: 3.5” wide, 5” tall

A smaller version is available here: Super Simple Crocheted Gift Bags

Gauge

7 hdc per 2 inches
9 rounds per 4 inches

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

ch – chain
bl – back loop
fl – front loop
hdc – half double crochet
R – row/round
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
st/sts – stitch/stitches
* – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain of multiple instructions.
() – Repeat the instructions between the parentheses the number of times indicated.
[] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches

Helpful Tutorials

Stitch Anatomy

View the Special Soap Saver Video in 1080p HD on YouTube HERE

Video Pattern Tutorial

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Special Soap Saver Pattern Instructions

Special Soap Saver Bag - For your special soaps! Free pattern with video from Oombawka Design.

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Note: for R1 you will be working around the chain row

R1: Ch 12, working in the back bump (Need Help? See this tutorial: Alternate Ways to Work into the Starting Chain) 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in each of the next 10 sts, (turn 90 degrees) 1 sc in the end of the chain row, (turn 90 degrees), 1 sc in the fl of each of the next 11 sts, (turn 90 degrees), 1 sc in the end of the chain row [24]

Note: You will now be working in spirals – you do not need to slip stitch to join. You may wish to use a stitch marker to mark the beginning of each round!

R2: [(1 hdc in the bl of the 1st st)(1 hdc in the fl of the next st)] repeat around [24]

R3-R10: repeat R2 [24]

Finishing:

R1: [(1 hdc in the bl of the 1st st, ch 3, 1 hdc in the 3rd ch from the hook), (1 hdc in the fl of the next st, ch 3, 1 hdc in the 3rd ch from the hook)] repeat around and sl st to the 1st hdc of the round. Finish off and weave in your loose ends.

Tie:

Ch 64, finish off

Weave the tie in and out of the finishing rounds and tie in a bow to close the bag. Then weave in your ends.

Soap Saver Bag Pattern Oombawka Design

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4 Comments

  1. I’m so happy you liked the pattern!! Thank you for letting me know 🙂 I hope you have a lovely week, Rhondda

  2. Thank you so much, it works great for full sized bars and also for pieces left over to use soap frugally!
    Love the pattern, it’s a technique I’d never done before. I really appreciated the video, as I’m a visual learner, but it’s good to have a written pattern to coincide.

  3. Took me all of a half hour to make. Thank you so much for taking the time! I love it! I’m throwing my puff out today and wanted to start using bar soap not only for economical purposes, but because I feel it cleans better.

    (When I weave in my ends, I weave into about 4 or 5 stitches, then I split the last 4 inches or so of yarn. I then pull the two strands through the next stitch and then tie the four strands in a knot like tying a shoe around a stitch if that makes sense.)

    I appreciate the time it took to make this. Again, thank you!