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!
- Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton. Purple bag is crocheted with Black Currant. Medium Weight  [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)
Medium: 3.5” wide, 5” tall
A smaller version is available here: Super Simple Crocheted Gift Bags
7 hdc per 2 inches
9 rounds per 4 inches
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
Video Pattern Tutorial
Special Soap Saver Pattern InstructionsSpecial Soap Saver Bag - For your special soaps! Free pattern with video from Oombawka Design.
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 
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 
R3-R10: repeat R2 
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.
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.