Mesh Soap Saver

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Need a quick little project to take with you on the go?

Or a simple project to use up leftover cotton or scrubby yarn?

These little mesh soap saver pouches are in constant use in my house, for fancy hand-made soap, commercial soap or even body wash.

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They work up in a flash, and would make great stocking stuffers or party gifts for the holidays.

Size

Scrubby – 3” (8 cm) by 5.5” (14cm)

Cotton – 3” (8 cm) by 5” (12 cm)

Materials

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Abbreviations Used – US Crochet Terms

  • ch – chain
  • st – stitch
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • dc – double crochet
  • v-stitch – (dc, ch 1, dc) worked into indicated stitch

Pouch

Start with a slip knot and ch 11

rnd 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in the next 8 st, 3 sc in the final ch. Working up the other side of the sc in the next 9 st, st st to first sc (21 st)

Rnd 2: ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1 here and through out pattern) and dc in the same stitch. (Skip 2 st, v-stitch in the next) repeat around. Sl st to the 3rd ch of the ch 4. (7 v-stitches)

Rnd 3: sl st into the ch 1 space, ch 4, dc in the same ch space. V-stitch in each ch 1 around. Sl st to the 3rd ch of the ch 4. (7 v-stitches)

Rnd 4 – 7: Repeat rnd 3 (7 v-stitches)

Rnd 8: sl st into ch 1 space, ch 1, 3 sc into each ch space around, sl st to first sc (21 sc)

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Rnd 9: ch 4, sk 1 st, (dc in next 2 st, ch 1, sk 1 st) repeat until you have 2 stitches left. Dc in the last st. Sl st to 3rd ch of the ch 4. (14 dc, 7 ch 1 spaces)

Rnd 10: (3 dc in ch 1 space, sl st between the 2 dc) repeat around (21 dc)

Tie off and weave in any ends.

Drawstring

Even with the scrubby pouch, I used cotton yarn for the drawstring, so it will pull closed better.

Start with a slip knot and ch 45.
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Tie off.

Using a tapestry needle, weave the drawstring through rnd 9, trim the ends as short as you like.