#crochet4earth Soap Cozy

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DID YOU KNOW…

  • Bar soaps, on regular, require about 1/5 the energy to make than liquid soaps.
  • 250 million Americans use an average of 6 bottles of soap per year – that’s 1.4 billion plastic bottles.
  • It takes approximately 450 years for a plastic bottle to decompose.
  • Of the 9 billion tons of plastic in the world, 75% of it is in landfills, landscapes, the ocean and waterways.
  • Stats via SoapGuild.org

MATERIALS

  • 5.5mm (I) crochet hook
  • Worsted weight (4) yarn – 0.7 oz. / 38-43 yds.
  • Bar of soap

GAUGE

  • Row 1-5 = 4” x 2”

SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS (US TERMS)

  • RS / WS = Right Side (outside)/ Wrong Side (inside)
  • FHDC = Foundation Half Double Crochet
  • PSC = Picot Single Crochet
    • Watch the Tzigns YouTube video tutorial HERE!
    • Insert hook in the st, yarn over, pull through, Ch3, yarn over, pull through two loops. Push the Picot bump to the back (RS) as you close the Picot with the next st in the pattern.

NOTES

  • Beginning Ch(s) do not count as the first st.
  • Turn after each row, unless noted otherwise.
  • Anytime the pattern says to go through “both sides”, make your sts through all loops (4) on both sides.
  • The cozy measures 4.5” x 3.5”. The soap should fit tight. Row 1 is the length of the cozy. Adjust by 3 st increments if you want it longer or shorter. If you want it wider, continue repeats and end with Row 3 or 5.
  • If you want to go one step further in being earth-friendly… use an eco-friendly yarn! Something like, organic cotton, bamboo, tencel (lyocell), wool, silk, hemp, linen or any up-cycled yarn. Also, look for Oeko-Tex certified.  This means it is free of hundreds of earth-damaging chemicals.

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PATTERN

Row 1 (RS): FHDC 17  – or –  Ch18, HDC in 2nd Ch from hook and each Ch across [17 HDC]

Row 2 (WS): Ch1, Slst in each st across [17 Slst]

  • The Slst rows throughout the pattern help create structure so the cozy doesn’t stretch as much.

Row 3 (RS): Ch2, DC, Skip next st, *(DC, Ch1, DC) in next st, Skip 2 sts*, repeat *to* across, Skip next st, DC in last st [12 DC]

Row 4 (WS): Ch1, *SC 2, PSC in Ch-sp*, repeat *to* across – end with SC in last 2 sts [5 PSC] 

Row 5 (RS): Ch2, DC, Skip next st, *(DC, Ch1, DC) in next st, Skip 2 sts*, repeat *to* across, Skip next st, DC in last st [12 DC]

Row 6 (WS): Ch1, Slst in each st and Ch-sp across [17 Slst]

Row 7-15: Repeat Rows 3-6 – end with Row 3

Row 16 (WS): Ch1, Slst in each st and Ch-sp across [17 Slst]

Row 17 (RS): Ch1, HDC in each st across [17 HDC]

  • For the Top Round; you will be making the sts in the sides of the rows. Make these sts around the post.

Top Round: Rotate 90° to work across the side (which will become the top of the cozy); Ch1, HDC in the side of HDC row, *(HDC, Ch1, HDC) in the side of DC row*, repeat *to* across, HDC in the side of the last HDC row [16 HDC]

Loop + Side Seam: Ch 7, fold the cozy in half (width-wise), rotate 90° and work across to seam the side closed; SC the corner sts together, *SC, PSC* through both sides, repeat *to* bottom – end with SC [8 PSC]

Bottom Seam: Rotate 90° to seam the bottom; Ch1, evenly SC through both sides, seaming the bottom closed – FO [approx. 10 SC]

Tie: Ch 70 – FO; Starting on the opposite edge of the loop, weave the tie in and out of the Top Round Ch-sps

Insert your bar of soap, get it wet and use as a washcloth! Take the soap out once a week and wash the cozy on gentle and lay flat to dry.

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You may share on social media and sell items created using this pattern, but please credit me as the designer. No mass producing.

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