Exfoliating Soap Pouch

This cute little crocheted number is wonderful for holding your soap and works as a great exfoliator during showers.

A little bit ago, I happened upon Lion Brand’s Scrubby yarn and OMG it is the best. I’ve been making scrubbies for the kitchen with it and one day I had a thought: if this is so good at scrubbing dishes, it would probably work well to exfoliate my arms and legs too! And by george, it does. Whenever I shower and exfoliate with this soap pouch, my skin feels so soft.

I used a cotton yarn alongside the scrubby yarn to tone down the scrubbiness a tad and add a little softness to it. Thankfully I had some cotton yarn on hand when I started venturing into this. I decided on Lion Brand’s Recycled Cotton yarn which I had picked up in Hawaii when we were living there briefly.   

It’s a simple pattern that uses the granny square model. I thought the holes would allow for the soap to lather and flow easily in and out of the pouch. You can decide whether to make a small one or a larger pouch by adding the 4th row. The smaller version will hold a typical bar of soap.

Materials:

  • Lion Brand Recycled Cotton Yarn
  • Lion Brand Scrubby Yarn
  • Crochet hooks: 4mm
  • and 6mm

Dimensions: about 3.75” square

Instructions (make 2):

Use the 6mm crochet hook and hold both the cotton and scrubby yarn as one strand of yarn.

R1: Ch 5 and join into round.

R2. Ch3 (counts at first dc), Dc 2 into round, [Ch3, Dc 3 into round] x3. Ch3 and join into top of first dc (the ch3 st).

R3: 1st Corner: Ch3 (counts at first dc), Dc 2 into space created by ch3 in previous round, Ch3, Dc3. Ch2.

2nd Corner (crochet into space created from ch3 in previous round: Dc3, Ch3, Dc3. Ch2

3rd Corner (crochet into space created from ch3 in previous round: Dc3, Ch3, Dc3. Ch2

4th Corner (crochet into space created from ch3 in previous round: Dc3, Ch3, Dc3. Ch2 and join to top of first Dc at beginning of row.

R4: Ch3 (counts at first dc), Dc 2 into space created by ch3 in previous round.

1st Corner: Dc3, Ch3, Dc3. Ch2

Dc3 into space. Ch2.

2nd corner: Dc3, Ch3, Dc3. Ch2

Dc3 into space. Ch2.

3nd corner: Dc3, Ch3, Dc3. Ch2

Dc3 into space. Ch2.

4th corner: Dc3, Ch3, Dc3. Ch2 and join to top of first Dc at beginning of row.

Drawstring: With the 4mm crochet hook and only the cotton yarn, ch 45.

 

Finishing:

Sew the two granny square together on 3 sides, leaving the top side open.

Thread the drawstring along the loops of the open side.

You can use the drawstring to cinch the top and hang the soap pouch up between showers.