Crochet Pattern: Soap Saver Scrubby Pouf

Soap Saver Scrubby Pouf

This is the very first crochet pattern I created. It has just taken me two years to write it down. There are many differences between the first one, and this one. This one is a work in progress to make sure it is just right.

I like to buy soaps at my local farmers market, and I want to make sure I use every little last piece. When the piece becomes too small to use, I simply pop it into the pouf. It becomes its own mix of scents, but it still smells heavenly. 

This pattern is very free form because your hands come in different shapes and sizes. You will need to be very flexible. I made mine with little hands in mind, but it still came out pretty big.

Your pouf should be beautiful at the start, but once it gets wet, it will dry hard. Adding water will soften it up, but it will always be more like a scrub. I also suggest using the pouf with some liquid soap. I tend to use it on really dirty days.

Materials

  • 3.5mm hook*
  • Stitch markers
  • Scissor
  • 100% Cotton yarn (like Sugar and Cream)
  • Tapestry needle (optional)

I used mill end cotton yarn, but if you are using a 71g skein, I suggest you have a second one just in case.

        *I tend to crochet tight and I like to go down in hook sizes when I can. Adjust as needed. In this case, my wrist hurt to use the 3.5mm hook. I suggest you try a larger hook size, but keep in mind that it will make your pouf bigger.

Gauge: Not necessary, but constantly keep checking the size you want.

    My gauge was 5 sc per inch.

Stitches:

Ch – chain

Sc – single crochet

Dc – double crochet

Sc Inc – single crochet increase (2 sc in each stitch)

Dc Inc – double crochet increase (2 dc in each stitch)

Sl st – slip stitch

FO – finish off

Before you start: Read through the pattern. Adjust to your own style.

Pattern

  Keep stitch markers handy.

Row 1. Loosely ch 9. Sc in 2nd chain from the hook (attach stitch marker), 6 sc, 3 sc in last ch. Turn to the other side. 6 sc, 2 sc in last chain space (18).

  Continue working in the rounds. Keep the first stitch marker in place. Use additional ones to mark your rows.

Row 2. sc in each stitch around. (18)

Row 3. sc inc in each stitch around. (36)

Row 4 – 18. sc in each stitch around. (36)

  Add additional rows as needed. Mine was just a bit too small to fit an entire bar of soap.

Row 19. dc around. (36) Mark the first stitch.

Row 20. sc inc in each stitch around. (72)

Row 21. sc inc in each stitch around. (144)

       FO. Weave in ends.

Tie String

 Ch 80. FO, but leave a bit of tail.

 Weave the chain string in and out of the dc row (row 19). You can start at the marked stitch. Use a tapestry needle to make it easier.

At this point, you have a cute little soap bar holder, or little gift bag holder.

Ruffles

Turning your bag upside down, start at the first sc of Row 1 (where you placed the first stitch marker).

  Row 1a. sc around. Sl st to the first stitch (36). Since the original row was done in a round, your sl st might be off by one, but for this purpose that is ok. Your work might also be too tight to put in 36 sc, but again it is ok to have less stitches.

  Row 1b. sc inc in each stitch around (72)

  Row 1c. sc. inc in each stitch around (144)

     FO.  Weave in ends.

You now have the first and last ruffle. The ruffles in the body of the scrubby should be evenly spaced. In the original design, I decided to do a ruffle every 4 rows. Since the body of the scrubby is worked in rows, sometimes it will be 3 rows or 4. It does not have to be exact.

  Row 5a. Join your yarn to any point around, and ch 2. Dc in the same stitch. Dc inc around. (approximately 72). Join to the top of the ch 2. Your rows will be off, but that will be ok.

  Row 5b. ch 2. Dc inc around (144).

      FO. Weave in ends.

  Row 9a. Join your yarn to any point around, and ch 2. Dc in the same stitch. Dc inc around. (approximately 72). Join to the top of the ch 2. Your rows will be off, but that will be ok.

  Row 9b. Ch 2. Dc inc around (144).

      FO. Weave in ends.

  Row 13a. Join your yarn to any point around, and ch 2. Dc in the same stitch. Dc inc around. (approximately 72). Join to the top of the ch 2. Your rows will be off, but that will be ok.

  Row 13b. ch 2. Dc inc around (144).

      FO. Weave in ends.

Good Luck and Enjoy! I will be making some edits as I work through the kinks.

©️ 2019 Dianet Giraldo (Mami Plays). All Rights Reserved. This pattern is intended for personal use. No part of this pattern may be copied, sold, translated, changed, or published.

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