Thrifty Crocheted Soap Scrubber

Buy 100% polyester yarn or use your acrylic yarn scraps. You will be making an enclosed "pillow case" out of the polyester yarn. Start by crocheting a chain that's about 3 inches long. Next, single crochet in the back side of your chain then continue around the other side of the same chain. Keep crocheting all the way around to your starting point and don't stop. You are working "in the round", in a spiral fashion.


When you've crocheted a rectangle that resembles a tiny pillow case, insert several of your used slivers of soap and slip them into this little pouch you've made. Finish it up by crocheting the top closed then crochet on a short loop for hanging it up to dry or crochet a longer chain several feet long to hang it up in the shower.

NOTE: Polyester yarn is great for exfoliating your body or scrubbing pots and pans while cotton yarn is soft and more like a wash cloth but it takes a long time to dry. This can also be made with thin hemp rope or nylon rope from the hardware store! You can also crochet this around a new bar of soap if you don't have any tiny silvers of soap saved up.


February 24, 20090 found this helpful

Oh! I like this idea! I think I'll leave a good size opening in the top tho, so I can keep re-filling it with new scraps.


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February 25, 20090 found this helpful

I think this is a great idea. There may be something to the sanitariness of it, but it can be cleaned and even washed with a little bleach water.

You don't have to worry about finding the correct scraps, just make this from what you have on hand. If you don't have the correct materials on hand, wait until you do. That's the beauty of learning about new ways to do something- you can use it when you have the correct stuff on hand.

Thnaks for the tip!

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February 25, 20090 found this helpful

There are ladies at our church that crochet something similar, but they use plastic shopping bags made into the yarn, and do a round version.

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March 16, 20090 found this helpful

And as far as this crocheted soap holder not being "sanitary" that's what bleach is for... & when you've used it on your body several times, then start to use it for the ring around the tub or to clean your sink out, etc, etc... Let's all start trying to be more positive & caring & not undermine the simple ideas people come up with for tips to post here on this awesome web site. & if you really DO need to post a negative comment, please do it with love & consideration!

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September 6, 20150 found this helpful

I love this idea! I have another use for it also--I keep a full bar of peppermint soap in my car to keep it smelling fresh. The bar isn't very pretty to look at and sometimes the outer surface makes marks in my console. This crocheted soap case is a perfect solution. Then when the peppermint smell fades I can transfer it to the shower and use it in there with the scrubber idea--fantastic!

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