The name of this pattern just makes me laugh. The reason behind naming this lovely soap saver “Sorry Mom” is because as soon as I finished the pattern I had an instant flash back to the one and only time my mother washed my mouth out with a bar of soap.
During that moment of flashback I couldn’t help but think, I definitely could have done without the scraping of the bar against my teeth. Now, that was my own fault for fighting against the punishment but if my mother had a soap saver, that would not have happened. I would have gotten my tongue properly scrubbed with soap without the bar soap slipping all over the place, including on my teeth.
With all humor of the my childhood put aside, if you would like to make one small step to helping clear our oceans and beaches, ditch the plastic bottle body soap and switch to bar soap! But to save yourself the major headache that comes with using bar soap, make yourself a soap saver, or invest in one by buying one already made and ready to ship in my Etsy shop. Using a soap saver helps you use every last little bit of the soap bar so you are not wasting any money. Plus, there is no bar soap getting stuck to the holder in the shower or side of the tub. No mess to clean up. The best part is, throw that sucker in the washing machine and dryer and it’s brand new all over again!
Now let’s get to making!
Hobby Lobby’s Crafter’s Secret yarn offers so many wonderful colors that you just can’t resist. Best of all, it’s cheap! 1 skein will make 2-3 soap savers.
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“Sorry Mom” Soap Saver Crochet Pattern
- Ch: chain
- SC: single crochet. Insert hook into designated spot, yarn over, pull up loop, yarn over pull through both loops on hook
- 2Sc: 2 single crochet stitches in the same stitch
- DC: double crochet. Yarn over, Unser hook into designated spot, yarn over, pull up loop, yarn over, pull through first two loops on hook, yarn over, pull through two remaining loops on hook
- DC cluster: yarn over, insert hook in designated spot, yarn over, pull up loop, yarn over, pull through first two loops on hook. Yarn over, insert hook into same spot, yarn over, pull up loop, yarn over, pull through three loops on hook, yarn over, pull through remaining two loops on hook.
- SK1:skip next stitch
- Ch10, 2sc in 2nd choice from hook, SC nx 8, 3sc in last. Work other side: SC nx 8. Sl St to first SC.
- 2sc in first, SC nx 9, 2sc, SC nx 9
- Ch3, DC, ch1 DC cluster, sk1, * DC cluster, ch1, DC cluster, sk1,* repeat from * around. Sl st to ch3. (12 DC clusters)
4-9. Ch3, DC, sk1, in the ch-1 space: * DC cluster, ch1, DC cluster, sk1,* repeat from * around. Sl st to ch3.
Make sure you only have 12 DC clusters per round.
10. Ch4, skip next stitch, *DC,ch1, skip next stitch* repeat from *
Tie off And weave in ends
Ch50 for tie And weave in between the Ch1 spaces of row 10. Tie ends in a knot and your all done!
I do suggest washing before using as the colors will bleed a little the first time it gets wet.
Leave me a comment and let me know one of your childhood memories that makes you giggle.