Hand-Crocheted Spa Soap Coat
There are lots of patterns for soap coats on the internets. I've never used a soap coat, cozy or scrubbie....until now! I whipped up this cotton number, slid my fave Trader Joe's Lemon Verbena soap inside and now I'm addicted. The cotton coat/scrubbie has a loose weave, so that the soap suds come through the coat while you're washing. The scrubbie acts as a defoliator, getting rid of all that dead skin. It's a win - win idea.
Here's how I made my Hand-Crocheted Spa Soap Coat:
Materials needed: Size "K" crochet hook; small amount of kitchen cotton.
Instructions: Chain 18 stitches. Single crochet one row, then single crochet around the other side of your chain. Keep going round and round in a spiral, single crocheting in the BACK of the stitch after round 1.
Once you have about 12 rows (or a sack large enough for your soap bar), skip 2 stitches in the center of one row for a hole. When you come to the opposite side of the little sack (center stitch), chain up about 16 stitches, then sc into same stitch to make a loop. Continue in sc until you reach the edge of the little sack. Tie off, weave in end. Pop in your gift soap. Voila! Giftie!
I think I'll crochet the next Spa Soap Coat with the loop at the short end of the soap.
UPDATE: OK, last night I whipped up 3 more Soap Coats, vertically! The only change in the pattern, chain 12, continue for about 17 rows. All the rest of the instructions are the same!
I wouldn't be disappointed if you decided to make one of these for ME this holiday season!!