Soap Sock

Hello crafters!

I’ve finally found myself a hobby that doesn’t involve glue, yarn, paint or any other craft supplies. It also involves me leaving the safety of my house and actually venturing out with the other humans, horrors!!! This past fall I started swimming once a week for a little variety in exercise and I have to say I love it! Indirectly I suppose this hobby does involve yarn because this tutorial is for a super cute soap sock that I’ve made for my swim bag.

Originally I had my soap in one of those plain old plastic soap containers but it is way too boring to deserve a lifelong spot in my swim bag so I’ve decided to upgrade! Also I was sick of dropping my soap in the shower because once you drop your soap in a change room shower you can basically say goodbye to it as it mixes with the thousands of germs and soap bubbles from everyone else’s showers.

This handy soap sock features bobbles to give yourself a little scrubbing action and a wrist strap so you never have to wave goodbye to your soap again 🙂

Soap Sock Supplies

  • 5mm crochet hook
  • Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Big Ball

I haven’t specified a colour for the yarn because I can’t seem to find it anywhere anymore. I have a feeling that the colour might be discontinued.

Soap Sock Pattern

Round 1:

To begin your soap sock chain 12 + 1 stitches. Single crochet into each stitch. When you reach the end of the row work [1sc, ch1, 1sc] in the end of the row. Then instead of flipping your work like you normally would, single crochet along the other edge of the chain row into the same holes that you worked the single crochet on the other side.

When you reach the end work [1sc, ch1, 1sc] in the end and slip stitch into the first stitch to complete. That sounds a bit confusing so here is a photo of what your piece should look like.

soap sock

Round 2:

Chain 2. [YO insert hook into stitch and pull up a loop. YO and pull through two loops on hook.] Repeat [ ] 2 more times. YO and pull through all loops on your hook.

SC in next stitch. [YO insert into next stitch and pull up a loop. YO and pull through two loops on hook.] Repeat [ ] 2 more times (should end up with 4 loops on your hook. Then YO and pull through all 4 loops. This is called a DC3Tog and it is what makes your little bobbles. Repeat the bolded pattern around. Slip stitch to finish round. (The yellow dot in the picture below indicates where you should put your slip stitch.

soap sock

Round 3:

Chain 2. DC around. Slip stitch to join.

Round 4:

Chain 2. DC around. Slip stitch to join.

Repeat rounds 2, 3 and 4 until you have made 4 rows of bobble stitches. After the fourth round of bobbles work one round of double crochet. Tie off.

Soap Sock Strap

To make the strap you will need to use the cord stitch. For a full tutorial on the cord stitch simply head over to my tank top tutorial as I used to cord stitch to make my straps. You can make your strap as long as you would like but I made mine four times the width of my soap sock.

**I was not thinking straight and forgot to tie the ends of the strap together before taking my photos. You can leave the ends untied if you would like but if you want to have a wrist strap simply tie them together.**

Finishing Your Soap Sock

Take your cord and weave it back and forth between the posts of double crochet from your last row.

soap sock

I would strongly recommend washing your soap sock in a regular laundry cycle before use, especially if you’re using a dark coloured yarn, to remove excess dye. I made a different soap sock with a dark blue yarn and the first time I went to lather up my soap was all blue!

Pick out your favourite soap, slip it into your sock, cinch the top closed and enjoy!

soap sock

Please comment below if you need help or if you have any comments or concerns! I would love to hear from you 🙂

Happy crafting!



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