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Thistle Stitch Soap Saver

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I love soap cozies and nothing beats a good soap bar with an amazing fragrance. This is why I came up with this pattern as you can never have enough soap savers. 🙂

Disclaimer: This pattern and photographs are the property of K.A.M.E. Crochet by Krisztina Anna Matejcsok-Edomer and should be used for personal and non-commercial use. You may not alter or sell this pattern in any way. You may sell finished products, but please credit K.A.M.E. Crochet if you can. Thank you!

Difficulty:          

Advaced beginner

Size:                     

This pattern has one size, enough to fit a standard sized soap

Materials needed:

  • 4 mm (G) size Hook
  • approx. 15 grams (37.5meters/ 41 yards) of 100% cotton DK yarn ( I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton Dk in Washed Teal colourway)
  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends
  • Scissors
  • Stitch markers

Stitches used and Abbreviations:

SK= skip

SP= space

CH = chain

ST/STS= stitch/ stitches

SLST = slip stitch

SC = single crochet

HDC = half double crochet

DC = double crochet

DC3LO= double crochet 3rd loop only

Picot ST= picot stitch

*-* =repeat pattern between these symbols

Additional terms/ Special Stitches:

Stitching in the 3rd loop only of HDC:

Look at the top of the stitch and locate the sideways ”V”, bend the stitch to look at the back and you should see another ”V”. You will be working into the back loop of that ”V”. This creates a nice, braided look.

Picot Stitch:

CH 3 and then SLST back into the first chain of CH 3

Gauge:

Not needed

Additional notes:

  • US terms used throughout
  • If a row/round starts with a Chain 1 or 2, that is not counted as a stitch.
  • After Row 2, you are going to work in rounds. You will crochet all the way across the row, and down the side, around the bottom and up the other side to turn it into a round.
  • When you’re about to work in a stitch with a stitch marker in it, just simply take it out, I won’t include a separate note for that J
  • Notes are written in a different color in (brackets) to help you through the pattern or state someting which can be unclear at first read)

Instructions

To start: CH 9

Row 1: 1 SC in the 2nd CH from the hook, 1 SC in each chain      TURN                                                  

(8 SC)

Row 2: CH 1, 1 SC in each ST to end         TURN                                                                                                   

(8 SC)

Row 3/Round 3: CH 1, 2 SC in same ST, 1 SC in next 6 STS, 3 SC in next ST (corner), 1 SC in the side, 3 SC in next ST (that’s the first ST of the bottom, which is a corner), 1 SC in next 6 STS, 3 SC in next ST (corner), 1 SC in the side, 1 SC into the same ST,where you put 2 SC to start the round, join with a SLST to first SC    

(26 SC)

Round 4: CH 1, 1 SC in same ST, 1 SC in next 11 STS, 2 SC in next ST, 1 SC in next 12 STS, 2 SC in next ST, join with a SLST to first SC                                                                                                                           

(28 SC)

Round 5:  CH 3 (note: this COUNTS as DC), 1 DC in next ST, SK 2 STS, 5 DC in next ST, SK 2 STS, *1 DC in next 2 STS, SK 2 STS, 5 DC in next ST, SK 2 STS* repeat from *to* to end, join with a SLST to top of CH 3                  

(4 Shells, 8 DC)

Round 6: SLST to SP between CH 3 and DC from previous round, CH 3 (note: this COUNTS as DC), 4 DC in same SP, SK the first 2 DC of next shell, 1 DC between the 2nd and 3rd DC of shell, 1 DC between 3rd and 4th DC of shell, SK the last 2 DC of shell, *5 DC between the next 2 DC, SK the first 2 DC of next shell, 1 DC between the 2nd and 3rd DC of shell, 1 DC between 3rd and 4th DC of shell, SK the last 2 DC of shell * repeat *to* to end, join with a SLST to top of CH 3             

(4 Shells, 8 DC)

Round 7: SLST in next DC, SLST in SP between the 2nd and 3rd DC of shell, CH 3 (note: this COUNTS as DC),  1 DC between 3rd and 4th DC of shell, SK the last 2 DC of shell, 5 DC between the next 2 DC, *SK the first 2 DC of next shell, 1 DC between the 2nd and 3rd DC of shell, 1 DC between 3rd and 4th DC of shell, SK the last 2 DC of shell, 5 DC between the next 2 DC* repeat *to* to end, join with a SLST to top of CH 3                                                                                    

(4 Shells, 8 DC)

Round 8: same as Round 6

Round 9: same as Round 7

Round 10: same as Round 6

Round 11: same as Round 7

Round 12: same as Round 6

Round 13: same as Round 7

Round 14: same as Round 6

Round 15: CH 1, 1 HDC in same ST (put a stitch marker in the first HDC of the round and in the 3rd loop of that very same ST, this will help in the next round), 1 HDC in each ST to end, join with a SLST to first HDC                                                           

(28 HDC)

Round 16: CH 2, 1 DC3LO in same ST, 1 DC3LO in next 2 STS, 1 DC3LO, Picot ST, 1DC3LO in next ST,  *1 DC3LO in next 3 STS, 1 DC3LO, Picot ST, 1DC3LO in next ST* repeat *to* to end, join with a SLST to first DC                    

(37 DC, 7 Picot ST)

Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Chain 70 for drawstring, put a knot on both ends, weave it in through between the DC posts from Round 16

Thank you for choosing this pattern for your project! When you make it, I’d like to see it! Remember to tag me – @k.a.m.e_crochet or using hashtag #kamecrochet on Instagram

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Happy Crocheting!

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