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Crocheted Soap Covers
Crocheted Soap Covers

Materials: 400 Yds of Crochet Cotton
Soap Size approximately 2 x 1 ½"
Crochet Hook Size 2.00 mm
Ribbon Sizes 18 inches long x 1/16th inch wide

Finished Size Approximately 3 ½" x 4"

Note: This is a Christmas idea however, different colours of ribbon and
soap can be used for other occasions.

Foundation Square
Foundation Row: Ch 27 (ch 27) in addition to the original slip knot loop,
do not turn your foundation chain around.

Row 1: Holding the chain and hook find the 3rd chain st from hook.
Insert the hook with yarn over (yo) through the top of the third chain st,
now you have three loops on the hook. Yarn over again, and pull the
yarn through the first tow loops on the hook. You now have two loops
left on the hook. Yarn over again and pull the yarn through the two
loops on the hook. You will now have one loop on your hook. You have
now completed one double crochet. To continue, yo and proceed to
make your next dc in the next chain stitch; then chain st 2 and dc your
next 2 sts, inserting the hook in the 3rd chain st from your last dc.
Continue until you reach the end of the row with 1 dc . Turn your work
around.

Row 2: *Ch 2 the dc 2 sts starting with the 4th ch stitch of the previous
row, ch 2 next dc 2, inserting the hook in the 3rd ch st from the last dc.
Continue this until you reach the end of the row with 1 dc. Turn.
Make sure that the dc sts fall above the ch sts of the previous row.
Repeat the 2nd row from * for 6 more rows, at the last dc turn to the
front, your beginning thread should be in the lower left corner.

Surrounding Border 1
You now have a crocheted piece 2 1/4" x 2 ½" of open and closed
areas. To continue you will start with a dc however, instead of inserting
your hook into the previous row you will yo then place the hook under
the previous row and yo, you now have 3 loops on your hook. Complete
as per dc and do one more dc in this space. Continue with * dc 2 in next
space, remembering on your last yo to place the hook under the
previous row, then ch 1, and dc 2 more sts in this space. Repeat this
pattern from the * all the way around your square until you come to the
starting space; dc 2, ch 1, join with sl st. Don not turn your work around
and continue with the Finishing Border.
Ch 4, you will now make 2 trc sts in the space between the sets of dc sts
of the previous row. This is the same as a dc however there is one more
additional yo, remember on your last yo you place the hook under the
previous row not through. Next place your hook in the following space
where the dc sts of the previous row are connected, yo and sc 1; you
have now made 1 half shell stitch. Continue by * working 5 tr sts into the
next space between the sets of double crochet sts of the previous row,
remembering on your last yo to place the hook under the previous row.
Continue as before, placing your hook under the previous row. Continue
as before, placing your hook in the following space, yo and 1 sc where
the double crochet sts of the previous row are connected. You have now
complete 1 shell stitch. Repeat this pattern form * all the way around
your square until you come to the starting space. Triple crochet 2 and
join with a sl st pulling your yarn through the remaining loop to finish.
Cut yarn approximately 4 inches away from the completed square.           
              

Finishing Touches:
With a needle, work approximately 1 inch of the end yarns into the back
of your squares and cut off the remaining yarn. Then lightly spray with
starch and press with an iron. Assemble the squares, backs together,
aligning the spaces closely. Weave your ribbon through the perimeter
spaces of the foundation squares, beginning in the centre of one of the
sides that measures longest. When three of the sides are woven
together, insert your soap into the centre and continue to weave until
you come to the start. Be cautious not to pull your ribbon too tightly, give
it space to flower around the soap and then tie your bow.