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Crocheted Soap Cover
Crocheted Soap Covers

Materials: 400 Yds of Crochet Cotton

Soap Size approximately 2 x 1 inches

Crochet Hook Size 2.00 mm

Ribbon Sizes 18 inches long x 1/16th inch wide

Finished Size Approximately 3  x 4 inches

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

Foundation SquareFoundation 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 inches 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.