This is one of my most practical patterns to date! It’s the one my family and I get the most use out of at our place as well! This pattern is quick and simple to make & to show you just how I did it I’ve added a video to Youtube just to show you how I get it done; in hopes that you soon will too!
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There must be quite a few things a hot bath won't cure, but I don't know many of them. Sylvia Plath
The Perfect Pineapple Soap Saver Pattern is one of those instant classics. Who is ready for it? With markets, summer vending opportunities and sales popping up just around the corner you could whip up a few of my Soap Savers & add soap to one or two (for the sake of visual presentation) then sell them as a set or individually! Visual displays SELL at markets!
In sales always remember to factor in your PROFIT, which should not only include material costs, but an hourly wage (these take 15 to 30 mins or so - no biggie) PLUS your profit (even if it’s only 20% it’s something Mamma!)
Helpful tip: If you are ever prepping for a craft fair or art show, always prepare a minimum of three of the same item (unless it’s a huge piece & simply there to grab attention). Making multiple of the same small pieces will not only have you shaving down your production time (by allowing yourself the time to get comfortable with the stitch repeats while working in multiples), but it will allow your future customers to imagine that you are a hustler & do have some stock produced with them in mind. Remember all ‘sales’ tactics take advantage of learned human psychology so all info is helpful when utilized through your own filter. This tends to yield higher sales & profits (but always do your own research and due diligence. I have noticed many people do not want to buy the last of an item: so I never make just one.
Perhaps our potential customers react this way in fear that it has been touched all day on display, or just second thoughts about taking the last of your precious makes without a clear vision of what they will use it for. ATTN: This soap saver solves both of those problems, taking very little time to make & being inherently useful for anyone with a body that needs to be cleaned. It’s truly a win win.
ALSO before you worry that you will be unable to make this due to the stitches used, DO NOT FEAR! The techniques I share are easily understandable and step by step in process. Don’t forget to hit the bell for post notifications of future videos!
an #OtHM Original Pattern
For this project you will need:
1. 5 mm Crochet hook
3. Worsted weight yarn: cotton (shown in white)
6. soap! (completely optional - but kind of nessisary)
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Ch = chain stitches
SC = single crochet.
DC = Double Crochet
BLO = back loop only
SLST closed all at once creating a raised ball stitch through the SC base)
sts = stitches
SKST = Skip Stitch
FO = Fasten off, pull a SLST through to close off the piece/ detail.
This pattern is worked in Rows & Continuous Rounds, there will be visible no seam in this piece. This pattern requires knowledge of SC, DC, Ch, SLST, & the I cord which can be found on my Youtube Channel.
Skipped stitches will not be counted as stitches, as well chain stitches & SLST’s will not be counted as stitches. Only SC sts and DC sts will be counted at the end of each row/ Round.
Instructions for this Soap Saver can also be found on my Channel! I hope you enjoy this perfect exfoliating cotton pouch as much as I do!
How to: VIDEO
Soap Saver Pattern
Row 1: Ch 12 & SC 11 starting in the 2nd loop from the hook, rotate your work. Then in the same starting chain BLO SC, SC 11 across, SLST to the first SC to finish.
- Continuous Rounds begin –
Note: it becomes a typical granite stitch for 10 rounds
Row 2: Ch 2, *SKST, SC, Ch 1, repeat from * around.
Row 3 -11: *SC, SKST, Ch 1, repeat from * around
At the end of Round 11 - After the 11th SC stitch,
SLST the Granite sts in place & continue below.
Row 12: Ch 1, SC 22 sts around.
Row 13: Ch 3, *SKST, DC, Ch 1, repeat from * around
Row 14: Ch 1, SC 22 sts in the loops & FO.
5” I cord
Instruction: Ch 1 & pull up a loop in the BLO 2nd loop from hook.
With two loops on the hook, remove the hook from the new loop (holding it open) pull up a new loop through the first one. Then reinsert your hook into the second loop & pull up a new loop there as well.
Continue like this for 28 Rows before weaving the wrist band into place & Slip Stitching both sides together to FO. (Video Instruction Available)
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I can’t wait to see what you make of this pattern, the colours you use (I have another special how to regarding that if you’re interested - COMING SOON -) If you are a social media goer, find me @off.the.hook.mamma on Instagram & tag me in your market prep! I am always 100% nerves this time of year (and fall) but I love the rush of adrenaline a new season brings! Send me a message on any platform if you have questions and I will be sure to get back to you as soon as I am able! Take care & Happy July Mamma (or Daddy)!