Free Crochet Pattern

The Mini Spa Kit is the perfect last minute gift or make sets up as Christmas presents.  I made a set for my mom last year and she just loves using the little face scrubbies.  The soap saver is seamless and really does help increase the life span of a bar of soap.

The Mini Spa Kit

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WHAT YOU WILL CROCHET

  • A seamless soap saver, and cute little puff stitch face scrubbies.

FINISHED SIZE

  • The soap saver fits nicely over a 175g cake of soap, and the face scrubbies are approximately 8 cm (3.3 inches) in diameter.

CROCHET SKILL

  • Super easy.
  • The pattern has helpful hints along the way which are in bold.

MATERIALS 

  • 3.5 mm hook
  • Sewing needle
  • Scissors
  • 1 x 175 g cake of soap
  • 1 x A4 160 gsm board paper – any colour
  • Thin ribbon of your colour choice approximately 50 cm long

YARN

Vinnis Colours – DK Nikkim 100% cotton (50 grams/119 metres)

  • 50g White
  • 3.5 mm hook
  • Sewing needle
  • Scissors
  • 1 x 175 g cake of soap
  • 1 x A4 160 gsm board paper – any colour
  • Thin ribbon of your colour choice approximately 50 cm long

You are welcome to make the pattern in any yarn however depending on the yarn and your tension the size of the finished item may vary from mine.

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NOTES

  • My pattern uses US terminology.
  • Always read through the pattern before you start to familiarise yourself with it.
  • When working in the round, use a stitch marker or a running stitch marker to keep track of the rounds/rows.
  • The pattern was designed in cotton but can be made in any yarn. Just remember to use the correct hook size for the yarn you have chosen.
  • If you are working in thicker or thinner yarn your finished item may may vary in size.
  • Tension and hook size could also influence the overall size.
  • And lastly, COUNT your stitches and have loads of FUN.

HELPFUL TIPS

  • Secure starting ends as you go along.

ABBREVIATIONS

TERM ABBREVIATION STITCH INSTRUCTIONS
Chain ch Yarn over, pull through.
Half double crochet hdc Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through three loops.
Puff Stitch

 

puff Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over again and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), repeat this 3 more times, each time adds 2 more loops, there should be 9 loops on the hook, yarn over and pull through all loops on hook, chain 1 to close (this does not count as a chain)
Repeat rep Repeat the stitches between *.* the required number of times.
Skip sk Skip stitch/es
Single crochet sc Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through two loops.
Slip stitch ss Insert hook, yarn over, pull through both stitch and loop on hook.
Space/s sp/s The space between the stitches.
Stitch/es st/s The stitch itself.

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FACE SCRUBBIES PATTERN

Using a 3.5 mm hook make a magic circle (or chain 4 and slip stitch into 1st chain to form a ring).

Helpful hint: when you make the puff close with a chain – please note that this chain does not count as a stitch, so you need to make another chain before making the next puff.

Round 1

Ch (does not count as st), *puff st, ch* into ring, rep *.* 5 more times, ss into closing ch at the top of 1st puff st (6 puffs, 6 ch sps).

Round 2

Ss into ch sp (after 1st puff st), ch (does not count as st), *[puff st, ch, puff st, ch] into ch sp*, rep *.* 5 more times, ss into closing ch at the top of the 1st puff st (12 puffs, 12 ch sps).

Helpful hint: note when you make the puff stitches in the next round there is no chain between them, just the closing chain after making the puff.

Helpful hint: if the following round is too tight make the closing chain looser.

Round 3

Ss into ch sp after 1st puff st, ch (does not count as st), *[2 puff st into ch sp], puff st into next ch sp*, rep *.* 5 more times, ss into closing ch at the top of the 1st puff st (18 puffs).

Round 4

Ss into sp after 1st puff st, ch (does not count as st), *3 hdc into same sp, ss into closing ch of puff*, rep*.*, 16 more times, 3 hdc into next sp, ss into closing ch at the top of the 1st puff st (18 ss, 54 hdc), cut yarn and weave in ends.

Helpful hint: I used some white card and printed a label, but you can secure with a ribbon, or put in a gift bag or box – this is just a suggestion for the presentation.

 


SOAP SAVER

Worked in the round – using a 3.5 mm hook chain 15.

Helpful hint: if you want to use a 150 g cake of soap go down a hook size (3 mm), if you use a 200 g cake go up a hook size (4 mm).

Round 1

2 Hdc sts into 2nd chain from hook, hdc into next 12 ch, 4 hdc into last ch, turn slightly working along the opposite side of the ch’s, hdc into next 12 ch, 2 hdc into last ch (same ch you made the first 2 hdc into), do NOT ss into 1st hdc, as we are working in the round (32 hdc).

Helpful hints:

  • We are working in a continuous round so place your stitch marker in the last stitch of each round to keep track of your rounds – this way there is no horrible join between rounds.
  • The edge will be slightly skew but do not worry about it, we will straighten the edge out in the last row when we make the row for the threading of the ribbon.
  • Make your first hdc for round 2 into 1st hdc from round 1.

Round 2

Hdc into next 32 sts (32 hdc).

Rounds 3 – 13

Repeat round 2 (32 hdc).

Round 14

Hdc into next 30 sts, (so only 2 sts remain for round 14), sc into next st, ss into last st (30 hdc, 1 sc, 1 ss).

Round 15

Ch (does not count as st), hdc into same st, *ch, sk next st, hdc into next st*, rep *.* 14 more times, ch, ss into 1st st (16 hdc, 16 ch sps).

Round 16

Ch (does not count as st), hdc into same st, *hdc into ch sp, hdc into next hdc*, rep *.* 14 more times, hdc into ch sp, ss into 1st st (32 hdc).

Round 17

Ch (does not count as st), 4 hdc into same sp, *[sk next st, ss into next st, sk next st, 4 hdc into next st]*, rep *.* 6 more times, sk next st, ss into next st, sk next st, ss into top of 1st hdc (8 ss, 16 sk sts, 64 hdc), cut yarn and weave in ends.

Helpful hint: you can use ribbon to tie your soap saver, or you can crochet a ‘ribbon’ by making approximately 70 ch’s and threading through the gaps.  The soap saver must be snug when placed over the new cake of soap, cotton stretches when wet so you do not want it too loose to begin with.

 

Place your cake of soap into the soap saver (I have used a 175g bar of soap), tie a bow, and voila – soap saver done.

 


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