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Monthly Free Pattern: Ridged Soap Sack

Updated: Feb 13

The “Ridged Soap Sack“ pattern is also available as a premium PDF download on Ravelry.

These little sacks are a great way to make your soap last and not end up with those annoying little unused bits. This pattern can easily be adjusted to fit any size bar of soap.

Soap Sacks are quick and easy to work up and are great way to use up scrap cotton yarn. They are an ideal item to crochet & donate to our homeless

or to non-profit organizations.

You can find donation information here for: Warm Up America Relief Crafters of America (RCoA)

Materials ➤ Yarn: 100% Cotton – #4 / Worsted Weight (Such as Lily Sugar ‘n Cream.) ➤ Yardage: 30-40 yds ➤ Hook: 5.0 mm ➤ Stitch Markers, Scissors, & Darning Needle

Stitches & Abbreviations US Terminology ➤ * * = Repeat stitch pattern between * * ➤ Ch# = Chain number of times specified ➤ St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches ➤ SS = Slip Stitch ➤ HDC = Half Double Crochet ➤ DC = Double Crochet ➤ TLO = Third Loop Only – Moogly video tutorial

Notes & Special Instructions ➤ Chains at beginning of a round/row NEVER count as a stitch. ➤ Total number of stitches per round/row in (#) at end. ➤ I tend to crochet TIGHT, so you may need to adjust your hook size to accommodate. ➤ When the pattern says “Pull yarn loop at join to back of work”: Remove hook from yarn, at join insert hook from back to front, grab yarn loop & pull through stitch. This will help give it a more finished look. If you do not like the look of this, just continue as normal. ➤ I prefer to use the Chainless Beginning DC at the beginning of DC rows/rounds. Therefore, there will be NO Chain instructions on those rows. The first stitch in these rows/rounds will be noted as a regular DC. Use the method you prefer for the 1st stitch of these rows/rounds. Moogly Video Tutorial for the Chainless Beginning DC stitch ➤ I suggest using the invisible join for a seamless look when finishing off. Heart Hook Home video tutorial for Invisible Join

Gauge: 13 DC x 7 Rows = 4″ Square(Not Critical)

Finished Size: ~ 3.5” W X 5.25” H

Ridged Soap Sack Pattern


This piece is worked in Rounds. At end of each round, SS to 1st st to join & do NOT turn.

RIGHT/FRONT side of piece will be facing you at all times.

This size soap sack will fit a 2.25 x 3.25 bar of soap (such as Ivory).

If you need it to fit a narrower/wider bar of soap, +/- number of beginning chains.

If you need it to fit a shorter/taller bar of soap, +/- number of times you repeat Rnds 2-3.

Rnd 1:

TIP: Be sure to chain loose enough to work into both sides of the starting chain.

Ch10, 3 DC in 3rd back bump from the hook, 1 DC in each of next 6 back bumps, 3 DC in last back bump.

Continue working in same direction (into back side of the chain): 1 DC in each of next 6 sts down back of starting chain. (18)

Rnd 2:

Ch1, 1 HDC in each st around. (18)

Rnd 3:

NOTE: This rnd is worked into the TLO of HDC from previous round. The 3rd loop will be on the backside of your work. At beginning of rnd, pull yarn loop at join to back of work for cleaner look.

REMINDER: Pattern is written using a chainless beginning DC. Use your preferred method for the 1st DC.

1 TLO-DC in each st around. (18)

Rnds 4-9*:

Repeat Rnds 2-3 ( *3 more times OR as many times as needed to reach desired height).

Rnds 10-11:

1 DC in each st around. (18)

Rnd 12:

TIP: Be sure not to work this round too tight so you can still fit bar of soap into sack.

Ch1, 1 SS in each st around. (18)

Fasten off. Weave in ends

Drawstring Pattern



#1: Use 1 color for complete chain.

#2: Use 2 colors held together for complete chain.

Rnd 1:

NOTE: You can +/- number of sts to make DRAWSTRING to your desired length. I did 2 TIGHT slip knots at each end & kept a little tail (instead of weaving it in).

Chain ~80.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Thread Drawstring

Thread DRAWSTRING in & out through DC sts in Rnd 10, ending a few stitches from where you began.

    This pattern is for personal use. You may NOT alter, sell, copy, transfer, trade, distribute, or claim this pattern or its images as your own. Feel free to sell finished products made with this pattern.  Please credit @MarshaYarnDoodles as the pattern designer. This pattern is property of: @MarshaYarnDoodles. © 2023

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