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Crocheted Plarn Soap Dish

Posted on April 28, 2013

I have been asked to crochet a recycled plastic soap dish holder so this is up I came up with. I crocheted this soap dish using about three recycled plastic bags so it’s a great project if you only have a few bags in a special color.

It’s just the right size if you have a large square bar of soap. Here is my plarn soap dish with a scrubbie also crocheted from recycled plastic bags.

Here is a plarn soap dish pictured with a oval bar of soap along with a crocheted dishcloth to match.

Here is one other crocheted soap dish with white plastic retail bags along with a scrubbie added with a cotton yarn trim. The cotton yarn edging adds a colorful touch to the otherwise boring white bags. You can also use the soap dish crocheted from recycled plastic bags as a scrubbie holder. Just rinse it out in warm water if it gets too soapy or dirty. Either way this recycled soap dish is a handy holder and provides a useful way to reuse those plastic bags you may have stuffed in your kitchen drawers and cabinets.


Free Crocheted Plarn Soap Dish Pattern

Materials needed:
3 — plastic bags cut into strips 3/4 inches wide and interlocked to create plarn
Here is the link to my plarn-making tutorials should you need it

J (6 mm) US size metal crochet hook

Gauge: 3 Sc = 1 inch; 3 rows = 1 inch

Recycled Plastic Soap Dish – measures 5-1/2 inches long by 3 inches wide

Row 1
Ch 13, Sc in the 2nd st from the hook and in each st across. Then turn and work Sc down the other side of chain in each st. ( 24 sts) Don’t join but work in the round until advised otherwise.

Row 2
Sc in same end st again. 2 Sc in next st (at end) and 1 Sc in ea st down to the other end, work 2 Sc in each of the two end sts, then Sc back down to the other end. (28 sts)
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Rnd 3 – 4
2 Scs in the each of the three end sts of strip, then 1 Sc in ea of the sts down to the other end. Work 2 Scs in the each of the three end sts and then 1 Sc in ea st down to the end. (34)
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Rnd 5
Sc in each st around.

Rnd 6
Ch 1, Sc in BLO in ea st. Join with Sl St to Ch-1 beg.

Rnd 7
Ch 1, working in both loops now, Sc in each st around. Join with Sl St to Ch-1. FO.

If you have any questions or find discrepancies in this pattern, please email me using contact tab.

Beg – Beginning
BLO – Back Loop Only
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Ea – Each
FO – Finish Off
Plarn – Plastic Bag Yarn
Rnd – Round
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Sm – Same
St – Stitch

This pattern is copyrighted by Cindy of My Recycled Bags {dot com} and may only be used for private individual use. No commercial sales or use of this pattern or photos are permitted. Links to this pattern are acceptable and appreciated. Ā©2013

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4 Responses to “Crocheted Plarn Soap Dish”

  1. narf7
    Apr 28, 2013

    Cheers for sharing this…time to convert some of those hoarded bags into plarn šŸ™‚

  2. Sima
    Apr 29, 2013

    As a soap fan and designer for washbasins I love this dish so much. Great blog by the way.

  3. Janene
    Apr 29, 2013

    Wow this looks really good. Going to show my mom and see if she can replicate this for my bathroom. Gonna have to show her how to make plarn šŸ™‚

  4. John Demmon
    May 27, 2013

    How long will the object last. Everything in my bathroom turns to crud, I’m thinking pastic could help solve the problem. I’ll give it a try!

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