Sweet Smelling Soap Cushion
This cute little Sweet Smelling Soap Cushion makes a wonderful gift for several occasions, such as Mothers Day, Birthdays, Valentine’s Day, for a Hostess, or just to cheer up a lady friend who is feeling down. Of course, you can also treat yourself to one!
What you need:
Heart Granny Squares (click here for the pattern)
• Yarn in a matching color
• A little piece of sweet smelling soap, fitting between the squares – I use a round guest soap, rose fragranced
• 4 pieces of about 10 inch (25 cm) satin ribbon in a matching color (Make sure the ends to tie the bow with are at least 3,5 inch (9 cm) long)
How to make it:
Ss = slipstitch
Ch = chain
Dc = double crochet
Htr = half treble crochet
Tr = treble crochet
Picot = (ch2, ss in first ch)
Take your two Heart Granny Squares and put one on top of the other, with the right sides facing out and the hearts in the same direction. The chain spaces between the treble crochets should be directly opposite from each other.
Join yarn with a ss in one of the corner 2ch spaces of both squares together. Crochet 1ch (chount as 1st dc)- 1htr-1tr-1picot-1tr-1htr-1dc-2ch, *1dc-1htr-1tr-1picot-1tr-1htr-1dc-1ch* in each 1ch space along the side. Before and after the corner crochet 1 extra ch. Repeat on 3 sides and corners.
Now you have a pocket with one side left open. Crochet the edging in the next 3 spaces, put in your soap, and crochet the remaining edging to close the Soap Cushion. Crochet 1 extra ch. Join with ss in beginning ch.
Now thread the ribbon pieces through the spaces of the outer edges, one piece on each side, and tie a little bow in the corners.
Cut off the ends at a slant, to prevent the ribbon from fraying. Presto, you're done!
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