Saturday, August 9, 2008

First try at pattern writing

I have been thinking about putting my patterns down on paper. I have them all written down in some form, mostly drawings and shorthand that only I can understand. I think it takes alot of skill to be able to write a pattern that other people can understand and follow. I have decided to start off with a very simple pattern and am posting it here in the hopes that someone will try it and give me some feedback. I would like to know if it is readable and if it needs any corrections. All critiques will be much appreciated.

The patttern is for a soap cover that I designed for my kids. I have a couple of them for sale in my Etsy shop and I also made one for myself that I use all the time.
The soap in the photo was purchased from Lily Pond Soaps. If you would like to purchase this Citrus Bubbles Shea Butter soap, visit

Bubblegirl's Soap Cover

Designed by Lisa Charbonneau


Size H (5mm) crochet hook
Worsted weight cotton yarn - 1 skein (50g)

5.5" x 3"

Skill Level:

Row 1
: Ch 28, hdc in 2nd ch from hook, *sk 1 ch, hdc in next ch, repeat from * to end; ch 2 turn.

Row 2: Sk 1st hdc, hdc in next ch 1 sp *ch 1 sk next hcd, hdc in next ch 1 sp, repeat from * to end; ch 2 turn.

Rows 3 - 16: Repeat Row 2.

Finish off.

Sew bottom and side seam, or sc them together instead of sewing.

Top Edging:
Join yarn with a ss near seam at top, ch 1 and sc evenly around top of soap cover.

Ch 70. Ss in 2nd ch from hook, ss in each ch to end. Fasten off.
Thread drawstring through holes in the third frow from top as shown in photo. Tie drawstring as shown.


ss=slip stitch
sc=single crochet
hdc=half double crochet

1 comment:

The Colorful Bee said...

Cute soap saver. Thanks for sharing the pattern!