This pattern will fit a pretty typically size bar of artisanal soap: 4x4x8 cm.
wool yarn, worsted weight
ch = chain
fsc = foundation single crochet
sc = single crochet
slst = slipstitch
1. 12 fsc.*
*If you do not know foundation single crochet, you can instead: ch 13, sc into 2nd ch from hook, sc through rest of chain (12 sc).
2.-6. ch 1, turn, sc across (12 sc).
7. ch 7, turn, sc into 2nd ch from hook, sc across (18 sc).
8.-11. ch 1, turn, sc across (18 sc).
12. skip first sc, slst across next 5 sc. ch 1, sc across (12 sc).
13.-17. ch 1, turn, sc across (12 sc).
18. ch 7, sc into 2nd ch from hook and across (18 sc).
19-23. ch 2, turn, sc across (18 sc).
On the last row, you can finish, leaving a tail for sewing together if desired.
It now looks like a type of tetris block. You will be folding it up into a box, then sewing it together. It will feel kinda snug on the soap bar, that's ok.
|The finished crochet work laid out flat.|
|I've used plastic safety pins to hold the sides together and show you how it makes a box. The short flaps of the tetris piece make the litte square sides.|
|I recommended sewing the three seams together from one square side, then sewing the short two seamsof the other square side.|
|Then slip in the soap and sew up the last two sides.|