Knitted Shower Soap Holder

It seems that lately I am all about saving time in the shower, which also saves water!  So instead of taking the time to soap up a wash cloth or loofah – why not have it be one step.  The felted soaps I made in the past work great, but I am was looking for something new… and I found it.  A soap holder, but the soap holder is really a wash cloth!  This was so easy to make, that you could make one for each member of your family, of course in different colors, so everyone knew which one was theirs.

Knitted Shower Soap Holder

Materials Needed

1 skein cotton yarn
Size 6 double pointed needles
Darning needle

Gauge: 20 stitches = 4″ in stockinette stitch

1. Cast on 40 stitches leaving a 12″ tail for sewing the bottom seam.

2. Divide the stitches onto 3 double pointed needles, join into a round, being careful not to twist stitches.

Work the pattern for 36 rounds

Round 1 – 3: Knit

Round 4: Purl

Repeat these rounds for the pattern.  I took my knitting to Stella’s soccer practice and one section of the pattern had a couple extra knitted rounds, got caught up in watching the action!

Completing the Holder

After finishing the 36 rounds..

Round 1 – 3: knit

Round 4: *K2, yo (yarn over), K2tog; repeat from * to end of round

Round 5 – 7: Knit

Bind of all stitches.

Turn the holder inside out, using the cast on tail sew up the bottom seam of the holder.

Knitting the I-Cord


1. Cast on 4 stitches onto a size 6 double pointed needle.



Showing the yarn pulled across the back


2. *Knit all stitches without turning the work, slide the stitches to the other end of the needle.  Pull the working yarn across the back. Repeat from * until cord is 13′ long. Bind off leaving an 8″ tail.



3. Weave the I-cord through the holes in the holder.  Thread the tail of the I-cord onto the darning needle and sew the ends of the I-cord together. Weave in ends.


Get some soap, place inside the bag and hang in the shower.  Scrub-a-dub-dub you are ready for the tub!

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6 Responses to Knitted Shower Soap Holder

  1. Candace says:

    Very clever!! Easier to hold onto also.

    • simply0637 says:

      Could put the loop around your wrist and then you don’t have to worry about the soap jumping out your hand and trying to get it as it slips around the shower floor!

  2. Jo says:

    That is so cool….bet you could also use that one glove that has lost it’s mate…then just add the loop!

    • simply0637 says:

      You could take the lone glove and a lone sock – cut a pocket from the sock and attach it to the glove. Now you have a pocket for the soap and a hand washcloth. If you used a wool glove and sock it would felt over time! Might have to try this.

  3. noel says:

    Nice! I make one similar, but instead of having to sew up the bottom, I simply do the three needle bind off when I’m done. That way I don’t have to worry about the seams coming loose later.

    • simply0637 says:

      Thanks for the comment. I use the 3 needle bind off on other projects, but good input- next time I will do that instead of seeing the seam.

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