Monday, July 9, 2012

Soap Dispenser Week 2012!

It was recently brought to my attention that my foaming soap dispenser cover only covered the one (slightly pricey) type of Bath & Body Works bottle.  "Well," I thought to myself, "that's just not going to do." So I took a trip to Target, because I wanted my Dynamos to be able to cover any soap that they wanted to cover.  I got to the handsoap aisle, and I had a massive soap bottle revelation.  How had this escaped my notice?!  There are, like, three different bottle designs (or more!) for each brand of soap that Target carries.  It was crazy!

I get it.  The foaming dispensers have to look different from the odor-neutralizing soaps which have to look different from the just plain hand soaps or we all might get confused.  LOL!!!  So I picked out a few different  types of bottles, since clearly I was not going to be able to design a one-size-fits-most cover.  But, the silver lining is that we now get to have:

(and the crowd goes wild!! Yay!!!!)

I kept these simple, and in the same style as my previous covers, because I think that these covers are just a perfect neutral background for a really cool focal point accessory.  And since they don't use a ton of yarn, they are quick to make!

So, let's get started!

Softsoap Pampered Hands Foaming Hand Soap Cover

100% cotton worsted weight yarn, approx. 50 yards (I used Peaches & Creme Scents in Rose Garden)
Size G hook
Yarn needle

ch 30, sl st to first ch to join round (30 st)
R1: ch 1, sc in each ch around, sl st to first sc to join round (30 st)
R2: ch 1, sc in each sc around, sl st to first sc to join round (30 st)
R3: ch 1, (4 sc, sc 2 st tog) 5 times, sl st to first sc to join round (25 st)
R4-5: ch 1, sc in each ch around, sl st to first sc to join round (25 st)
R6: ch 1, (3 sc, sc 2 st tog) 5 times, sl st to first sc to join round (20 st)
R7-25: ch 1, sc in each ch around, sl st to first sc to join round (20 st)
Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

I hot-glued a bobby pin to the back of a flower I got at the Dollar Tree, to use as an embellishment.  You can, of course, put anything you like on the front, or leave it plain!  I like being able to wash the covers, which is why I didn't directly attach the flower.  The covers get surprisingly grubby! Or is that just me, because I live with a 5 year-old??

Okay!  I'll see you tomorrow for Day Two of Soap Dispenser Week!



  1. Replies
    1. Oh my goodness Charlotte! I've been crocheting like a mad-woman! This week is going to be positively bursting with patterns!!! ;D
      xo Jaime

  2. Being a girl, I just can't help but love this one much much.

  3. Oh wow. I supply the bathroom at church with soap and these will really make them in the ladies room. Hmmm too feminine for the guys? Maybe Ill try a beige for them.
    Thanx so much.

    1. Hi Purple Needles! I don't know how I missed your comment earlier - sorry it took so long to reply! I agree, I think it's probably a little girly for the guys. But, in a plain neutral, I think it would be perfect for everyone!!!
      xo Jaime

  4. Oh ,that is so cute. Since I redid my bathroom, I am going to make one of these :) Thank you for sharing the pattern...

    1. Hi RenJac! Ooh! I can't wait to see it!
      xo Jaime

  5. :) You can call me renee :)

  6. Now to figure out what color to do.
    here is bathroom colors
    any suggestions lol?

    1. LOL!! Sorry, Renee!
      Oh my gosh, my bathroom is painted the same turquoise as your accent turquoise! Don't you love it?!! That color makes me happy every morning!
      Okay, there's a turquoise/green cotton yarn (I think it was a Lily's Original Sugar N Cream color - I made it when I first started the blog, before I knew to write down which yarn I used specifically) that's in my original post about soap dispenser covers. You can check it out here:
      It's in the background of the first picture, and it's the focus of the 3rd picture in that post. I think that color would match all of your accessories! Ooh, I'm getting chills! It's going to be so awesome!!! Let me know what you think!
      ... And white always works too, you can add a cool butterfly accent to match your towels!
      xo Jaime

  7. YEA! I got mine done, and it totally matches the bathroom... Oh I linked it back to you :) Hope it is ok...


  8. Just found your blog. Love it!
    I have a question on these dispenser covers. It looks like you are working in the round when I read the directions - how can you possibly get them onto the bottle after they are finished?
    I would love to add this nice look to my bottles because I don't care for the naked bottles.
    P.S. I knit more than crochet so maybe I'm not reading the pattern properly.
    Love your style!

  9. Never mind the previous post - I looked at your Candy Corn cover and see they go over the top with no bottom. Loved the Candy Corn too.


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