Make a quick, easy gift! This pattern is great for beginning crocheters!
The sample shown uses acrylic yarn, which is very durable and is not subject to a sour odor, as with cotton. Feel free, however, to make this pattern from cotton, too. Either way is great!
Please be cautious when using acrylic yarn near a stove, however, as it is not a fire retardant fiber.
The primary stitch in this pattern is half-double crochet placed between the stitches of the previous row, instead of in the tops of the stitches. This yields a more dense fabric, which is great for holding plenty of soap.