Sea Turtle Soap Saver

Sea Turtle Soap Saver

A simple crochet pattern for a sea turtle soap saver.

What you need

Yarn: Caron Simply Soft worsted weight in Sage
Scraps of another color
Small amount of fiberfill stuffing.
Crochet hook size F
Tapestry needle


Rnd 1. Ch2, 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 2 sc in each sc.

Rnd 2. 1 sc in next sc, 2sc in next sc.

Rnd 3.1 sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc.

Rnd 4. sc in each sc.

Rnd 5. 1 sc in next sc, decrease over next 2 sc.

Rnd in every sc.

Rnd 7. Decrease over every 2 sc. Stuff head with a little fiberfill, pick up a loop in each sc, yo and pull through all loops on hook. (When you’re all done with him, sew his head to his neck more securely.)

Rnd 8. Ch2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.

Rnd 9. 2 sc in each sc.

Rnd 10. 1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc.

Rnd 11. Ch3, 2 dc in each sc, join to ch3.

Rnd 12. Ch 4, skip next sc, dc in next sc, *ch 1, skip next sc, dc in next sc.*

Rnd 13. Ch 6, skip ch sp,trc in next dc, *ch 2, trc in next dc* For as many rows as you need to fit your soap.

Err on the side of too big, it makes better suds when you use him. I made 5 rows of this. For the last row, don’t make the ch 2 between trcs. Fasten off.

Flippers: Fold him flat and attach yarn at neck. 8 sc along side, ch 1, turn.7 hdc. Ch2, turn, 7 dc. Ch 2, turn, 5 dc and one dc decrease over last two stitches.
Ch2 turn, one dc decrease, 4 dc. Ch2 turn, 3 dc, one decrease. Ch2 turn, one decrease, 2 dc. Fasten off. Repeat on other side.

Attach light green at neck and sc around the shell over neck and flippers.

Cut a piece of dark green yarn and thread it through the last row where his bottom is.

Put your soap in and pull the string tight, knot it, and tie another knot in the end to hang him in your shower with.


  1. This is a wonderful idea however I am finding that the pattern needs to be written in more detail, for instance what part are we making first, do we join, where is the neck, where exactly do we attach the flippers? I am so confused and really wanted to make one of these but can’t can you give me some help in detail please?

  2. My first encounter with this pattern was 60 years ago, my aunt and grandmother use to
    crochet these. I found my turtle last year when diagnosed with breast cancer.
    This turtle has been great since the soap is contained and it only takes one hand to
    spread the soap , the feet and legs are great for scrubbing my face.
    Iplan to get someone to crochet these and share them with the cancer patients
    at MD Anderson hospital here in Orlando.
    Thanks for the pattern.. I am blessed and thankful.

  3. My mother used to have a poem thay she always put with this & gave them to grandkids for Christmas. Has anyone seen a poem that could go with this ?

  4. Super! I have been looking for a Soap Turtle pattern! Never saw a Sea Turtle before, but this is really close! Thanks, Deecie : )

  5. My 3-1/2 yr old son thinks it’s fun. We’ve used clear glycerine soap in the bath since he was born. Now the soap doesn’t disappear in the tub and it’s fun for him to wash himself.

  6. then use your imagination have a little fun!!! it is adorable cant wait to make it

  7. This does not lok like a turtle to me.

  8. Wonderful ! Love this one ! Tutune

  9. great idea…I hate soap in the shower/bath…soap scum…yuck. this may be the answer, and a lot of fun for children of all ages!

  10. Iam going to make this for the school fete

  11. How Cute !!! its great to see modern fun projects for us young crochet artisits

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