Crochet Pattern: Dish Soap Apron

By Amy Yarbrough – 8 Comments
Here is a crochet pattern requested by a Crochet Spot reader! Why should crocheting for the kitchen stop with towels and wash rags? Customize your soap bottles too! This dish soap apron is rather simple and easy to make. I used a cotton yarn, which is always a good idea for the kitchen, and began with some simple designs. If your favorite kitchen soap happens to be a little shorter than this one, simply leave off a few rows at the beginning. I hope you enjoy it! Dish Soap Apron

Skill Level:

Finished Size: 4″ (10 cm) at widest point, 8 1/2″ (21.5 cm) tall

Medium Weight Yarn (approximately 30 yards of color A, 10 yards of color B)
Crochet Hook J (6.00 mm)
crochet yarn size 4

5 hdc = 2’’
4 rows = 2’’
Gauge Swatch: 2’’w x 2’’h (5 cm x 5 cm) ch 7.
Row 1: hdc in third ch from hook and in each ch across: 5 hdc
Row 2 – 4: ch 2, turn, hdc in each hdc across: 5 hdc
Finish off.

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Crochet Pattern: Dish Soap Apron

Row 1: with color A, ch 12, hdc in third ch from hook and in each ch across: 10 hdc
Row 2 – 12: ch 2, turn, hdc in each hdc across: 10 hdc
Row 13: ch 2, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in next 6 hdc, hdc2tog: 8 hdc
Row 14 – 15: ch 2, turn, hdc in each hdc across: 8 hdc
Row 16: ch 2, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in next 4 hdc, hdc2tog: 6 hdc
Row 17: ch 2, turn, hdc in each hdc across: 6 hdc
Finish off.

Straps and Border
Round 1: with color B and right side facing, sc across row 17 and down along the side of apron until Row 13 is reached, ch 26, sl st in second ch from hook and in each ch across, sc down along side of apron until bottom is reached, sc across bottom, sc along other side of apron until other side of Row 13 is reached, ch 26, sl st in second ch from hook and in each ch across, sc along side of remaining rows, sl st to first sc, ch 8, sl st in sixth sc on top row, finish off.

With color B, embroider pocket design to front of apron, using the photo as a guide.

If you run into any problems, let me know and I’ll see what I can do!

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  1. Crystal Wall says:

    Rachael this pattern reminds me of my grans house. She always had her dish soap in an apron. I think I will make this one, its plain. I like it and the memories that come with it. Thanks for sharing.
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  2. Emma says:

    I enjoyed this pattern! When I saw it, it reminded me, too, of grandmother and her homey kitchen! The pattern was written clearly and worked up very fast. Rather than embroider a “pocket”, I crocheted (sc) a few rows (6 sts. across) and made a last row in the contrasting color then sewed it on. It was easier for me than trying to embroider on hdc stitches. I saw this back in June and knew right away that I’d be making it! Thank you!

  3. Jean Allen says:

    Hi, Amy! I happened to see this pattern of yours on Ravelry, and it got me wondering. This soap bottle apron is made with worsted (4) weight yarn and a J hook, and the finished size is 4″ wide by 8.5″ tall. IF this were made with a finer yarn and a smaller hook, could this be used to create a butcher-style apron for fashion dolls like Barbie and Ken? The front pocket could be stitched down the middle to create two. If so, feel free to use my idea, and I’ll use the free pattern you create! 🙂 Just wondering what weight yarn (or thread?) and what size hook might do it. Thanks! (Planning ahead for future granddaughters!)

    • Amy says:

      Hello Jean,
      That’s a wonderful idea. It’s hard to say what yarn would result in the right size without trying it. But I would probably start with a size 3 yarn and size E or F hook and go from there (just for reference, I would use Knit Picks CotLin or Dishie). You also might add a few chains to the strap around the neck if it seems a little snug, and possibly skip a few rows before Row 13 for a bit shorter length. Let me know how it works for you!


      • Jean Allen says:

        Thank you so much for the alteration tips, Amy! It may be several years before I try it out, seeing as I have no granddaughters yet. But please use my idea as your own if you wish. You are sweet to give us so many free patterns, and they are all so cute!
        Happy crocheting!
        Jean 🙂

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