Crochet Pattern: Goldfish WashclothBy Emilee Gettle – 12 Comments
|I have a toddler in the house and that means that bath time is synonymous with play time! So I made this little goldfish for her to swim away with. I used old fashion cotton worsted weight yarn for super absorbency. Plus, it will lather up perfectly with her favorite bubble bath. This pattern could easily be adjusted to be a soap saver too! New baby on the way? Are you looking for a shower gift? These little fish are so fast to make, why not whip up a couple and give with a set of bath towels. The new mom will appreciate their playful usefulness!|
Finished Size: 8″ (20 cm) diameter, 4″ (10 cm) tall
Orange Medium Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn (approximately 120 yards)
Black Medium Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn (less than 1/4 yard)
Crochet Hook H (5 mm)
4 sc stitches = 1 inch
2 sc rows = 1 inch
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Crochet Pattern: Goldfish Washcloth
Row 1: with orange, ch 3, sc in second ch from hook, 2 sc in next ch, ch 1, turn: 3 sc
Row 2-11: sc in each sc across until 1 sc remains, 2 sc in last sc, ch 1, turn
Row 12: sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn: 13 sc
Row 13: skip first sc, sc in next sc and in each sc across, ch 1, turn
Row 14: sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn
Row 15-28: repeat row 13-14
Row 29-33: skip first sc, sc in next sc and in each sc across, ch 1, turn
Row 34-37: sc in each sc across until 1 sc remains, 2 sc in last sc, ch 1, turn
Row 38-39: 2 sc in each sc across
Whip stitch the two pieces together and weave in ends. Use a needle and black yarn to satin stitch eyes. Then, backstitch a mouth if desired.
If you’d like to add a fringe fin, use orange yarn and start by weaving the yarn up to the spot where you’d like the fringe to begin. Complete a whip stitch and then, I used my index finger as a guide and wrapped the yarn one loop at a time over my finger and through the fish. Whip stitch one time and finish off.
Feel like a fish out of water? Need some help? Feel free to leave a comment below and I’ll get back with you!