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Fish Dish Towel

By: Lisa Ferrel from
Fish Dish Towel
Fish Dish Towel

Learn how to make a fun dishcloth for the kitchen. This Fish Dish Towel is an easy crochet pattern for new crocheters who have mastered basic rectangular and square patterns already. Take your crochet skills to the next level by crocheting something shaped like a fish! This is a particularly fun project for a cozy cabin or a summer kitchen.

From the Designer: "Easy fish-shaped kitchen towel crocheted in cotton worsted. Use a double strand of cotton with a J hook, and you have a fish-shaped hot pad. Materials: 50 yards cotton worsted Size G crochet hook"


Crochet HookG/6 or 4 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Finished SizeFinished item measures approximately: 11" tall by 7" wide.

Materials List

  • 50 yards cotton worsted yarn
  • Size G crochet hook
  • plastic ring



  1. Row 1: Work 5 sc through ring. Ch 1, turn. 

  2. Rows 2-6: Work 2 hdc in 1st st, hdc across to last st, 2 hdc in last st. Ch 1, turn. (16 hdc at end of Row 6). 

  3. Rows 7-10: Work 2 hdc in 1st st, hdc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (19 hdc at end of Row 10). 

  4. Rows 11-20: Work even in hdc. Ch 1, turn. 

  5. Rows 21-27: Dec, hdc across to last 2 st, dec. Ch 1, turn. (5 hdc at end of Row 27). 


(If using contrasting colors, change colors here.) 

  1. Row 1: 2 hdc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (10 hdc) 

  2. Row 2: *Hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st,* repeat across. Ch 1, turn. (15 hdc) 

  3. Row 3: *Hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st,* repeat across. Ch 1, turn. (20 hdc) 

  4. Row 4: Hdc across. Fasten off. 


  1. Row 1: Attach yarn at end of Row 11 of body. Make 12 sc evenly spaced across top of fish. 

  2. Row 2: Dec over 1st 2 sts, sc across. Ch 1, turn. (11 sc). 

  3. Row 3: Sc across to last 2 sts, dec over last 2 sts. Ch 1, turn. (10 sc). 

  4. Row 4: Repeat Row 2 (9 sc). 

  5. Row 5: Repeat Row 3 (8 sc). 

  6. Row 6: Hdc in each of next 3 sts, sc in each of next 3 sts, sl st in each of last 2 sts. Fasten off. 


  1. On bottom of fish, attach yarn at opposite end of row where the top fin ends. Ch 2, 2 dc, 2 hdc, and 2 sc evenly spaced across ends of rows. Sl st. Fasten off.

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