Fish Soap Holder
From Workbasket Magazine, September, 1953
A small amount of bedspread cotton, or a thread of equal weight and a size 8 steel
crochet hook is all that is needed to make this clever soap holder. One can be made in a
jiffy and will be a quick seller at bazaars. It is a favorite with the kiddies.
Abbreviations: Ch (chain); st (stitch); Sp (space); sk (skip); sl st (slip
stitch); sc (single crochet); dc (double crochet); tr (treble)-thread over twice and work
off 2 lps at a time; rnd (round).
Body - In contrasting color, ch 5, join with sl st to form a ring.
Tail - Row 1: Sl st in 3 sts ch 5, dc in tr, * ch 2, dc in tr. Repeat from * 4
times, 6 sps in all, ch 5, turn.
Work tail on opposite side to correspond.
Make a ch-of 100 sts in body color, thread through 12th row of body. This makes a
drawstring to hold bar of soap.
Eye - (Make 2) In contrasting color, ch 5, join into ring with sl st. Ch 1, 10
sc in ring, join.
Top Fin - In contrasting color, join to top of body in 10th rnd, * ch 8, sc in
same sp, ch 8, sc in next sp. Repeat from * until 5 sps are filled. Fasten off.
Lower Fin--In contrasting color, join to 4th rnd of body, * ch 4, sc in same sp,
ch 4, sc in next sp, repeat from * until 5 sps are filled. Fasten off.
Insert a bar of your favorite soap, draw up and tie in bow.