N-596 Koinobori Tawashi by Shōko Nomura (野村頌子)

N-596 Koinobori Tawashi

January 2007
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
4.5 mm
39 yards (36 m)
This pattern is available for free: N596tx.pdf

Japanese name: こいのぼりタワシ.

Pattern is Japanese but fully charted using standard crochet symbols.


  • Japanese size 7.5/0 crochet hook (4.5mm)
  • 24m color A
  • 18m color B
  • 1 button (11.5mm diameter)

No gauge is given in the pattern.

This tawashi (dish scrubbie) is modeled after the traditional koinobori (こいのぼり) carp streamers that are flown in Japan on Children’s Day, May 5.