Lamb Crochet Towel Holder free crochet pattern

Mar 8, 2024 | Crochet patterns

A Lamb Crochet Towel Holder is a free crochet pattern by Nana’s Crafty Home!

Lamb crochet towel holder pattern

Time for another towel topper perfect for your spring or Easter kitchen home decor! This adorable lamb towel holder works up quickly and easily just in time to decorate for Easter.

This lamb towel holder has been in my mind ever since I designed the Lamb Granny Square last year. That square ended up being one of my personal favorites from the Easter Squares Throw Blanket I released last year and I knew it would make an adorable towel topper.

I didn’t have enough time to get it finished before Easter last year so it ended up on my to-do list for Easter this year.

This sweet little lamb would also be so cute holding a small receiving blanket or burp cloths next to a changing table or crib. What a sweet addition to a baby gift basket!

Lamb Crochet Towel Holder Pattern Details

My easy crochet Lamb Towel Topper pattern begins with two panels of single crochet worked in a perfect single crochet circle. The front panel begins with grey for the face and then changes over to white for the wool portion. The white rounds are all worked in the back loop only where I came back and worked half double crochet shells in the unused front loops to create the wool.

Crochet lamb towel holder process

I used Red Heart Super Saver* yarn for my lamb crochet pattern.  Red Heart Super Saver yarn is a medium weight #4 acrylic worsted weight yarn. But, you could certainly use any yarn you have on hand – a fantastic project for scraps!  

You will crochet over a 3″ ring while working the back panel. The craft ring will be hidden inside the two panels once they are sewn together.

The ears are crocheted separately and then sewn to the front panel before sewing the panels together. Add safety eyes, embroider the nose and then you are ready to sew the panels together. Sew on the hanging tab and you are all set! This is a really quick project – a fantastic evening project from start to finish.

Crochet lamb towel holder process adding face features

I have many towel topper patterns that utilize a hidden 3″ ring* which allows the towel to be removable.  I purchase my rings from Amazon* but you can substitute with inexpensive plastic shower rings, wood rings or even elastic hair ties.  All have been used successfully by other makers.

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Lamb Towel Topper free crochet pattern instructions

Pattern written in US crochet terminology


Red Heart Super Saver Weight 4 / Medium (100% acrylic, 7 oz / 370 yds) 

  •     White 1.2 oz / 63 yds (White)
  •     Light Gray 0.3 oz / 16 yds (Gray)
  •     Black 0.01 oz / 1 yd (Black)

Size J (6.0 mm) crochet hook
1 – 3” plastic ring
2 – 11 mm black safety eyes
1 – 3/4” button
Embroidery floss for sewing on button
Tapestry Needle
Stitch Markers

Approximate finished size:  6” round (not including towel)

Gauge: 5” = 9 rounds of sc


  • WS = wrong side
  • RS = right side
  • MC = magic circle
  • ch(s) = chain(s)
  • sc = single crochet
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • sk = skip
  • sp = space
  • BLO = back loop only
  • FLO = front loop only
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • sc2tog = single crochet 2 stitches together (see special stitches section below)

Special Stitches:

sc2tog = (insert hook into next st, yo and pull up a loop) twice, yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook.

Pattern Notes:

  • Work in continuous rounds, do not join, instead use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch of each round. 
  • Towel topper is worked in two panels which are then joined together at the end.
  • Plastic ring is crocheted over while working back panel.

Front Panel

Round 1: (RS) With gray, make a MC, ch 1, 6 sc in MC.  (6)

Round 2: 2 sc in each st.  (12)

Round 3: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st,* repeat from * to * to end. (18)

Round 4: 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, *1 sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st* repeat from * to * to last st, 1 sc in last st.  (24)

Round 5: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 3 sts,* repeat from * to * to end. (30)

Fasten off gray and switch to white.

Note: Rounds 6 – 9 are all worked BLO. We are creating the location for the lamb’s wool.

Round 6: 1 sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, *1 sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat from * to * to last 2 sts, 1 sc in last 2 sts.  (36)

Round 7: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 5 sts,* repeat from * to * to end.  (42)

Round 8: 1 sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, *1 sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat from * to * to last 3 sts, 1 sc in last 3 sts.  (48)

Round 9: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 7 sts,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st to first st.  (54)

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.


Round 1: With white yarn, (working in FLO remaining from round 6) sl st to first unused front loop from round 6, ch 1, sc in same st, *sk next st, 5 hdc in next st, sk next st, sc in next st,* repeat from * to * to repeat from * to * continuously in a spiral working the front loops of rounds 6-9.  

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

Back Panel

Round 1 – 5: With white, repeat rounds 1 – 5 of front panel.

Round 6: Omit working in BLO and repeat round 6 of Front Panel except work the first 5 sc stitches over the plastic ring. Note: Keep ring to WS of panel. 

Round 7 – 9: Repeat rounds 7 – 9 of Front Panel. 

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

Hanging Tab

With gray, (leaving a long tail for sewing), ch 5.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch. Turn. (4)

Row 2 – 20: Ch 1, sc in each st. Turn.  (4)

Row 21 (button hole row): Ch 1, sc in first st, ch 2, sk next 2 sts, sc in last st. Turn. (2 st + 2 ch) 

Row 22: Ch 1, sc in first st, 2 sc in ch-2 sp, 1 sc in last st. (4)

Fasten off.  Weave in end.

With embroidery thread, sew button to non-button hole end of tab.

Ears (make 2)

With a long length of gray for sewing, ch 3.

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in last ch. Turn. (2)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc2tog.

Fasten off. 


Attach safety eyes to front panel.

With a long length of black, embroider nose on front panel.  Weave in ends.

With long length of yarn left for sewing, sew ears to front panel.

Crochet lamb towel holder attaching process 1

With WS of panels facing (ring to inside of panels, open part of ring at bottom of face), use stitch markers to count 34 sts from one side of panel to the other.  Be sure that the top part of the ring is at the top part of the panels. Attach front and back panels together with stitch markers through both panels.  With white, attach yarn at first stitch marker, sl st in each st through both front and back panels to next stitch marker.  (34 st) 

Lamb Towel Topper sewing panels process

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

With long tail, sew hanging tab to top of back panel. Weave in remaining ends.

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Hi! Thank you so much for being here! I am Tonya the designer behind Nana's Crafty Home. As a wife, mother, Nana of 9 & with 2 fur babies, my days are filled with love, laughter, hugs and yarn! Here you will find colorful and creative crochet designs for yourself or loved ones. My hope is that you will be inspired to learn and create along with me!