"Tawashi" is a Japanese word that means "scrubbie", and 100% acrylic yarn is commonly used. Tawashi is perfect for washing dishes and bathtubs!
Caution - Do not use tawashi on your skin!!! If you'd like to use it as a washcloth, use cotton yarn instead.
Dishwashing Tawashi ~ Revised on 3/4/07 ~
~ This pattern is for personal & non-commercial use only ~
* Worsted weight 100% acrylic yarn (2 different colors of your choice: A, B)
* US I/5.5 mm hook or size required to achieve gaugeFinished dimension
4 3/4" X 4 3/4"
Gauge 15 sc = 4"
I didn't cut the yarn until the very end. On the rows where B is used, crochet over the A across the entire row and continue on to the next row with A yarn. When changing row with A yarn, carry B together at the side edge.
Tawashi main body
Chain 16 ( or any number that is multiple of 3 plus 1 ) with A.
Row 1: Sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in each ch across, ch 1, turn. (15 sc)
Row 2: Sc in the same st and each st until 1 st remain, sc in the last st making the last loop with B, ch 1, turn.
Row 3: Sc in same st, *fpdc in sc 2 rows below, skip the st behind the FPDC and sc in next 2 st, repeat from * until last 2 st, fpdc in next st, sc in the last st making the last loop with A, ch 1, turn.
Row 4: Sc across, ch 1, turn.
Row 5 - 14: Repeat Row 2 - 4. At the end of Row 14, ch 1, turn, continue on to Edging.
With B, sc in each st and row making 3 sc in each corner st. Fasten off.
The above pattern was tested only by me once so if you notice any errors, please let me know. I hope you enjoy my tawashi! (^_^)