As I check out the stats on my blog, I sometimes discover other sites that have linked to my blog. One in particular suggested using my flower coaster pattern to make a tawashi. Well, to be honest, at that point I was not positive what a tawashi was. So, I did some research and decided why not try it out myself. A popular tawashi pattern is shown on A Whole Load of Craft’s site.
A tawashi is a cute scrubbie used for cleaning things. Since I wanted to make the tawashi for use on the body as well as pots and pans, I used cotton. Most tawashi are made from acrylic. I am experimenting with a modified pattern using acrylic and nylon tulle. If you are not interested in cleaning your skin using the tawashi, acrylic would probably work just as well and some say even better.
Here is a description of what I did.
Flower Tawashi Pattern
G or H hook
small amount of worsted weight cotton in two colors
nylon tulle, cut into 3 inch wide strips ( I found mine in the wedding section of the craft store in 6 inch wide rolls.)
Directions: Do not join rounds, unless noted.
Center: Make two. Make one with cotton and another with nylon tulle.
Round 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in second chain from hook
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc (12 sc)
Round 3: 1 sc in first sc, 2sc in next sc; repeat around(18 sc). End off. Weave in ends.
Holding the two centers together, crochet through both loops of cotton and nylon tulle with second cotton color.
Round 4: Join new color with sl st in any sc. (Hdc, dc) in next sc. (Dc, hdc) in next sc. Sl st in next sc. Repeat around, ending with dc, hdc.
Round 5: Sl st in sl st. 2 dc in each of next 4 stitches. Sl st in next sl st. Repeat around, ending with final set of dc. Finish off by weaving end into the first sl st.
Weave in ends.
Lauraslefthook 2008 Please do not sell this pattern or sell items made from this pattern. You may make as many items as you wish for family and friends with this pattern. If you wish to sell items made from this pattern, please contact me.