Saturday, April 9, 2011

Crochet Tawashi Scrubbies

They've been the online talk lately - beautiful crochet Tawashi Scrubbies. I believe the original purpose for them was to scrub pots but I make the for more of a personal use - to clean my face. To make sure only the fines touches my skin, I use 100% cotton yarn. They are just wonderful for all my soaps, washes, peels, and other beauty products.

The original pattern can be found on a Japanese website and my English translation of it is as follows:

Materials: worsted weight yarn in two different colors.
Hook: H-8 (5mm) - I do believe smaller hooks could be used as well

Using color 1: 
Ch19 - from now on you will be working ONLY in BACK loops.
Round 1: Sc in each ch. (18)
Round 2: Ch1, sc2tog, *sc in next sc. Repeat from * 15 times, 2sc in last sc. (18)
Using color 2:
Round 3: Ch1, 2sc in first sc, *sc in next sc. Repeat from * 15 times, sc2tog at the end of the row. (18)
Round 4: Ch1, sc2tog, *sc in next sc. Repeat from *15 times. 2sc in last sc. (18)
Round 5-20: Repeat rnds 3 and 4, alternating color at each odd row.

To finish off, either ss the last row with the first, or simply sew them together. Run a stitch on each side and pull it tight to close. Manipulate the Tawashi into shape with your fingers, if necessary. What a great project! Superb addition to any beauty or housewares gift basket!


  1. Oh, these would almost be to precious to immerse in soap or dishwater! Thank you for sharing this!

  2. Thank you for your tuto.
    I made three tawashis with it : if you want to see them, i posted a photo on my own blog (and a link to yours).

  3. I love these! Thank you so much for the pattern! I've made two already and plan to make many more. Great gifts. Thank you again!

  4. I don't see if you turn your work at end of row

  5. I have been making these for washing up sponges for a few years now. I always come back to this page for reference. Thank you