Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Crochet Tawashi Scrub Sunflower Pattern Free

A friend of mine introduced me to a popular Japanese scrubbing cloth called a Tawashi about a year ago and I just can't rave enough about them.  For starter's, they get the dishes super clean and when crocheted with a fine fibre acrylic yarn they help the environment by putting less detergent into our lakes, rivers and oceans.  Plus, they are stinkin' cute!
The Sunflower tawashi pattern was created in my dreams one night after looking online for a nubby scrub.  I decided it would be faster to write a pattern then look for a free one.  They turned out so adorable I just have to share the pattern and spread the love.

Free Pattern Instructions:
With brown acrylic, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 8 sc in the first ch.
Rnd 2: In a continuous round spiral working through the back loops only, stitch 2 sc in each st around – 16 sts.
Rnd 3: Working through back loops only, work * 2 sc in next st, sc in next st, rep from * around – 24 sts.
Rnd 4: Working through back loops only, work * 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around – 32 sts.
Rnd 5: Working through back loops only, work * 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts, rep from * around – 40 sts. Fasten off.
From right side, join brown acrylic with sl st in front loop of the first st on Rnd 1.
Rnd 1: Working through front loops only work *1 sc  in first st and continue by chaining 3, ss the whole chain into the next sc , work 1 sc in the next st and ch 3, ss the chain into the next sc  repeat * to * all the way around in a spiral for rounds 2 and 3. 
Rnd 4: Working through front loops only, join yellow acrylic and work * 1 sc in first st and continue by chaining 5, then ss the chain into the next st*,  repeat * to *  in the next chain and all the way around through round 5.  Fasten off.

Handle Strap Instructions:
With brown, ch 20.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 19 sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. Fasten off.
This is my first time sharing a pattern so please feel free to ask questions and I will do my best to answer them timely. Any suggestions are welcome as well.

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