Just what is tawashi?? The Japanese translation is “a traditional scrubbing brush to wash off the dirt”, and it’s also the latest craze among knitters and crocheters. Made of acrylic yarn, these little scrubbies are said to be eco-friendly because they are reusable and require use of little or no soap.
The patterns seen here are available free online and all, except the apple slice, came from Ravelry. I used some stash cotton and acrylic yarns. They worked up very quickly, and it was a great way to use up leftovers! Many of the patterns are written in Japanese, but graphs are provided that correspond to English symbols. Still not easy, but Little A ( who, by the way, does not crochet) insisted that I give the Japanese pattern for a fried egg tawashi a try. Nope…too hard.
You win, Little A. Still not too easy, but some help from Tawashi Town at Ravelry made a huge difference.
If you have little or no inclination to knit or crochet Tawashi, they are available for purchase on Etsy. Or, if you’re my friend or relative, you can have your pick. Just steer clear of the egg…or she’ll have me make another.