Crochet Pattern: Optical Illusion TawashiBy Claire Ortega – 13 Comments
The tawashi has gained much popularity over the years. Originally from Japan, today knitters and crocheters all around the world have joined in the fun. And who wouldn’t like the idea of making their own scrubbers, made of 100% acrylic (read:ridiculously cheap) yarn, and save the environment all at the same time? It can be used with or without detergent, too, so it not just helps save the environment, but gives your everyday budget a break, too.
Finished Size: 5.5″ across (excluding strap)
100% Acrylic Medium Weight Yarn in Main Color (blue) and Contrast Color (pink)
Crochet Hook H (5.00 mm)
Gauge: Not important.
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Crochet Pattern: Optical Illusion Tawashi
Round 1: With Main Color (MC), make an adjustable magic ring, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc here and throughout), 5 dc into ring, change to Contrast Color (CC), 6 dc into ring: 12 dc
Round 2: ch 3, dc in first stitch, 2 dc in each of next 5 dc, change to MC, 2 dc in each of next 6 dc: 24 dc
Round 3: ch 3, dc in first stitch, dc in next dc, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc) 5 times, change to CC, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc) 6 times: 36 dc
Round 4: ch 3, dc in first stitch, dc in next 2 dc, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc) 5 times, change to MC, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc) 6 times: 48 dc
Round 5: ch 1 (does not count as stitch), sc in next 3 dc, (ch 3, sc in next 3 dc) 15 times, ch 4, tr on top of first sc of the round.
Finish off and weave in ends.
Enjoy your tawashi! Have fun experimenting with color combination. If you need any help just leave a comment below.