Crochet Pattern: Vortex TawashiBy Claire Ortega – 11 Comments
|Just can’t get enough of tawashis? I know the feeling all too well. Here’s a tawashi with elements I love: texture, one-piece construction, and spiral work. Another feature I love in tawashis? Practicality. This tawashi makes chores a little easier on your hands, with a pocket-like construction–no need to concentrate on your grip while cleaning!|
|Texture is made by making stitches in the back loops only (blo) of stitches. The front is worked in a spiral, and the project continues back and forth in rows for the back, to make the pocket. A few chains are made for the loop, and a simple slip stitch border wraps up this handy project. Made with medium weight yarn and size H hook, this project works up fast.|
Finished Size: 4.5″ across
Medium Weight Yarn (small amount)
Crochet Hook H (5.00 mm)
Optional: Stitch Marker
Gauge: 8 sc stitches x 8 sc rows = 2″
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Crochet Pattern: Vortex Tawashi
Pattern Notes: The optional stitch marker is placed at the last stitch of each round. Doing this is particularly helpful for those unused to working spiral rounds. For those who prefer not to use stitch markers, please make sure to count your stitches at the end of each round to make sure you’re on the right track.
Front: All stitches from round 2 onwards are made in back loops only (blo).
Round 1: make an adjustable magic ring, ch 1, 6 sc in ring, place marker: 6 sc
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc round: 12 sc
Round 3: (sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) 6 times: 18 sc
Round 4: (sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 6 times: 24 sc
Round 5: (sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 6 times: 30 sc
Round 6: (sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 6 times: 36 sc
Round 7: (sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st) 6 times: 42 sc
Back: Work now proceeds in rows, and with stitches made under both loops.
Row 1: sl st in next sc, turn, sc in next 28 sc, sl st in next sc, turn: 28 sc
Row 2: ch 1, (sc in next 5 sc, sc2tog) 4 times, turn: 24 sc
Row 3: ch 1, (sc in next 4 sc, sc2tog) 4 times, turn: 20 sc
Row 4: ch 1, (sc in next 3 sc, sc2tog) 4 times, turn: 16 sc
Row 5: ch 1, (sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog) 4 times, turn: 12 sc
Row 6: ch 1, (sc in next st, sc2tog) 4 times, turn: 8 sc
Row 7: ch 1, sc2tog 4 times, turn: 4 sc
Row 8: ch 1, sc4tog: 1 sc
Loop and Edging:
Ch 10, sl st in each row and sc around. Finish off and weave in ends.
Enjoy your new tawashi! If you need anything, just leave a comment below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. Happy crocheting!