Saturday, April 14, 2012

scrubbie tutorial

This is not my own pattern. It is only a picture tutorial on how to crochet this pattern for a tawashi/dish scrubbie.
with an H hook and cotton yarn, Chain 21 

in the second chain from the hook, single crochet 2 times in the same stitch. this is an increase.

single crochet in each stitch across, stopping with the last 2 stitches unworked.

single crochet the last 2 stitches together. this is a decrease.

first row complete
ch 21, sc2x ss, sc across, sc2tog in last 2 stitches.

chain 1, turn. decrease over the next 2 sc.
in the previous row, this is the last decrease and one more sc together.

single crochet in each stitch across, leaving the last stitch unworked.

work 2 single crochet in the last stitch.

chain 1 and turn.

work 2 single crochet in the first stitch.

continue to sc in each stitch, decrease over the last 2 stitches.

I added stitch markers on the starting chain. You can see how its shape is slanted.
This is because of the decreases are only on one side and the increases on the opposite side.

after row 5.
Just keep repeating rows 1 and 2 for 22 rows total.
after row 10.
I switched one of the white stitch markers with a blue one.
now I can see on the blue side is the increases and the white side is the decreases.

during row 13, now the slanting is really taking shape.

finished with the crocheting.

the pattern calls to slip stitch the ends together; I whip stitched  mine.

after the ends are sewn together, it creates a tunnel.

with the same strand of yarn that it used to sew the sides together with, weave it in and out around the top of the tunnel. GENTLY pull to snug it tight. I say GENTLY because I have broken the yarn many times.

drop the threaded needle through to the other side.

turn over the scrubbie.
Using the same strand,  weave it in and out around the other side to close in the same way. 

the scrubbie should flatten as you scrunch the ends inward.

I make a few stitches through the scrubbie from side to side.

Add a chain loop to hang your scrubbie:
insert hook into a loop at the desired location for a loop.  yarn over and begin the chain.

Since I broke my yarn, my chain loop is too small to use and that is ok, I just wanted to be able to show you how, in case you want them on yours. 

This scrubbie looks different because I used both loops..
For the dish scrubbies, I prefer crocheting the entire pattern in the BACK LOOPS only. this creates  good cleaning ridges for scrubbing. I would not suggest the ridges for facial scrubbies and they can be 2 rows less than the tawashi pattern for a smaller size.


  1. Hi dear friend, Thank you for the pattern very much. Pattern with pictures is very important for me to understand good. Because my english is not sufficient enough.. Really thank you. I think I can try to make it. Best wishes..


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