Free Pattern: Pear Tawashi

A tawashi is a Japanese traditional scrubbing brush. But there is nothing traditional about my crocheted Pear Tawashi! This scrubber is crocheted with acrylic yarn and dries a lot quicker than the cotton knitted ones, like my Hubby’s Favourite Dishcloths (Ravelry).

Pear Tawashi
Pear Tawashi

DOWNLOAD THE FREE PATTERN:
http://salihan.com/files/pear-tawashi.pdf
It is a print friendly PDF and has minimal pictures.

Supplies:
15g DK weight green acrylic yarn
Scrap amt of DK weight brown & white acrylic yarn
F-5/ 3.75mm crochet hook
Removable stitch marker
Embroidery needle

Stitch Explanation:
Canada/ USA crochet abbreviations used
ch = chain
rnd(s) = round(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
sc = single crochet or Aus/UK double crochet
sc 2 sts tog = single crochet 2 stitches together
dc = double crochet or Aus/UK treble crochet
tr = triple crochet or Aus/UK double treble crochet

EYES
Using brown yarn, chain 2. 6 sc into the 1st chain. Slip st into 1st sc. Fasten off and leave a long tail. Make another one.

Using white yarn, chain 2. 6 sc into the 1st chain. 2 sc into each st (12 sts). Slip st into 1st sc. Fasten off and leave a long tail. Make another one.

Eyes of Pear TawashiSewing eyes together for Pear Tawashi

Using an embroidery needle, sew brown circles onto white one using the long tails.
Eyes for Pear Tawashi

PEAR’S BODY
Using green yarn, chain 2. 6 sc into the 1st chain.

Mark the first stitch of the next round with a removable stitch marker. Reposition the marker at the beginning of each round to mark the new first stitch. Do not turn or join rounds until told to do so.

Rnd 1: 2 sc into each st – 12 sts
Rnd 2: *1 sc into st, 2 sc into next st, repeat from * to end of rnd – 18 sts
Rnd 3: 2 sc into first st, *1 sc into next 2 sts, 2 sc into next st, repeat from *, 1 sc into last 2 sts –24 sts
Rnd 4: 1 sc into first st, 2 sc into next st, *1 sc into next 3 sts, 2 sc into next st, repeat from *, 1 sc into last 2 sts – 30 sts
Rnd 5: 1 sc into first 3 sts, 2 sc into next st, *1 sc into next 4 sts, 2 sc into next st, repeat from *, 1 sc into last st – 36 sts
Rnd 6: *1 sc into next 5 sts, 2 sc into next st, repeat from * to end of rnd – 42 sts
Rnd 7: 1 sc into first st, 2 sc into next st, *1 sc into next 6 sts, 2 sc into next st, repeat from *, 1 sc into last 5 sts – 48 sts
Rnd 8: 1 sc into first 3 sts, 2 sc into next st, *1 sc into next 7 sts, 2 sc into next st, repeat from *, 1 sc into last 4 sts – 54 sts
Rnd 9: *1 sc into next 8 sts, 2 sc into next st, repeat from * to end of rnd – 60 sts
Body of Pear Tawashi

PEAR’S TOP
Row 1: 1 sc into next 13 sts, TURN – 13 sts
Row 2: Ch 1, sc 2 sts tog, 1 sc into next 11 sts, TURN – 12 sts
Row 3: Ch 1, sc 2 sts tog, 1 sc into next 10 sts, TURN – 11 sts
Crocheting the top of Pear Tawashi
Row 4: Ch 1, sc 2 sts tog, 1 sc into next 9 sts, TURN – 10 sts
Row 5: Ch 1, sc 2 sts tog, 1 sc into next 8 sts, TURN – 9 sts
Row 6: Skip first st, dc into 2nd st, 2 dc into 3rd st, 2 tr into 4th, 5th & 6th st, 2 dc into 7th st, 1 dc into 8th st, sl st into last st (see video)


If you do not see the video above, click HERE to watch directly on YouTube.

Fasten off and weave in ends. Using an embroidery needle, sew eyes onto pear.
Sewing eyes on Pear Tawashi

Embroider a mouth using brown yarn.
One side of Pear Tawashi done

Make another pear. When completed, do not fasten off. Weave in loose end.

Slip stitching along edge of both sides of Pear Tawashi
Placing wrong sides of pears together, slip st around the edges of both pears using the working yarn and hook.

Both sides of Pear Tawashi done

STEM
Using brown yarn, chain 19. Skip first chain (closest to the hook), 1 sc into 18 chains. Fasten off, leaving a long tail about 6″/ 15cm long.

Sewing stem on Pear Tawashi
Weave in loose end. Attach stem to the top of the pear using the long tail and an embroidery needle.

DONE!
Finished Pear Tawashi

DOWNLOAD THE FREE PATTERN:
http://salihan.com/files/pear-tawashi.pdf
It is a print friendly PDF and has minimal pictures.

Creative Commons License
This free crochet pattern is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.

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