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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Johnny Apple & Little Mac pattern   Missy Strawberry pattern   Amigurumi Pears pattern

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38 Responses to “Free Pattern: Pear Tawashi”

  1. Michelle says:

    Thanks for the free pattern. It’s adorable. Looking forward to putting my crochet skills to use.

  2. Maria says:

    I was thinking about this last night and was going to vote for peas or frog. Wrong again
    🙂
    How cute are they – just might make washing up fun!!

  3. aeonie says:

    Can’t resist – I am making one now! Thanks for the pattern. It is so cute!!
    .-= aeonie´s last blog ..Grandfather’s hands =-.

  4. Tiffany says:

    You always make the cutest things!

  5. Julie says:

    Absolutely adorable!! And thank you for such thorough tutorials- I think even a newbie to crochet like myself could do this one!
    .-= Julie´s last blog ..Modification Mondays: OMA Blue Green =-.

  6. sukigirl74 says:

    Aren’t you sweet for sharing this…I’ve been meaning to make some tawashi and this one is adorable!
    Thanks Salihan!
    .-= sukigirl74´s last blog ..A vintage style crochet bunny =-.

  7. inoriz says:

    Hehehe I still think it looks like a frog.. ribbit ribbit!

  8. stitchpunk says:

    oh, sooo cute! I could never use him for something as crass as scrubbing dishes. i think 2 of them sewn together most of the way round, with a hanging loop at the top, would be a very cheerful soap holder

  9. Kimberly Pye says:

    Oh, hooray!

    It’s so cute! 🙂 Maybe it will even make washing dishes fun?? 😉
    .-= Kimberly Pye´s last blog ..We’re gonna crack open the bigeg! =-.

  10. Cee Lew says:

    Oh Adorable Salihan. How lovely to have found your site. Just as soon as I have mastered the amigurumi pears I will be making some sweet little tawashi with all my leftover green and brown acrylic yarn which I was wondering what to do with. My two little girls will love these at bath time.
    .-= Cee Lew´s last blog ..Morning Tea Anyone? Child’s Play. =-.

  11. vanessa says:

    He’s so cute, I couldn’t guess it right, because it’s the first time I’ve ever heard about Tawashi! thanks for the lovely pattern!

  12. Linda says:

    Salihan, its so cute, thanks for the pattern i will give it a try but i have to start my Amigurumi Pear first.
    .-= Linda´s last blog ..Outback Australia =-.

  13. Meg McG says:

    It never occurred to me to use acrylic for dishcloths. I have always used cotton. Does the type of acrylic matter? I think I hve some with a bit of a shine/sheen to it. Does it make a difference? Thanks for the pattern, it’s awfully cute!

    • Salihan says:

      I think 100% acrylic yarn is recommended for tawashi. The cheaper the better I think! The texture of acrylic is meant to scrub better than smooth cotton too.

    • Michelle says:

      My husband’s grandmother uses one inch strips of tulle and crochets little scrubbies. They work amazing!

  14. I don’t crochet (at least not very well) but this is a lovely tutorial. Thorough and great photos!
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  15. SecretAgent says:

    Awwww! It’s so cute! I love it! And I am thrilled that it’s free. 😉

    I think I will feature it in my podcast, which I am producing right now. 😀

    (And yes, this is the first place I have mentioned it. *grins*)
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  16. Umi says:

    I absolutely agree with all the comments above. With lots of love, Umi.

  17. Edwina says:

    Hi Salihan,

    Thanks for visiting my blog and entering the giveaway, hope you will visit again soon. ps. Love the free pattern – if only I could crochet!

    best wishes

    Edwina

  18. Very cute tawashi pattern! I love something that is cute and useful.
    .-= Laura’s Left Hook´s last blog ..New Free Pattern for Lovely Little Letter =-.

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  21. This is cute and handy…. would love to make some of it 🙂
    Thanks for the pattern and tutorial.
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  22. Nath says:

    Just a quick note to wish you a very happy and wonderfull day HIP HIP HOOOOOOOOOORAY !
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  23. Meg McG says:

    I just like to say tawashi. Cause it has washy in it. But its better than washy. Its like TA DA! and Washy! ta-washi. Love it.

  24. Paula Shimmel says:

    And here I was wondering what to do with all my odds and ends of acrylic yarn. These are so adorable, make washing dishes fun, who couldn’t smile looking at these?

  25. Lisa Bee says:

    I love this pattern. Its so cute. I had to make one. I call him my rotten pear because I used a mix yarn to do it (the color is pink and burgundy). lol. It still look cute, thanks.
    LB

    • Salihan says:

      That’s wonderful Lisa! Do you have a photo of it or are you on Ravelry? Would love to see your rotten pear! 🙂

  26. Michelle says:

    Your blog inspired me to learn crochet! I knew a little, little bit, but I’ve been practising and learning a bit more. Someday I’ll be able to make this pear!

    • Salihan says:

      That’s really good to hear! I’ve made several crochet videos and you can find it here on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/salihan78

      There are several other great crochet tutorials on YouTube but if you can’t find what you’re looking for, I’ll be happy to make a video for you. 🙂

  27. Bianca says:

    No way!! That is just too cute!! Girlfriend is teaching me to crochet and this is now at the top of my list!! Total awesome. Thank you for sharing xox
    .-= Bianca´s last blog ..…the party =-.

  28. eleonor says:

    Thanks for that really very nice pattern. I will crochet it and use it as a potholder – next piece to my future potholder collection.
    Best wishes from Austria!
    eleonor

  29. Amy says:

    This is a very cute pear! I have only just started getting into amigurumi and crochet, so I really appreciate your very detailed tutorial 🙂 I will get onto making this soon.
    .-= Amy´s last blog ..My New Camera Bag: Tamrac Express 7 =-.

  30. Cristi says:

    i loved your pattern, but i ended up not making a pear, but a frog… (long story.. ) i made it for a little boy that i am taking care of.. id love to send you a pic!! is there someplace i can link it?? lovely easy pattern, btw.. ill defo be making a few of these to actually use!! Smiles!!

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