DIY Eco Tawashi: Soap-Free Dishwashing!

DIY Eco Tawashi: Soap-Free Dishwashing!

Michelle Chin
Feb 3, 2011

A tawashi is a traditional Japanese scrubbing brush. This hand crocheted tawashi is made of 100% acrylic yarn, which is very similar to microfiber. According to the author, this fine-filamented textile is the key to magical, scratch-free cleaning and isn't only for dishes, but also for the bathtub or shower, car washing or anything you like!

The best part of using this crocheted tawashi is that you can surprisingly do your dishes without soap. If your plates are a little greasy, you can add some baking soda or vinegar to cut through it.

• Stitch marker or safety pin
• U.S. size F5 (3.75mm) crochet hook
• Yarn needle

• Acrylic yarn 7 different colors. You can use any 100% acrylic yarn. Click here for specific colors and brands.

Finished Size
• 4" (12cm) diameter, without ears
• Gauge: 15 sc 14 rows = 4"4" (10cm10cm)

Pattern Note
• This pattern is in continuous round, without turning or joining at the end of each round, unless otherwise specified. Place a marker in the first stitch of each round so that you can easily distinguish the beginning of each round.

Get the pdf download of the pattern.

Find the full tutorial complete with images at Make:Projects.

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(Images: Narumi Ogawa/Make:Projects)

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