Tawashi (Japanese Scrubbers)

I recently heard about these cute little items (that are often crocheted) as I was doing a search of Ravelry patterns for what to make with a nubbie stitch that I had just developed. Please see: http://www.craftstylish.com/item/43848/how-to-crochet-a-tawashi to see what Tawashi are.

The thing that really caught my eye was that they’re usually made of acrylic because that is rougher and dries more quickly than cotton.

So I made a little scrubber out of spare acrylic yarn (Red Heart actually, which was just perfect for this application).

A picture

Of course it’s even nubbier on the back

The stitch is interesting. I’ll be calling it the Nubbie Stitch. Using the latest version of my notation, it’s:
FPass{[YO, DrawLoop(VFrt), DrawGather(2)], DrawLoop(VFrt), Repeat}
/ RPass(Chain, GatherL, GatherL, Repeat)

This means that on the forward pass you alternate the Simple Stitch with the Extra YO Simple Stitch and on the return pass you throw in an extra chain stitch every other time.

Anyway, the net result was a fun little project and a cute little scrubber.

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