Such a fun word for these little dish scrubbies! And a great way to use up cotton yarn scraps. I’ve already made us a bunch of washcloths for the bathroom, but I don’t like full-sized cotton washcloths in the kitchen; these little tawashi are just the right size for dishes, and don’t take much yarn – and you can use 2-3 colors per tawashi for even greater scrap-busting power.
It’s difficult to tell in the picture, but the yellow one is made from two yarns (alternating every two rows), and the blue one has a wedge of a different blue because the scraps ran out. They are knit flat in garter stitch, a simple bias strip 25 stitches across and 60 rows long that is then sewn together at the ends to make a tube and then has each open end gathered tightly – they end up being double thickness. Each tawashi measures 4.25″ in diameter. The directions have you crochet a little hanging loop, but I’m not sure I’ll do that since we don’t have anywhere to hang them in the kitchen sink.