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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Wash Your Dishes With This Beautiful Tawashi "bundle"


According to Wikipedia, “The tawashi (a bundle) is a Japanese traditional scrubbing brush to
wash off the dirt. The typical tawashi is Kamenoko Tawashi.” “An acrylic tawashi [akuriru tawashi) is a tawashi made of acrylic [yarn], typically knitted or crocheted.” Tawashi scrubbers have been used in Japan for about 25 years, but have only recently found their way to the United States. In japan, the yarn normally used to make tawashi has anti- bacterial qualities, but, unfortunately, this yarn isn’t readily available in the United States yet. Tawashi are both cute and very quick to make. Because they are so cute, tawashi are a great tool to use to encourage children to help with


cleaning chores.
A basket of tawashi and a bottle of earth- friendly dish soap or bath soap would make a wonderful gift.
Tawashi made in acrylic yarns are flexible and maintain their shape and color after lots of usage. Tawashi can also be made from cotton yarn or a yarn made from a combination of fibers.
Tawashi can be used to clean greasy pots and pans, regular dishes and cloudy glasses in water
below 80 degrees with very little dish soap.
This asset can be useful for people with eczema or sensitive skin. Tawashi can be used to clean almost anything! That includes windows and wheels, people and pets, fixtures and furniture!
You can easily wash the dirt and grime out of tawashi in the washing machine or in the dishwasher.
After washing your tawashi, put it in the sunlight to dry. To keep it smelling fresh, be sure to dry
it thoroughly. 
Here are a few other tawashi tips: 
Don’t iron acrylic tawashi.
Don’t use or clean acrylic tawashi with chlorine bleach.
Keep acrylic tawashi away from fire.
 Don’t use on or near hot pots, pans or stoves.


PUZZLE TAWASHI

  
MATERIALS
Red Heart Super Saver medium(worsted) weight yarn (7 oz/  364 yds/198g per skein):
1 oz} 50 yds/28g each #672 spring green, #512 turqua, # 718 shocking pink and #324 bright yellow
Size H/8/5mm crochet hook
 Tapestry needle
GAUGE

Gauge is not important for this item.


INSTRUCTIONS
PUZZLE
STRIP
MAKE 1 OF EACH COLOR.
Row 1: Ch 25, sc in back bar (see Fig. 1} of 2nd ch from hook and in back bar of each ch across, 
tum. (24 sc}



Rows 2-5: Working in back lps , ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. At end of last row, fasten off.


Row 6: Working in starting ch on opposite side of row 1, join with sc in first ch, sc in each ch across.
 Fasten off.


FINISHING
Folding Strips in half according to Assembly Diagram (see Fig 2), sew short ends of each Strip tog. 


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