Tawashi can be knitted or crocheted. If you are in to Zakka lifestyle, this would be a great project to complete. For scrubbies meant for skin, like your face or body, use yarn such as cotton. For dishes, pans, and surfaces, use acrylic since they are rough and can really clean out stubborn stains and food particles that have harden. Or, you can be creative and use any kind of yarn that fits your project.
Let's get started!
Gauge is not important here. Just follow what the label says about your specific yarn.
Yarn (your choice), I used acrylic, two colors: red (color 1, main color) and green (color 2, secondary color)
Knook, I used the 5.5 mm with a cord
Black yarn for eyes and mouth (optional)
Knit stitch, left to right or right to left (whichever you prefer) - I used knit left to right, or K LR
Knit bar increase (see my video), or k1f&b (knit one in the front and back)
I cord (see my video)
C1 = color 1, C2 = color 2, CO = cast on, sts = stitches, k = knit, k1f&b = knit one front and back of stitch, R = row, ssk = slip slip knit, k2tog = knit two together, dec = decrease, inc = increase
CO 4 sts using C1
R1: Begin inc; k1f&b, k2, k1f&b (6 sts)
R2: Knit all sts
R3: k1f&b, k4, k1f&b (8 sts)
R4: Knit all sts
R5: k1f&b, k6, k1f&b (10 sts)
R6: Knit all sts
R7: k1f&b, k8, k1f&b (12 sts)
R8 to R12: Knit all sts
R13: Begin dec; ssk, k8, k2tog (10 sts)
R14: ssk, k6, k2tog (8 sts)
R15: ssk, k4, k2tog (6 sts); cut C1 leaving tail
R16: Add C2; knit all sts
R17: Knit all sts
R18: Begin dec; ssk, k2, k2tog (4 sts)
R19: Knit all sts
R20: ssk, k2 (3 sts left); begin I-cord on this row until you have reached the desire length for the handle
Bind off the I-cord and leave a tail. Thread the tail through a yarn needle and sew this to the base of the I-cord to make the handle.
Optional: Add eyes and mouth with black yarn.