Ultra Nubby Scrubby Crochet Tawashi Dishcloths


Get a load of this ultra nubby beast of a crochet project:

I’ve been nursing a sprained/fractured finger over the last few weeks. Right before I messed up my finger I had started on this project then I was forced to take a break. I then discovered I could still crochet (slow paced) however I cannot do tight gauge stuff like amigurumi until my finger is fully healed.

While I was making these, my husband kept stealing them to fidget with. He really likes the white one because it is really stiff and has fun little arms to pull.

This white tawashi is called “Jellyfish” tawashi. Everyone who saw me making it couldn’t figure out what I was doing and concluded it was a jellyfish. This variation in particular is really sturdy and scrubby.

♥ With this pattern there are 5 forms, all easy to modify to be bigger and higher nubs. ♥

Here is all the other forms that I put in the pattern:

Fluffy Jelly Tawashi Dish Cloth – this one is very soft compared to the regular Jelly Tawashi. The nubs are constructed differently to be more open with also has more height and poof going on.

Sun Burst Tawashi – this dishcloth is more on the flatter side, fun and loopy with great scrub capacity. This one crochets up fast!

Medallion Tawashi – this one has coarse, tight nubs for ultra scrubbing power! Very compact!

Spiral Tawashi – a simple spiral dishcloth. Light scrubbing and looks great with variegated yarn.

♥  I got this fun crochet pattern up at My Etsy Shop or can be purchased via Ravelry (no account needed) by clicking this nifty button. ♥ 

Unfortunately, these dishcloths do not make good rabbit hats. Kinda looks like a chef hat or nubby beret? Benson was not impressed. He threw it off and made a cage jail break escape!

Phew! Lots of dishcloths! I actually majorly dented my cotton yarn stash making these and will have to buy more yarn (yessss!).  I got another crochet project idea I’m going to start working on today since I have this one completed. Though, I probably need to go back and make more of this pattern, ya know… christmas gifts. ARG!

Spiral Nubby Dishcloth – Free Pattern

Dishcloths are a great little project. Small, quick projects that fulfills the crocheting urge. I remember when I first moved out, and was on a budget, I would crochet dishcloths and tea towels and only use those instead of store bought stuff.

With that said, doing the basic dishcloth is “meh” to me. I want something cute or funky! My favourite dishcloth is a similar pattern that creates nubs with a combination of Treble crochets and Single crochets. There are a buncha patterns in different names doing the same freaking thing, but an example pattern I am talking about would be Nubby Dishcloth @ crochetme. I unfortunately don’t have any pictures of the ones I’ve created because I’ve given them away as fast as I could make them!

Spiral Nubby Dishcloth 3

My variant – Spiral Nubby Dishcloth – is worked in a round creating a pattern of nubs on one side.


  • Worsted weight cotton in the colour of your choice. I prefer solids, but I made these in varigated to use up leftover stash. Approximately 27 yards of yarn.
  • 4.5mm or 5mm hook, achieving a tight-ish gauge.
  • stitch marker, such as a safety pin, to mark rounds.

SC= Single Crochet
TR= Treble Crochet
Sl St= Slip Stitch

Crocheting time!

  1. Create a magic loop (Youtube howto video) and SC 8 into the ring.
  2. Chain 1. TURN. Do a TR + SC in each stitch, doing 2 stitches per stitch. Sl St the ring closed. 8 Nubs total. The nubs should be forming on the side away from you. That side is the right side.
  3. Chain 1. DO NOT TURN. *TR+SC in the same stitch. SC 1 in the next stitch* repeat 8 times until the end. Sl St the ring closed.
  4. Chain 1. DO NOT TURN. *TR+SC in the same stitch. SC 1 in the next 2 stitches* repeat 8 times until the end. Sl St the ring closed.
  5. Chain 1. DO NOT TURN. *TR+SC in the same stitch. SC 1 in the next 3 stitches* repeat 8 times until the end. Sl St the ring closed.
  6. Chain 1. DO NOT TURN. *TR+SC in the same stitch. SC 1 in the next 4 stitches* repeat 8 times until the end. Sl St the ring closed.
    Chain 1. DO NOT TURN. *TR+SC in the same stitch. TR 1 , SC 1, TR 1, SC 1* repeat 8 times until the end.  Sl St the ring closed. To create a border of nubs (as seen in my blue/green example)
  7. Chain 1. TURN. *2 SC in the same stitch, SC 1 in the next 5 stitches*. Sl St the ring closed.
  8. To create a hanging loop, Chain 10 and sl st the same or next stitch. Fasten off, weave in loose ends.

Row 6 option 1 – Windmill/spiral of nubs.
Spiral Nubby Dishcloth 1

Row 6 option 2 – Spiral of nubs with the final row being a circle of nubs.
Spiral Nubby Dishcloth 2

Variations: Add extra nubs on the even numbered rows following the 2nd row 6 option, doing TRs and SC alternating.

Pretty funky, eh? Good pot scrubber too <3

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