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Mini Falling Leaf Lace Dishcloth

May 17, 2008

I don’t know about you, but I make a dishcloth and have a good amount of cotton left over. Too much to throw away but too little to make another cloth. It also has the annoying habit of not going with any other left overs, so I can’t make another full sized one. Based on my previous Falling Leaf Lace Washcloth, I set out to discover how making a smaller one would work out. Turns out it does and I like it.

This “mini” dishcloth measures about 7.5 inches by 6.75 inches.

Materials: Less than 1/2 ball of worsted weight dishcloth cotton. The sample is made with Sugar ‘n Cream.

Needles: Size 7

Cast on 29 stitches and knit 3 rows in seed stitch (p1, K1). Start and end each row with a p1.

Each of the pattern rows that follow are written to begin and end with p1, k1, p1 to create the seed stitch border that runs up each side.

Falling Leaf Lace stitch pattern:

Multiple of 10 + 3 plus 6 stitches for border

1st row (right side): p1, k1, p1, K1, k2tog, k3, *yo, k1, yo, k3, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k3; rep from * to last 10 sts, yo, k1, yo, k3, sl 1, k1, psso, k1, p1, k1, p1.

2nd and every even row: p1, k1, Purl 25, k1, p1.

3rd row: p1, k1, p1, K1, k2tog, k2, *yo, k3, yo, k2, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k2; repeat from * to last 11 sts, yo, k3, yo, k2, sl 1, k1, psso, k1, p1, k1, p1.

5th row: p1, k1, p1, K1, k2tog, k1, *yo, k5, yo, k1, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k1; repeat from * to last 12 stitches, yo, k5, yo, k1, sl 1, k1, psso, k1, p1, k1, p1.

7th row: p1, k1, p1, K1, k2tog, yo, k7, *yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k7; repeat from * to last 6 stitches, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k1, p1, k1, p1.

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9th row: p1, k1, p1, K2, yo, k3, *sl 1, k2tog, psso, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3; repeat from * to last 11 stitches, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k3, yo, k2, p1, k1, p1.

11th row: p1, k1, p1, K3, yo, k2, *sl 1, k2tog, psso, k2, yo, k3, yo, k2; repeat from * to last 11 stitches, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k2, yo, k3, p1, k1, p1.

13th row: p1, k1, p1, K4, yo, k1, *sl 1, k2tog, psso, k1, yo, k5, yo, k1; repeat from * to last 11 stitches, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k1, yo, k4, p1, k1, p1.

15th row: p1, k1, p1, K5, *yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k7; repeat from * to last 11 stitches, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k5, p1, k1, p1.

16th row: p1, k1, Purl 25, k1, p1.

Repeat these 16 rows once more.

For the purposes of this mini dish cloth you work the 16 rows twice always beginning and ending the rows with the p1, k1, p1. Work 3 rows p1, k1 (Seed stitch) for bottom border. Cast off and weave in ends.

As a variation, you can crochet a chain of about 12 stitches off of your last cast off stitch; fasten the end; and have a loop for hanging the cloth.

(A note about the stitch pattern. It is not mine but I did convert it a bit from one found in an old Harmony Guide published in England in 1983. )

Nettie

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Sandi permalink
    November 30, 2009 8:31 pm

    HELP !!!! I am new to knitting dish cloths. All the patterns I’ve found work up so big. I was wondering if you know of any smaller patterns?

    Thanks,
    Sandi

  2. Sharon GIlnack permalink
    July 28, 2010 3:36 pm

    This is a wonderful pattern! Thanks so much. Do you allow folks to use your pattern for profit (selling items made from it?). Again thanks. I plan on making several for our church touse in the baskets for nursing home patients at Christmas.

  3. Linda permalink
    August 18, 2010 6:12 pm

    What a treat to find your mini dishcloth pattern today. Thank you!

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