Mini Almost Lost Washcloth Knitting Pattern

Mini Almost Lost Washcloth Pattern | SimplyNotable.com

I’ve discovered a very resourceful knitter who modified the Almost Lost Washcloth pattern into the most clever little makeup removal cloths. If you make washcloths or dishcloths, I’ll bet you have plenty of cotton yarn leftovers that are just waiting to be transformed into these.

I also think her modifications are written in such a way as to clarify the “knit back” on the Almost Lost Washcloth Pattern – so may be helpful to those of you who continue to find that confusing.

Once you’ve done a couple, these are a snap to memorize, so you can whip them up anywhere – even without the instructions in front of you! Special thanks to Sandy, who graciously agreed to share her modifications on Simply Notable for you Almost Lost Washcloth fans out there!

 

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Mini Almost Lost Washcloths (or Makeup Removal Cloths) – by Sandy Tieman

Cast on 7 stitches and knit one row

1. K2, yo, K3 (leave 2 stitches, flip work and knit back to end of row) = 8 stitches

2. K2, yo, K2 (leave 4 stitches, flip work and knit back to end of row) = 9 stitches

3. K2, yo, K1 (leave 6 stitches, flip work and knit back to end of row) = 10 stitches

4. K2 (leave 8 stitches, flip work and knit back to end of row) = 10 stitches

Rows 5 and 6: knit

7. Cast off 3 stitches, k to end, flip and knit one more row. Repeat 9 times for 9 points, then bind off. Use a running stitch to cinch center of circle closed. Tie off and seam side of circle together.The Mini Almost Lost Washcloth Free Knitting Pattern | SimplyNotable.com

Stack them up in the bathroom for yourself or guests…

The Mini Almost Lost Washcloth Free Knitting Pattern | SimplyNotable.com
…or fill a basket for a special friend. These cute little mini cloths will  fly right off your needles!
Mom

 

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27 Comments

  1. Toni
    Posted August 22, 2014 at 6:28 am | Permalink

    I love the Almost Lost Washcloth and have made several (thank you!), but those mini cloths are super cute. I wish I could forgo a trip to the grocery store so I could cast on immediately. Thanks to you and Sandy for sharing both washcloths. Have a great weekend!

    • Mom
      Posted August 22, 2014 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

      Thank you Toni! We love the washcloths you have on your blog too! The Picot Swirl cloth is one of my favorites!

  2. Judy
    Posted August 22, 2014 at 3:36 pm | Permalink

    These look adorable! Did I miss the size of the needle to use? Being a new knitter, I’m hoping I can succeed with this project. Thanks for posting.

    • Mom
      Posted August 22, 2014 at 4:26 pm | Permalink

      Hi Judy! Ahhhh – I didn’t include that, did I? Silly me. I’d recommend the same size you use for the Almost Lost Washcloth. That pattern calls for size US 8, (5.0mm), but some knitters prefer using a bit smaller size for that pattern. I knit mine with US 7!

  3. Posted August 23, 2014 at 5:12 am | Permalink

    Oh! YAY!! Mini washcloths! Big thanks to Sandy for sharing the instructions. I LOVE the Almost Lost Washcloth and tried to figure out how to make it smaller (unsuccessfully) as I thought they would be cute coasters. Anyone want to guess what I cast-on this morning?

    • Mom
      Posted August 25, 2014 at 7:23 am | Permalink

      Haha Lori! I remember you mentioning that you’d like to make them smaller in the Ravelry group! Isn’t it cool that Sandy modified it then agreed to share? Thanks again Sandy! :-D My Granddaughters love getting little scrubbies like that for face washing and make up removal too. I didn’t think of coasters!

  4. Barbara
    Posted September 4, 2014 at 8:26 am | Permalink

    In the mini almost lost washcloth it says knit row 5 and 6… Isn’t it really rows 9 and 10 because of the back knitting?

    • Mom
      Posted September 4, 2014 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

      Yes Barbara, You’re absolutely right! :-) Thanks for the clarification.

  5. Gloria
    Posted September 7, 2014 at 9:12 am | Permalink

    Love your projects, so glad I found you. Thank you for all the free patterns

    • Mom
      Posted September 7, 2014 at 7:42 pm | Permalink

      You are so welcome Gloria! Thanks so much for being so kind to say so. Made my day! :-)

  6. Posted September 14, 2014 at 8:04 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for sharing this project. Love how they turn out and how they can be used for so many different gifts. Baby, special friend gift & house warming. Thanks for helping me get a jump on my holiday gifts too.
    thanks,
    Ginny

    • Mom
      Posted September 16, 2014 at 8:00 am | Permalink

      Yay Ginny! We can thank Sandy for being so kind to share her modifications to the original pattern! :-)

  7. Ruth
    Posted September 15, 2014 at 12:54 pm | Permalink

    Are rows 5 and 6 knit or knit and back?

    • Mom
      Posted September 16, 2014 at 7:40 am | Permalink

      They are just knit, Ruth. Two total rows of knitting.

  8. RITA BHATIA
    Posted September 16, 2014 at 11:40 am | Permalink

    Good Morning,

    Can you please explain what Flip work means? I am a new knitter and these would make good gifts?

    K2, yo, K3 (leave 2 stitches, flip work and knit back to end of row) = 8 stitches

    Also are Rows 5 and 6 just plain knitting?
    Thank you.

    • Mom
      Posted September 16, 2014 at 1:42 pm | Permalink

      Hi Rita, it just means to turn your knitting like you normally would do at the end of each row. Yes, rows 5 and 6 are just plain knitting. Hope that helps!

  9. Gayle
    Posted September 19, 2014 at 11:51 pm | Permalink

    Has anyone tried knitting with 2 different colors, alternating them to make use of tiny bits? I love the look of the variegated, but all my leftovers are single colors.

    • Mom
      Posted September 20, 2014 at 6:45 am | Permalink

      Thats a great idea, Gayle! I’d love to see your mini pinwheels! :-)

  10. Eileen
    Posted October 3, 2014 at 9:36 pm | Permalink

    So incredibly cute!!! I am making one for each of my little girls to use as washcloths. Also making sets of 4 to use as coasters. Could also string them along Icord and make bunting… You so ROCK!!

    • Mom
      Posted October 5, 2014 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

      Yay Eileen! So glad you’re having fun with them. I think they’re the cutest too. You resourceful knitters never fail to amaze me! :-)

    • Mom
      Posted October 5, 2014 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

      Yay Eileen! So glad you’re having fun with them. I think they’re the cutest too. You resourceful knitters never fail to amaze me! :-)

  11. Maria
    Posted October 13, 2014 at 7:50 am | Permalink

    Just a help on the cadt off 4
    The last cast of the 4 ( one remaing on the needle)
    What do i do with that one my work starts to unravel??
    Im a new knitter thsnks

    • Mom
      Posted October 17, 2014 at 8:02 am | Permalink

      When you’re completely done with your washcloth you just cut the yarn leaving a long enough piece to weave in, then pull it through that last stitch to fasten off. If you need more explicit directions for basic knitting techniques, a good source of how to videos can be found at knitting help.com

  12. Posted October 15, 2014 at 8:33 pm | Permalink

    I’m new knitter. When you knit this one and the larger one is it knitted all in one piece or seperate petals?

    • Mom
      Posted October 17, 2014 at 8:02 am | Permalink

      It’s knitted all in one piece, Rebecca.

  13. Gayle
    Posted October 17, 2014 at 8:08 am | Permalink

    I just made the cutest one in a pumpkin color bulky cotton! It’s a tad bigger than the regular sized one, and very thick. I’m going to use it as a trivet under the teapot to absorb drips and help keep it warm. Wish I could post a picture

    • Emily
      Posted October 17, 2014 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

      Gayle, you can share your photos on our Flickr group Simply Notable Crafty Friends.

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