All Time Best #7: Knitted Dishcloth Pattern #1–Blackberries

by Ivory Soap on 11/17/2014

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In honor of our 1000th post in October 2014, we are counting down our most popular posts of all time. Each has received over 100K hits, and some as high as 500K! This week, at #7, is Knitted Dishcloth Pattern #1: Blackberries!


This pattern is inspired by our first decent year for blackberries. Now, I know blackberries aren’t exactly purple, but I found this shade of Soft Violet (Lily Sugar ‘n Cream) particularly fetching, and it is in the arena of blackberry-color. It looks blue in the photos, but it is violet in person. The “blackberries” are nice and scrubby. In a gift basket with a jar of blackberry preserves, perhaps?

I used size 6 circular needles, but you can use straights in whatever size you prefer for working with dishcloth cotton.

CO 32
Rows 1-4: K
Row 5: [RS] K4, *[K1, YO, K1] into next st, P3, rep from * to last 4 sts, K4.
Row 6: K4, *P3tog, K3, rep from * to last 4 sts, K4.
Row 7: K4, *P3, [K1, YO, K1] into next st, rep from * to last 4 sts, K4.
Row 8: K4, *K3, P3tog, rep from * to last 4 sts, K4.
Rep rows 5-8 nine more times, or until desired size.
K 4 more rows for border.
Bind off.

Here it is hanging out on its namesake:


Happy knitting!



{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Isabell November 18, 2014 at 8:40 pm

Thanks so much for sharing your talents.

Holly R May 26, 2015 at 9:52 pm

I really love this pattern, but I just have a quick question. I cast on 32 stitches, did my 4 rows. Started row 5. I knit 4 then I knit 1, yarn over, knit 1,purl 3, and repeat. But when i get to the end I only have 2 stitches left so I can’t do the 4 stitch border. I’m new to knitting so I’m pretty sure i misunderstood something. Could you clarify it for me if possible? Thanks so much. I really want to knit these for Christmas presents to go with blackberry jam.

Kathy pflum June 30, 2015 at 6:06 pm

I must be not getting p 3 is this a single purl 3 or 3 together last row I did not end up with four stitches please let me know

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