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. Right?
The “blackberries” are nice and scrubby. They hold up well over time too.
Use this knit dishcloth pattern in a gift basket with a jar of blackberry preserves, perhaps?
Knit Dishcloth Pattern: Blackberries
For this pattern, I used size 6 circular needles, but you can use straights in whatever size you prefer for working with dishcloth cotton.
Rows 1-4: K
R5: [RS] K4, *[K1, YO, K1] into next st, P3, rep from * to last 4 sts, K4.
R6: K4, *P3tog, K3, rep from * to last 4 sts, K4.
R7: K4, *P3, [K1, YO, K1] into next st, rep from * to last 4 sts, K4.
R8: 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.
Here it is hanging out on its namesake. Doesn’t it look lovely?:
P.S. Even though this was my very first knit dishcloth pattern, it’s still a favorite in my house. Any and all mistakes have been corrected over the years. Many new knitters have used this pattern as their maiden voyage into dishcloth-making. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask. Please do read the comments below first, however, as many questions have already been answered over the years.
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