Everyone knows that there are different ribbon colors associated with different illnesses, support groups… The Pink Ribbon for Breast Cancer is perhaps the most famous and well known.

Here is a free dishcloth pattern that utilizes the Pink Breast Cancer Ribbon:  http://www.knittingknonsense.com/pinkribboncloth.html

Black is one that I look for as I lost a brother to Melanoma. I have a son in the US Army, so yellow is another. Here is a list of all of the commonly recognized ribbon colors and their meanings:


Dishcloths are so easy and quick to knit that you could knit up a whole plethora of them, for every cause imaginable.

By Terrye


6 Comments so far

  1. Dorothy Burke on January 8, 2010 1:26 pm

    where do i find a pattern for knit your own ribbons?THANKS

  2. Terrye on January 11, 2010 11:06 am

    You can go to the links above and find a ribbon pattern knitted into the dishcloth. That’s the only pattern I have.


  3. Dorothy Burke on January 29, 2010 2:50 pm


  4. jean on October 24, 2011 8:36 am

    I’m thrilled that you are offering the awareness ribbon for breast cancer pattern. However, I would lovhe end product. Is this possible? Thanks, Jean

  5. jean on October 24, 2011 8:42 am

    Correction in previous comment: I would to see the end product

  6. jean on October 24, 2011 9:17 am

    Correction in previous comment: I would love to see a picture of the end product

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