Berry Picking Apron

Part of the fun of summer is the abundance of fresh berries. If you’re lucky enough to have a berry farm nearby, wear this apron to protect your clothes as you pick warm berries fresh from the bush. Your summer guests will love the delicious, homemade pies!

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 20” wide and 16” tall

Gauge: 22 sts and 32 rows = 4″ in pattern after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn:

Light Weight Yarn Knit Picks City Tweed DK (55% Merino Wool, 25% Superfine Alpaca, 20% Donegal Tweed; 123 yards [112 meters]/50 grams): #24545 Romance (4 balls)

Needles: US size 6 (4.0 mm): 24” straight or circular needles

Notions: Tapestry needle; four stitch holders or waste yarn

Special Stitches

LT (Left Twist): Skip next st, k second st behind first st, k skipped st, drop both sts from needles.

RT (Right Twist) Skip next st, k second st in front of first st, k skipped st, drop both sts from needles.

Pattern Notes

The Zigular Apron is worked from the bottom up with 2 pockets. The pocket linings are worked first and set aside. The apron is worked up to where the pockets are placed and the pockets joined. Continued working in the established pattern up to the waist. Stitches are cast-on for ties. Make the ties as long as you need by casting on more or less stitches. The apron is finished with the waist and ties worked in Garter Stitch.

Pattern

Pocket Lining (make 2)

CO 27 sts.

Work in St st until piece measure 4″, ending with a WS row.

Do not BO. Place sts on holder and set aside.

Apron

CO 118 sts.

Knit 10 rows.

Row 1 (RS): K5, *(LT) 3 times, k3; rep from * to 5 sts before end of row, k5.

Row 2 and all WS Rows: K5, p across to 5 sts before end of row, k5.

Row 3: K5, *k1, (LT) 3 times, k2; rep from * to 5 sts before end of row, k5.

Row 5: K5, *k2, (LT) 3 times, k1; rep from * to 5 sts before end of row, k5.

Row 7: K5, *k3, (LT) 3 times; rep from * to 5 sts before end of row, k5.

Row 9: K5, *k3, (RT) 3 times; rep from * to 5 sts before end of row, k5.

Row 11: K5, *k2, (RT) 3 times, k1; rep from * to 5 sts before end of row, k5.

Row 13: K5, *k1, (RT) 3 times, k2; rep from * to 5 sts before end of row, k5.

Row 15: K5, *(RT) 3 times, k3; rep from * to 5 sts before end of row, k5.

Row 16: K5, p across to 5 sts before end of row, k5.

Rep Rows 1-16 twice more.

Work Rows 1-8 once more.

Join Pockets

Row 9 (RS): Maintaining established st pattern across row, k5, work next 18 sts in pattern, sl next 27 Apron sts from LH needle to holder, with RS facing of first pocket sl 27 Pocket sts from holder onto working needles and work across these 27 pocket sts maint est pattern, work next 18 sts in pattern, sl next 27 Apron sts from LH needle to holder, with RS facing of second pocket sl 27 Pocket sts from holder onto working needles and work across 27 pocket sts main test pattern, work across to end of row in est pattern. (118 sts)

Work Rows 10-16 of pattern.

Rep Rows 1-16, 3 more times.

Ties

With RS facing and using the Cable Cast-On Method, CO 100 sts. To adjust length of Tie, cast-on more or less sts. (218 sts)

Next Row (RS): Knit.

Next Row (WS): Using the Cable Cast-On Method, CO 100 sts, knit across row. (318 sts)

Knit 8 rows.

BO all sts.

Pocket Edging

Sl 27 sts from first pocket from holder onto working needles.

Knit 4 rows.

BO all sts.

Work second pocket same as first.

Finishing

Using your preferred method, sew pocket lining to inside of the apron, taking care not to sew through Apron to the front.

Weave in all ends. Blockyarn ball

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Comments
  • austinandjustin

    While I want to make this, I have no idea what to do with it once its made. My grandma would have loved it. No one else cooks enough in my family to use it.

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  • I had a quick look but need more time to understand what it should look like. Do you have any schematics please – as in dressmaking – as it is easier for me to work to a definite shape in mind, thank you.

    C C an OAP

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  • I like the apron, but who wears an apron anymore? I certainly wouldn’t wear it to go pick berries with, can’t put the berries in the pockets. Nice pattern, though, maybe for a car wash since my tummy gets all wet every time I wash my car?

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  • I think this apron is really nice! Always looking for aprons to keep me tidy doing all kinds of tasks around the home. Aprons are good for all age groups. If you have young children; they are always reaching with busy, not always clean little hands-better to wipe on an apron than you.
    Aprons make great gifts; with or without a towel set to go with them. If you use your imagination you’ll soon find aprons make great friends!
    PS Size it down and make one for the youngsters in your life-maybe add another pocket or a long divided one. Kids love aprons and pockets. Gee folks, the positive side of an apron could go on quite awhile!

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