Monday, 16 May 2011

Strawberry Plant Pot Cosy

To fit a plant pot 11.5” circumference, 3.5” height.

This pattern uses double moss stitch to create a nice bobbly juicey strawberry look. I used 3.5mm double pointed needles to knit it in the round, but if you prefer to knit flat then just swap "K" for "P" and vice versa on even rows and then matress stitch up the side. To be honest, the double moss stitch can be quite fiddly on dp.

Strawberry Plant Pot Cosy photo

Starting with red DK wool...

Cast on 40 on dp needles

rows 1-3 Knit
row 4 [K3, KFB] to end (50 stitches total)
rows 5-6 [K1, P1]
rows 7-8 [P1, K1]
rows 9-10 [K1, P1]
rows 11-12 [P1, K1]
rows 13-14 [K1, P1]
rows 15-16 [P1, K1]
row 17 [K1, P1]

Now you start to bring the green wool in for the leaves...
row 18 [K1, P1, K1 red, K1 green]
row 19 [P1, K1 red, K2 green]
row 20 [P1 red, K3 green]
row 21 [K1 red then K3 green]
row 22 [K1 red then K2, KFB in green]

Now lose the red wool and keep going in just green...
row 23 Knit
row 24 [K1, KFB]
row 25 Knit
row 26 bind off

Thread bind off end through bind off loops as a drawstring to hug top of pot.
Duplicate stitch some seeds in yellow, you can go for random location or every 6 stitches, 6 rows apart. You don't need to worry too much about weaving ends in as wrong side is hidden by pot and it quite a static item.

Et voila, a strawberry plant pot cosy to keep your strawberry plants nice and warm!

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Patterns I love that helped give me some inspiration to put this pattern together include:

5 comments:

  1. Very effective! I'm now looking for a cover for the pot of cream....

    Winchester Waughkies

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  2. I know you were jesting... but you'll find your cream cooler here:
    http://stratagemaddict.blogspot.com/2011/06/cream-cooler.html

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  3. Winchester Waughkies10 June 2011 09:26

    So, just in time for the Wimbledon season.

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    1. What does KFB mean? How do I do this?

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    2. All the stitches are listed in the Glossary (third tab at the top) - KFB means Knit Front and Back which is an increase stitch; knit the sttch but don't slide it off the needle, then go back and knit it through the back of the stitch.

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