The genius behind this collaborative knitted strawberries project is Liz Taylor of Whaplode, Lincolnshire.
She and some friends, part of a knitters’ group at The Wool Bar, their local yarn shop (LYS) created this stunning knit strawberry plant as a surprise for the owner.
The pattern for the large leaf from the book “100 Flowers to Knit & Crochet” by Lesley Stanfield, is ideal.
The little white knitted flowers were custom made by one of the knitters, but Liz wrote that there is a similar one in the “100 Flowers” book. The pattern for the larger knitted strawberry leaves was written it out by Liz on her blog, Magweeds Mayhem.
I hope you’ll check out her post about these knitted strawberries, because she’s written about how this knitted strawberry plant was brought to life, by whom, and why, plus she’s got some photos of the knitters at work.
I wonder if Liz and her friends have any idea how popular their knitted strawberry plant has become. I have seen the photo of it many times in my research for Crocheters Anonymous on Facebook, but it took some hunting to find the true source and story behind it.
Imagine how much fun it would to do a crocheted strawberry plant this well. Whether knitted or crocheted, these would be a beautiful addition to your wooly garden!