Why should purses get all the fun little accessories? Knit in the round on two double-pointed needles, these strawberries can be flat or stuffed with polyester filling and attach easily to your little one’s flip flops. Using two I-cords attached to the back of each berry, you’ll be able to tie the strawberry onto each sandal with ease.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Size: 2” wide x 4” long.
Gauge: 20 sts and 23 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking.
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Cascade 220 Superwash (100% Superwash Wool; 220 yards [200 meters]/100 grams): #809 Really Red (MC, 1 skein), #906 Chartreuse (CC, 1 skein), #821 Daffodil (C1, 1 skein).
Needles: US size 7 (4.5 mm) set of 5 DPNs or preferred needles for working in the rnd.
Notions: Tapestry needle, scissors, small bag of polyester fiberfill.
*Knit a row. Slide sts to other end of needle without turning work. Pull yarn firmly and rep from *, creating a tube.
Strawberry motif is worked in the rnd on two DPNs.
Two I-cords are knit separately and sewn on the backside of the strawbery to use for attaching and securing the strawbery to the sandals.
The strawberry motif is fully removable and washable.
Seeds are embroidered on the strawbery.
Optional is to slightly stuff the strawberry with pollyfiber stuffing for 3D visual appeal.
Using MC, CO 6 sts. Being careful not to twist sts, place a stitch marker at the first st and begin to knit in the rnd.
Rnd 1: Knit.
Rnd 2: (KFB, k1, KFB) twice. (10 sts)
Rnds 3-4: Knit.
Rnd 5: (KFB, k3, KFB) twice. (14 sts)
Rnds 6-7: Knit.
Rnd 8: (KFB, k5, KFB) twice. (18 sts)
Rnds 9-10: Knit.
Rnd 11: (KFB, k7, KFB) twice. (22 sts)
Rnds 12-14: Knit.
Rnd 15: [(K1 in CC, k4 in MC) twice, k1 in CC] twice.
Rnd 16: (Ssk in CC, k2 in MC, k3 in CC, k2 in MC, k2tog in CC] twice. (18 sts)
Rnd 17: (Ssk in CC, k1 in MC, k3 in CC, k1 in MC, k2tog in CC] twice. (14 sts)
Cut off MC.
Rnd 18: (Ssk, k3, k2tog) twice. (10 sts)
Rnd 19: (Ssk, k1, k2tog) twice. (6 sts)
Slightly stuff the Strawberry, if using the fiberfill for the 3D appeal.
Rnd 20: K3tog twice. (2 sts)
Cont I-cord for 5 rows.
Cut the yarn, leaving long enough tail and thread the end on tapestry needle. Pull the end through the rem sts on needles, gather up and close the hole, st to secure.
Thread the tail from the CO sts on tapestry needle. Stitch through all of the CO sts, pull up tight to close the hole and stitch to secure.
I-Cord (make 4)
Using CC, CO 2 sts.
Work I-cord for 24 rows.
Cut the yarn, leaving long enough tail and thread the end on tapestry needle. Pull the end through the rem sts on needles, gather up and close the hole, stitch to secure.
Using C1, embroider few seeds in random pattern on the strawberry.
Sew the two I-cords to the lower end of strawberry about 0.5” from the bottom.
Weave in ends, wash and block to measurements.
Use the two I-cords to attach the strawberry to the sandals and tie the other ends to the I-cord on top of the strawberry to secure.