Scrap Bin Heart
This week on Ask Me Monday, I show how to knit scrap bin heart plushies using the mitered method. This cute project is a great way to use those the scraps in your stash, then share a little love this Valentine’s Day. Keep your heart as a simple plushie, use them as pin cushions, add a loop to hang it as a V-day ornament, or fill them with dried lavender and chamomile for a sweet sachet. No matter what, who wouldn’t heart getting a handmade scrap bin heart? Enjoy!
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Scrap Bin Heart Plushie: Make it!
Scraps of 3 yarns, in similar-weight, in different colors: A, B & C
(Shown: Loopy Mango Big Cotton, Knit Collage Gypsy Garden, and Valley Yarns Superwash Super Bulky)
Knitter’s Pride needles in the corresponding size to heaviest weight of yarn chosen
(Used in the video: Knit & Purr Interchangeable Set)
Knitter’s Pride Wool Needles
Yarn scraps, cotton or polyfill stuffing
Optional: lighter weight yarn for seaming.
Varies based on yarn.
Not important for this project.
DIRECTIONS (Make 2)
With A, CO 20 sts, placing marker at center point (after 10 sts.)
Row 1: With A, k to 2 sts before marker, ssk, sl m, k2tog, k to end.
Row 2: Knit.
Rows 3-4: Rep Rows 1-2
Cut A; join B.
Rows 5-6: With B, rep Rows 1-2.
Cut B; join C.
Rows 7-8: With C, Rep Rows 1-2
Row 9: Rep Row 1.
Row 10 (WS): Ssk, BO to last 2 sts (there’ll also be 1 st on your RH needle), k2tog, BO rem sts.
NOTE: If you’re working in an Aran weight or lighter, BO leaving a long tail for seaming. For heavier weight yarns, I suggest using a separate, lighter weight yarn for seaming.
With WS facing, place two hearts together; stuff ends so they’re sandwiched inside. Using the Wool Needle and strand of yarn, seam to pieces together while also adding more yarn scraps or stuffing as necessary.
Weave in remaining end.
More Valentine’s Projects
- Boho Wallhanging
- Mooshy Gooshy Crochet Cowl
- Crochet Heart Motif
- Paper & Yarn Galentines
- Love Rocks Knit Neck Garland
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