Scrap Bin Heart Plushie

Scrap Bin Heart Plushies | #knitting pattern for #valentines by Vickie Howell

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!

Scrap Bin Heart Plushies | #knitting pattern for #valentines by Vickie Howell


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)

Stitch marker

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.


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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.

Scrap Bin Heart Plushies | #knitting pattern for #valentines by Vickie Howell

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2 Responses to “Scrap Bin Heart Plushie”

  1. Kirbee

    I am addicted to these adorable plushies, and I’m building up a stash to give to everyone for Valentine’s day. So easy and finish in mini Windows of spare time! Do you have these linked in Ravelry? I’d love to tag them!

  2. Gayle Blair

    These were fun & I always like using up those last few yards. Best tip: saving scraps for stuffing. I did link mine on Ravelry; also made a Tree Ornament!