Scrap Bin Tree Ornaments: This week on Ask Me Monday
This week on Ask Me Monday, we delve into our yarn stash to make use of those little scraps of leftover yarn that we didn’t have the heart to throw away but didn’t know what to do with. Until now! We’ll put those knit bits to use by knitting Scrap Bin Tree Ornaments. In this episode, I show how to use the Magic Loop method, i-cord, and a few yards of yarn to make an adorable decoration for a Christmas tree, cubicle, or holiday gift. Give it a watch, then use the pattern below to make one (or ten) yourself.
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Scrap Bin Tree Ornaments: The Pattern
Any weight scraps of yarn in traditional, neutral or pop colors
Knitter’s Pride Ginger Interchangeable Needle Set (or, appropriate sized, at least 36″ long, circular needed for the thickest yarn you’ve chosen.)
Optional: If you’d prefer to use double pointed needles instead, I recommend Knitter’s Pride Dreamz
Small stick or dowel
Hot Glue and Gun
Additional scrap yarn or wool/polyfill stuffing
Varies based on yarn-weight
Not important for this project.
Note: This project is worked from the bottom-up, and in the round using the Magic Loop Method (see the video for a demonstration.) The pattern is written for one yarn, but feel free to stripe, or change yarns when you run out, whenever your holiday heart desires!
CO 20 sts, leaving a long tail for seaming. Adjust on long, circular needle for Magic Loop Method (double-pointed needles would also work for this project.)
Rnds 1-2: Knit.
Rnds 3 & 6: Purl.
Rnds 4-5: Knit.
Rnd 7: *k2tog, k3; rep from * around. — 16 sts
Rnd 8: Knit.
Rnd 9 & 12: Purl.
Rnds 10-11: Knit.
Rnd 12: Purl.
Rnd 13: *k2tog, k2; rep from * around. — 12 sts
Rnd 14: Knit.
Rnd 15: Purl.
Rnd 16: *k2tog, k1; rep from * around. — 8 sts
Rnd 17: Knit.
Rnd 18: Purl.
Rnds 19 & 20: *K2tog; rep from * around. — 2 sts
Knit 2 st i-cord for 2″/5 cm.
BO, leaving tail.
Using Wool Needle, feed tail through top of tree and sew to secure to create loop out of i-cord.
Stuff tree with loose ends. If need be, add additional scrap yarn, wool, or polyfill stuffing.
Apply hot glue to the top half of stick, and insert into Scrap Bin Tree Ornament stuffing.
Using wool needle and tail, seam Scrap Bin Tree Ornament shut.
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