Easy Hand-Knit Kids' Scarf and Heart Pin

New to knitting? This is just the project for you! Keep your little one bundled up this winter with a hand-knit scarf that's a snap to make. Finish it off with a plush, embroidered heart pin that's the sweetest embellishment.

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Knit a Scarf + Heart Pin
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Materials Needed:

  • 1 skein chunky weight yarn
  • size 11 knitting needles
  • crochet hook
  • embroidery thread
  • embroidery needle
  • batting or stuffing
  • 4" x 8" piece of fabric
  • fabric scissors or pinking shears
  • hot glue gun
  • safety pin

Instructions for Scarf

Create slipknot with yarn (Image 1) and tighten on needle (Image 2).

Cast on 13 stiches.

Knit until desired length. Note: Pictured scarf is roughly 3 feet long.

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Bind off finished scarf and tuck yarn end in with crochet hook.

Instructions for Heart Pin

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Fold rectangle of fabric in half and cut into a heart shape.

Using embroidery thread, stich around the heart shape, leaving a 1-inch gap for your stuffing.

Cut piece of batting or stuffing roughly the size/shape of heart, and stuff the pin (Image 1). Stich gap closed (Image 2).

Using hot glue, glue large safety pin to back of stuffed heart (Image 1). Cover with small piece of felt (Image 2). You're done!

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Now you can attach the finished pin to your scarf.

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