What could it be simpler than that? A little pouch filled with beans, and those kiddos who usually drool over elaborate computer games and/or popular toys of the moment, are having a grand time (and Mommy too BTW) throwing at each other and catching that insignificant little thing...
It doesn't take much yarn to make that great Destashing Project and - you are going to love that - Gauge does NOT matter AT ALL!
Any Worsted Weight or bulky yarn of your choice. Here, I used Red Heart Super Saver Multicolor, color 0920 "Polo".
2 - 16" circulars needles, size #8US
Dried beans - approximately Â¾ cup.
A thin nylon sock, tights, or pantyhose, 8 inches long
Now, everybody knows how to make a Bean Bag, right? 2 squares sewn together and there you go, right?
Well, I don't really like seaming my knits, so I came up with the idea of a knitted-in-the-round Bean Bag. Delightfully SEAMLESS!
Figure 8 cast on 40 stitches (20 stitches on each needle) and Knit even every round until the height equals the width (square shape).
Using the yarn needle, close the bag in grafting (Kitchener stitch), maintaining the sock inside the bag. Weave end in.
*** Note: I have filled my Bean Bag with Pearl Barley instead of Beans, because I use it as a wrist pad as well, when I have been on the computer for too long. I warm up my BB in the microwave for 10 seconds or so (depending on the power of your microwave) and it is a great relief for stiffy or painful wrist.
That Warm-Pad/Bean-Bag could also been applied on sore spots, when warmth therapy is helpful. And when the pain is gone, it is still a Bean Bag to play with! Although one bag per purpose is recommended ...
Another idea of utilisation: One in each pocket of your parka or coat, those little warm pads will keep your hands cozy during your winter walks.
This is a free pattern. Make as many copies as you like, for personal use. However, you may not reproduce this pattern in any publication, nor can you sell it for profit without prior permission from the author. If you have any question or comment about this pattern, please contact me.