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Knit a jar of olives.
My sweetheart isn’t the cupid and roses type. This wee olive-of-love suits him fine. Maybe an olive will charm your beloved too!

Posted by Mary Jane Mucklestone from Maine, New York, United States • Published See Mary Jane Mucklestone's 2 projects »

  • How to make a fruit plushie. Knitted Olive - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cast on 6 stitches.

    <b>Rdn 1 Slide</b> sts to other end of needle and knit into the first st cast on,
    as for an I cord, k to end

    Separate stitches onto 3 needles (2sts on each.)

    Cast on 6 stitches.

    <b>Rnd 2</b> *k1, increase 1,k1; rep from * (9 sts)
    <b>Rnd 3</b> knit
    <b>Rnd 4</b> *k 1,inc 1, k2; rep from * (12 sts)

  • How to make a fruit plushie. Knitted Olive - Step 2
    Step 2

    Weave in beginning tail now, while you can, leave any extra yarn inside as extra stuffing.

    <b>Rnd 5</b>-7 k
    <b>Rnd 8</b> k1, k2tog, k1 (9 sts)
    <b>Rnd 9</b> BO
    Weave in loose end.

  • How to make a fruit plushie. Knitted Olive - Step 3
    Step 3

    <b>Make Pimento:</b>

    <b>Cast on</b> 4 sts, knit in stockinette st (k RS, p WS) for 2 inches (5cm), BO.
    <b>Fold in</b> 2 with right side out, wind loose ends around bottom to secure.

  • How to make a fruit plushie. Knitted Olive - Step 4
    Step 4

    <b>Stuff olive</b> with pimento, using a needle to push it in.

  • How to make a fruit plushie. Knitted Olive - Step 5
    Step 5

    <b>Lightly felt</b> the olive in your hands using a drop of detergent and warm water. Rub your hands like you’re making meatballs or falafel. Rinse with warm water while still rolling olive. Pinch and poke into desired olivey shape.

  • How to make a fruit plushie. Knitted Olive - Step 6
    Step 6

    Beware though seemingly tedious to make at first, they become addictive, just like real olives!


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Meats · Kalamazoo, Michigan, US
Ahaha that is an awesome idea!
Gone Neko
Gone Neko · Milan, Lombardy, IT · 29 projects
my man hates olives T___T but I love them so I think I'll make one jar for me! =)
Thaela · Boulder, Colorado, US
Too sweet!
Haluk · 1 project
I'm gonna make giant ones!!
Terri A.
Terri A. · Southern, Illinois, US · 1 project
OMG how clever!!!
Amy J.
Amy J. · Emeryville, California, US · 1 project
thanks for this- I made one for each year and then one more- Sweetie loves 'em!!
Bri B.
Bri B. · Sonoma County, California, US · 1 project
This is really fun! I absolutely love visual puns and always pop an olive in my husband's mouth, saying "Olive you!". I'll have to try these out. Thanks for putting them up!
aya R.
aya R. · Brooklyn, New York, US · 17 projects
so cool! I wish I could knit!
cinderelly · 4 projects
sooo cute! we are totally addicted to green olives here, and my knitting skills are still limited, so maybe this is a small enough project to practice with?!
Andrea C.
Andrea C.
here's the pic.....
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