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Free Toronto Green Bin Amigurumi Pattern

Here’s a bit of a random one that I’ve been wanting to make for a long time.

I live in Toronto, and as a proud Torontonian, I love that our city has a bin designated for compost disposal. You know who else likes the Toronto Green Bins? Raccoons! So much so that the city had to redesign them to make the bins more “raccoon-proof”. So as an ode to my city, I decided to make amigurumi patterns for both the Raccoon and the Green Bin. I made them into bag charms so that I could bring a bit of home with me when I travel.

Free Toronto Green Bin Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

The Green Bin measures to be about 2.5 inches tall.

And as per usual, if you would like to show your support, please consider purchasing an inexpensive printable PDF from the shop! These two crochet patterns will be in the same PDF.

Please do not reprint, sell or claim the pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to the free pattern on the blog. Please do not copy and post the pattern onto your site.


*Note: I worked in continuous rounds (vs. joined rounds) unless otherwise stated.

TERMINOLOGY

st(s): stitch(es)
ch: chain
sc: single crochet
inc: two single crochets in one stitch
dec: invisible decrease, single crochet two stitches together through the front loops only
sc3tog: triple invisible decrease, single crochet three stitches together through the front loops only (insert hook under the front loops only of the next 3 sts, YO, draw through the 3 front loops, YO, pull through the remaining 2 loops on your hook)
sl st: slip stitch
BLO: crochet only in the back loops (loop away from you) of each stitch
(…) x # : repeat anything in the parenthesis however many times the number indicates
[#]: total number of stitches for that row
# sl st: one sl st in the following # stitches
#sc: one sc in the following # stitches
sc#: sc # times in the next stitch

*NOTE: “3sc” and “sc3” are different. I will make sc 3 bold so that it is easier to differentiate them.

THINGS YOU NEED

  • Forest Green and Black Yarn (sport weight)
  • White Embroidery Thread
  • 3mm Crochet Hook
  • Polyfill or Cotton for stuffing
  • Scissors
  • Darning Needle
  • Stitch Marker
  • Pins

 

Toronto Green Bin

starting with green yarn
1 4sc in magic circle [4]
2 (sc 3) x 4 [12]
3 sc, (sc 3, 2sc) x 3, sc 3, sc[20]
4 2sc, (sc 3, 4sc) x 3, sc 3, 2sc[28]
5 3sc, (sc 3, 6sc) x 3, sc 3, 3sc [36]
6 BLO 3sc, sc3tog, (6sc, sc3tog) x 3, 3sc [28]
7-10 sc in all sts [28]
11 4sc, inc, (6sc, inc) x 3, 2sc [32]
12-17 sc in all sts [32]
18 (7sc, inc) x 4 [36]
19-20 sc in all sts [36]
Switch to black yarn. Remove stitch marker, start stuffing. If you want to use a stitch marker to help you keep track of your rows, you can put the stitch marker on the 2nd st of each row to indicate the beginning of the next row. (The first stitch of each row will become part of the last sc3tog).
21 BLO 7sc, sc3tog, (6sc, sc3tog) x 3 [28]
22 5sc, sc3tog, (4sc, sc3tog) x 3 [20]
23 3sc, sc3tog, (2sc, sc3tog) x 3 [12]
Fasten off, stuff, close hole off. Weave tail in.

Toronto Green Bin Handles

with green yarn
Locate the 3 centre sts of the sides of the green bin. With the top of the bin facing you, insert your hook onto the right most st out of the 3, YO, pull a loop through, ch 1.
1 sc into the same st that the ch 1 is coming out of, 2sc, turn [3]
2 sc in all sts [3]
Fasten off, weave tails in.
Repeat on the other side.

Lid of the Toronto Green Bin

with green yarn
1 4sc in magic circle [4]
2 (sc 3) x 4 [12]
3 sc, (sc 3, 2sc) x 3,sc 3, sc[20]
4 2sc, (sc 3, 4sc) x 3, sc 3, 2sc[28]
5 3sc, (sc 3, 6sc) x 3, sc 3, 3sc [36]
6 4sc, (sc 3, 8sc) x 3, sc 3, 4sc [44]
7 BLO, 4sc, sc3tog, (8sc, sc3tog) , 5sc [36]
Fasten off, leave a tail for sewing.

Lid Clasp

with green yarn
Locate the centre of the front of the lid (the side where the tail doesn’t come out of).
With the top of the lid facing you, pick out the 3 centre sts from the exposed sts of row 6.

Insert your hook onto the right most st out of the 3, YO, pull a loop through, ch 1.
1 sc into the same st that the ch is coming out of, 2sc, turn [3]
2-3 sc in all sts, turn [3]
Fasten off, weave tail in.



Lid Handle

with green yarn
Ch 13, sl st into 2nd st from hook, 3 sl st, 4sc, 4 sl st [12]
Fasten off, leave a tail for sewing.

Green Bin Wheels

with black yarn
Make 2
8sc in magic circle [8]
Sl st to first st, fasten off, leave a tail for sewing.

Assembling the Toronto Green Bin Together

  • Pin the wheels to the sides, closer to the back of the bin. Sew in place.

  • Pin the back of the lid to the back of the bin, sew in place.

  • Pin the handles onto the back of the lid and sew in place.

  • And finally, embroider the city of Toronto logo (or whatever you want) onto the front.

Congrats! You have just created your very own tiny Toronto Green Bin amigurumi plushie!

Please leave me a comment down below (or contact me) if you have any questions about this pattern. I would also love to see your creation so don’t forget to tag me (@olliehollycrochet) on Instagram or use the #olliehollycrochet! Please let me know in the comments what you would like to see next!

You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Abby Sy of Ollie + Holly and provide a link to my blog www.OllieHolly.com.  Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind.  Thank you for being respectful and for your understanding!

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