Love is in the air, so it's time to look at some lovely patterns! My criteria for sharing my favourites are:
- It's free
- It's functional
- It's beautiful, fun, and/or cute
So without further ado, here are 5 crochet patterns and 5 knitting patterns for Valentine's Day that I love!
This beginner-friendly Valentine Treat Bag is a stashbuster project using worsted weight yarn. Make one for your kids or grandkids, ponder whether you need to make one for every kid in the class, and make another one as a doll tote!
The Valentine Treat Bags crochet pattern is available for free from A Crocheted Simplicity
This lovely rose ball makes a great Valentine's Day decoration, but how is it functional, you may ask? Well, it can also make a good cat toy or dog toy (providing they aren't a destructo-cat-dog), or you can play catch with your kids or grandkids!
The Valentine Rose Ball crochet pattern uses aran weight yarn and is available for free on Fiber Flux.
What can I say, I love granny squares, and now here I find some gorgeous granny hearts! This pattern uses DK weight yarn in bright and beautiful colours.
The Sunburst Granny Hearts crochet pattern is available for free on Bunny Mummy
These coasters are very appealing to me because of the simple modern look that would tastefully decorate any coffee table in any colour scheme that you like. Change them up depending on the season and they'll still look good!
The Simple Hearts Coasters crochet pattern uses aran weight yarn and is available free from Hooked On Patterns.
Gnomes are cute, and Valentine's Gnomes are cute, so here I present some super cute cuties. Because they're cute.
The Valentine's Gnomes crochet pattern uses an aran weight yarn and is available free from Passionate Crafter.
This gorgeous top-down lace pattern uses fingering weight yarn. You can add optional beading, and variables in the pattern mean you can create exactly what you love best.
The Sacre Coeur (Sacred Heart) knitting pattern is available as a free Ravelry download.
These very highly rated socks are easy to knit, and the pattern includes stitch counts for different sizes and a chart for the hearts.
The V for Valentine socks knitting pattern is available for free on Ravelry.
This gorgeous fairisle hat will keep you and your loved one warm through this chilly winter. Make a matching hat by reversing the colours!
The I Carry Your Heart hat pattern is available for free on Ravelry.
This super cute dishcloth pattern uses a worsted weight yarn and is described by Kris as "fast and easy, this cloth should knit up in no time".
The Be My Dishcloth knitting pattern is available for free on Kris Knit's Blog.
Keep your coffee warm with this adorable mug cozy pattern using fingering weight yarn. Thaddeus remarks that "with this pattern, you can bring the romance of Valentine's Day to your attempt to drink more coffee than recommended by reasonable doctors". Sounds about right.
The I'd Love Some Coffee knitting pattern is available as a free Ravelry download.
Looking for some Valentine accessories to go with your crafting?
Valentine Gnome Stitch Stoppers by Pretty Warm Designs
Valentine Hearts Duo available in knit or crochet Style by Pretty Warm Designs
Please let me know if you decide to try one of these projects, I'd love see your work. I have a very friendly Facebook group called Pretty Warm Designs that you are welcome to join and share your creations. Happy knitting and crocheting everyone!