Crochet Valentines for Your Sweethearts

Crocheted Hearts
Do you want to send your friends and family something special for Valentine’s Day? Crochet valentines / hearts. I used a modified version of the heart pattern found in the Jan/Feb 2010 issue of Crochet Today. The crochet hearts in the magazine are coasters. They are larger (12 rows and edging) and do not include a hole in the center. Here are my variations on the pattern to make a hanging heart valentine.

  • To begin – Row 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in ring – 6sc. (this creates the hole in the center)
  • Work ONLY rows 2-7 of the pattern found in the magazine. See magazine clip below.
  • After completing row 7: you’ll need to finish the edges between the two humps at the top of the heart. I picked up stitches to single crochet. I just eye-balled the hearts to judge the number of stitches. Bind off after you’ve smoothed out the humps.
  • I used Sugar ‘n Cream Pinky Stripes yarn, which you can find at nearly every yarn outlet. I picked up the ribbon at the same store where I purchased the yarn.
  • I delicately washed and blocked the hearts and that gave them a nice firm shape.

I plan to mail my sweeties each a heart. The perfect packaging can be found at Staples – anti-static CD/Disk Mailers. I like these because they are constructed of light cardboard. Also, they’re the perfect size and you can decorate the outside of the envelope (I used a fine point Sharpie pen.). I also plan to cover the “caution” text with valentine-themed stickers. UPDATE: The cost to mail one “package” is $1.22.

You can find some cute valentine images here. You can also download vintage valentine images to create your own cards.

Packaging for Crocheted Valentine's Day Hearts

9 Comments

  1. Damaris Abreusays:

    I really loved the crochet valentine hearts that you made. I thought it would be nice to make them for a baby shower that I have coming up in a couple of months. Thanks for the beautifu heart.

  2. Susan H.says:

    I would love to have the pattern also. I want to make these for my SS ladies at church. They are really cute.

  3. dmari3Martsays:

    Some people block using steam, some block after they’ve washed a garment. I do the latter. I wash everything because after working on a project for awhile it gets dirty (even if you can’t see the dirt).

    Also, some people block on blocking boards and some block on a bed or on a carpet. I block items on a spare bed.

    Here are my steps:

    1. Wash item per instructions on yarn wrapper. I use a detergent that has no phosphates. There are several laundry solutions made for yarn, but I use Meyer’s laundry detergent – it’s green and does not contain any harsh chemicals. You can find it in most grocery stores. Plus, there are many yummy scents to choose from. I always put garments in a lingerie bag made for washing. This keeps garments from being stretched in the machine. If in doubt about temperatures – go with cold wash and cold rinse. Always wash on the most delicate cycle.
    2. After washing, remove item from machine and lingerie bag. Layout the item/s on a bed/carpeting covered with a clean sheet. Here’s the trick. I used a sheet that has a grid pattern on it. The grid is really helpful in blocking square edges. Most patterns have instructions as to the size a piece should be when blocked. Use a measuring tape and stretch/align garment to specified inches. Use long straight pins (with T tops or ball tops) to pin item to the sheet/bed or sheet/carpet. Allow your item/s to dry completely.
    3. Once the garment/item is dry you can follow instructions for seaming it together if it calls for that.

  4. Leila Ssays:

    I was wondering if you had a good tutorial on how to block? I’ve been crocheting for over 10 years and have never done this process with any of my projects.
    Thanks!

  5. Karen Brimhallsays:

    Hi, I love these valentines! I want to do this for this coming Valentines Day… Any chance you could give the entire pattern here? The links to the magazine come up with an error…

    Thanks!

  6. I lovvved these sweet hearts, wonnnderfullll:)) I am going to give a link at my blog to share with all my friends…

  7. Those are gorgoeus! Love the way you’ve turned them into a hanging valentine. They’ll be pretty in the Christmas Tree or as a garland too I think.

  8. reneesays:

    I know what cha mean about nooking the pattern, I had to nook it also lol

  9. RecycleCindysays:

    Those crocheted Valentine hearts are so cute. What a wonderful ideas for Valentine’s Day.

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