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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

Donna Martinez

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11 thoughts on “Crochet Valentines for Your Sweethearts

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  2. 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.

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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!

  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.

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