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Valentine Crochet Patterns: Love for All

Every crocheter knows that when you make something for someone, you are expressing so much love! Here are my top suggestions for valentine crochet projects to show love (and they make great gifts that everyone can appreciate!)

Filet Crochet Market Bag: A pink crocheted bag with a heart on it, along with some pink yarn in a yarn bowl
Filet Crochet Market Bag Pattern

Love is in the air and if you’re like me you are somewhere between either have caught the love bug or a little disgusted that our culture does this. I definitely have a too-cool-for-school part of me that doesn’t want to participate in mainstream holidays that feel like Hallmark made them up to sell cards. (Speaking of which, Valentine’s Day actually has some interesting history behind it.)

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However, as I’ve gotten older I have learned to embrace the ridiculousness of it all and enjoy having an extra day to appreciate people in my life. I have taken Valentine’s Day as an opportunity to make little things for people to let them know I’m thinking about them and that they are loved. Anything that brings someone a little joy is worth doing, no matter the season.

Here are some gifts you can make that anyone can appreciate:

1. Valentine Crochet Bags and Pouches

Crocheted bags and pouches are useful items that everyone needs. Whether to hold produce, polyhedral dice and the latest edition of the Dungeons & Dragons rules, or just a fun bag to use as a purse, handmade bags are useful. I’m in the camp that you can’t have enough bags which is why they make great gifts. A bonus benefit to bags, you can use them to help wrap or deliver something else like chocolates or wine. 

Bag patterns to check out: 

Crochet market bag is a mesh-like bag filled with yarn balls
Crochet Market Bag by Natalia Kononova

A hand holding a crocheted green bag with a drawstring top, big tassel, and a textured bobble-stitched body
Bobble Clutch Bag by Helen Anderson
A crocheted bag with a round mandala motif, filled with flowers
Sunflower Tote by NT Maglia

2. Crocheted Toys

You can’t go wrong with crocheted toys, especially toys that are handmade. I have yet to meet a person who can resist the charm of a good amigurumi or stuffie. They’re fun and usually don’t take long to make. 

Toy Patterns to Check Out:

Crocheted yeti with white fur and a blue face
Amigurumi Crochet Yeti by The Itsy Bitsy Spider

A furry gray crocheted sloth
Seth the Sloth by Ashley Parker

Zebra Amigurumi: 3 crocheted zebras sit next together, a small, medium, and large
Zebra Amigurumi by Anastasia Popova

3. Valentine Crochet Hats

I am a firm believer in making hats. I love a good hat. They are my go-to project when I don’t know what to make but my hands want to be crocheting. Most people can use a hat, especially if it’s made with love.

Hat patterns to check out

A woman holds a crocheted hat with pink hearts with arrows on it
Love Struck Beanie by Amber Millard

A maroon crocheted hat with criss-cross cables and a cream brim and pom-pom
Celtic Weave Mini Slouch by Michelle Ferguson

Leyla's Hat shown from the back: a crocheted hat made in multicolored orange-toned yarn
Leyla’s Hat by Sati Glenn

Bonus: Galentines + Palentines + Valentine Crochet Patterns

If you really want to sweep someone off their feet or if you are looking for something a little more traditional, here are some crochet patterns to check out for your Valentines / Galentines / Palentines: 

Filet Crochet Market Bag: A pink crocheted bag with a heart on it, along with some pink yarn in a yarn bowl
Filet Crochet Market Bag by Sara Dudek

Bonus #2: Valentine Gifts for Crocheters

If you have any crocheters in your life and not sure what to get them, I suggest getting them:

A good project bag is always appreciated by a crafter.

Yarn bowls are a special thing that I always forgot I wanted when shopping for myself so when my mother-in-law got me one, I was thrilled. They are so useful.

A dark wood yarn bowl with a white ball of yarn inside, along with a gauge swatch tool and a set of knitting needles
Dark Brown Mango Wood Yarn Bowl

Finally, a yarn swift is a great gift that most crocheters don’t realize they need (but can’t live without once they get one!)

A yarn swift
Yarn Swift – Birch

No matter how you celebrate with your friends, family, sweethearts this February, know that we’re here for you!