Crochet: Crafty Valentine’s Day

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not the biggest fan of Valentine’s Day. While flowers and candy are all well and good, I just never got into it—single or not. This year, however, I have embraced it and am celebrating with a crafting binge.

I picked up this bright pink nylon thread from Home Depot not too long ago and was looking for the perfect way to use it. It was sturdy enough to crochet into a basket, so I made this little guy. It doesn’t show up as it should on camera, but I did add a scalloped edge to the top (how-to at the bottom), which gave it that Valentine’s Day flair I was after.

Crafty Valentine's Day | Yarn, Things, Etc.

For my next Valentine’s Day-themed craft, I wanted to make a crochet heart. I didn’t know where to begin, so I started by watching a tutorial (linked below). Once I got into the swing of crocheting hearts I couldn’t stop myself. The result was this heart garland.

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Crafty Valentine’s Day: Basket & Heart Garland Mini Crochet Basket

Crafty Valentine's Day | Yarn, Things, Etc.

Mini Crochet Basket

In The Round

Materials:

  • Fine nylon cord
  • Size 5.00MM Crochet Hook
  • Tapestry Needle

Crochet Stitches Used:

  • Single crochet
  • Double crochet

Pattern:

Chain 4 stitches and join in the round

Single crochet 8 times into the centre to create first round

Work in a spiral: *single crochet once into the first space, single crochet twice into the second space to increase

Repeat from * until you reach your desired base circumference

Once your base is complete, single crochet on the outer stitch only for one round

On the next round, single crochet into both stitches to build the body of the basket

Continue to work in the round until you reach your desired size

Chain 3 and slipstitch into every other stitch to create a scalloped edge

Heart Garland

*As seen in this original tutorial from love4creativity: How to: Crochet a Heart

Materials:

  • Medium weight yarn
  • Size 5.00MM Crochet Hook
  • Tapestry Needle

Crochet Stitches Used:

  • Double crochet
  • Triple crochet

Pattern:

Chain 4 stitches

Triple crochet 3 times into the first stitch on the chain – all stitches will be worked into this chain

Double crochet x 3

Ch 1, 1 triple crochet, ch 1

Double crochet x 3

Triple crochet x 3, ch 3

Join with a slip stitch into the centre and weave ends

Once you have your desired number of hearts, attach together using fishing line, fine string or hemp cord (I used hemp cord in the project above)

Happy Valentine’s Day!

J

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