Valentine’s Day can be a particularly polarizing holiday. Whether the day leaves you looking at life through rose colored glasses, or literally seeing red, you can’t deny that it’s nice to give (and get!) gifts for the person (or people) who make your life suck a little less on a daily basis.
With that, here’s a round-up of knit and crochet based projects that promote love, friendship, and sweetness. All the things we already associated with yarn crafts, right?
Crochet Chocolate Box Pattern from Red Heart Yarn. All the variety of a real box of chocolates, no chance of a sugar crash from binging on the box:
Quench your thirst for fiber with:
A set of crochet coffee cup cozies! Make one for yourself, and one for your galantine with this pattern:
Knitted chocolate covered strawberries from Kathryn Ivy are the perfect little treat for your favorite yarn lover.
Giant olives anyone? Use this pattern and surprise your favorite martini enthusiast or James Bond fan. Next best thing to spending Valentine’s day WITH Daniel Craig, right?
Crochet Sugar Cookie Pattern from the lovely Twinkie Chan! These cookie brooches are cute enough to eat. Try that at your own risk and peril.
These heart-shaped coasters are a quick project that look adorable and will make even the furniture feel loved:
This knitted heart elbow patch tutorial is insanely cute and could be added to any thrifted, or second-hand sweater to make it extra special.
Not quite ready for that challenge with your knitting? Take heart! (pun very much intended) This NO-knit version is also way dreamy and way doable.
Does a Valentine’s day gift mean any less if it is a quick project? Not if it’s this super wearable headband/ear warmer!
Like all of these ideas, but want to let someone else do the work? Buy a pair of fingerless mittens for the man/men/woman/women of your dreams. You’re still showing the love by purchasing from a crafty vendor: