Handmade With Love
Crochet | 2 min read time
Valentines Day crafts and kits for you to make for your loved ones.
Love is in the air, and in our projects! Create a memorable valentines gift this year with these free crochet and cross stitch patterns, and our top kits - perfect for giving a little love.
Free pattern to crochet your own love heart decorations
You will need:
- Scrap yarn (any weight)
- A crochet hook (the recommended size for your yarn)
Abbreviations (US terminology)
ch - chain
ch-sp - chain space
dc - double crochet (UK term: tr - treble crochet)
hdc - half double crochet (UK term: htc - half treble crochet)
sc - single crochet (UK term: dc - double crochet)
ss - slip stitch
st(s) - stitch(es)
Need a hand? Take a look at our crochet tutorial videos.
Make a magic ring, and ch1 to secure.
1st rnd: ch2, 3dc, 3 hdc, ch2, 3hdc, 3dc, ch2 and secure with a ss into ring.
Pull the ring closed, but leave yourself enough space to crochet into.
2nd rnd: sc into the next 2 ch, 2dc into the next 3 sts, dc into the next 3 sts, (dc, hdc, dc) into the ch-sp, dc into the next 3 sts, 2dc into the next 3 sts, sc into the 2 ch sts, ss into the middle of the ring.
Pull the ends through the middle of the ring to the back and pull the ring tightly closed.
Tie the ends together to fasten off, and trim ends.
Free valentines day cross stitch chart
Create a personalised message one stitch at a time with this free pattern chart. Then fix it to the front of a greetings card for a valentine they’ll treasure forever!
You will need:
- A piece of Aida fabric
- 3 different colours of embroidery floss
- A sewing needle
- A plain greetings card
How to make your card
Grab your Aida and floss, download your free cross stitch chart, and design your custom message. Then get stitching!
Once you’ve created your valentine masterpiece, trim the Aida and glue it to the front of your greetings card. All that’s left is to write a love letter to your valentine inside and let cupid do the rest!
Give a little crafting love with these knitting and crochet kits
Hello Kitty with Heart Amigurumi Crochet Kit
Hello Kitty joins the Stitch & Story family dressed in her iconic style, not forgetting her signature red bow! Give a little love to a friend, or crochet your own special keepsake using this all-in-one amigurumi kit.
The Big Night In Gift Box
Give yourself, or a friend, the ultimate night in, and unbox a self-care session. Sink into the rhythm of knitting needles clicking as you use some super-soft Melange Wool, and a handy how-to guide, to make your own snood or bobble hat. Accompany your crafting with the soothing scent of a velvet rose & oud candle, and perhaps a glass of your favourite tipple!