Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us and even if you’re not very romantically inclined, we’ve got some sweet patterns that will steal your heart! There are also some great little makes that would make a perfect gift for the loves in your life.
Did you know that Valentine’s Day, or Saint Valentine’s Day, originating as a Western Christian feast day that honoured the saint named Valentinus, hence Valentine's Day. The traditions surrounding Valentine’s day as we know it today began in the Victorian era, when people sent elaborately decorated and homemade cards to their sweethearts. In 1868, the British chocolate company Cadbury created ‘Fancy Boxes’ to be gifted on Valentine’s Day, these were decorated boxes of chocolates in the shape of a heart. Boxes of filled chocolates then quickly became associated with the celebration. Valentine’s day has evolved over the years and is today celebrated all around the world, as a celebration of love.
We hope you enjoy our collection of romantic patterns. All the Drops patterns in our selection are also FREE! Simply click on the image or on the pattern name and it’ll take you to the pattern, which you can print out. Happy making!
A quick and fun project, these sweet crocheted hearts are great for adding detail to other projects like blankets, bags or garments. They’d also make a lovely Valentines card, by glueing to the front of a plain card. The pattern uses a cotton yarn and our Sirdar Happy Cotton DK is perfect, coming in small 20g balls.
Such a pretty decoration! The 18 tiny crocheted hearts that make up this simple mobile are easy to make and added to a piece of decorative wood will spread the love in any room!
This simple knitted cushion cover with heart detail, is a lovely Valentine’s Day make and is also a great introduction to intarsia knitting. DROPS Andes is used in the pattern, but you could also use DROPS Eskimo Uni Colour.
This garter stitch knitted heart can be knitted up in jiffy to gift to a loved one! Adding on a length of pretty ribbon makes it into a lovely decoration.
This striped heart knitting pattern would make a wonderful romantic gift for someone special. It’s also a great stash buster!
To form the intarsia heart on this fabulous sock pattern, you simply reverse the pattern chart on the second sock. Knitted in Wendy With Wool DK for a cute and cosy treat for your feet!
For more romantic makes, why not have a read of our Wedding Gifts and Accessories to Knit and Crochet blog post.