Crochet Valentine

Crochet Hearts

I am not a big Valentine’s Day girl and I don’t think I’ve ever made anything Valentine’s related, except for the obligatory paper cards we had to make at school :), but this year I decided to join Meredith (who is such a big inspiration for me!!!) from One Social Girl for her #TheSocialHeartProject. Her idea is to crochet/knit/sew/etc a little heart, attach a sweet and encouraging note to it and put out there, in the world. It doesn’t have to be romantic, it’s just aΒ note of kindness that might brighten a day of someone… I also had an idea to attach notes of gratitude and put them everywhere in the house and every time you find one of them, you’ll be reminded of the good things you already have in your life.

I knew exactly what yarn I am going to use for the crochet hearts – my December KnitCrate had the perfect yarn surprise for me! I can finally show it to you – I am being very careful of not revealing the monthly package content too early so I don’t spoil the surprise for any other KnitCraters πŸ™‚

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December package brought two very generous skeins of Baa Baa Bulky Merino by Ewe Ewe Yarns, two hat patterns (for beginner’s – Shaggy Beanie; for more advanced knitters – Pineapple Expressions) and delicious dark cocoa. What a treat!

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I tried the yarn right away, because this is what happens when I get something new – I just have to get familiar with it before it can join my yarn basket. Baa Baa Bulky Merino has a great bounce, knits like butter and creates a great stitch definition. It will be perfect for baby knits, as it’s washable and isn’t itchy. Though if you are strongly against superwash yarns, it is not for you. I also tried it with the basic single crochet stitch and it worked really nice – afghans are definitely a great project for this yarn.

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If this is the first time you hear about this monthly surprise yarn project, you can read my full review with all the pros and cons here – Monthly Knitting Santa. KnitCrate Review. And don’t forget that you can always use myΒ special 20% discount code for your first KnitCrateGOK20.

So, back to the crochet hearts. They are so addictive to make. You think of making 8, maybe 10, but end up with 20 of them! I used the pattern that Meredith shared on her Facebook page along with the step-by-step video tutorial – you will see how easy it is. I actually timed myself and one heart took me approximately 1 min 45 sec to make. It will also be a great project for all the scrap yarns that we all have and that are too good to throw away.

Crochet Hearts

If you prefer knitting, then there are tons of patterns out there – simple garter stitch heart or a lace heart, for example. You can also share your photos on social media with #TheSocialHeartProject hashtag. Spread the love! Thank you, for a great idea, Meredith!

Happy Sunday!


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15 Comments

  1. Oh how fun! That yarn looks so scrumptious in the photos, so it must be even better to work with!

    I love those little hearts, and that is such a good idea to make lots of them as reminders of life’s happiness. If I had more time I’d find a way to make them for all the amazing people in my life. Maybe next time πŸ™‚

    Happy Sunday!

  2. Aaah, the crochet heart idea is so cute and a lovely approach towards Valentine’s day!

  3. I love your monthly Knitcrates! Those look like so much fun – nothing beats opening up a surprise package of yarn! Also, that is such a lovely idea for the hearts. It’s always good to spread some more love around :).

  4. Such a wonderful Idea!!! I’m going to keep this in mind for next year, such a lovely thing to do!! Your hearts looks beautiful.

  5. I love these hearts, Alina. And the idea of putting a kind, uplifting sentiment with them – scattered around (or I’m thinking as a gift to a friend). What a lovely idea. Storing this away for next year! πŸ™‚

  6. Love the crochet hearts and the kindness, hope & caring attached to them. Susan B. Anderson recently posted a free knitted heart pattern that I want to knit and randomly place around town. It’s a fun way to brighten up someone’s day.

  7. I’m not a Valentines day girl either and pink hearts everywhere could make me feel sick. Just give me a box with yarn! That is romance for me! πŸ˜€

  8. That is a very sweet idea for Valentine’s. I have never been a fan of this holiday, it feels….fake, but little messages to highlight gratefulness? Awesome!

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