February 1st, 2012
Valentine’s Day is near, and I’m sure many of you have begun your festive crafting already (or are ready to start crafting!). I love gifts that have a seasonal tone, but can be used throughout the year; so I provided some patterns for gifts that are in the traditional Valentine’s Day colors, but can be used long after the celebration.
| Knit Necktie
Give your guy a simple handmade gift he can wear to showcase your talents and love for him. He’ll feel special that the tie was knit just for him; as a sidenote, his coworkers and friends might commission you to make one for them too! If you have time, you can whip some up for your father and/or sons as well.
*Please note* This tie was knit in Lion Cashmere Blend, a DISCONTINUED yarn. Make sure you review this list for yarn substitutions.
These Sockies are great for lounging at home, or for extra cushioning in your boots. Knit in the “Mixed Berries” color of Tweed Stripes, the recipient will be sure to remember they received this as a Valentine’s day gift. This is another great gift for a guy, which can also be paired with the neck tie!
|Pink Ruffle Scarf
I love the idea of double stranding two different yarns for a new effect. This scarf was crocheted using Vanna’s Choice as a solid, and Vanna’s Glamour for the shimmer. Since Vanna’s Glamour is a fine weight, and Vanna’s Choice is a worsted weight, double stranding the two together doesn’t make the scarf too bulky or heavy. The shimmer in the scarf adds a fun, yet stylish element to the overall look.
Send your Valentine a love note in a sweetly crocheted envelope. Or, you can make a couple of these with a heartfelt message and hand them out to friends, family and more. The envelope itself can be reused to store other little keepsakes and momentos. This is a great idea for crafting with children; crochet together with your child, and they can give a few Valentine’s Day notes to their friends.
Is your baby celebrating her first Valentine’s Day? These mini ruby slipper booties are sure to make your little one the star of the party wherever you’re headed. Her tiny feet will twinkle brightly in this pair knit in Vanna’s Glamour.
|Amigurumi Heartfelt Bunny
Amigurumi are cute gifts that can be given to your friends, children, even your child’s favorite teacher. This precious little bunny would also make a nice gift for a baby born in February. This bunny was crocheted in Vanna’s Choice, providing you many color options to mix and match with.
Have you started any crafting for Valentine’s Day? If so, what type of gifts do you like to give? Share with us in the comments.