Showing posts with label Valentines. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Valentines. Show all posts

Monday 3 February 2020

Sweetheart Washcloth Free Crochet Pattern - Pretty heart motif washcloth, perfect for Valentine's Day

Looking for something quick and easy to make for Valentine's Day?  Or maybe a little something to treat yourself to?  This pretty heart motif washcloth will make bath time more fun and is super quick to make.  I just love making washcloths and dishcloths for that instant gratification you get when finishing small projects and they really pretty the place up.

Sweetheart Washcloth


Cotton Aran / worsted yarn in pink and white
Darning needle
4.5mm hook


Approx. 7.5 x 8 inches (20 x 21 cm)



Abbreviations US Terms (UK conversion)

sc - single crochet (double crochet)
hdc – half double crochet (half treble crochet)
dc – double crochet (treble crochet)
htc – half treble crochet (half double treble crochet)
dc3tog – double crochet 3 together (treble crochet 3 together)
ch – chain
sp - space
st(s) - stitch(es)
sk – skip
hrt cl – heart cluster

Other notes:  Join in new colours with a sl st.  When working htc sts, make sure to place sts behind ch2 of hrt cl row.  I recommend using this method of joining colours for this project.

Special stitches:   
Heart cluster - [dc3tog, ch1, dc3tog] in same st.
Half treble crochet - this is a standard st, but is however, not widely used.  Yo twice, place hook in st, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, pull through remaining loops.

With white ch 28

Row 1 Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in every ch, (27hdc).

Row 2 Ch1 turn, hdc in each st across, fasten off.

Row 3 With pink, join with sl st and ch4 (counts as dc, ch1), sk next 2 sts, hrt cl in next st, [ch2, sk next 3 sts, hrt cl in next st,] 5 times, ch1, dc in last st, (2dc, 6hrt cl, 5 ch2 sp, 2 ch1 sp), fasten off.

Row 4 With white, join with sl st, ch1, hdc in same st, htc in 1st sk st from row below, [3hdc in ch1 sp (in centre of hrt cl), htc in centre sk st from row below] 5 times, hdc in last st.

Rows 5 & 6 repeat row 2.

Rows 7-14 repeat rows 3-6 twice.

Rows 15 & 16 repeat rows 3 & 4.

Row 17 repeat row 2, do not fasten off.

Sc evenly around cloth, placing [sc, ch2, sc] in each corner, join, fasten off and weave in ends.

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Wednesday 15 January 2020

Crochet For Valentine's Day - Free patterns by my favourite designers, including new designs for 2020...

Hello friends.  It's that time of year again, when we think of all those people close to us that we love and what better way to show how much we care, than by making them a crochet gift.  Here are some of my favourites.  Enjoy!

It wouldn't be Valentine's Day without hearts and these crochet ones are so quick and easy to make and there are so many ways you could use them.  This pattern is by Itchin' for some Stitchin'.

Crochet Hearts

Your little one will look so adorable in this chunky cabled hat, by Salty Pearl Crochet.

Chunky Cabled Heart Hat

How cute are these kitties with their heart pops?  I know someone would love to receive these for Valentine's Day.  Pattern by Thoresby Cottage.

Itty Bitty Crochet Kitty

I just love this granny square heart cushion by Cute and Cosy Crochet.  

Heart To Heart Pillow

Things can feel a little drab after Christmas, once all the decorations are down and the weather is still cold and dreary.  So brighten up your home with this wonderful heart garland by Annies Design Crochet.

Valentine's Day Garland

We have all seen so many calendars for advent, now you can make one for Valentine's Day too.  Pattern by Loops & Love Crochet.

Valentine's Day Countdown Calendar

Keep cosy in this velvet, heart headband.  You know how I love velvet yarn.  The pattern is by Through The Loop.

Velvet Head Wrap

Another cute cushion for you to crochet.  Pattern by Jen Hayes Creations.

Crochet Heart Pillow

While you are treating everyone you love, don't forget to make a little something for yourself.  This hotpad is so quick and simple to make and will add a little love to your kitchen.  The pattern is by Stitches & Scraps.

Crochet Heart Hotpad

Lastly we have this super cute baby beanie, with heart motif.  You might be fooled into thinking these are knitted, but no, they are Tunisian crochet and are just adorable.  The pattern is another one by Thoresby Cottage.

Sweetheart Tunisian Baby Hat

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That's it folks, I hope you found something you would like to make for a loved one.  Which is your favorite?  Let me know in the comments below...

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Friday 4 January 2019

Valentines Crochet Round Up - 10 Free Patterns

No sooner than we have taken down all our Christmas decorations, Valentine's Day is knocking at the door.  I have selected my 10 favourite free patterns.  There is plenty to choose from, gifts for family and friends and maybe something to treat yourself...

What Valentines Day would be complete without a delicious box of chocolates and with the added bonus of zero calories.  Pattern by Michele Wilcox.

Learn a new stitch pattern to create a gorgeous heart blanket or just use the pattern to add a cute trim to other makes.  Designed by Mypicot.

Keep cosy in this lush cowl with adorable heart detail.  
Pattern by Crafts by Amanda.

Decorate your home for the season with this cute wall hanging by Creative Jewish Mom.

Add a crochet edging to these paper hearts and turn them into a gorgeous garland.  Decorate your home or give them as a gift.  Designed by Big A Little a.

Gorgeous daisy grannies joined to make this super cute heart decoration.  Designed by Bauta Witch.

You cannot have valentines day without a pink amigurumi owl!  This cutie is designed by Holly's Hobbies.

Another make to keep you cosy this winter.  A stunning scarlet cowl.  Created by Fiber Flux.

Why not crochet this cosy throw designed by Red Heart.

...and finally this gorgeous hot water bottle will ward off even the chilliest of days.  Designed by Sandra Paul.

I hope you have found something here to make someone you love happy this Valentines...

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Tuesday 27 November 2018

Free Pattern - Mini Hottie

Need a last minute Christmas gift for someone?  Then this is the perfect project.  This knitted mini hot water bottle can be finished in just a few of hours...  Would also make a great birthday or Mothers day gift.  

The pattern is suitable for beginners who know the basic stitches and are familiar with working in the round.  The hottie is worked in stocking stitch, with simple decreases and ribbing at the neck.  Cute pom pom ties may be added.  The cover is very stretchy and can be easily removed for washing with no need for any fastenings.  Please read the pattern in its entirety before beginning your project.  You will need the whole 50g ball, please consider this when substituting yarns…

Mini Hottie

You will need...
8mm dpn's or circular needles (using magic loop method).
7mm dpn's or circular needles
1, 50g ball Drops Eskimo or any other yarn with similar gauge (10 x 10 cm = 11sts x 15 rows in stocking stitch
Darning needle
Clover pom pom maker (optional)
500ml hot water bottle

Stitches used
k - knit
k2tog - knit 2 together
ssk - slip, slip, knit
st(s) - stitch(s)
dec - decrease
st st - stocking stitch

Stocking stitch
Knit every round.

2x2 Rib
[k2, p2] repeat to end

With 8 mm needles cast on 32 st’s and join in the round.

Row 1-23 st st,
Row 24 k1, ssk, k10, k2tog, k2, ssk, k10, k2tog, k1 [28 st’s].  Change to 7 mm needles.
Row 25-35 2x2 rib.
Cast off in rib.  Sew bottom closed using whip stitch.

Pom Pom Ties (optional)
Make 2 small pom poms (using smallest size Clover pom pom maker) attaching a 60 cm piece of yarn to both pom poms.  Tie in a bow around the neck of the bottle.

Stopper loop
Thread a short length of yarn through the stopper and knot.

This pattern is also available in a printable format in both my Etsy and Ravelry stores.

For this one I missed out the pom poms and added a few extra rows of ribbing to make a roll neck...


© Lullaby Lodge 2018 you may not copy, sell or otherwise distribute this pattern; however, you may sell your finished items.

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