I think it’s kind of a bummer that, for those of us in the western hemisphere, Valentine’s Day occurs in one of the coldest months of the year. So when you’re accessorizing for Valentine’s Day, you’re also probably accessorizing for winter weather. Here are a few Valentine-friendly DIY accessories that are also winter friendly:
Free Valentine’s Day Crochet Scarf Pattern
I crocheted this pretty Valentine’s Day scarf back when I lived in California, where February weather is typically chilly but not freezing cold. I chose a cotton yarn for the project — but if you live in an area where winters are arctic, you’d want to substitute a warmer yarn like wool or alpaca when you make this scarf for Valentine’s Day. There are a couple of other versions of the scarf that are similar, so if Valentine’s Day colors aren’t your thing, you could choose a different colorway of the design instead of the one you see pictured (of course, feel free to substitute whatever colors you happen to love — or whatever colors happen to match your winter coat…)
You can click here to get the free scarf pattern.
Beginner’s Crochet Neck Warmer: Free Pattern
The scarf pictured above isn’t that hard to crochet, but it isn’t the ideal first project for beginners. If you’re a beginner to crochet, you might prefer an easier project to get started with. This dressy, solid-colored neck warmer is suitable for wearing on Valentine’s Day, and it’s also a super easy crochet project that even a beginner could succeed with.
A bonus: If you make this design in solid red, as pictured, your neck warmer will also be wearable for next Christmas and throughout the entire winter holiday season. If you use a dressy closure similar to the jeweled clasp I chose for finishing the sample project, your finished neck warmer will be the ideal wardrobe piece for wearing out to dinner or to dressy holiday parties. If you prefer to wear it on more casual occasions, simply choose a more casual closure design than the one pictured.
Click here to get the free crochet neck warmer pattern.
Valentine Crochet Heart Pouch: Free Crochet Pattern
If you’re going out this Valentine’s Day, and you want to carry some essentials with you, you could make yourself this pretty Valentine’s Day heart pouch. Of course, the pouch will be useful well beyond Valentine’s Day; you could use it every day if you like.
You can click here to get the free pouch pattern.
Beaded Lace Crochet Choker Necklace Pattern
This choker won’t do much of anything to keep you warm on a cold and wintry Valentine’s Day, but it sure is pretty — and it’s also a super quick project, as far as crochet projects go.
Click here to get the free beaded choker necklace pattern.
Hearts to Crochet for Valentine’s Day or Any Time
Want more Valentine-friendly craft project ideas? Be sure to check out our main directory of Valentine’s Day craft projects, where you’ll find ideas for DIY Valentine’s Day cards, Valentine hearts, and all kinds of other fun things you can make for this romantic holiday.
Crochet Loom Blooms by Haafner Linssen, published by Interweave. The paperback edition of this book comes with a starter loom, and it includes patterns for 30 flowers plus 5 finished projects.