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A Crocheted Flower and Heart Design for Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day to You! Here’s wishing you a lovely, romantic day filled with friends, fun, flowers, candy and beautiful moments.

Abstract Crocheted Flower Motif Embellished With a Heart Pin

Abstract Crocheted Flower Motif Embellished With a Heart Pin

If you’re hoping to welcome more flowers into your life this Valentine’s Day, you can crochet this pretty flower and then embellish it with a heart pinback. The pinback is a quick way to add detail and visual interest to a flower or other crochet project without going to a lot of additional effort.

I’ve shared several more ideas for decorating crocheted flowers with pinbacks. I hope they’ll inspire you! Be sure to grab the free flower pattern too.

Check Out More Valentine-Friendly Crochet Patterns:

Valentine-Friendly Fashion Accessories for Winter Weather

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 Scarf Pattern

Free Valentine's Day Crochet Scarf Pattern

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.

Easy Crochet Neck Warmer Pattern for Beginners

Beginner's Crochet Neck Warmer: Free 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 Heart Pouch to Crochet

Valentine Crochet Heart Pouch: Free Crochet 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

Beaded Lace Crochet Choker Necklace 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

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.

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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.

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.

Decorating Your Crocheted Flowers to Use in Valentine’s Day Projects

Abstract Crocheted Flower Motif Embellished With a Heart Pin

Abstract Crocheted Flower Motif Embellished With a Heart Pin

Little details can make the difference in whether your crocheted flowers look spectacular or mediocre. Cool embellishments can really help. Check out these fun ideas for embellishing your flowers with pinbacks. You might also want to take a look at this free pattern and tutorial for crocheting the abstract flower motif pictured above.

More Valentine’s Day Craft Ideas

Valentine Hearts to Crochet

Hearts to Crochet for Valentine’s Day or Any Time

Valentine hearts, anyone?


  • Top left: I’ve crocheted about a zillion striped heart designs, and this is one possible variation on that theme. To make this particular piece, I adapted my square striped heart pattern and made it round. While I love the look of it, it wasn’t so easy to do, so I never got around to posting the pattern for the round version. For now, I recommend sticking with the square versions of this — but if you are absolutely dying to have the pattern for this round version, please feel free to leave a comment. If enough people want it, I might try redesigning it; as it is, I’m not convinced its worth the effort to make.
  • Middle: This heart is crocheted in 3 different shades of pink wool yarn. You can get the free crochet pattern, the free heart chart, and check out a baby afghan you can make using this design. The baby afghan is, of course, crocheted in a more baby-friendly yarn than the wool pictured here. I also have a free striped heart potholder pattern which utilizes the same heart chart.
  • Top right: This is another heart square that I crocheted using wool yarn. This pattern could work with pretty much any fiber, so you don’t have to use wool if you prefer a different fiber. Here’s a link to the free heart chart for this design.
  • Bottom left and right: The red heart shapes are crocheted using this free heart pattern. I’ve pictured them plain and undecorated in this photo, but you might enjoy decorating them. I have a free pattern for an easy trim with ribbon that I use for this. It’s pictured in the lower edge of the photo, although the photo is so small that you probably can’t see it well. There’s a larger picture of the trim available on the pattern page.
  • Since hearts are one of my favorite design themes, I have hearts coming out my ears! If you’d like to see more options than those pictured here, you’re invited to click on over to our page of free heart patterns. Hope you’ll find a pattern you can use.
  • Thanks for dropping by! Hope you’ll have a fabulous Valentine’s Day. Happy crocheting!

Bead Crafts for Valentine’s Day

I love and adore Valentine’s Day crafts…Don’t you? There are zillions of different things you could make for Valentine’s Day — and pretty beaded baubles top the list of sweetly romantic things I want to make for myself.

Beautiful Beaded Jewelry for Valentine’s Day

Whether you plan to go out or stay in this Valentine’s Day, either way, you probably want to look extra special. How about whipping up some pretty beaded jewelry to wear? I love this beaded crochet choker:

Beaded Lace Crochet Choker Necklace Pattern

Beaded Lace Crochet Choker Necklace Pattern

But there are zillions of other possibilities if this particular design isn’t quite what you had in mind to match your own Valentine’s Day ensemble this year. Check out our pages of Jewelry Making ideas HERE.

Beaded Heart Embellishments for Making Valentine Scrapbooks or Appliques

This little beaded crochet heart shape is one of my favorite useful Valentine craft projects. It’s really versatile! I’ve made bunches of these — some to wear and some to use as photo frames in my scrapbooks:

Crochet Heart Applique With Beads: Free Crochet Pattern

Crochet Heart Applique With Beads: Free Crochet Pattern

Scrapbooking Layout With Hearts and Paper Lace by Amy Solovay

Scrapbooking Layout With Hearts and Paper Lace by Amy Solovay

If you like this idea, you can grab the free pattern for crocheting your own pretty beaded hearts. There’s also a free step-by-step tutorial for learning the crochet technique you’ll use, which involves both beads and wire; it’s different from the usual bead crochet technique, so this project gives you a chance to try something new. One of the things I really LOVE about this project is that it holds its shape on its own, without you having to mess around with making glue solutions or using sticky spray starch.


These ideas only just scratch the surface of what is possible to make for Valentine’s Day using beads. Want even more ideas? Check these out: