A very belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
I hope you all had a lovely festive period and got a well deserved break.
Ours was filled with food, Christmas jumpers, more food, presents, games and just a little bit more food.
Sadly it is all now over and January has very much arrived, bringing with it lots and lots of rain!
Seeing as January is usually a bit glum with not much to look forward to I am skipping ahead and thinking of Valentines Day.
I keep coming across some wonderful patterns from fellow crocheters so I have picked my favourite 8 and posted them below 🙂 (Just click the pictures to be taken to the FREE patterns)
First up is this adorable heart mug cosy from Kirsten at Haakmaarraak.
I love the use of the popcorn stitch to create the pop out heart!
CreatiKnit has provided this fab head warmer pattern. It is in sizes ranging from baby to adult and also has a knitted pattern available!
Don’t fancy crocheting the gift itself? Then what about the packaging? This adorable gift bag is from Amy over at Little Doolally and the best bit is you can use any size hook or yarn you have to make it in a variety of sizes.
It wouldn’t be a Valentines round-up without a little cuddly toy included and this one from Lilleliis is just too cute! I’m loving the little sewn heart on the belly.
Cross Stitch and crochet seems to be really popular at the moment and this hot water bottle cover by Cherry Heart features both and its adorable.
I would probably tie some nice ribbon around the neck of the bottle to finish it off.
This free Drops pattern is a little time consuming as its made with lots and lots of sc stitches but the result is great.
I’m a big fan of patterns that allow me to use up some of the many yarn scraps that are too small for most projects and this coffee cup cosy from Cindy at Skip to my Lou guest blogging for Tatertots and Jello does exactly that while making a cute and functional gift!
Last up is the fabulous blanket from MyPicot. The hearts are worked as you go with the blanket rather than added on after and the effect is fantastic!
Well that’s your lot. If you are planning on making something for Valentines either one of the projects above or something else please feel free to show me as I love seeing what you’re all up to.