Valentine Heart Crafts

Valentine Heart Crafts
Valentine Heart Crafts

Happy Valentine’s Day!

If your Valentine’s Day plans include crafting this year, we invite you to check out these lovely heart patterns:

Some of these designs are components, meaning that you’ll be able to use them for making or embellishing other, larger craft projects. The appliques can be attached to just about any item for a bit of updated, handcrafted chic. The squares can be used to make blankets or other projects. You can apply a bit of imagination and creativity to come up with bunches of different projects you could make. I hope you find these ideas inspiring.

Wishing you a lovely, enjoyable Valentine’s Day!

Making Hearts for Valentine’s Day 2020

Making Hearts for Valentine's Day -- There are a zillion different ways to do it. If crochet is your thing, this picture shows you 4 different possibilities -- and free patterns for all of these designs are available online.
Making Hearts for Valentine’s Day — There are a zillion different ways to do it. If crochet is your thing, this picture shows you 4 different possibilities — and free patterns for all of these designs are available online.

Hearts are some of the most popular motifs for crafting — particularly when making Valentine crafts, wedding crafts and anniversary crafts. They’re also fantastic motifs for use in birthday crafts and everyday crafts. Check out the following heart designs and heart patterns if you’re looking for some up-to-date ideas for heart motifs you can incorporate into your craft projects for Valentine’s Day 2020.

Find Free Heart Patterns:

Free Filet Crochet Heart Edging Pattern

Free Filet Crochet Heart Edging Pattern
Free Filet Crochet Heart Edging Pattern

This free chart has many potential uses, but I used it for making filet crochet trim.

After working the chart in filet crochet, I had another idea. The filet crochet design is pretty, but it’s subtle. What about making another trim where the heart motifs really pop out from the background?

So, I whipped up a new trim pattern, where the hearts are cross-stitched on top of the trim. This gives you the option of easily creating color contrast between the background and heart motifs.

I like both versions, and I hope you’ll enjoy crocheting them too. The free crochet patterns for both versions of the design are available online at KnittingandCrochet.net.

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Learn How to Loom Knit in 2020

Loom Knitting Books by Nicole F. Cox, Published by Stackpole Books
Loom Knitting Books by Nicole F. Cox, Published by Stackpole Books

Happy New Year, fellow crafters!

Are you interested in learning how to loom knit — or improving your loom knitting skills? If so, there are a couple of excellent books you’ll definitely want to know about.

If you’re a total beginner to loom knitting, Round Loom Knitting in 10 Easy Lessons will help you get started. The book includes loom knitting instructions for total beginners, and it also includes some of the nicest beginner-friendly loom knitting projects I have ever seen.

The author of the book, Nicole F. Cox, is amazingly talented. She is a genius at creating beginner-level projects that look really appealing. But she’s also an expert loom knitter who knows how to do all kinds of interesting knitting techniques on the loom — techniques like cables, lace knitting and stranded colorwork knitting.

In the sequel to Round Loom Knitting, called Amazing Loom Knits, Nicole teaches you how to do some of the more involved techniques like cables and colorwork. It’s the most impressive book I’ve yet seen on the topic of loom knitting.

I highly recommend both of these books to other loom knitters (or aspiring loom knitters, as the case may be). I think both of them are excellent books. If you’d like instructions on loom knitting, I think these books are both worth your consideration.

Here’s hoping your 2020 will be a prosperous and creative year. Happy crafting!