Happy Valentines Week! Love, flowers and hearts abound as people express their love to each other on February 14th. Truth be told, Valentines Day isn’t a big deal in my home today. However, as a kid, I used to relish everything about Valentines Day. When we woke in the morning, there was always some yummy heart shaped candy waiting for us with a card, reminding us how much our parents loved us. Exchanging valentines day cards with classmates was tons of fun after spending several nights customizing the perfect mailbox to sit on my desk, clearly decorated in hearts too. Hearts, a universal symbol of love and Valentines Day.
I wanted to whip up something special for Valentines Day this year. These simple and quick crochet hearts can be made into magnets or bookmarks! Both these gifts can be crocheted up in a jiffy and used year round! This pattern is super easy and can not only remind you of your place in a book or magazine or hold papers on the fridge, but also act as a reminder of those you love.
To begin, chain 7
Row 1: Starting with the second chain from hook, 5 sc across, 2 sc in last chain, chain 1, turn
Row 2: 2 sc in first stitch, 6 sc, chain 1, turn
Row 3: sc 6, sc2tog, chain 1, turn
Row 4: Sl st 3, sc 4, chain 1, turn
Row 5: sc 4, chain 1, turn
Row 6: sc2tog, sc 2, chain 1, turn
Row 7: sc 3, chain 1, turn
Row 8: sc2tog, sl st, chain 1, turn
Row 9: sc2tog, fasten off, weave in ends.
The images below show the various steps in order!
Construct a Bookmark
Now is the most complicated part of the whole pattern (not really, I’m just joking 🙂 ). Cut three strands of yarn to approximately 18”-24” in length. Using your crochet hook, pull all three strands of yarn through the end of the heart. Pull the strands so they are equal. Holding two strands of yarn together at the same time, braid the yarn. Tie a knot at one end (We’re such rebels tying knots in our crochet projects!), leaving about half an inch of fringe. Your bookmark is ready!
Create a Magnet
To create a magnet, simply glue the crochet hearts to a simple magnet!
sc- Single Crochet
sc2tog- Single Crochet Two Together
sl st- Slip Stitch