20 FREE Valentine's & Palentine's day projects you’ll instantly fall for!

Published on January 22, 2021 4 min read

Let's face it, we could all do with a little more love right now, right? From squishy hearts you can make from leftover yarn, to pretty embroidered words for your boo, we’ve rounded up our top 20 free Valentine’s patterns just for you!

So, whether you’re celebrating with your other half, showing your pals how much you care or giving yourself a little self-love (because, hey, you deserve it!), partner with one of these fab free patterns for a match made in craft-heaven.

1. Valentines Interchangeable Motif Sweater pattern

This brand new Valentine's sweater pattern from Paintbox makes our heart skip a stitch! With a fabulous interchangeable intarsia motif designed in the softest Super Chunky yarns, all you need to do is to pick your fave and follow the free chart. Forget about wearing your heart on your sleeve, wear it on your sweater!

Valentines Interchangeable Motif - Free Sweater Knitting Pattern For Women in Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky by Paintbox Yarns
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Valentines Interchangeable Motif - Free Sweater Knitting Pattern For Women in Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky by Paintbox Yarns

By Paintbox Yarns

2. 'Don’t go making my heart' cushion

Show your pals you care with this squidgy squeezy huggable rainbow cushion by Flo and Dot! Designed in ice cream shades of Banana Cream, Orange and Pistachio Paintbox Wool Mix Chunky to name a few, this pattern can be made in two fab sizes!

3. 'Queen of hearts' hat

The Queen Stitch has royally captured our hearts with this warm and fuzzy number! Whether you’re giving your own wardrobe a little lovin’ or gifting to your one and only, this fizzy beanie will funk up your Valentine’s style!

Queen of Hearts Hat
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Queen of Hearts Hat

By The Queen Stitch

4. Floral heart cross-stitch stitch design

Cross-your heart! This floral heart cross-stitch design will give them all the butterflies and remind that special friend that they’re on your mind.

Floral Heart  in DMC - PAT0157 -  Downloadable PDF
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Floral Heart in DMC - PAT0157 - Downloadable PDF

By DMC

5. Valentine’s day crochet gift bag

The best gifts come in small packages, this cute Valentine’s pouch is a treat all in itself! Cram with sweets and love hearts for all your pals.

Valentine's Day Gift Bag
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Valentine's Day Gift Bag

By Little Doolally

6. Tomato amigurumi

Say I love you from my head to-ma-toes! Nothing says I love you more than… a cute crochet tomato! Not what they might expect? Make your Valentine’s gift as unique as you!

トマト Tomato Amigurumi
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トマト Tomato Amigurumi

By anniegurumi

7. 'Love is in the air' felt hearts

You felt it too!? These handmade felted hearts are so darn adorable. Whether you stick to homemade cards, string up as a garland or hang up in your home as pretty decor, the possibilities are endless!

Love is in the Air
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Love is in the Air

By Amanda (Shuttermonkey)

8. Make a Love Cake

This Valentine's pattern takes the cake! While this tiered bake might not be made from sugar and spice, it's crocheted from all things nice. Perfect for intermediate crocheters who want to whip up a super sweet treat for their own baby cakes!

Love Cake
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Love Cake

By Lorena da Silva

9. Bee there for your bestie this Valentine’s

It’s been a long winter but spring is on the way, so make your Queen Bee know she’s still number one with this buzzy embroidery design. Give as a pretty wall hanging, jacket embellishment or cushion cover!

Queen Bee in DMC - PAT0447 -  Downloadable PDF
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Queen Bee in DMC - PAT0447 - Downloadable PDF

By DMC

10. In a heartbeat messy bun beanie

This messy bun beanie by Victoria Light is full of love for frosty Februarys. An easy beginner knit with the cutest embroidered hearts, who can resist?!

In a Heartbeat Messy Bun Beanie
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In a Heartbeat Messy Bun Beanie

By Victoria Light

11. Hot stuff mug cozies

Keep it hot and steamy (wait for it!) with these hilarious knitted mug cozies by Linda Wilgus. Made originally for her hubbie, these brilliant designs are perfect for besties and roomies too!

Hot Stuff Coffee Cozies
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Hot Stuff Coffee Cozies

By Linda Wilgus

12. Socks for your sweetheart

Put your feet together to make a heart with these sweetheart beginner socks by Korona Knits!

Sweetheart Socks
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Sweetheart Socks

By Korora Knits

13. Valentine’s Sweater

This Valentine’s short sleeve sweater is so chic and versatile they’ll want to wear it all year long. A long term-make, for someone special (or why not make for yourself!?). Talk about a love that lasts!

Valentine's Day Sweater
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Valentine's Day Sweater

By Valentina Strokina

14. A teenie tiny amigurumi heart

For the sweetest teeniest amigurumi heart, look no further than this adorable make from Polaripop!

15. Make a Valentine’s doll

For crocheters with a bit more experience under your belt, this Valentine’s Lily Doll by Lily Sugar ‘n’ Cream is a fabulously fun make in their signature solids yarn.

Valentines Lily Doll in Lily Sugar 'n Cream Solids
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Valentines Lily Doll in Lily Sugar 'n Cream Solids

By Lily Sugar 'n Cream

16. Make a Valentine’s hat duo

The perfect knitting project for you and mini-you, by designer Guzel Eaves, make the cutest twin accessory to share with your one and only.

Matching hearts hat
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Matching hearts hat

By Guzel Eaves

17. Little Valentine’s pouch!

We love this versatile petit knitted pouch with strawberry liquorice pompom. Perfect for cramming with little Valentine’s sweets or special treats for your pals!

Valentine Pouch in Lion Brand Vanna's Choice & Choice Baby - 81112AD
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Valentine Pouch in Lion Brand Vanna's Choice & Choice Baby - 81112AD

By Lion Brand

18. Wild hearts run free

For those wild hearts out there, we love this anatomical sprouting heart embroidery design by DMC. Funk up your bag, jacket or sweater! Talk about wearing your heart on your sleeve.

Wild Heart in DMC - PAT0668 - Downloadable PDF
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Wild Heart in DMC - PAT0668 - Downloadable PDF

By DMC

19. Pretty little hearts

Whether you’re making a key chain or sewing to a Valentine teddy, these squishy little hearts are so quick and easy to make, you’ll be addicted.

Pretty Little Hearts
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Pretty Little Hearts

By Pretty Little Sheep

20. Love for the sisterhood

Because the sisterhood is strong - make your gal pals an emblem of sister solidarity with this Feminist heart design by DMC.

Proud Feminist in DMC - PAT0667 - Downloadable PDF
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Proud Feminist in DMC - PAT0667 - Downloadable PDF

By DMC

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