Can you believe that it’s almost February already? You know what that means! It’s past time that we started thinking about Valentine knitting patterns for the upcoming holiday. So let’s explore this curated list of knit Valentine’s Day gifts and decor!
If you’ve been racking your brain trying to think of things to knit for Valentine’s Day, then you’re in good company! It’s been on a lot of people’s minds lately and I’m here to help. Instead of scrolling through endless pages of ugly patterns and bad links, you get to choose from the cream of the curated crop. I’ve gathered only the best of the best free Valentine knitting patterns for you today.
Looking for a Valentine’s Day gift for that special someone? We have plenty of those! There are free Valentine knitting patterns for socks, scarfs, and sweaters – and those are just the ones that start with the letter S! So, why not say your “I Love You’s” with stitches this year, and translate your knitting skills into some sweet Valentine’s Day gifts!
Or maybe you just want some ideas for decorating your home and getting into the Valentine’s Day spirit. We’ve got you covered there too. While it’s true that Valentine’s Day isn’t as heavy on the decorations as Halloween or Christmas, it can still be fun to knit up a few things to add some pops of color to your home. So, let’s bring on the cute little hearts and break out the pink and red yarn!
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Over 25 Amazing FREE Valentine Knitting Patterns
1. Lots of Love Gnome
I think we all know someone that’s a bit obsessed with gnomes at the moment. If that someone also just so happens to be your special someone, then choosing to knit these Lots of Love Gnomes is a no brainer! They’re so quick and cute that you might want to whip up a couple extra for decor and they are the perfect handmade gift.
Designer: Billy and Baa
Yarn: Ewe Ewe Yarns Baa Baa Bulky (Bulky Weight #5)
2. Valentine Hearts Cowl
This classy Valentine Hearts Cowl can be enjoyed throughout winter and into spring. As an added bonus, every time the recipient wears it they will think of you! The easy and relaxingly repetitive knitting patterns calls for stranded colorwork in the round. Feel free to veer off the traditional path of red and white, and choose the recipient’s favorite colors instead.
Designer: Mesh by Sarah Lee
Yarn: Garnstudio DROPS Merino Extra Fine (DK Weight #3)
3. Heart Cable Headband
If you’re looking for Valentine knitting patterns that are a little more challenging, then why not try your hand at this Heart Cable Headband? The charming cables add style and squish to this cute and cozy headband. It’s the perfect accessory for a brisk morning walk or an afternoon of running errands on a bad hair day.
Designer: Jaja Yarns
Yarn: Garnstudio DROPS Karisma (DK Weight #3)
4. Ewe Heart Hat
If your special someone isn’t really a headband person, then how about a beanie instead? The Ewe Heart Hat is both pretty and practical. The eyelet lace heart design is a nice touch for Valentine’s Day, and it’s not too obnoxious to be worn as an everyday accessory. The pattern is knit from the bottom up in the round.
Designer: Meaghan Schmaltz
Yarn: Ewe Ewe Yarns Wooly Worsted (Worsted Weight Yarn #4)
5. Heart Dance
While we might not have loved receiving socks as a gift when we were kids, I think most adults can agree that receiving socks now is top notch! This is especially true when the socks in question are as cute and cozy as the Heart Dance socks! Plus, the pattern is super easy. You’ll knit from the top down using all gray and then go back to add the hearts with duplicate stitch.
Designer: DROPS Valentine
Yarn: Garnstudio DROPS Nepal (Aran Weight #4)
Sometimes the simplest knitting patterns can give you the most room for creativity. These adorable knit hearts are bursting with potential! You could use them to create a beautiful bouquet, string them together to make an eye-catching garland, or attach them to any stuffed animal design to instantly make it more adorable.
Designer: fluff & fuzz
Yarn: Deramores Studio Anti-Pilling DK (DK Weight #3)
Whether you make this to give to someone or whether you make it just to rock it for yourself, you really can’t go wrong with this trendy sleeveless sweater. The easy pattern knits up quickly in super bulky weight yarn. It’s knit flat in 2 pieces (front and back) using intarsia colorwork. Scroll down for the english version of the pattern.
Designer: Madame Tricote
Yarn: madelinetosh A.S.A.P (Super Bulky Weight #6)
8. Valentine’s Day Heart Blanket
Expecting a new baby in the month of February? This Valentine’s Day Heart Blanket is the perfect way to welcome them and celebrate their birth month. The pattern is made with stockinette stitch as well as garter stitch for the border. The recommended colorwork technique is intarsia. You could even make this heart motif on a larger afghan!
Designer: Making a Life
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick (Super Bulky Weight #6)
Who says that your Valentine knitting project has to be a romantic gift? Spoil the real #1 in your life with a handmade sweater that will make them even more adorable than they already are. The design calls for stranded colorwork in the round. The free knitting pattern is available in 4 different sizes.
Designer: DROPS Design
Yarn: Garnstudio DROPS Karisma (DK Weight #3)
10. Big Heart Beanie
I’m sure you’ve heard the expression “your heart on your sleeve” but how about a knit heart on your hat! This beautiful Big Heart Beanie is made using intarsia colorwork heart motif while knitting in the round. It’s a simple stockinette stitch pattern with a classic ribbed brim. It’s a cute and cozy gift that really shows people that you care.
Designer: Bromeleighad Fiber Art
Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Worsted (Worsted Weight Yarn #4)
11. Valentine Mug Hug
If you are looking for free Valentine knitting patterns that are geared more towards beginners, then give this Valentine Mug Hug a go! It’s knit flat, using basic stitches and the heart is knit separately and then sewn on, so you don’t have to do any colorwork. Pair this gift with a nice bag of espresso beans or a gift card to their favorite coffee shop!
Designer: Michele Wilcox for Yarnspirations
Yarn: Red Heart With Love Solids (Aran Weight #4)
12. Watercolor Heart Pillow
This beautiful Watercolor Heart Pillow is stunning in its simplicity. The pattern is worked flat in stockinette stitch using the intarsia colorwork technique. It’s actually a really great introduction to intarsia, since the simple stitchwork allows you to put all your focus on reading the color change chart. So, don’t be afraid to give it a go if you’re a knitting newbie!
Designer: Satsuma Street Knits
Yarn: Lion Brand Fishermen’s Wool (Aran Weight #4)
13. Anatomical Heart
Give someone your heart – literally – with this fun and unique knitting pattern. Despite appearances, it’s actually pretty easy to make, especially since it can be knit all in one piece. It also doesn’t take up too much yarn, so you can definitely get away with using up your yarn scraps for this one.
Designer: Kristin Ledgett for Knitty
Yarn: Fleece Artist Merino 2/6 (Fingering Weight #1)
14. Winged Heart Tattoo
This classic tattoo design makes its debut into the knitting scene with this free knitting pattern. If you’re not into giving your mother a present for Valentine’s Day, you can customize the message to suit your needs. It’s a super quick make, especially since the wings are made of felt instead of being knit.
Designer: anny purls
Yarn: elann.com Peruvian Highland Wool (Worsted Weight #4)
15. From My Heart
Practice your double knitting skills with the stunning From My Heart scarf. The design is knit width wise, so you can just stop knitting when you reach the desired length or when you run out of yarn (whichever comes first!). You could also use this motif to make a set of coasters, a throw pillow, etc.
Yarn: Naturally Yarns 8 Ply (DK Weight #3)
16. Mini Lips
You can make a quick and cute greeting card using a sheet of thick paper folded in half and a quickly knitted applique. Simply glue or sew the applique to the front of the card, and then write your special message inside. You can’t get that kind of love and care at Hallmark. Handmade gifts are made from the heart!
Designer: Amanda Berry for Qing Fibre
Yarn: Qing Fibre Classic DK (DK Weight #3)
17. The Loving Hat
A cozy beanie is like a hug for your head, so this practical gift is a safe bet for even the pickiest of Valentine’s Day gift recipients. Plus, the cute and classic design is on point! The pattern is knit from the bottom up in the round using stranded colorwork. And the best part is that it’s super quick to knit thanks to the super bulky weight yarn.
Designer: Garter Stitch Witch
Yarn: Garnstudio DROPS Esk*mo (Super Bulky Weight #6)
18. Love Bug Mittens
Grab a brightly colored skein of self-striping sock yarn to make these adorable Love Bug Mittens. The cable valentine heart design is seriously cute without being too obnoxious for everyday wear. The pattern is worked in the round on double pointed needles. Let the color changes fall where they may to really replicate that carefree feel.
Designer: Cassandra Curtis
Yarn: Lang Yarns Super Soxx Solids (Light Fingering Weight #0)
19. Hugs & Kisses Socks
It’s a fact that you can never have too many socks! Of course, these Hugs & Kisses Socks are sure to become the recipient’s new favorite pair. The design features a raised “XOXO” design on the top of the foot that is just irresistible. The pattern is knit from the top down with the heel flap method.
Yarn: Rohrspatz & Wollmeise Pure 100% Merino Superwash (Fingering Weight #1)
20. Kisses and Hugs Reversible Baby Blanket
A similar motif makes a welcome appearance in this marvelously monochrome baby blanket. Wide swaths of garter stitch rows are interspersed between dividing stockinette stitch rows and a single line of decorative cable stitches that spell out the letters “XOXO”. As an added bonus, it’s easy to adjust the design for a larger size blanket.
Designer: Kelley Hobart for Alpaca Direct
Yarn: Berroco Vintage® Chunky (Bulky Weight #5)
21. Chains of Love
Make a sweet gift for the littlest special someone in your life with these beautiful Chains of Love fingerless gloves. The sweet stranded colorwork hearts are knit in the round. The color combinations are endless, so you can play around with all of their favorite colors. They should fit someone in between the ages of 1-6. Use a thicker weight yarn for older children.
Designer: Isabella H.
Yarn: Cascade Yarns ® Cascade 220® Sport (Sport Weight #3)
22. Spread the Love Beanie
I hope you’re not sick of free Valentine knitting patterns for beanies! This is just such an adorable design that I couldn’t leave it out. I love the classic soft pink and white combo for Valentines – so romantic! The pattern calls for stranded colorwork in the rounds and the instructions for the color change section are both written out and charted.
Designer: Knits ‘N Knots
Yarn: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice (Aran Weight #4)
23. I’d Love Some Coffee
If caffeine is the way to your Valentine’s heart, then why not spoil them with a reusable coffee cup sleeve. The rich red color and the raised heart design are sure to impress. This gift pairs well with a reusable coffee cup or a bag of fancy espresso beans. The pattern is worked flat in back and forth rows.
Designer: ArchaeologyKnits Designs
Yarn: Groovy Hues Fibers Cuddly ‘n Groovin’ Sock (Fingering Weight #1)
24. Loving Heart Scrubby
You might be forgetting someone on your Valentine’s Day list – yourself! With a bit of scrubby yarn you can be on your way to self care land with a nice bath and a yummy smelling bath bomb. The heart shape is a great way to remind yourself that it’s ok to take the time to spoil yourself. You deserve it!
Designer: Peggy Grieg
Yarn: Red Heart Scrubby Cotton Solids (Worsted Weight #4)
25. Love Heart Scarf
Wrap them in love and warmth with the Love Heart Scarf and every time they wear it they will be reminded of you! The straightforward pattern is easy to knit using the intarsia colorwork technique, and it also works up surprisingly quickly thanks to the bulky weight yarn. Customize the color combinations to your heart’s content!
Designer: Paintbox Yarns
Yarn: Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky (Bulky Weight #5)
Well I think it’s safe to say that our significant others sure are lucky to have such amazing knitters in their life! I’m curious…which one of our free Valentine knitting patterns did you pick out to make? Let me know in the comments!
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