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St. Valentine’s Day – 5 Crochet Gift Ideas for Him

It’s January 14th and you have exactly one month to plan your perfect date or to prepare a small gift/surprise for your Valentine! Here I have 5 ideas for a small handmade gift. No matter who your boyfriend/husband/almost boyfried is – a sceptical, practical person or a romantic and sensitive guy – you can always find a perfect crochet match for him!

1) Heart

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Of course, a symbol of the most romantic day is always a heart! You can use it to decorate your place or a breakfast tray. Also you can place eyes on it and embroider a smile and he will get the cutest stuffed heart ever. Just a bit of imagination and the 3D heart pattern!

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For decorating you might want to make more of the small 2D hearts. Tutorial for that you can find here.

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2) Princess Leia

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If your beloved one is a Star Wars fan (even if he is disappointed by the last episodes), he will be happy to get a crocheted Princess Leia! It is creative and funny and he will be amazed by your talent! Besides, I am sure that Princess Leia was his first love ๐Ÿ™‚

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3) Key Ring

If your boyfriend is a practical one and does not like things laying around, crochet a funny key ring for him! Maybe he likes sushi? Then this pattern is for you!

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4) Earwarmer

One more option for a practical man would be something he can wear. Why do not you make a earwarmer for him? Not a lot of work for you and he will stay warm!

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Especially useful for those guys, who bike a lot and do not use hats ๐Ÿ™‚

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5) Nutcracker and Marie

Your second half has a romantic nature and he likes classical music? What can be more romantic than making a lovely couple: The Nutcracker and Marie? Their love story has become the classics and millions of people watch it every winter again and again.

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No matter what pattern you have chosen and how exactly it will turn out, I am sure: you present will be a great surprise because it was made with love!

Happy St. Valentine’s Day!

Did you like the article? Check out my other patterns here!

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Amigurumi Heart Free Pattern

St. Valentine Day is coming and it’s so great to make the day special for the ones we love! Today we learn how to crochet a cute puffy heart! It’s so easy and you will need not more than an hour to make it! You can choose any size you like for the heart! So at the end it can be cosy pillow or cute keychain! You can embroider a funny face on it or the name of your second half! You can use the heart to decorate the room for your romantic date! If you hate St. Valentine Day, you can use the heart as a base for your needles ๐Ÿ˜‰

Materials:

  • a crochet hook (any size you like)
  • yarn (a bit bigger than it’s recommended for the hook)
  • fiberfill
  • sewing needle and scissors

Abbreviations:

  • ch – chain
  • st – stitch
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • inc – 2 sc in one st (used to increase the number of stitches)
  • dec – 2 sc togetherย (used to decrease the number of stitches)
  • X N – repeat N times
  • at the end of every round total number of stitches is shown in brackets

Ok, now you know everything you need and we can finally start crocheting!ย Before you start have a look at my tricks for crocheting amigurumi. I am sure you will find it helpful! Have fun crocheting!
And now we will see what 5 Little Monsters have prepared for us ๐Ÿ™‚

The pattern:

Round 1: 4 sc in magic ring (4)
Round 2: (inc, sc in next st) X 2 (6)
Round 3: (inc, sc in next st) X 3 (9)
Round 4: (inc, sc in next 2 st) X 3 (12)
Round 5: (inc, sc in next 3 st) X 3 (15)
Round 6: (inc, sc in next 4 st) X 3 (18)
Round 7: (inc, sc in next 5 st) X 3 (21)
Round 8: (inc, sc in next 6 st) X 3 (24)
Round 9: (inc, sc in next 7 st) X 3 (27)
Round 10: (inc, sc in next 8 st) X 3 (30)
Round 11: (inc, sc in next 9 st) X 3 (33)
Round 12: (inc, sc in next 10 st) X 3 (36)
Round 13: (inc, sc in next 11 st) X 3 (39)
Round 14: (inc, sc in next 12 st) X 3 (42)
Round 15: in next 21 st (21 – now we start to crochet one of the upper halfs)
Round 16: insert the hook in the first st of the Round 15 ans sc in next 21 st
Round 17: (dec, sc in next 5 st) X 3 (18)
Round 18: (dec, sc in next st) X 6 (12)
Round 19: dec X 6 (6)
Cut the yarn, take a sewing needle and weave the yarn through the last round, fasten off and weave in the end.
Round 20: Begin working with the 22nd st of Round 14. sc in next 20 st, dec (the second st of dec is a st of the finished part) (21)
Rounds 21 – 24: the same as Rounds 16 – 19.
Cut the yarn, stuff the heart and finish it the same way as the first half.

The heart is finished! Are you impressed how nice it worked out? This was really fast!

I hope this little heart helps to make the day romantic and special!
Happy St. Valentine Day and enjoy the romantic time with your love! And don’t forget to show your feelings to the people you love! Not only once per year but in every day life! Maybe we should crochet hearts more often?.. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Was it fun to crochet with this tutorial? Have a look at my other patterns, maybe you will find something you like there!