By the time Valentine’s Day arrives, I feel like I’ve just finished up my holiday knitting. In fact, I feel exhausted just thinking about knitted valentine gifts. The other issue: I’ve blown all my money on yarn for holiday knitting, making valentines knitting patterns a low priority in my budget.
Want to give a thoughtful handmade Valentine’s Day gift, but don’t have the time or money? Don’t feel pressured to give extravagant knitted valentine gifts this year. Instead, find a valentines knitting pattern that’s simple yet warmhearted.
Try these knitted valentine gifts that cover every valentine on your list!
There are a lot of possibilities with a simple pattern like this cute little heart. Stuff it with lavender and turn it into a sachet. Attach it to a chain and make it into a necklace. Add a knotted strand of yarn for a hanging decoration. Attach a pinback and it’s instantly a brooch. See what I mean? No matter how you present it, your valentine will feel the love.
I know what you’re thinking: Socks are not quick and easy! But these socks are! Forget sock-weight yarn and those tiny size 1 needles that cramp up your hand. These socks are knit with worsted-weight yarn, so they’re way faster than your usual sock pattern.
Heart of Hearts Pillow
This pillow has quite a few variations. Pair that with the fact that you can make the hearts any color you’d like and you’ll have a home decor accessory suitable for any valentine’s taste. Plus, if you’re in a real rush, you can skip the colorwork on the back of the pillow.
There’s nothing like slipping your feet into a cozy pair of handmade slippers. These are lightly felted, making them even warmer and cozier. Plus, they’re made from bulky yarn so you know you’ll finish them in no time. Your valentine will think of you every time they slip into these!
This scarf can be knit in a variety of yarn weights, so choose the one you have time for. In a hurry? The chunky yarn version of the pattern is probably your best bet. I love that the pattern is reversible, so there’s never a need to hide the wrong side!
Cabled iPad Sleeve
Is your valentine a tech geek? Make sure all the important gadgets are protected when you knit up something practical like this iPad sleeve. The cables are unisex, making them appropriate for any valentine. Just choose one of their favorite colors and you’ll have a sweet yet handy gift in no time!
Photo via mrsdonnelly
Vanilla Fingerless Gloves
Looking for a gift that’s both inexpensive and easy to make? This pattern covers all the bases. The pattern is free to download, and there’s no need to fuss with double-pointed needles to knit the fingers. Knit the thumb and the rest of the shaping is a piece of cake. To save even more money, dig into your stash and grab some scrap yarn.
Giving a Valentine’s Day gift to a knitter or a wanna-be knitter? Craftsy has all kinds of knitting classes to choose from for every level, and they’d all make a fantastic gift!