Valentine Crochet

Valentines Day is near. This is one of my favorite days.

After Valentines Day, I start getting ready for spring. I begin my tanning sessions and begin my Easter shopping along with spring cleaning and decorating.

With love in the air, It put me in the mood to crochet some valentiney things. I created these coffee mug cozies. The were all experimental patterns that turned out quite well if I must say so myself.
The white one is my favorite. I somehow come up with a stitch of my own and added a free hand embroidered heart to the side. This created a nice thick, tight weaved piece of fiber art. 

I put them in my shop in hopes to make a little extra cash (health insurance is not cheap now days). They are perfect to decorate your mug or give as a gift. If they do not sell, I may just do that myself. I can stuff some goodies in a mug, wrap it in love and share it.

I went to the dollar store the other day, you know, those stores where everything is only a dollar. Well, not so much at this one. I found some greeting cards and candy. Then I grabbed some lovely items to decorate my mantle for Valentines Day that included a wood sculpture and some heart shaped garland. Upon arriving at the register I heard the cashier tell another customer that some of the Valentine items cost more and you will have to spend at least ten dollars to get them for one dollar. 

Uh??? No.

Now you know your poor when you start putting things back at the dollar store!!!! I told my husband to just put the garland and things back. I can make my own.

and that's exactly what I did.

My hand crocheted garland is a lot nicer than the plastic/paper ones at the dollar store and knowing I made it myself makes it more special to me. I found this cute heart pattern online and got to work.

I used my lighted crochet hook not to disturb my Husbands comfort of the dim lighted room while watching TV. (cool huh), It took me about an hour to create ten little hearts and string them together.

Using some steam from my iron, I flatten them out a bit and hung them on the mantel. I will now add some matching candles and other lovely items to make that sweet Valentine look I intended.

Now on to some valentine foodie ideas.


  1. One reason I come to your house is to see WHAT you have come up with. That is neat. Am I too old for VAlentines? Some time I feel like it, but then I see my real valentine and realize we were your age once and I can still smile.
    Love the coffee cup covers.
    Keep on THINKING! It will keep you young!
    Love from a cool Florida, but we WILL warm up.

  2. Very cute idea! I just went to Michaels (craft store) and bought some cute little 40% off Valentine's decorations for my dining room. Sometimes little things like that lift the spirits while waiting for spring to come :)

  3. Wow Lisa I love your pretty mug warmers and the heart garland.
    Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J&J!

  4. Those are so cute and no doubt much nicer than what's selling at the dollar store. And your mug warmers are pretty awesome. I don't think I've ever seen anything like that.

  5. What cool projects! I love to crochet so this was a fun post to see. The hearts just made me smile!

  6. I love to crochet! Do you like your lighted hook? I've never tried one. I hope you can stop by:


  7. Your heart garland is much better that the store bought garland - not just because it is better quality, but because you made it.

    Thanks for Sharing Your Cup!

  8. I love this idea! SO cute!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  9. Lisa, Love your crochet heart garland. It will last longer than the one you left behind. Thanks for sharing. Sylvia D.