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Crochet Garland for Valentine’s Day – Free Crochet Pattern

January 27, 2019

A Crochet Valentine Garland with Hearts and Flowers to decorate your home for Valentine’s Day! This post includes the pretty flowers to complete your garland

I shared a Free pattern for Crochet Hearts in a previous post – sweet vintage crochet hearts, so pretty!

Vintage Crochet Hearts

You can join the crochet hearts and the crochet flowers to make a pretty garland for Valentine’s Day, or what ever occasion takes your fancy! Here are two samples I made, both using different colour combinations.

This one uses my favourite retro colours

And I used a more softer vintage colour palette for this selection

Materials

  • Scraps of Cotton Yarn in sportsweight
  • I love to use these gorgeous little balls of Scheepjes Catona 25g –  they also come in even smaller balls Scheepjes Catona 10g in 100 shades. I use this yarn to make my crochet flowers, and also use it to make all my Christmas Baubles. It is crisp and has great stitch definition….and all the colours to choose from!
  • 3mm crochet hook
  • You can also use a DK weight cotton yarn and a 3.5mm crochet hook.
  • Yarn needle to sew in threads

You can find the Free pattern for the crochet hearts here

If you would like to support my work, and help me continue to share Free patterns, you can purchase a printer-friendly, ad-free PDF version for the Crochet Hearts AND flowers AND Instructions to make a garland, in US crochet terms on Ravelry

And on Etsy

Abbreviations (US terms)

Beg              Beginning

Ch                Chain

SC                Single crochet

DC               Double crochet

Rep              Repeat

RS                Right side

Sl st             Slip stitch

Abbreviations (UK terms)

Beg              Beginning

Ch                Chain

DC               Double crochet

TR                Treble crochet

Rep              Repeat

RS                Right side

Sl st             Slip stitch

The instructions for the crochet flower motif are written in US crochet terms, and also in UK crochet terms below.

Instructions for Crochet Flower Motifs (US terms)

You can change colour every round if you wish

Round 1: Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc, ch 1), 13 dc into 4th ch from hook, join with a sl st to top of beg ch 4. Fasten off yarn – 14 dc

Round 2: Join yarn in any st from previous row, ch 1, 1 sc in same st, 2 sc in next st, * 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around, join with a sl st to beg sc. Fasten off yarn – 21 sc

Round 3: Join yarn in any st from previous row, ch 1, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, * 1 sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around, join with a sl st to beg sc. Fasten off yarn – 28 sc

Round 4: Join yarn in any st from previous row, ch 1, skip 1 st, 6 dc in next st, * skip 1 st, sl st in next st, skip 1 st, 6 dc in next st; rep from * around, join with a sl st in beg ch 1. Fasten off yarn – 7 petals

Instructions for Crochet Flower Motifs (UK terms)

You can change colour every round if you wish

Round 1: Ch 4 (counts as 1 tr, ch 1), 13 tr into 4th ch from hook, join with a sl st to top of beg ch 4. Fasten off yarn – 14 tr

Round 2: Join yarn in any st from previous row, ch 1, 1 dc in same st, 2 dc in next st, * 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st; rep from * around, join with a sl st to beg dc. Fasten off yarn – 21 dc

Round 3: Join yarn in any st from previous row, ch 1, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, * 1 dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st; rep from * around, join with a sl st to beg dc. Fasten off yarn – 28 dc

Round 4: Join yarn in any st from previous row, ch 1, skip 1 st, 6 tr in next st, * skip 1 st, sl st in next st, skip 1 st, 6 tr in next st; rep from * around, join with a sl st in beg ch 1. Fasten off yarn – 7 petals

Finishing and Joining to make a Garland

Block your crochet hearts and flowers by steaming gently with an iron. It makes a big difference when they are nice and flat and ready to join.

Using any yarn colour to join motifs, ch 10, sl st into first ch to form a hanging loop, ch 10. Holding first crochet heart with RS in front, * make 1 sl st in the right hand side of your heart, ch 6, make 1 sl st in the left hand side of your heart, ch 10; taking next heart (or use one of the flowers but sl st into 2 petals instead), repeat from * until all motifs are attached. Ch 20, sl st back into 10th ch from hook to form 2nd hanging loop, and fasten off threads. The picture below will help instructions, if you need it.

You can find the Free pattern for the crochet hearts here

And that is it! Have fun creating your own crochet garlands!

If you would like to support my work, and help me continue to share Free patterns, you can purchase a printer-friendly, ad-free PDF version for the Crochet Hearts AND flowers AND Instructions to make a garland, in US crochet terms on Ravelry

And on Etsy

Find more Free patterns here

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