Free Valentine’s Day Knitting Patterns – 3 Projects That You Can Knit Up In a Flash

Free Valentine's Day Knitting Patterns - 3 Projects That You Can Knit Up In a Flash - cozyrebekah.wordpress.com

Valentine’s day, the holiday of celebrating love, relationships, and romance. While it’s certainly not my favorite holiday, I do enjoy the aesthetics of Valentine’s day.

I think the best part of this holiday is giving gifts, not just to romantic partners, but also to friends and family.

I have come up with 3 simple Valentine’s day knitting projects that can be completed quickly, even if you’re new to knitting.


Phone Case - cozyrebekah.wordpress.com

1. Phone Case

What I love about this is that it isn’t obviously Valentine’s day themed, which makes it perfect for use during the entire year. The theme of love and romance does come out in the subtle pink of the variegated yarn.

Of course, a different yarn color could be used. A red and white variegated yarn would have a stronger romance motif to it, or you could break away from the theme of romance and passion and use a color like yellow for a friendship theme.

I also love how multi-purpose this case is. It doesn’t just have to hold a phone, you could keep money, notebooks, or makeup in it.

No matter what you keep in this, you’ll know that it’ll be protected by the squishy yarn that shields it.

For this phone case I used a medium (4) gauge yarn which is comprised of 65% acrylic, 23% wool, 6% metallic polyester, and 6% nylon. The yarn itself is Red Heart Boutique Midnight yarn in the color Shadow.

I used US size 7 knitting needles to achieve a gauge of 5 stitches and 10 rows per inch, but your gauge doesn’t matter too much as phone sizes tend to differ and the case will stretch to contain objects of various sizes.

Phone Case Pattern:

  • Cast on 20 stitches
  • Knit until you have a rectangle that is 15 inches long
  • Cast off all stitches
  • Weave in stray ends
  • Fold the rectangle over so that there is a 2 – 3 inch flap at the top of the case
  • Sew up the sides of the fold, leaving the flap open
  • Attach a loop of yarn at the top of the flap
  • Fold the flap over the created pouch
  • Sew on a button just above the end of the loop

There you have it, a cute phone case with a subtle Valentine’s day motif!


Mug Cozy - cozyrebekah.wordpress.com

2. Mug Cozy

I absolutely love mug cozies! They’re adorable, soft, and practical, so I figured that it was about time for me to knit one.

Because this cozy turned out a bit smaller than I intended, I’m including patterns for larger sizes.

I absolutely love the bold colors of this mug cozy, as the red contrasts sharply with the white. The little hearts are both subtle and simple, which creates a very cute and easy pattern to follow.

I used a medium gauge (4) yarn that is 100% acrylic. The yarn is Bernat Satin in the colors Snow (Color A) and Crimson (Color B). Again, I used US size 7 needles.

The gauge is 4 stitches and 7 rows of stockinette stitch per inch.

Small Mug Cozy Pattern:

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  • Cast on 39 stitches using Color A
  • Rows 1 – 3: *Knit 1, Purl 1* *repeat until end of row*
  • Row 4: Switch to Color B and knit all stitches
  • Row 5: Purl all stitches
  • Row 6: Knit all stitches
  • Row 7: Purl all stitches
  • Row 8: Knit all stitches
  • Row 9: *Purl 6 stitches, switch to Color A and purl 1 stitch, switch to Color B and purl 6 stitches* *repeat until end of row*
  • Row 10: *Knit 5 stitches, switch to Color A and knit 3 stitches, switch to Color B and knit 5 stitches* *repeat until end of row*
  • Row 11: *Purl 5 stitches, switch to Color A and purl 1 stitch, switch to Color B and purl 1 stitch, switch to Color A and purl 1 stitch, switch to Color B and purl 5 stitches* *repeat until end of row*
  • Row 12: Knit all stitches
  • Row 13: Purl all stitches
  • Row 14: Knit all stitches
  • Row 15: Purl all stitches
  • Row 16: Knit all stitches
  • Rows 17 – 19: Switch to Color A, *Knit 1, Purl 1* *repeat until end of row*
  • Cast off all stitches

Medium Mug Cozy Pattern:

  • Cast on 45 stitches in Color A
  • Rows 1 – 3: *Knit 1, Purl 1* *repeat until end of row*
  • Row 4: Switch to Color B, Knit all stitches
  • Row 5: Purl all stitches
  • Row 6: Knit all stitches
  • Row 7: Purl all stitches
  • Row 8: Knit all stitches
  • Row 9: Purl all stitches
  • Row 10: Knit all stitches
  • Row 11: *Purl 7 stitches, switch to Color A, purl 1 stitch, switch to Color B, purl 7 stitches* *repeat until end of row*
  • Row 12: *Knit 6 stitches, switch to Color A, knit 3 stitches, switch to Color B, knit 6 stitches* *repeat until end of row*
  • Row 13: *Purl 6 stitches, switch to Color A, purl 1 stitch, switch to Color B, purl 1 stitch, switch to Color A, purl 1 stitch, switch to Color B, purl 6 stitches*
  • Row 14: Knit all stitches
  • Row 15: Purl all stitches
  • Row 16: Knit all stitches
  • Row 17: Purl all stitches
  • Row 18: Knit all stitches
  • Row 19: Purl all stitches
  • Row 20: Knit all stitches
  • Rows 21 – 23: Switch to Color A, *Knit 1, Purl 1* *repeat until end of row*
  • Cast off all stitches

Large Mug Cozy Pattern:

  • Cast on 51 stitches in Color A
  • Rows 1 – 5: *Knit 1, Purl 1* *repeat until end of row*
  • Row 6: Switch to Color B, Knit all stitches
  • Row 7: Purl all stitches
  • Row 8: Knit all stitches
  • Row 9: Purl all stitches
  • Row 10: Knit all stitches
  • Row 11: Purl all stitches
  • Row 12: Knit all stitches
  • Row 13: *Purl 8 stitches, switch to Color A, purl 1 stitch, switch to Color B, purl 8 stitches* *repeat until end of row*
  • Row 14: *Knit 7 stitches, switch to Color A, knit 3 stitches, switch to Color B, knit 7 stitches* *repeat until end of row*
  • Row 15: *Purl 7 stitches, switch to Color A, purl 1 stitch, switch to Color B, purl 1 stitch, switch to Color A, purl 1 stitch, switch to Color B, purl 7 stitches*
  • Row 16: Knit all stitches
  • Row 17: Purl all stitches
  • Row 18: Knit all stitches
  • Row 19: Purl all stitches
  • Row 20: Knit all stitches
  • Row 21: Purl all stitches
  • Row 22: Knit all stitches
  • Rows 23 – 27: Switch to Color A, *Knit 1, Purl 1* *repeat until end of row*
  • Cast off all stitches

Once everything is cast off, weave in the stray ends and then seam up the side of the project so that you have a cylindrical shape. Now the mug cozy is complete!

If you need an even larger cozy, try increasing your needle or yarn size to get a larger gauge.


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3. Bookmark

Who doesn’t love a nice bookmark?

This bookmark is by far the easiest project in this list, and the quickest to complete. It’s knit in a simple garter stitch and the only color change is for a stripe of color near the top.

The soft pink and red create a simple but charming Valentine’s day motif, and the size and simplicity of this project ensure that it can be completed quickly.

I used a medium gauge (4) size yarn that is 55% wool, and 45% organic cotton. The yarn itself is Spud & Chloe Sweater yarn in the colors Watermelon (Color A) and Firecracker (Color B).

Bookmark Pattern:

  • Cast on 9 stitches in Color A
  • Rows 1 – 34: Knit all stitches
  • Row 35: Switch to Color B, knit all stitches
  • Row 36 – 38: Knit all stitches
  • Row 39: Switch to Color A, knit all stitches
  • Rows 40 – 45: Knit all stitches
  • Cast off all stitches
  • Weave in stray ends

As you can tell, all of these patterns were fairly simple, in both stitch and construct. If you use any of these patterns tweet me a picture of the finished project (@CozyRebekah)

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