30+ Totally Free Valentine Knitting Patterns

On Valentine’s Day we recognize the people we love.  Surprise your beloved with a Valentine you knit with your own hands.  Just scroll down below to find links to the free Valentine knitting patterns.

Start with a basic Knit Heart to get your fingers warmed up. Perhaps you will knit a whole basket of these hearts to give to teachers, bowling buddies, or grandchildren.  Once you have mastered a basic heart design, check out the myriad ways that heart designs can be used in your knitting.

Valentine Knitting Patterns

A hand knit Valentine is appropriate for all ages and appreciated for the time and care you took in creating it.  Throw pillows are fun and relatively quick to make—like the Lay My Love pillow or Chunky Knit Heart pillow.  Dishcloths (which can also be spa washcloths if you package them in a gift bag with some handmade soap) are another quick project that will get used every day. Try the Hugs and Kisses dishcloth or the Lovely Heart dishcloth.

More Creative Ideas for Knitters

Looking for a gift to knit for a special man? How about a pair of socks?  The Heart of Gold Socks could be knit in menswear colors so he could wear them any day of the year—and think of you when he does.  Or make a romantic Smitten—a mitten made for two hands together!

Many of these Valentine knitting patterns could also be used for other occasions.  The Valentine’s Heart Doily could be knit in white and used for wedding centerpieces.  The Sweet Hearts Baby Blanket would be just as wonderful as a lap robe for a Valentine who uses a wheelchair or as a cozy bridal shawl. The Ruby Red Heart hat is a lovely lace pattern that would look fabulous in any color. Learn to see the year-round possibilities in almost any pattern.

But I Crochet!

We haven’t forgotten you just because you use a hook instead of needles.  We collected free Valentine’s Day crochet patterns for you to enjoy.  We do recommend learning to knit, though, so you can have twice the fun!

Note: Consider crafting some Valentines to give to people in your daily rounds.  A hand knit heart could put a smile on the face of your favorite hair stylist, mail carrier, or cashier.

30+ Totally Free Valentine Knitting Patterns

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Be Still My Heart Pillow

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Send a huggable faux fur heart to express your true love! Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Cabled Heart Hat

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Cleverly knit cables form textured hearts on this hat by knitting the free knit hat pattern. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Chunky Knit Heart Pillow

This is an easy beginner knitting project to make the cutest chunky knit Valentine's Day heart pillow. At Charlotte's House

Fair Isle Heart Gloves

Fair Isle Heart Gloves

Tiny heart fingerless gloves that are perfect for the one you love! FREE Fair Isle knitting pattern. Julie Measures

From My Heart Scarf

This is a free pattern for a double-knitted scarf featuring a lot of small hearts. by Karen S. Lauger at Ravelry

Heart Cable Knit Scarf

Knitted with super bulky yarn and large needles, this intermediate-level project knits up quickly. Studio Knit

Heart Hat

This sweet heart hat pattern comes in four sizes so you could knit one for every member of the house. by Claire Slade at Ravelry

Heart Knitting Pattern

This simple knitting pattern makes these adorable knitted hearts. Good To Know

Heart Pillow (Loop Yarn Project)

Heart Pillow (Loop Yarn Project)

Learn how to make a heart pillow with loop yarn by watching our video tutorial and reading our step-by-step photo tutorial. Our free pattern is included with a chart. This is a fun, cute knitting project. No knitting needles required, just your fingers. Staff

Heart Sachet

A garter stitch heart turns this tiny sachet into a special bag. Slip in some candy, a note or a gift card for a wonderful Valentine's Day gift. by Pat Higgins at Ravelry

I Heart You Three Times Dishcloth

The washcloth is made with a simplified heart cable in the center and twisted stitches. Roving Crafters

Keep Me Searching for a Heart of Gold Socks

Here is a free knit pattern for fun Fair Isle socks with heart motifs. The socks are knitted toe up. by Melanie Starke at Ravelry

Keyhole Scarf

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Giving this knit scarf includes a message of love since each end is adorned with a heart shape as part of the design. Want the free pattern? Click the link. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Knit Heart

Knit Heart

A free knit heart pattern for you. Red Ted Art

Knitted Heart Pattern

Knitted Heart Pattern

Perfect Valentine's Day gifts and decorations. You'll be surprised how simple and easy this free knitted heart pattern is to make. Staff

Lay My Love Heart Pillow

Knitted a heart motif pattern for a pillow with this free pattern for Valentine’s Day. DROPS Design

Little Heart Hat

This free knitting pattern comes in sizes baby, toddler, children, women and men. Fox and Pine Stitches

Lovely Heart Dishcloth

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, treat yourself or a friend with a special heart dishcloth using this free knit pattern. Snickerdoodle Knits

Lovestruck Heart

This sweet little amigurumi softie is a perfect Valentine's Day decoration or can be knit as a gift. Fairy Tale Knits

Ruby Red Heart Hat

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This knit lace heart hat is the perfect accompaniment for Valentine's Day wardrobe. Affiliate Link to Jimmy Beans Wool

Smittens Mittens

Get romantic in chilly weather with this heart-shaped smitten designed for two. by Julie Weisenberger at Ravelry

Sweet Hearts Baby Blanket

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With this free pattern, knit a darling, lacy heart blanket. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

To Hot Coffee Sleeve

This is a fun quick free little knit pattern. Cup cozy with a candy conversation heart motif. Just Crafty Enough

Valentine Mittens

This knit mitten pattern is a fun colorwork heart pattern. Anita Viksten's Ravelry Store

Valentine Mug Hug

Valentine Mug Hug

Wear your heart on a mug with this fun knit cozy. Get the free knit pattern. Yarnspiration

Valentine Pouch

Make this colorful valentine's pouch and fill it with sweet treats, a gift card or something special for the special valentine in your life. Lakeview Cottage Kids

Valentine's Day Fox

Adorable toy amigurumi fox carrying a heart. by Mackenzie W. King at Ravelry

Valentine's Heart Doily

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Yes, this doily is knitted and brings warmth to Valentine's Day! Its elegant spiral center is surrounded by a border of lacy eyelet hearts and is finished with delicate chain scallops at the edge. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Valentine’s Day Blankets

Knit this snuggly blanket for a baby or a little one with the free pattern. It features a large heart motif in the center. Making A Life

Winged Heart Tatoo Pattern

This free pattern is a classic heart stuffy with a banner and optional felt wings. By annypurls on Ravelry

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