Are you looking for a cute Valentine crochet project for your kids? Are you needing to make something for the whole classroom? Well this is the perfect crochet project for you!
This little guy is sure to win over the hearts of your kids and their friends! Not only is this great for kids but the pattern testers found this great for themselves as adults ha ha! One pattern tester put a small cup in the back of her and then used it to hold her crochet hooks! You can also put jars, bottles and other fun goodies in this little guys drawstring bag on the back!
There are just so many uses and possibilities! I can't wait for you to give this pattern a go! So lets go head jump to the pattern and waste no time!
“Valentines Treat Holder Pattern”
Yarn: Worsted Weight 4 (Brown, Green, Cream, Pink/Red or choice of color)
Hook: G 4 mm
Hot glue / Fabric glue (optional)
Large Safety eyes or size of choice (or buttons/felt, etc)
Sc - single crochet
Ch - chain
Sl st - slip stitch
Hdc - half double crochet
Dc - double crochet
MR - Magic Ring see pic on last page
Hdc2tog - half double crochet two (2) stitches together.
Sk - skip a stitch
Ch - chain
BLO - back loop only
#st - do number of stitches in same space
St # - do stitch in the next number of stitches
* * - repeat *to* around
Skill Level / Language - Beginner/Intermediate: If you are unsure of any stitches Youtube will be your friend! There are great tutorials on the different stitches and on crocheting in rounds. American Standard Terms is used throughout this pattern.
Pattern Info - He is approximately 6 inches tall and about 8 inches wide ear to ear.
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*beginning chains do not count as st
*leave long tails if sewing together, otherwise weave in ends if assembling with hot glue/fabric glue.
Head: - Green - make 2
Round 1: Ch 1, 10 hdc in magic ring, sl st to join. (10 st)
Round 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in each st, sl st to join. (20 st)
Round 3: Ch 1, 1 hdc same st as ch, 2 hdc in next st, *1 hdc, 2 hdc* around, sl st to join. (30 st)
Round 4: Ch 1, sc 5, 2hdc next 5 st, sc 10, 2hdc next 5 st, sc 5, sl st to join. (40 st)
Round 5: Ch 1, sl st in each st around, sl st to join, fasten off. (40 st)
Ears: - Green - make 2
Begin: Ch 4
Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc next 2, ch 1. (3st)
Row 2: Turn, 2hdc, hdc, 2hdc, ch 1. (5st)
Row 3: Turn, 2hdc, hdc 3, 2hdc, ch 1. (7st)
Row 4: Turn, hdc 7, ch 1. (7st)
Row 5: Turn, 2hdc, hdc 5, 2hdc, ch 1. (9st)
Row 6: Turn, hdc 9, ch 1. (9st)
Row 7: Turn, hdc2tog, hdc 5, hdc2tog, ch 1. (7st)
Row 8 - 9: Turn, hdc 7, ch 1. (7st)
Row 10: Turn, hdc2tog, hdc 3, hdc2tog, fasten off. (5st)
Scarf : - Cream - make 2
Begin: Ch 6.
Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc next 4, ch 1. (5st)
Row 2 - 7: Turn, hdc 5, ch 1. (5st)
Row 8: Turn, hdc 5, fasten off. (5st)
Coat: - Brown
Begin: ch 5
Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc next 3, ch 1. (4st)
Row 2 - 4: Turn, hdc 4, ch 1. (4st)
Row 5: Turn, hdc 4, ch 12. (4st and 12 chs)
*First sleeve complete
Row 6: Turn, hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next 10 chs, hdc 4 connecting the coat to the sleeve, ch 1. (15st)
Row 7- 14: Turn, hdc 15, ch 1. (15st)
*Next row begins second sleeve.
Row 15 - 18: Turn, hdc 4, ch 1. (4st)
Row 19: Turn, hdc 4, fasten off. (4st)
Hands: - Green (complete on both sleeves)
Begin: Join yarn at first st of sleeve of coat.
Row 1: Sc in same space as join, hdc, dc, sl st in last st, fasten off. (4st)
Heart: - choice of color
*For rounded heart bottom alternative see Round 3B alternative in 2nd column
Begin: MR, ch 1.
Round 1: 10 Hdc in magic ring, pull tight to close, sl st to join, ch 1. (10st)
Round 2: 2Dc in each st around, sl st to join, ch 1. (20st)
Two options for the heart. Use Round 3A for a pointy bottomed heart and use Round 3B for a rounded bottom on the heart.
Round 3A: Sk 1, 6dc, 3dc, hdc, sc 4, dc, fasten off. (First half of heart is done). Join in last stitch of round 2 (next to the hump on the first side you just completed), ch 1, sk 1, 6dc, 3dc, hdc, sc 4, dc, fasten off. There is a video available for round 3 that I made for the Orchid and Bee’s VIP FB group members that you can view here or here.
Make point: Using a needle and the two tails, you are going to close the gap at the bottom of the heart to create the point. I use the first tail to go through the top of the dc stitch on the opposite side first. Then on the back side I close any small gap showing between the 2 dc’s. I use the second tail to finish making a point. I use the second tail and go back through the tip of the dc on the opposite side. Then weave in all my ends to finish. See pictures below for reference and/or the video in the Orchid and Bee’s VIP Facebook Group.
Rounded Heart Bottom Option: If you do not want the bottom of your heart to be pointy you can make it rounded by doing this instead for Round 3A:
Round 3B: Sk 1, 6dc, 3dc, hdc, sc 4, dc, dc, sc 4, hdc, 3dc, 6dc, sk 1, sl st, fasten off. (30st) See picture on prior page for difference between rounded and pointed.
Drawstring Bag Section: - brown
*1st st of each round is worked in the same space as the ch
Begin: Ch 12
Row 1: Hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook, hdc 10, ch 1. (11st)
Row 2 - 5: Turn, hdc 11, ch 1. (11st)
Switching to rounds.
Round 6: Turn, sl st 36 around all 4 sides of the rectangle, ch 1. (You will work 7 stitches into the short sides of the rows, and 11 on two longer sides of your original rows, see diagram )
Round 7: BLO hdc 36, sl st to join, ch 1. (36st)
Round 8 - 18: Hdc 36, sl st to join, ch 1. (36st)
Main bag section is complete, drawstring holes will be made in the next round. See Option 19A or 19B
Round 19A: Hdc in same space as ch, ch 3, sk 3 *hdc, ch 3, sk 3* repeat 7 more times, sl st to join to the first hdc of the round, fasten off. Weave in ends. (9hdc, 9 ch space openings)
For smaller holes for your drawstring you can:
Round 19B: Hdc in same space as ch, ch1, sk 1, *hdc, ch 1, sk 1*, repeat around, sl st to join, fasten off. (18hdc, 18 space openings)
Note: If you do not want a post in the same space as your ch you can start off by doing a ch 4 and sk 3 and then begin the *hdc, ch 3, sk 3* for option 19A or ch 2, sk 1 and then begin *hdc, ch 1, sk 1* for option 19B. At the end of both options you will need to sl st to join to the beginning of the round and fasten off.
Drawstring: Ch 90, fasten off. Weave chain through the drawstring holes, overlapping the string in the last two drawstring holes (see 1st picture below). Tie a small knot in the end of each drawstring side to prevent unraveling. (see bottom picture below)
Note: I assemble most of my appliques/projects with hot glue, which is a fast and safe method. The glue adheres the fibers quite well and the applique is very secure. The hot glue packaging that I use says non-toxic so it is safe in my opinion as well. In addition, you can machine wash on cold, and lay flat to dry or tumble dry/lowest heat setting. You may also use other fabric safe glue or use the traditional method of sewing your pieces together.
How I assemble the “Valentine Treat Bag”:
I lay out all my pieces to get the look I want first. You can use pins to hold it together if you desire and/or take a picture of your layout with your phone to reference as you are putting it together.
I began by putting my safety eyes on between the top of the 2nd and 3rd round about an inch apart. I put the backs on and then put a coat of hot glue over top to give additional safety and security. You can use buttons, felt, or crochet you some eyes if desired in the place of safety eyes.
Next I attached ears on the back left and right side of the heads. Row 10 of the ears go on the head, Row 1 is the outer pointier side of the ears.
I then tucked the coat slightly up under the back of the last round of the head. I attached the second head piece on the back to cover where the ears and head is attached to the coat.
Next I attached the two pieces of the scarf angled pointing down one on top of each other, use main picture as reference.
6. Once you have your little green wise guy assembled you can then attach the bag and the heart. I hot glued the heart to his chest and folded his hands over onto the heart and added a little glue and then I glued the bag to the back of my little fella! Some of the testers for the pattern glued theirs while others sewed theirs on so it's totally whatever works best for you! Just for reference purposes here is what he looks like all together!
As you can see a juice box fit perfectly in the bag and this makes a great little healthy treat if you are wanting an alternative to candy! I bought a case of this 100% apple juice boxes and my kiddos went bananas over it!
Like I said the testers for this pattern had a great time making these and below you can see the beginning stages of a project by Orchid and Bee's VIP member Vannessa Strum! She is working on making a set of these for her little ones classroom! All the students in her class will get one! I am so excited for them!
I will have to get her to send us an updated photo when she has gotten them all finished for us all to see! I am so giddy, I can't wait for her to finish ha ha!
I hope you have enjoyed this pattern as much as I enjoyed making it! Many hours went into making this pattern but it was an absolute blast and I am so happy to get to share it with you!