Tiny Valentines – Part 1 (Crochet Pattern)

This year for Valentine’s Day, I wanted to create a design that is adorable, but also easy and quick to make; something that even a beginner can crochet without frustration; something that can be made last minute. My first idea was to put a tiny bear in an envelope. But once I made that, the idea of the speech bubble with the little heart came to me. Then while my testers were testing the pattern, I crocheted several other little animals using the pattern for the bear. And now, we have a pattern with several parts. Best of all, you have choices of what animal to make depending on who you are making this Valentine for.

And because the pattern is growing and because I wanted to make it easy to follow, I decided to split it in small parts.

Part 1: Envelope, Speech Bubble, and Heart

Part 2: Bear

Part 3: Narwhal

Part 4: Frog, Bunny, and Pig

Part 5: Bee

There may be more critters in the future, but today we will begin by making Part 1.

Materials

  1. Drops Muskat Worsted Weight: White, Black, Light Pink, Light Green, Dark Pink
  2. Crochet Hook, 3.25 mm
  3. Heart Button (Optional)
  4. Others: sewing needle, scissors, small snap button, and hot glue gun

Abbreviations

mr – magic ring

ch – chain

st – stitch

sl st – slip stitch

sc – single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

dc – double crochet

BLO – back loop only

FLO – front loop only

inc – increase

dec – decrease

Helpful Tutorials

Back Bump of Chain

Front Loop Only and Back Loop Only

Note: You will notice that when I decrease in the pattern, I either crochet in the BLO or the FLO. I do that because it makes the decrease neater, or invisible. You can do a normal decrease and insert the hook in both loops when decreasing if that is what you prefer.

SPEECH BUBBLE PATTERN

Suggested color – White

Ch 7

Row 1: in back bump of ch only 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in 4 chains, 2 sc in last ch; ch 1 and turn – 8 sts

Row 2: inc, 1 sc in 6 sts, inc; ch 1 and turn – 10 sts

Rows 3 – 6: sc in each st; ch 1 and turn – 10 sts (4 rows)

Row 7: sc, in FLO dec, 1 sc in 4 sts, in FLO dec, sc; ch 1 and turn – 8 sts

Row 8: 1 sc in 4 sts; ch 1 and turn – 4 sts

Row 9: in FLO 2 dec; ch 1 and turn – 2 sts

Row 10: in BLO dec; ch 1 and turn – 1 st

Row 11: 1 sc

Sc all around the speech bubble, in every st and row. Slip stitch to join to the st of Row 11. You should have 31 sts.

Fasten off and weave in the ends.

HEART PATTERN

Suggested color – Dark Pink

Round 1: in a mr 2 sc, hdc, 3 dc, ch 2 and sl st, ch 2 and 3 dc, hdc, 2 sc; sl st to join – 13 sts

Fasten off. Pull beginning tail to close the ring.

I used a hot glue gun to attach the heart to the speech bubble.

Set it aside and let’s continue with the Stamp and Envelope.

STAMP PATTERN

Suggested Color – White

Ch 6

Row 1: in back bump of ch only 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc until the end; ch 1 and turn – 5 sts

Rows 2 – 5: sc in each st; ch 1 and turn – 5 sts (4 rows)

Row 6: sc in each st – 5 sts

Fasten off and weave in the ends.

Sew the heart button at the center of the stamp.

Set aside.

ENVELOPE PATTERN – Part 1

Suggested Color – Light Green

Ch 25

Row 1: in back bump of ch only 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc until the end; ch 1 and turn – 24 sts

Rows 2 – 18: sc in each st; ch 1 and turn – 24 sts (17 rows)

Row 19: sc, in FLO dec, 1 sc in 18 sts, in FLO dec, sc; ch 1 and turn – 22 sts

Row 20: sc, in BLO dec, 1 sc in 16 sts, in BLO dec, sc; ch 1 and turn – 20 sts

Row 21: sc in each st; ch 1 and turn – 20 sts

Row 22: sc, in BLO dec, 1 sc in 14 sts, in BLO dec, sc; ch 1 and turn – 18 sts

Row 23: sc, in FLO dec, 1 sc in 12 sts, in FLO dec, sc; ch 1 and turn – 16 sts

Row 24: sc in each st; ch 1 and turn – 16 sts

Row 25: sc, in FLO dec, 1 sc in 10 sts, in FLO dec, sc; ch 1 and turn – 14 sts

Row 26: sc, in BLO dec, 1 sc in 8 sts, in BLO dec, sc; ch 1 and turn – 12 sts

Row 27: sc in each st; ch 1 and turn – 12 sts

Row 28: sc, in BLO dec, 1 sc in 6 sts, in BLO dec, sc; ch 1 and turn – 10 sts

Row 29: sc, in FLO dec, 1 sc in 4 sts, in FLO dec, sc; ch 1 and turn – 8 sts

Row 30: sc in each st – 8 sts

Row 31: sc, in FLO dec, 1 sc in 2 sts, in FLO dec, sc; ch 1 and turn – 6 sts

Row 32: sc, in BLO 2 dec, sc – 4 sts

Row 33: in FLO 2 dec – 2 sts

Fasten off and weave in the ends. Set aside.

ENVELOPE PATTERN – Part 2

Suggested Color – Light Pink

Ch 25

Row 1: in back bump of ch only 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc until the end; ch 1 and turn – 24 sts

Rows 2 – 15: sc in each st; ch 1 and turn – 24 sts (14 rows)

Row 16: sc in each st

Fasten off and weave in the ends.

ENVELOPE ASSEMBLY

  1. Using the Light Green yarn, sew the stamp on the envelope at the top right corner, between Rows 10 and 16.
  2. Using Black yarn, sew 3 black lines starting 2 rows below the stamp. The lines should be 11 to 12 stitches long and sewn two rows apart. Weave in the ends.
  3. Using Black yarn, sew two lines to the left of the stamp. The first line should be sewn on Row 12 and the second line – on Row 14. Weave in the ends.
  4. Flip the back of the envelope (Light Green), so that the inside is facing you. Place the pink rectangle on top. Align the bottom and sides of the two pieces. Using Light Green, slip stitch through both starting at the top left corner of the pink rectangle. Slip stitch all around the left side, the bottom, and then the right side.
  5. Cut the yarn leaving a long tail and without fastening off pull the end out only of the green part of the envelope.
  6. Continue slip stitching only through the top of the pink part of the envelope.

7. Once finished, fasten off and pull the end tail through both the pink and green parts of the envelope. Weave in the ends.

8. Sew a snap button in place. NOTE: Pick a smaller button. I only had this large one on hand.

And voila! You have now completed Part 1.

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