Looking for a quick and easy Valentine? These are it! And they’re perfect for your kid’s classrooms!
This little book look-a-like holds mini pieces of paper (or premade valentine cards) and three crayons!
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This free pattern is part of the Valentine’s Day Classroom CAL!
Once again, Blackstone Designs, A Crocheted Simplicity, Sincerely Pam, and Crystalized Designs have teamed up to bring you a fun blog hop style CAL.
Each designer wrote a brand new Valentine’s Day themed pattern that are classroom friendly! While each pattern will be on our blogs, you will need to join each designer’s Facebook Community Group in order to participate and enter to win prizes.
This CAL runs from January 11th-24th. When you finish each pattern, you will post a photo of your finished item in that designer’s Facebook group to enter to win a pattern from that designer. You can also upload a photo of your finished item to Ravelry projects and be entered to win a $25 Gift Card to Amazon! The more projects you complete, the greater your chances of winning!
Don’t forget to tag your WIPs and finished projects on social media using #VdayCAL so we can see what you’re working on!
Ready to get started? Keep reading to make my Love Notes Valentine! You can find the date to the next designer’s pattern at the end (link will be activated on their date)!
Love Notes Valentine
By Sonya Blackstone of Blackstone Designs
Worsted Weight Yarn (#4)
Valentine Themed Buttons or other embellishments
2.5”w x 3.5”h pieces of paper
14 sc x 18 rows = 4”
Gauge is not critical for this project
Approximately 6.25” x 4.25”
arnd = around
ch = chain
RS = right side/outside
sc = single crochet
sl st(s) = slip stitch(es)
st(s) = stitch(es)
WRITTEN IN U.S. TERMS
R1. Ch 23, sc in back bump of 2nd ch and in each ch across, turn (22)
R2. Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn (22)
R3-18. Repeat row 2; do not turn at the end of row 18
R19.(RS) Ch 1, sl st in the end of each row and in each st around the entire cover; sl st to join in 1st sl st; Fasten. (76)
R1. Ch 11, sc in the back bump of 2nd ch and in each ch across, turn (10)
R2. Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn (10)
R3-10. Repeat row 2; do not turn at the end of row 10
R11.(RS) Ch 1, sl st in the end of each row and in each st around the entire cover; sl st to join in 1st sl st; Fasten. (36)
R1. Ch 7, sc in the back bump of 2nd ch and in each ch across, turn (6)
R2. Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn (6)
R3-8. Repeat row 2; do not turn at the end of row 8
R9.(RS) Ch 1, sl st in the end of each row and in each st around the entire cover; sl st to join in 1st sl st; Fasten. (24)
Attach yarn to outside of back cover (paper side) in sl st at the end of row 9: Ch 11, sl st in the sl st at the end of row 10; Fasten.
Fold in half to resemble a book cover.
Attach crayon pocket to the center of the inside-left, 2 rows up from the bottom.
Attach paper pocket to the center of the inside-right, 2 rows up from the bottom.
Sew button to front-outside of cover, 3 sts in from the edge, between rows 9 and 10.
Cut paper to measure 2.5” wide x 3.5” high. I used copy paper.
Insert paper and crayons in their pockets and button closed.
Hide all strings.
Dates to Hop Along
1/11/19 – Blackstone Designs (This Post)
1/14/19 – A Crocheted Simplicity
1/18/19 – Sincerely Pam
1/21/19 – Crystalized Designs
Don’t forget to join the Blackstone Designs Crochet Community to share your finished Love Notes Valentines and enter to win prizes! You can enter to win now through Sunday, January 24th, 2019. Every finished project is a new entry!!
You can also tag me on Instagram for a chance to be shared on my stories!
Hope to see you there!
Written pattern and photographs © 2019 Sonya Blackstone of Blackstone Designs. Please do not sell, share, or modify this pattern, but instead share the link to where the pattern can be found. You may sell items you make with this pattern. This pattern, as with all Blackstone Designs/Sonya Blackstone patterns, are not for educational use without written permission from the designer.
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