Valentine’s Crochet Envelope

Valentine’s Crochet Envelope

PREMISE

Ah, Valentine’s Day! A time for love, affection, and…crochet? Absolutely! This year, ditch the store-bought cards and say “Be my crochet valentine” with a handmade envelope that’s as thoughtful as it is charming.

Imagine the look on your loved one’s face as they receive this sweet little treasure, bursting with your love and stitches. Inside, tuck a heartfelt letter or a small, meaningful trinket. The possibilities are endless, as is the cuteness!

Valentine’s Crochet Envelope: A Beginner Friendly Crochet Project

In this blog post, I’m thrilled to share the free crochet pattern for this adorable envelope, along with step-by-step instructions and plenty of customization tips. So grab your hook, your favorite yarn (think pinks, reds, and anything that speaks to your heart!), and let’s get crocheting!

Get ready to spread some serious yarn-love this Valentine’s Day. Stay tuned for the pattern and let’s craft something truly special!

Decorations

If you like, you can add a couple of heart appliques in the back or in the front of the envelope, it’s up to your creativity!

This heart applique is a free pattern and you can find it at this link.

SIZES

You can create any size you want and you have two options here:

  1. You can simply do less initial chains or
  2. You use smaller yarn and a smaller hook but following the same pattern

PATTERN INFORMATION

The pattern in this page is totally free, but it’s intellectual property of Elendipity.
You can use it and, of course, you can sell the final products you create, but you cannot sell the pattern or any alteration of the pattern.

It would be nice also if you could credit Elendipity (as pattern creator) whenever you create it, share it and/or sell it.

Feel free to tag me on my Instagram if you create it, I would love to see your works!!

HOW TO

To create this envelope, you will create a simple crochet square with Single Crochet (US terms).

Then you will turn it and fold it to create an envelope. You will quickly and easily sew the parts together and that’s it, your envelope will be done!

I recorded a quick video where you can see all the process, you will find it by clicking at this link or just clicking the video here.

MATERIAL

I used:

  • Crochet Hook: 7 mm
  • For the square: Hobbii Honey Bunny, colour n. 40 (Tomato – T) – about 17 gr 
  • For the border: Hobbii Honey Bunny, colour n. colour n. 43 (Bordeaux- B) – about 3 gr  
  • Stitch markers
  • Button
  • Darning needle
  • Embroidery thread or thinner yarn for button + sewing needle

The yarn is from Hobbii.

TERMS

Here below the list of the stitches (US terms) that you are going to use for this project.

  • CH = Chain
  • SS = Slip Stich
  • SC = Single Crochet
  • Number in brackets, at the end of each round, indicates the total stitches for the round.
  • Instruction between * … * means you have to repeat what is between the asterisks by the times indicated after the second asterisk.
  • Instruction between ( … ) means you have to do all the stitches in the brackets in the same stitch.
  • You will always find the acronym of the stitch and a number close to it; if the number is before the name of the stitch, it means that you will have to repeat those stitches in the same space. For example: 5 SC = 5 Single Crochet in the same stitch / SC 5 = 5 Single Crochet in the next 5 stitches
 

Shall we start? 

Let’s go!!

SQUARE

START

Starting with Tomato (T) yarn and 7 mm hook, make 16 CH.

Now you will do Row 1, starting from the second CH from the hook.

CH 1 at the end of the rows DOESN’T count as a stitch.

  • R1

SC 15, CH 1, turn (15) 

If you are a beginner, I would recommend to put one stitch marker on the 1st stitch of each row and another one on the last stitch of the row, so in total, while you are working, after the second row, you should have 2 stitch markers on your work to know where you start and where you finish.

  • R2 – R13 (12 rows)

SC 15, CH 1, turn (15) 

  • R14

SC 15 (15) 

Don’t CH 1 and don’t turn!

Measure the piece you just made and make sure it’s a square. If it’s not increase or decrease the number of  rows until you reach the shape of a square.

In the last SC you will change colour to Bordeaux (Band now follow the instruction to create a border.

BORDER

Work SC 1 in the same space where you just did the last SC with the previous colour – place a stitch marker in this first stitch of the new colour.

Then work SC 1 in each of the side of the rows of the square (on the left side), when you reach the corner you will do 3 SC in the corner stitch.

Then work SC 1 in each of the chains in the bottom of the your square, then again 3 SC in the corner and then again SC 1 in each of the side of the rows of the square (on the right side).

Then you will work SC 1 on top of each SC of the last row you did with the previous colour.

When you reach the stitch marker work 1 SC where you worked the first one and then make a SS on top of the stitch where the stitch marker is.

Now you will do 6 CH in order to create the loop for the button.

And close the loop making another SS in the same stitch where you did the SS before the CH.

 

Fasten off and weave in ends.

 

ASSEMBLING

First of all, GOOD JOB! 

You did the envelope, let’s give it the right shape!

Now you will have a square, flip it so you are facing the wrong side.

STEP 1

Move the square in order to have a rhombus – look at the image.

Crochet Valentines Envelope

STEP 2

Now you will fold the three bottom corners into the centre, like in the image with the arrows – image on the right will be result.

Crochet Valentines Envelope
Crochet Valentines Envelope

STEP 3

You can keep these three parts together with the help of some stitch markers, then turn the bottom part inside out.

Now you will sew them together. I used the invisible join I use for joining Granny Square: video-tutorial at this link.

Crochet Valentines Envelope
Crochet Valentines Envelope

STEP 4 – Button

You can now sew a button where the 3 parts are joined together.

Crochet Valentines Envelope with button

Congratulations!

Now you Valentine’s envelope is done and you can write a nice love message to insert inside!

Crochet Valentines Envelope message

I hope you enjoyed this Free Pattern 🥰

I have other many patterns available that you can find at this link.

Don’t hesitate to contact me if you need any explanation for the pattern – you can comment below or write me at info@elendipity.com.

I also offer crochet lessons (both in person or online) if you need some help with crochet creations and reading patterns. You find all the info for the classes at this link.

Feel free to tag me on my Instagram if you create it, I would love to see your works!6

Happy Crocheting! 

 

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