Val Love

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Knitting: Pullover
This very easy one piece, top-down sweater with dropped shoulders has a simple 8-row raindrop stitch pattern that creates an interesting texture.
Knitting: Other Top
This one piece, top-down, boat neck tunic has 2 optional 5” deep pockets.
Knitting: Cardigan
This one piece, top-down cardigan has tapered three-quarter length sleeves.
Knitting: Tee
This one piece, quick and easy, top-down tee has curved shoulders formed with vertical shoulder decreases.
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
This one piece, top-down jacket with a turned back collar and 2 optional pockets has a very easy 2-stitch, 4-row moss stitch pattern.
Knitting: Pullover
This one piece, top-down, A-line sweater, with a crew neck and bracelet length sleeves, has tapered side gussets in reverse stocking stitch.
Knitting: Tee
This one piece, top-down linen tee has a very easy 6-row horizontal honeycomb pattern.
Knitting: Pullover
This one piece, top-down trapeze cardigan has raglan sleeves that are worked in the round.
Knitting: Pullover
This one piece, top-down sweater has three-quarter length tapered sleeves that are ribbed at the shoulder for extra flexibility.
Knitting: Cardigan
This one piece, top-down cardigan with two optional deep pockets has a rolled collar that is an extension of the wide rib trim.
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
This light-as-a-feather, one piece, top-down jacket has a roll collar and gently gathered sleeve caps; sleeves are gathered at the wrist-length cuff.
Knitting: Pullover
This one piece, top-down, A-line sweater, with a round neck and elbow length sleeves, has tapered side gussets in reverse St st.
Knitting: Cowl, Beanie, Toque
VERY EASY - This furry hat and loop scarf is worked in garter stitch in ‘fur’ yarn.
Knitting: Pullover
This roomy, one piece, top-down sweater has wide three-quarter length sleeves and a deep and wide turtleneck.
Knitting: Other Top
This one-piece, top-down tunic has lace sleeves, deep hem, and left and right side panels that are worked in an easy 4-stitch, 4-row eyelet lace pattern.
Knitting: Cardigan
This top-down cardigan, with lace detailing on the front, center back, and sleeves, is worked in an easy 11-stitch, 4-row repeat Open-Weave Panel.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Knit (or crochet and knit) this versatile tube hat in from one to four colors.
Crochet: Laptop
(formerly Portfolios to Crochet)
Crochet: Tee
This one piece, top-down tee is worked in a pattern of 2 rows of white single crochet and 3 rows each of 3 colors in double crochet stripes.
Knitting: Cardigan
This one-piece, top-down, elbow-length shrug is worked in stocking stitch with ribbed edging around body and cuffs.
Crochet: Cardigan
This lightweight, top-down jacket is worked in a very easy pattern of 5 double crochet followed by a 5-double-crochet fan.
Knitting: Pullover
This lightweight, one-piece, top-down
Crochet: Poncho
Very easy! Our lightweight, classically styled poncho, in three flexible sizes, stretches over the shoulders for a comfortable fit. It will keep you warm on cool spring, summer and fall evenings; and really cozy in front of a glowing fireplace in winter. It is made in two pieces in half double crochet, single crochet with slip stitch for edges. ...
Crochet: Cape, Poncho, Shawl / Wrap
Stay warm on cool summer evenings, or curled up on the couch, in this light weight cape with a convertible collar. Created with two basic crochet stitches, single crochet and double crochet, and worked in one piece from the neck down; the collar is added later. The shoulder section and collar are worked back and forth in single crochet and the b...
Knitting: Pullover
QUICK & EASY ­­- I have revised and updated this popular one piece sweater that knitters have been asking for again.
Knitting: Pullover
This one-piece, top-down, “go anywhere” sweater is worked in Stocking stitch with a k1, p1 rib hem.
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
Cozy and warm, this one-piece, top-down jacket knits up in no time at all.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
The hat is made with one ball of sport or DK (double knitting) yarn. Three balls of yarn will make a hat and muffler. This is a great project for beginners, or you can quickly make a hat to match any outfit. (from pattern description)
Knitting: Sleeveless Top, Vest
A quick project for new knitters who can knit and purl.
Knitting: Cardigan
This cool, comfortable, top-down, lightly flared cardigan closes with 5 buttons, with one more to decorate the top of each sleeve edge. The wide sleeves are slightly tapered with a decrease panel from shoulder to cuff. Wear it with a tee or lace camisole and jeans, or little black dress. Minimal sewing at back of neck only.
Knitting: Market bag (slouchy)
This versatile and roomy bag, with a zip closure, has an optional key chain and fabric lining with 2 pockets (illustrated instructions included).
Knitting: Dress
This one-piece, top-down dress or tunic (make it any length you like) has an unusual double-drape neckline.
Knitting: Tee
This one-piece, top-down tee has fitted shoulders worked with a vertical decrease from just below the shoulder to just above the armhole. The above-elbow sleeves are tapered with short rows on the underside of each sleeve. Reverse stocking stitch on the outside of this drape-neck tee gives it an unusual texture. Hem and cuffs are finished in k1,...
Knitting: Cardigan
This one piece, double-fronted jacket is worked sideways from cuff to cuff in Stocking stitch and reverse Stocking stitch ridges. It closes with two buttons, at left and right of neck opening, and the vertical ribs expand to fit over shoulders and hips.
Knitting: Scarf
VERY EASY! A great beginner project worked in the round on circular needles, in stocking stitch and reverse stocking stitch. Instructions are for 4 weights of yarn. These scarves are all worn wrapped twice around the neck (see additional photos). Bulky (top) and worsted (below) for fall and winter, that may also be worn as a cozy cowl.
Knitting: Vest
VERY EASY - This one-piece vest with a 3-stitch rolled edge down left and right front and around armholes, is worked top-down from the shoulders in stocking stitch.
Knitting: Cardigan
This top-down cropped cardigan, with a deep hem and flattering shape, closes with 3 buttons. It has a matching button and buttonhole on the ribbed cuffs.
Knitting: Cardigan
Lighter-than-air -- wear it when a mild breeze stirs, or to dress up your favorite blue jeans and tee or tank, this wrap flatters all figures with its flared shape-- see photo of back.
Crochet: Tote
Add a little whimsy to your next felted project by “ruffling” the edge of this charming tote, and adding the optional flirtation of beads and top stitching - stitch guide included. This unusual bag is easy to accomplish with DK weight wool and the simple double crochet stitch. Complete felting instructions are included with the pattern.
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
Worked top down in one piece, this ‘big collar’ shrug closes with one large button. Sleeves are worked from shoulder to cuff in rounds, and fitted shoulders and area above hem are worked back and forth with optional short row shaping. There is a decrease panel down top of sleeves and at underarm, for a more tailored fit. Folded cuffs...
Knitting: Cardigan
This top-down, one-piece, gossamer-weight wrap with a drawstring waist and gathered peplum, will be perfect with your best dress or a cotton tank.
Knitting: Cardigan
VERY EASY This one-piece, one-button cardigan is knitted in garter stitch from cuff to cuff. Suitable for beginners who want to take the next step and make a garment with a buttonhole. Cardigan has 2 seams from cuffs to hem. What better project for a newbie bored with scarves? And what better use of a yarn with an extraordinary colourway or text...
Knitting: Vest
This cosy top-down hoodie has an easy cable and bobble pattern that runs from the shoulder to the hem, and the neck to the top of the hood.
Knitting: Necklace
VERY EASY – This 5-Stranded Collar and 2 other necklaces are made from 4-stitch I-cord.
Knitting: Scarf
“This classic little neck warmer is just the thing to tuck under your coat or wrap around your neck almost any time of year,” says Love. “If and when things warm up, you can stash it in your pocket. Because we love it, we used our favorite soft alpaca, but it can be made in any similar weight yarn. It’s the perfect projec...
Knitting: Pullover
This is one of four nursery rhyme sweaters to knit, with the design on the front and back of each sweater. (The other 3 are Humpty Dumpty, The Owl and the Pussycat, and The Queen of Hearts.)
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
This knit bomber jacket will bring out the explorer in knitters who love an exciting project. Knit in two identical, but separate and contrasting pieces, the lining fits neatly into the exterior piece, adding to its warmth and allowing contrast in the turn back collar and cuffs, reminiscent of it’s original sheepskin counterpart. The jacket is f...
Knitting: Cardigan
Feminine, flattering and worked from the neck down and in one piece, the empire waist is defined with a reverse stocking stitch ridge that gives way to a soft gather and decorative increase stitches in the body. The same technique is used to create the graceful, bell shaped, sleeves. Since it’s knit from the top down, you can easily determine yo...
Knitting: Cardigan
Swing into a little knitting action and create this charming jacket! Shaped from the top down, it is cropped and has a generous flare that is flattering to all body types. The rolled collar is worked in reverse stocking stitch, imparting a little raised definition. The three-quarter length sleeves are knitted on circular needles from the shoulde...
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
This versatile little top is the perfect solution for all season wear and travel. Knit from the top down, the diamond pattern down the front and back is accomplished with strategically-placed yarn-overs to create a subtle shaping that turns into a gentle flare at the hem. It is knit in sport weight yarn, which makes it the perfect top layer for ...
Knitting: Legwarmers
Wear these VERY EASY leg warmers with boots, flats, slippers or your favorite pair of heels!
Knitting: Scarf
This VERY EASY reversible scarf, with 3-stitch rolled edges and diagonal ends, has no wrong side.
Knitting: Cardigan
Knitted from the top down, the length is easily customized. The short sleeves are banded by a cuff that gives the arm symmetry, and its one button closure makes it swing with just the right amount of flare. Fitted sleeves are worked with vertical decreases below the shoulder and increases under the arm. Knit in worsted weight yarn, using a circu...
Crochet: Purse
“Make this crochet bag and your friends and neighbours will think you’re eco-conscious as well as fashion-wise,” suggests Love. “A simple single crochet stitch is used and the bag works up quickly on a G/4.25mm hook. The edge is finished with slip stitch for a smooth ending, and the tab is closed with a button-- a ‘...
Knitting: Throw
“There is no wrong side to these projects,” says Love. “Each of these three afghan designs is completely reversible and simple to make. Knitted in one piece, none of them require any sewing or special techniques. Worsted weight (10 ply) yarn and size 10 (6mm) needles insure a speedy knit with good stitch definition. Each can be...
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
There’s something romantic about this long, all knit jacket. Maybe it’s the hood or the way it flares at the bottom which adds a charm that makes one think of the woods of England. It’s a “quickly knit” project due to the chunky yarn and size 11(8mm) needles. The entire body is knit in garter stitch in one piece, beginning at the hem, and the sl...
Knitting: Cardigan
An essential basic! Hoodie with zipper closure is worked in one piece with shoulder seams - pockets optional.
Knitting: Cardigan
Love: “This flattering fingertip length cardigan with a single button closure at the ribbed waist, is slightly flared from the waist down, for ease of movement. It is worked in one piece from the hem to the shoulder seams. The sleeve is worked from shoulder to cuff. The fitted shoulder is shaped with short rows, and (after the cap shaping-...
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
Love: “This VERY EASY jacket, with a double thick collar, wrap front and self belt, is super cozy and a breeze to knit! It is worked in one piece from the hem to the shoulder seams. The body of the sweater is worked back and forth in stocking stitch, and the wrap is added later. Sleeves are knitted in rounds from shoulder to cuff, and ther...
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
This cozy shrug may be casually draped or pinned for a more dressy occasion.
Knitting: Cardigan
This very easy cardigan, with three-quarter length sleeves, is light as a feather and a delight to wear on spring days or cool evenings. The draped front overlaps slightly or may be closed with your favorite pin.
Crochet: Coat / Jacket
This hooded jacket is the ideal project for someone with basic crochet skills. Since it utilizes only single and double crochet stitches (American terminology) and requires no construction sewing, it is as “easy” as it is attractive. (The option to include pockets increases the challenge a bit.) Sleeves are worked from the shoulder down, in roun...
Knitting: Cardigan
Knit in one piece, with sleeves worked in the round from shoulder to cuff, it requires almost no sewing. Starting at the bottom edge, the stocking stitch does its own thing and creates a rolled body and cuff hem. The collar is worked in reverse stocking stitch for extra emphasis and texture. Dress it up, dress it down, take it on the town, we gu...
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
VERY QUICK TO KNIT and worked in one piece, from the hem, with shoulder seams. The top section of the front and back of this summer wardrobe basic are identical, and the body is worked in rounds, beginning at the hem. Fitted sleeves are worked with right and left slant increases and short rows are used for shoulders - instructions included. Hem ...
Knitting: Pullover
Quick and easy, this sweater is wider at the hem for unrestricted movement--a timeless wardrobe staple. It is worked in one piece with shoulder seams. Sleeves are knitted from shoulder to cuff. There is a 6-stitch panel down the top of the sleeve that reduces the width of the sleeve.
Knitting: Vest
This colorful vest goes with everything, has a convertible collar and zipper closure and is knitted in one piece with shoulder seams.
Knitting: Tee
Worked in one piece with shoulder seams, the top section of the front and back of this summer basic are identical, and the body is worked in rounds, beginning at the hem. Sleeves are worked with right and left slant increases and short rows are used to create short sleeves and shoulders-- instructions for short rows are included. Hem and cuffs a...
Crochet: Tote, Purse
If you have ever been curious about felting, this is the project for you. Worked in double crochet stitch, it uses basic skills and is sure to be a success. Complete felting instructions are included with the pattern as well as a stitch guide.
Knitting: Pullover
Penguins, a perennial favorite, are on this front and back of this sweater, and it has a wide boat neck so that it is easy to pull on and off.
Knitting: Tee
“The body of this tee is worked in the round,” explains Love, “and then divided under the arms for front and back, which are then worked back and forth in seed stitch. A band of seed stitch followed by a band of stocking stitch creates a deep, slightly fitted waist without the need for decreases. The cap sleeves, which slope fr...
Crochet: Brimmed Hat
“Whether you’re shading yourself from the sun’s rays or keeping your hair under wraps, you can’t help but shine in this classic hand crocheted hat,” asserts Love. “Worked in easy single crochet, it is edged in a slipstitch that finishes it off in simple style. The hat can be made in 3 basic sizes and has a dra...
Knitting: Tee
A quick knit in ribbon yarn and a useful addition to your spring and summer wardrobe; this flattering sweater is slightly fitted at the waist and the cap sleeves, created with left and right slant increases, fit snugly over the shoulder.
Knitting: Cardigan
VERY EASY.
Knitting: Vest
Flattering, deep V-neck vest has armhole opening from top of slightly fitted waist to curved shoulders.
Crochet: Belt
Create a belt for any occasion or to complement an outfit – choose from 6 lengths.
Knitting: Pullover
“Worked from cuff-to-center with three-quarter length sleeves, this wardrobe basic is knitted in two almost identical pieces,” says Love. “Sweater is joined at center front and back, and two vertical Reverse Stocking stitch panels run from hem to shoulder each side of join, on the front and back. Sleeve is tapered with an incre...
Knitting: Pullover
This is one of a series of nursery rhyme sweaters to knit, with the design on the front and back of each sweater. (Others are Cow Jumped Over the Moon, Owl and the Pussycat, and The Queen of Hearts.) Easy to follow full color stitch charts are provided for front and back of sweater, and there are instructions for changing yarn colors for the int...
Knitting: Pullover
This is one of 4 nursery rhyme sweaters to knit, with the design on the front and back of each sweater. (The other 3 are Humpty Dumpty, Queen of Hearts and The Cow Jumped Over the Moon.)
Knitting: Pullover
This is one of 4 nursery rhyme sweaters to knit, with the design on the front and back of each sweater. (The other 3 are Humpty Dumpty, The Owl and the Pussycat and The Cow Jumped Over the Moon.)
Knitting: Purse
This cheerful tote has a handy inside pocket for keys or cell phone, a long tube handle that slides to keep it open or closed, and the welt is double thick to handle extra weight. It is knitted with two strands of sport cotton in the colors of your choice-- be bold, discreet or somewhere in-between!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Here’s the perfect project for anyone new to knitting - one that’s sure to result in confidence as well as a good-looking hat. It uses one skein of yarn and is knit in garter stitch only (knit all stitches) - there’s not a purl in the crowd. Throw in a couple more skeins and make a set by adding a scarf to the mix, or use smaller amounts of mult...
Knitting: Brimmed Hat
Love: “Three super cozy hats that will keep you warm in the chilliest weather, especially around the ears where the rolled or folded brim is six layers of knitted fabric. My hats are made from natural color hand spun yarn straight from the farm, but any bulky yarn will do, just be sure to match the gauge and in no time at all you will have...
Knitting: Scarf, Brimmed Hat
Absolute luxury, superbly soft, and very easy to make. Knit (or crochet and knit) this hat and reversible (no wrong side) scarf with a subtle square-in-a-square motif around the hat and down the center of the scarf. The scarf may be warn around the neck or over the head, where the stretch of the design will help it stay in place. On really cold ...
Knitting: Cardigan
You’ll keep a child cozy with more than hugs when you make this sweater. Knit in a super bulky yarn, it’s a quick knit - and a toasty warm one, too! It’s an easy and wonderful confidence builder for the new knitter. Knit it in stripes for a fun effect or use a solid color and jazz it up with some special buttons. This sweater w...
Crochet: Costume, Headwear - Other
Fit for a little prince or princess!
Crochet: Cloche Hat
Two hats for spring and summer to have some fun making and wearing!