One of my goals for 2021 is to bring more FREE patterns to my blog, so let’s kick off the new year with a new free crochet pattern!
Today I’m sharing the Tic Tac Toe on the Go – Valentine’s Day crochet pattern.
This crochet Valentine’s Day game board was born because I was trying to find a quick crochet piece that could be given at school Valentine’s Day parties.
I didn’t want to send my kids with candy or food to hand out at their school parties because it seems like it is more and more common for kids to have allergies to nuts, dairy, gluten, etc. I didn’t want any of my kids’ friends to feel left out because they had an allergy, so I decided no food, but I still wanted it to be homemade.
I knew I would need to design something that wasn’t too big, was quick to make, and would be fun for the kids. In talking this over with Mr. Nooks, he had the idea of making a tic tac toe game board, so I have to give credit to Mr. Nooks for brainstorming this design up. (Should I pay him a salary? 😉
The game pieces (or x’s and o’s) are crochet hearts made in 2 different colors, and they are stored inside the bag. The front of the bag has a tic tac toe board sewn on, so everything can be played and stored in one spot to help minimize lost pieces (anyone else’s kids lose EVERYTHING?)
This has been a hit with my kids and their friends, and you want to know the best part?
It only takes 25 minutes to make!
This Tic Tac Toe on the Go Valentine’s Day pattern is really beginner friendly! To make the board you make 2 squares, sew the tic tac toe design onto one of the squares, and seam the squares together on 3 sides to make the bag.
To make the game pieces you make simple, quick hearts.
This is a great pattern for a beginner!
Alright, so let’s get to the pattern!
3 hdc sts = 1” by 1 rows = 1”
4” x 4″ in diameter
US Crochet Terms Used
- MR – Magic Ring
- ch – Chain
- st/sts – Stitch/Stitches
- sl st – Slip Stitch
- sc – Single Crochet
- hdc – Half Double Crochet
- dc – Double Crochet
- The ch 2 does not count as a st.
Using 5.5 mm/I hook and white yarn, ch 12
Row 1: hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc across, turn (11)
Row 2: ch 1, hdc across, turn (11)
Rows 3-9: Repeat Row 2.
Fasten off, weave in ends. Make 2.
- Cut 3.5 feet of black yarn.
- Sew a black line starting 3 rows into 1 white square.
3. Sew a black line starting 3 sts from bottom edge. Repeat on top.
4. Place the 2 white squares together with black lines facing out.
5. Using red yarn, sc the 2 white squares together around the 3 outer edges to create a pouch.
6. Fasten off and weave in ends.
7. Cut 1 foot of red yarn.
8. Baste st around top rim to create pouch closure.
9. Tie red yarn in a bow.
Using a 4.0 mm/G hook and pink yarn, make 5
- dc 2, hdc 2, dc 1, hdc 2, dc 2, sl st all into the ring.
- Pull tight to close. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Repeat with red yarn.
And that’s how you make the Tic Tac Toe on the Go – Valentine’s Day crochet pattern!
I can’t wait to see your guys’ makes! If you do make this, tag @CozyNooksDesigns and use #TicTacToeOnTheGo on Instagram and Facebook for a chance to be featured!