Too Many Crocheting Ideas

Monday I was following links online (America’s favorite exercise?) and discovered a Picture Tutorial on How to Crochet a Heart. I don’t quite know why, but the hearts got me to thinking about making/crocheting a necklace, something that I have never attempted before. I was doing so much thinking/planning, that I couldn’t sleep that night and ended up getting up at 1 a.m. and sketching out my ideas on paper. Yesterday I spent a couple of hours working on the necklace, only to decide that I didn’t have it figured out as much as I originally thought and ended up tearing it all apart.

I have been making hearts, though, while I cogitate on what needs to be done differently with the necklace. Here are sixty hearts in pink, red and white. Aren’t they cool?

I am using regular Size 10 crochet thread, but I can already see that if I go a lot further in this jewelry crocheting project that I will need some softer yarn than what I have on hand.

I have my new plan all written down/sketched out and will begin working on it again tonight. This is such new territory for me: I have never before attempted jewelry, nor have I attempted creating my own crochet design in anything. Wish me luck!! I really can’t afford to spend a lot of time on this project, what with a baby blanket only about one-third done.

I did finally use up all the yarn remnants from my Christmas gift scarf-making frenzy. I know how one full-sized scarf and five skinny scarves in my stash.

Here they are all folded up.

And here are the skinny scarves, full length. The colors showing here on this second picture are not very accurate; the first picture has much truer colors.

These scarves are super soft. I should start up an Etsy store and sell them, but I’ll probably just end up giving them away as gifts. I have tried wearing them, but while I love crocheting scarves and love how they look on other people, I find I am just not a scarf person.


  1. Tracy

    So beautiful, Karen!! Those hearts would be lovely on a simple chain or even a ribbon as necklaces. Or…you could string a bunch of them together for a cute Valentines/Anniversary/Wedding banner! (I have spent a lot of time on Pinterest lately, and it’s making me want to have parties..with decorations and everything! LOL)

    I love the scarves. Beautiful and simple AND colorful. Brava!

  2. Roberta

    Lovely! Your hearts are so cute! Your photos don’t do your beautiful scarves justice.

  3. Alex

    Would love the scarf pattern!

  4. Angela

    Pretty Scarves!
    Nice job!

  5. Debbie Keller

    love the scarf can i have the pattern oh please i would love to make me one thanks

  6. Melissa Hull

    Love the scarves! I really like the skinny ones. How many chains did you do to make the skinny scarves? Thank you.

    • Karen

      Thanks, Melissa. I believe I did just half the number of chains the original pattern called for, so that would be 28. You might have to experiment a bit one way or another to make it work out right.

  7. Dana Johnson Jones

    Thank you for the link to the scarves they are so pretty.

  8. Janice Lackey

    I followed that link and it took me in circles and then to a list of mixed patterns many pages log. I used skinny scarf to sort through the crochet patterns. A general link that wastes my time is not helpful. I love your comments the idea of the heart and I love the scarf you made. Too bad so far it has taken a lot of my time and still no pattern. I am not one to give up so maybe one day.

    • Karen

      Janice, I am sorry you were unable to find the pattern. Obviously the site has changed, been absorbed, by since I posted the link to the scarves. I was able to find it on the new site, though. Here you are: Wrap It Up Scarf.

  9. Donna J

    New link 2/2105

    • Karen

      Thank you for finding the new link, Donna. 🙂

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