I made some Valentine’s hearts for my daughter and granddaughters. Using a Floral Heart Motif pattern I saw on Pinterest (check out my Crochet Hearts Pinterest board) I made two pink and white hearts out of yarn for Miss Munchkin and Miss Wiggles.
Pink Yarn Heart made for my granddaughters for Valentine’s Day.
Red Yarn Heart made for my daughter for Valentine’s Day.
I also made one in red and white for my daughter. These were all quite large, about 6 inches across, as I used the size G crochet hook and medium weight yarn that the pattern suggested.
While making them, I began thinking how they would look made from thread. So I dug out some size 10 thread and my size 2mm crochet hook and started in. One heart measured slightly less than 3 inches across, so about half the size of the yarn hearts. Before I was halfway done with the first heart, I was already picturing several joined together to make one Valentine’s Day Circle of Hearts doily.
And here is the doily with a bud vase in the center, along with a Valentine’s Day rose.
Circle of Hearts Doily
Single Rose with Circle of Hearts Doily
This sits on the counter between the kitchen and living room and I get to look at it every time I stand at the kitchen sink. It probably would look better if I took the time to block it (wash, pin, starch), but I was in such a hurry to use it. I quite like it the way it is! And can you believe I actually made something for myself? I am getting better at doing that!
What do you think? Is it too corny? Old-fashioned looking? I love the earrings, but I think the hearts need to be slightly larger for a pendant.
This is not at all the intended finished product; not even close. But I want to wear the hearts for a special dance Saturday night and I know I won’t have time to make what I had envisioned. Tracy’s comment on yesterday’s post inspired me to do something different.
I am not sure which I like better, the silver or black choker. I will be wearing it with a black shirt that has a collar, and both look equally well with the shirt. And yes, I know these are blue and the hearts I posted yesterday were red, pink and white. But the skirt I’m wearing Saturday evening is turquoise/blue design and red/white/pink just didn’t match!
This jewelry making certainly is fussy work, but I may be hooked, no pun intended!
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.