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Crochet Flower Choker

Isn’t this the cutest necklace?

Crochet Flower Chocker

Crochet Flower Choker in Bamboo Thread

I made this for Fiona for Valentine’s Day. I wish I had had a brighter pink yarn to use, as bright pink is Munchkin’s favorite color. This was made with Aunt Lydia’s 100% Viscose from Bamboo Crochet Thread (Pure Pink). It is so amazingly soft.

Crochet Flower Choker

Crochet Flower Choker in Pink

Here I am modeling it before I mailed it off to Miss Munchkin.

I will be making one of these for myself in something other than pink (I have several blues and greens and purples in this soft thread). The original pattern is one I found on Pinterest (of course!). You can find it on my Jewelry Ideas Board (along with many other great crochet jewelry ideas) or go directly here – Crochet Flower Choker Pattern.

So many great crochet ideas …. Not enough time to crochet them all!

Valentine’s Hearts

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

Pink Yarn Heart made for my granddaughters for Valentine’s Day.

Red Yarn Heart

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.

Circle of Hearts Doily

Circle of Hearts Doily

And here is the doily with a bud vase in the center, along with a Valentine’s Day rose.

Single Rose with 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!

Wrapped in Lace Shawl

Sometime last fall Kat showed me a lacey shawl on Pinterest and mentioned something about her birthday. Hint taken. I ordered the Wrapped in Lace Shawl pattern and the yarn in December and started crocheting after New Year’s. It worked up very quickly.

Here is the finished Wrapped in Lace Shawl crocheted with Knit Picks Gloss Lace (Sterling):

Wrapped In Lace Shawl Before Blocking

Before blocking

Before Blocking Close Up Wrapped In Lace Shawl

Up close, before blocking.

As you can see, I decided not to add the very last row of edging. I was pretty sure that Kat would not bother with blocking the shawl whenever she washes it and the final row simply wouldn’t lay right without it.

Here’s a shot of the shawl during the blocking process:

Wrapped In Lace Shawl Blocking

And the finished shawl:

Wrapped In Lace Shawl

Wrapped In Lace Shawl Closeup

Blocking really sets shows of the lace quality and the beading.

The recommended yarn is a mixture of Merino Wool and Silk, making the shawl super soft and lightweight, perfect for those summer nights when you need just a little bit extra to keep the evening chill off.

I am very glad that I ordered enough yarn to make several of these shawls (Knit Picks was having a sale! What can I say?!). I am two-thirds the way through a second one for Kat, worked up in Lilac, and then I will be making a couple for myself and I will still have enough yarn to make two more!

I was afraid when I signed up for Pinterest that it would be a massive time waster, and it does waste some time, but I have also found many patterns and recipes to try and most have been very successful.

Do you use Pinterest?

I have several Pinterest boards – here’s a few you might find interesting:

Crochet Items I Made

Plant-Based Recipes

Crochet Baby Blankets

Crochet Ideas For My Granddaughters

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