More crochet hearts and elephants

While I find it more efficient to work on one project at a time, efficiency is not the reason I crochet.

I crochet because I must — and currently I am determined to crochet 101 elephants. I am just as determined to crochet as many hearts as I can in the lead up to Valentine’s Day, and I am trying to make these project complementary of each other rather than competitive with each other.

To that end, each time I start with a new color of yarn, I have begun to crochet the elephant, the elephant ear, and the heart center in one sitting. I don’t change to another color or yarn until all three pieces have been crocheted. This takes anywhere from ten to fifteen minutes depending on distractions and interruptions.

Then, when I need a portable task, I pack up all of the already crocheted, elephants, elephant ears, and hearts, put them in a plastic bag and take them with me, so today, while I was waiting for my son at the dentist’s office, I wove in ends on these ten hearts:

ten boho crochet heart centers
I get a start on ten boho hearts

and fourteen of the fifteen elephants I had with me:

rainbow of crochet elephants
A rainbow of elephants-to-be

At this point, I have no idea where either of these projects are headed; I just know that I must (with hook in hand) follow them wherever they lead me, one stitch at a time.

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3 thoughts on “More crochet hearts and elephants

  1. Is there a reason that there are 101 of them? I follow but I must have missed it. Why so many? They ARE adorable. Sometimes I work from both ends of the yarn. Same result as your working the 3 all together. I also pack up my crochet in a ziploc bag and take it with me. It gets done that way. I had to comment, I am curious. 🙂 Great blog, Thanks!
    ~Crystal
    Crochet A Day In The Life
    http://krystlewv.blogspot.com

  2. Love the hearts and elephants too!!!! I am weaving in the ends of four afghans to take to Project Linus. I will from now on try to weave in the ends as I go because the ends are the boring part of the project!!!!

  3. I have to comment on Shirley’s comment. YES!!! Weaving in ends makes me crazy and I have actually abandoned projects nearly complete because I allowed myself to be defeated by all those ends!

    Am now working on a version of Crochetbug’s Rhapsody in Gray. Some choice for an ends-hater — haha! But I am weaving ends and joining squares as I go so that this project will not end up in never-ended-land.

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