Have you seen the beauty that is crochet stones? Check these out – stunning.
I loved it so much, I had to try my hand at it.
First, I followed this tutorial from The Purl Bee, to make this: a crocheted necklace surrounding a tumbled piece of prehnite.
Once the stone was crocheted, I made the necklace using the following simple pattern:
Basic Crochet Necklace Cord Pattern
Chain 85 (or more, or less, depending on your desired length), turn
Chain 1, sc in each stitch across.
Tie off, hide ends.
If you want to try your hand at something different, all you have to do is find a crochet motif that you like. Create it until it fits the top of the stone to the edges, then decrease the remaining stitches until the piece fits snuggly around the stone.
Nero’s Post and Patch does a great job of explaining this process, so check out her tutorial for step by step pictures.
Upon seeing my first necklace, a friend wanted one of her own, and supplied a piece of Petalite for me to use. The stone was too pretty to completely cover up, so this was the end result.
The pattern on the back is the start of the Druid Motif from the book Crochet Stitch Motifs: 250 Stitches to Crochet by Erika Knight (pg. 212).
It’s almost done, just have to make the cord using the pattern listed above.
Want to make your own crochet stones? The links above are great places to start. Here are some other patterns that I really enjoyed.
How-to Crochet Lace Cover Stones
Winter Berries Tutorial by A Foothill Home Companion
Merfish Necklace by Resurrection Fern