Modern Creations, Vintage Techniques

Category: Crochet

Tatted Doilies and Crochet Crystals

Here are just a few of the projects I’ve been working on lately.

Blue and White Doily - Start of Mom's Pink Doily Pattern


Mom’s Pink Doily – variegated blue and white; turned into a small, tatted doily for my mother-in-law

Yes You Can Tatted Doily

Yes U Can Doily – variegated blue and white; turned into a small, tatted doily for my mother-in-law


Black Crochet Quartz Necklace Front Black Crochet Quartz Necklace Back


Black crochet and clear quartz crystal necklace front (left) and back (right).

More Crocheted Crystals

Crocheting around crystals has become an obsession lately. Here are a few of the items I’ve made recently.

quartz crystal pendant

Cotton wrapped clear quartz crystal pendant.

Crochet Quartz Crystal Necklace - Front

Crochet quartz crystal necklace, front.

Crochet Quartz Crystal Necklace - Back

Crochet quartz crystal necklace, back.

Crochet Quartz Crystal Necklace - Hanging

Hanging crochet quartz crystal necklace, back. This shot shows how see through the stone actually is. Note this is actually the back of the pendant.

Free Crochet Stone Necklace Pattern

Have you seen the beauty that is crochet stones? Check these out – stunning.

Crochet Stones

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.

prehnite necklace front

prehnite necklace back

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.

crochet petalite frontcrochet petalite back

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

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