Blog land is such an inspiring place.
One of the blogs that has been inspiring me is, "T's Daily Treasures".
Her crochet covered rocks always catch my eye.
I've been admiring them for a while and couldn't resist any longer...I had to make one!
I made sure to pick up a rock when I was at the beach last weekend.
Yesterday, I pulled some red crochet cotton from my stash and a size 6 crochet hook.
I found a pattern on Ravelry for "Lacy River Rocks". It had three different options
and the directions were very clear and simple. I made option three.
The pattern leaves a big hole in the back but I wanted mine to completely surround the rock.
A little improvising did the trick. I wrapped the front and side section
around the rock and crocheted it closed in the back.
My daughter thinks this is a bit silly and I understand...that crossed my mind too.
But, there's something about them that just drew me in and I had to try it.
Now, I'm addicted! This was so much fun to make and I love how it looks.
I can't wait to make another one. I have a feeling a trip to the beach is in my near future!
I like to think of it as natural, earth friendly art. It's just cotton and a rock.
So, there's nothing to harm the earth. It can be used for decoration or as a paper weight.
And, it's fun and allows for creativity as no two are alike and I can do some improvising on each one.