Crocheted Stones

Crocheted Stones

I love crocheted stones.  I think they are beautiful, and love how they look in a a collection.  They are one of the inspirations that inspired me to do the Creating with Nature series, so you can imagine my disappointment when, I sat down to try my hand at it only to admit defeat by the end of the day.

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I’ve been looking up tutorials for crocheting around stones, and chose this one from The Purl Bee.  It has very clear instructions, with a lot of photographs so it is easy for a beginner (like me) to follow.   After awhile however, I noticed that my crocheting did not look like the tutorials, so I abandoned it for another pattern.  The second one I tried, I found in the book Encyclopedia of Crochet.  I slowly worked my way through this pattern by looking up each stitch to know how they are created.  It was extremely time consuming.  I think I spent about 2 hours trying to follow this pattern stitch by stitch before I finally became stumped.  I’m sure you can relate to my frustration of trying to learn something new when I’ve already become accomplished at similar skill (knitting).  I wasn’t enjoying the project, so I admitted defeat on this one.  I’ll admire the crocheted stones that other crafters have made.

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