Thursday, January 17, 2013

crocheted stone cover




It was the reason I wanted to learn to crochet in the first place -- the crocheted stone cover. I used this pattern by Margaret Oomen over at Purl Bee. I'm about to unravel the one I'm currently working on because I see mistakes. I'm still a beginner crocheter, I don't count and can barely read a basic pattern. But it is a start and I'm thrilled to be at this point.

The blue gaptastic scarf is something I can work on at night -- the yarn is so thick, the needles so big and the stitches huge. A person almost can't make a mistake on this.

I'm still saving avocado peels and pits for dyeing with but had an urge to do the toothpick trick again even though I've never in my life gotten an avocado plant to grow taller than about 8". I found the magenta orchid at the grocery store. I bet houseplant sales go way up in January.

Thanks for coming by here. xo

17 comments:

Trish said...

Now I want to learn to crochet too! You know how I love stones.xxx

liniecat said...

I must try this, I got as far as gathering afew smooth stones, love your pink one there!

Thanks for the purl bee link!!

Nanette said...

I love everything here, but I especially love the little tin with the bird on it....what do you have in there Peggy?

Nat Palaskas said...

Oh, this looks like fun Peggy. I always want to do this, but stones are not easy to come by here. Thanks for the link to the pattern - Hugs Nat

Jeannie said...

What a wonderful array of eye candy. I have been wanting to do the stones, but keep putting them on the back burner. Soon! I swear! :) I love the look of the orchid surrounded by pinecones. I agree about houseplant sales soaring during January. We have an inversion and one more foggy, cold day is going to cause me to go to the nursery to see what exotics they have. Perhaps a bright hibiscus! Have a fabulous weekend!

Nancy said...

Every post is such a visual treat! Wish I had a coffee table book of your pics. Love the stone...and admire how quickly and how far you've come with the crocheting!

Sara Crittenden Coppedge said...

Oh I like the rock covers! And the beautiful blue yarn. If the avocado seed doesn't grow, just toss it in the back of your flower bed and forget about it. I did that once and later, came upon a four foot tree!

handstories said...

what a pretty post. can't see your mistakes. i have some felted stones that i was embroidering that i need to get back to.

gaile said...

hi peggy, i have grown avocado and i've learned that to start one in soil gives a much sturdier plant. leave the top third of the seed above soil line. it works well for me. hope this helps.

Marie said...

Hi Peggy :)
I also found the crochet stone covers at the Purl Bee and I simply adore Margaret's blog, Resurrection Fern and all the lovely crochet she does!
I too wanted to learn crochet to make the little stone covers and I did make them! http://ancientcloth.blogspot.com/search?q=crochet+stone
So much fun! I am a beginner too!
Love your pink crochet stone cover...beautiful!
xo <3

Peggy said...

Trish, oh yes I do know! It runs in your family!

Lyn, thanks and you're welcome!

Nanette, and thank you, too! The bird is on a beverage coaster, that's a stack of them there in the photo. Now I wish it was a sweet little tin....:)

Nat, they are fun, I wish I was a better crocheter though. Purl Bee has great tutorials!

Peggy said...

Hi Jeannie, that's exactly how I was about learning to crochet well enough to make one, kept putting it off but never forgot about it! I kid you not, the stone covers were my main impetus to learn, I love them so much. Hope you treated yourself to a hibiscus and the weather turned sunny right afterwards! ;)

Peggy said...

Thank you, Nancy! And don't look too close because there are more than a few mistakes there. I don't think the stone minds though....!

Peggy said...

Hi Sara, thanks -- and about the avocado, that would never happen to me, not in a million years! ;)

Peggy said...

Cindy, ah, just don't look close. Glad I was a reminder of something fun!

Peggy said...

Hi Gaile, thanks for the growing tip. It makes sense and I think I've heard that about rooting other plants, too -- that they do better in soil. I'll try it out!

Peggy said...

Hi Marie -- when I looked at yours, I remembered that post! It is gorgeous and looks perfect, not like the work of a beginner in my opinion. ;) I agree about Resurrection Fern -- a wonderful place -- I think I read once that she was fairly new to crocheting, too. You'd never know....!