A few weeks ago, as I was googling and looking for something else, I came across the blog, Resurrection Fern. It’s a beautiful blog, and I found myself especially interested in the crochet-covered rocks which are frequently featured there. I think this is the post that first got my attention: Resurrection Fern Stones .
After viewing this, I decided that I needed to make some of those rocks. This meant trying again to learn to crochet, something I’ve attempted unsuccessfully several times. I’ve managed to learn enough to put a simple edging on something I knit, but I’ve never made any further progress. I set to work with a couple of books I have and a few free instructions from the internet and crocheted and unraveled several projects. As I started actually getting the hang of it a little bit, I heard that Margaret Oomen of the Resurrection Fern blog had patterns for three of her rocks in the September/October 2009 Issue of Crochet Today magazine. I was able to find it at my local Hastings. Here’s a photo for anyone looking for it:
(And an aside- as much as I’ve always liked lacy crochet things, this cover sums up what I DON’T like about crochet. Apologies to anyone who likes it, but I just don’t get things like crocheted fake clocks. Of course, my son thinks my crocheted rocks are a little crazy, so I obviously can’t really judge:). )
I started in on the three patterns in the magazine and made them in this order:
I then bought the smaller size crochet hook that the patterns actually called for and made this one again- I think my crocheting had improved here, too:
For my next project, I made a small doily from a book I already had, MaryJane’s Stitching Room by MaryJane Butters.
I have always loved lace doilies and often buy them at garage sales, and I’m happy that I can make my own now.
And that’s the sum total of all of my finished crochet projects to date. I’m sure I’ll be doing quite a bit more, but I won’t be making any crocheted clocks :).