Pebbles Covered in Crochet…

20170723_122619I can’t believe this is the first time that I have crocheted covers for pebbles! I live near a pebble beach with literally millions of pebbles and stones in all shapes and sizes but I’ve not crocheted around them before now. I’ve seen pebbles covered in crochet many times before online and in magazines and it’s been on my to-do-list for a long time…

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Well, this weekend I finally did it… I was prompted by this months ‘Simply Crochet’ magazine as there was a pattern in there to “pretty up a pebble or two”. But I didn’t want to follow a pattern so I tentatively started to crochet round a pebble making it up as I went along. However, firstly I needed to collect some stones- this was surprisingly harder than I ever thought it would be- symmetrical round stones/ pebbles are not as common as you’d think!

Here are my first attempts…

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And then I got a little braver…

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And a little more confident…

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And then I tried introducing different colours…

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There was no stopping me… pebbles, yarn and crochet hook came with me wherever I went. I even tried a mustard version…

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I ended up with 9 pebbles covered in crochet…

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They look pretty but what to do with them? Well, some will just stay lying around looking pretty but a few have already been given as gifts. My daughter left primary school today (the end of an era…) and I gave a couple of teachers a ‘paper weight’!

I haven’t written the patterns up for these… if you feel inspired to try some then be brave and experiment! They are all worked in the round with different stitch combinations and lengths of chains until the size of the pebble is reached. I then began decreasing on each round stretching the cover over the pebble before weaving though the stitches on the back and pulling tight so it’s a snug fit.

Why not give it a go… πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

 

36 thoughts on “Pebbles Covered in Crochet…

  1. I absolutely adore this! I’ve seen a lot of them around online as well, but it’s been ages since I was at a pebble beach. My daughter (she’s 7) does collect stones on walks, but she won’t let me crochet around them. They are lucky stones she sais πŸ˜‚

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  2. Hi Eleonora. Well done on the pebbles they look fantastic. If you ever have time to look me up on Pinterest I have two or three boards based on pebbles – one called stones I love and the others are stones I have decorated and tips on how to. I went through a phase when I couldn’t stop doing it! It’s fascinating taking the centre section of a doily/mandala pattern and then adapting it to fit. I’ve done some with fine yarn too which allows for more detail. Am hoping these in-the-round techniques will come into play in the IDC Part 2. I’ve just passed Part 1 and am so pleased. Can’t wait to go on the two day course in September and then begin the next stage.
    Hope the British weather settles for the school holidays – we are in France at present.
    All the best, Jenny xx🌸🌸

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    1. Hi Jenny, I just looked at your Pinterest boards…WOW, there are some amazing coverings there! Very inspiring… makes me want to do even more but I have to move on to other things…I haven’t submitted anything for Part 2 for many months! Congratulations on passing Part 1… and enjoy your stay in France! 😊xxxx

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  3. These are so cool! Here in Brevard County, they’ve started leaving painted happy rocks around beachside places for people to find, which is fun, but now I’m inspired to try these!! πŸ€—
    Thanks for posting!!!

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  4. Beautiful Eleonora!!! I bet some of the smaller stones would look gorgeous as hanging ornaments – maybe as the weighted end of a windchime!! You always inspire me to look around my own environment for some creative opportunities! Of course it isn’t as breathtaking as your backyard but sill full of lots of colors and textures to get ideas from. I dream of having a view of the ocean from my window someday. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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  5. I’ve been thinking about doing this for a few months now but I figured that it would be a huge pain. Yours look so beautiful. I think next time I get to the beach I’ll have to pick up a few and give it a go

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