I totally love crochet covered rocks. I think the contrast between the hard cold stone and the soft warm yarn is great.
The first covered rocks I saw where the ones from http://www.resurrectionfern.typepad.com/ . She creates such beautiful things with materials she finds in nature.
Inspired by her rocks I started hunting for pictures and ideas on the net. In the meantime a lot of people discovered the joy of creating Rock Art. No matter if they are made with white thread (which looks really elegant) or multicolored. I love them all.
You can use lace crochet patterns or doily patterns and adapt them to your rocks or you use freeform crochet. In the Crochet Today! Magazine Sept/Oct 2009 were three nice patterns by Margaret Oomen (You can take a look here: http://www.crochettoday.com/crochet-patterns/lacy-river-rocks). These where the ones I used for my first experiments. After that I was was compleetly infected. I went for very long walks to search for nice stones (they are not easy to find in my area) and started my collection. I even went for a walk with some finished rocks to take pictures. Today I want to show you some of my creations:
I hope you like what you see and maybe you are inspired to try it yourselft. Purlbee has a nice tutorial posted if you want to (http://www.purlbee.com/little-urchin-crochet-covered/). There are endless possibilities to create and have fun.
Happy Hooking everyone :)