Crochet a Pet Rock!
Happy Pet Rock Day! Yes, everyone, it’s a real holiday: the day for anyone who wants a pet but can’t bring one home. Pets from the animal kingdom require your money, time, energy, and space. Rocks don’t. They just sit. Honor this quirky holiday devoted to quirky pets and fulfill your nurturing instincts at the same time—crochet a pet rock or create a rock-related piece for yourself! Here are 3 ideas:
The Garden Buddies pattern appeared in Love of Crochet Spring 2015. Designer Dana Bincer was inspired by rocks her nephew painted with frogs, cats, and insects to create these adorable crochet garden creatures. Grab a rock from your garden and attach a flower, ladybug, bee, butterfly, or caterpillar. You’ll be able to enjoy all the cuteness of a pet without any daily maintenance: once you’ve finished crocheting, your work will be done. Not only are the Garden Buddies a great way to make yourself a pet rock, they also make beautiful outdoor décor.
Nothing tops the Garden Buddies’ cuteness, but another pattern can add elegance to your garden rocks. Try the Wedding Stones from Interweave Crochet Summer 2015 by Monica Johnson. Your rock may not look like a pet, but it certainly will be a beautiful and interesting object.
Rocks can be useful in many ways. If you already have enough pet rocks gracing your garden and tabletops as crochet décor, try adding stones to wearable projects! Check out the beautiful River Rock Necklace from Love of Crochet Summer 2017. Designer Sue Perez added crochet to a beautiful donut-shaped stone in this stunning necklace. She probably wasn’t thinking of it as a pet rock baby sling, but that’s what I see! Also pictured with the River Rock Necklace is the Sunset Wrap and Martha’s Vineyard Tote also in Love of Crochet Summer 2017.
Maybe my puppy will enjoy having some pet rocks around—he’s been asking us for a sibling. I’ll have to make the ladybug and see how he reacts!
What rock project will you take on for Pet Rock Day? Let me know in the comments below!
Associate Editor, Interweave Crochet
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