My family recently went on an adventure to look for geodes. We found so many of all shapes and sizes! My cousin was collecting “baby geodes” and I had an exciting idea!
Lately Iv'e been crocheting around semiprecious stones and crystals to turn them into necklaces. I've been collecting little pebbles of quartz from the river for a future masterpiece to hang on my living room wall. My family has joined me in my rock loving adventures and enjoy the excitement of finding something beautiful.
Back to my baby geodes necklaces!
Each of these geodes are around 1 inch wide.
You will need a small crochet hook. I used a 2.1 mm crochet hook.
You will need crochet/yarn thread.
Step 1: Magic circle. *SC into magic circle. CH 3. Repeat from * 4 more times. Join to first SC and pull your magic circle tight.
Step 2: *SC into next CH space. CH 3. Repeat from * until you read the top of the rock. Make sure you have your rock inside the piece before continuing to the next step.
Step 3: SC into next 5 CH spaces. Slip stitch to first SC of this step. Now you will CH until your CH is long enough to fit around your head. You can add a little extra length depending on how low you want your necklace to hang. Slip stitch back to the top of the rock. Finish off and weave in your ends. That simple!
What is a geode and why are they special?
Each Geode is completely unique. If you were to break one open, you would be mesmerized with the beauty. Geodes can be completely solid or hallow in the center with nicely formed crystals. They can contain calcite crystal or quartz. When they had been heated in the earth, or when they mix with other minerals they can change colors. This is how you get Amethyst, Citrine, Smokey Quartz, or many other variations quartz.
Some say you can put intentions or other energies into your geode. Some say that you lose its properties if you bust it open. But, I personally find it nearly impossible to contain myself. I want to see the pretties inside!!! Luckily, a couple of the necklaces are for me, and I will do my best to keep them intact.
Here is my daughters Chevron Amethyst I crocheted into a necklace. It's the same idea as a geode necklace, but this time I started with a chain that fit around the center of the stone. This only works if the stone is angled, so it cannot fall out the bottom.