I know, it sounds ridiculous – cozying a rock? But we love the result! Strewn across a table, stacked on a shelf or piled in a shallow bowl, you’ll definitely want to pet these rocks. The perfect way to showcase a small amount of handspun or luxury yarn leftovers, and you know how we love the stashbuster project!
Size 10 Crochet Cotton (or fingering weight yarn scraps)
Size 1 (2.75mm) Crochet Hook
Smooth River Rocks to cover
Row 1: ch 4, 9 dc in 4th chain from hook, join with sl st in top of ch 3 space.
Row 2: ch 3, dc in same st * ch 1, 2 dc in next dc* repeat from (*) around, ch 1, sl st in ch 3.
Row 3: Sl st in ch 1 space, ch 3, dc in same sp * dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in ch 1 sp* repeat from (*) around, dc in last 2 dc, join with sl st to ch 3.
Row 4: ch 3, dc in same stitch, ch 1, sk next dc *2 dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc* repeat from (*) around. Join with sl st to first ch 3.
Row 5: sl st in first dc and in first ch 1 sp, ch 3, dc in same ch 1 space, *dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next ch 1 sp* repeat from (*) around. dc in last 2 dc, Join with sl st to first ch 3.
repeat row 4 & 5 until your cozy is big enough to cover your rock in both width and about half the depth. (cozy will stretch sufficiently to cover rock). Repeat row 4 prior to beginning last row.
last row: sl st in first ch 1 space, ch 3, dc in same ch 1 sp. 2 dc in each ch 1 space around. Join with slip stitch in top of ch 3 space.
Finish off leaving a long tail to weave into the edges of your project and gather around the rock. Pull tail to gather edge to fit rock. Fasten off with a knot if necessary and weave in end.
Row 1: Ch 6, sl st in 6th ch from hook to form ring.
Row 2: Ch 6, (2 dc in ring, ch 3) 7 times, dc in ring. Join with sl st in 3rd ch of starting ch 6.
Row 3: Sl st in ch 3 sp, ch 3, 4 dc into same ch 3 sp, remove hook from loop and insert hook through top of starting ch 3 and through your current loop, yo and draw loop through both loops on hook (first petal made) *ch 5, 5 dc in next ch 3 sp, remove hook from loop and insert hook through the first of the 5 dc and through your current loop, yo and draw through both loops on hook*, repeat from * around. ch 5 and join with sl st in top of starting petal.
Row 4: ch 4, 4 dc in ch 5 sp, 1 dc in top of petal, *5dc in ch 5 sp, 1 dc in top of petal. Repeat. Join with sl st to ch 3.
Row 5 (this round you will want to increase by adding a dc every other stitch if you have a larger rock. Mine was about 2 inches in diameter and this pattern worked well for my small rock): ch 3, dc in next stitch and in each stitch around. Join with sl st to chain 3.
repeat row 5 until your cozy is big enough to mostly cover the tops and sides of your rock. (Cozy will stretch significantly when gathered around rock)
Finish off leaving a long tail to weave into the edges of your project and gather around the rock. Finish with a knot if needed and weave in end.
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