Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Crochet Rocks For Unique Teacher Gift

I found another excuse to crochet some rocks! I did this the first time for wedding favors and thought it could also work for an inexpensive end of year gift to our favorite teachers.

Crochet rocks make a fun end of year gift for teachers, Over The Apple Tree

You can find patterns for doilies all over the internet, and after you've done a few it's pretty easy to make it up as you go. A lot of people have asked how I actually get the doily on to the rock. I literally crochet it on. When the doily is the size you want it, start making loops of chains connected to the previous row with single crochets. position it on to the rock and continue with chains and single crochets, reducing the number of chains to make it tighter.

Crochet rocks make a fun end of year gift for teachers, Over The Apple Tree


Crochet rocks make a fun end of year gift for teachers, Over The Apple Tree

My personalized tags 
I created an image on Picmonkey then inserted the image into a word document. First arrange three of the images in the first row. After it's spaced how you want, just select the entire first row, copy, press enter to skip down to the next row and paste. Repeat this until you have the number of tags you need, print on card stock and cut out.


Crochet rocks make a fun end of year gift for teachers, Over The Apple Tree

 The pattern for this rock can be found at PIE: Pieces I Enjoy
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28 comments:

  1. Ah! I love this idea! Crochet rocks are so beautiful and such a cute little gift with that tag! Would you please, please come by and link up with us at The Makers link party over on my blog, persialou.com?

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    1. Thanks for the invite Alexis, I'll check it out.

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  2. These are darling! Love the idea-- I should start crocheting again!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Emily! The doilies don't have to be that big so they work up pretty fast.

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  3. These are lovely and a fabulous idea! I'd love to see you join our link party at Inspire Us Thursdays: Sew Needle Stitch Hook on www.theinspiredwren.com.

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    1. Thanks so much Ren I'll check it out!

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  4. I love this idea! Thanks for sharing! Hopping here from Freedom Friday's and following you and bloglovin'

    Marie @ http://countedcrossstitchcafe.com $ http://asatisfiedspirit.com

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting me Marie!

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  5. Those are so pretty and unique! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to stop by Alison!

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  6. So adorable! I loooove those crochet rocks! Thanks for sharing!
    Have a fabulous weekend!
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Ana! I love your pictures from Seville!

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  7. Hi Laura, I love the crocheted rocks too! What a perfect gift for teachers! Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.
    Julie

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  8. What a lovely idea. I'd be thrilled to receive one of these from a student.

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    1. That's so nice to hear Allison, thank you!

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  9. I love this idea! After my own heart! ( I am a crochet designer), what an elegant and beautiful gift! Thank you for sharing.

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    1. I'm glad you like them Bethany, thanks for stopping by:-)

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  10. Very cute idea! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.

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    1. Thanks for the invite Shanice, I'll add you to my link party list!

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  11. What a unique gift idea! I'm sure anyone would love this! Thanks for sharing with Creative Spark Link Party.
    Glenna @ My Paper Craze

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting me Glenna!

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  12. Oh my gosh! What a simple, yet creative idea!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  13. Congratulations! You've been featured on Wicked Awesome Wednesday! Crocheting covers for rocks is a truly original idea! Way to dress up a paperweight! Stop by the website to grab your "I've been featured!" button.

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  14. What a neat idea! Thanks so much for linking up to Freedom Fridays - you are featured at this week's party! :)

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  15. That's such a lovely gift idea! Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!!

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    1. Thanks for hosting and taking the time to stop by and visit my blog!

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  16. I adore these, they are lovely. And they're featured today on Inspired Us Thursday! Thanks for linking up.

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  17. Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream's City of Links on Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week :)

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