I saw samples of river rocks with crochet surrounding them and was enthralled! I literally dreamed about making some.
But where do you find rocks when everything is covered with a foot of snow for months on end? Well, someone, who shall remain nameless, might yoink a couple of them from alongside the road at a person's farm while her daughter cringes from embarrassment in the car.
I'm nothing if not a good example to my children. Anywho... don't you just love the delicate lace against the rough stone? I'm still enthralled. And there may be more to come!
You might be wondering what pattern I used. I just started with a doily pattern and after a few rounds (based on the diameter of the rock) I began making the scallop chain stitch pattern and then decreasing a couple of rows until down to single crochet stitch all around. In other words, I sort of made it up as I went.