Cherry blossom necklace

Hi again! I’ve just spent the last couple of hours working on turning a stone into a necklace. Initially I planned to just crochet around the edge of the stone and I used this tutorial to get going. I didn’t follow it exactly, partly because I didn’t realise initially that it was US terms not UK, so, ended up double crocheting instead of treble, and partly because my stone was so much smaller than hers.

But once i’d worked around the edge I was wondering if the stone might ever wiggle out of it. So, I continued with her idea for a tree with winter berries, but modified it to a tree with cherry blossom.

Then I just added a mixed pink chained thread to tie it on as a necklace (I’ve used embroidery thread for the whole thing) and I’m really pleased with how it’s turned out.

This is an idea I’ve had for a while, and I’m sure I’ll explore it more with a few attempts at different designs.