This crochet gem keeper necklace holds beautiful stones, gems or crystals and makes a gorgeous piece of statement jewelry. The gems can be easily switched out to change the look for each outfit.
The pattern includes 3 variations!
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I wonder if all children love rocks as much as mine. They have all went through “the rock phase”, but Crash seems especially smitten with stones. He loves the ones that are smooth, or have an interesting texture, but always round or oval in shape. He will spend a good amount of time every day crouched over the gravel, keeping his eyes peels for a piece of treasure. When he inevitably finds one, he moves his chubby legs as fast as he can to show me what he has found. Then he will clutch it in his fist for the next hour or so until he drops it for another play thing. I usually pray that I find it before the vacuum does, which unfortunately has not gone my way a few times 🤣.


It seems high time to create a lovely piece of jewelry to hold all those precious treasures. I absolutely adore turquoise, but I took my oldest daughter to visit some of the gift shops around town and find some polished stone to put in our necklaces. We found some very lovely ones! I wonder how rocks can come in such bright colors. Nature truly is a wonder!

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The pattern includes 3 variations! I prefer the diamond mesh one as it accommodates a wider stone due to the nature of the finished fabric, but the other ones are so lovely as well.
I attempted to design these with fingering weight yarn, but after much trial and error, #10 cotton thread ended up being the winner, as I wanted to showcase the stone as much as possible.

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What you need: 
2 mm Hook/3mm Hook   
– #10 crochet thread
– A few yards of #2 Fingering Weight Yarn  
– 1/2″ Wooden beads 
– Approx 1″ Polished rocks, gems or crystals
– Measuring Tape 
Darning Needle

Abbreviations: US Terms
Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
Dc – Double Crochet
Tr – Treble Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Sl st – Slip Stitch
St – stitch

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  1. I love these!!
    I am a Rockhound. I also have one grandson (out of 7!) that is a Rockhound. I’m not sure he would wear a necklace, but I’m going to try to make one of these for him for Christmas.
    I’m a grandma of 10: 7 boys and 3 girls. They are my treasures, along with my daughters and their Dads. I use to can everything I could get my hands on when my girls were younger. One of my favorite things was canning apples to make apple pie.
    Now I dry (dehydrate) some things. I have one daughter who likes to can.

    Good luck on your new adventures!
    Judy from Indiana

    1. Thank you Judy! Rocks really are so much fun, when you look close and pay attention, they are so beautiful!
      I have apple trees too! The year I had my last baby, my mom took a bunch of them home, canned them for me and brought them back, it was so thoughtful. I made apple pie with some of them, and it tasted amazing. I will try my hand at canning them his year! Thanks so much for your comment, have a wonderful week!

  2. Congratulations on your first jam canning. That is very exciting and now opens the door for expanding your canning skills. When my kids were little we grew and I canned a lot of fruits and vegetables. It’s much healthier and tastes better. Good luck on future canning projects. Susan in Kansas

  3. About your jam…try Pomona Pectin. It is very versatile and let’s you use the amount of sweetener you want! They have all the recipes and an entire book, all tested and safe.