I crocheted this sweet little stone for a friend's birthday this weekend. Margie Oomen makes beautiful covered stones and kindly wrote up a pattern for this one: little urchin crochet covered sea stone. It was my first time using crochet thread and it was a little difficult, but very satisfying--I see many doilies in my future. This was a great first project because it doesn't have to be perfect and in fact it looks better when it's not.
(I think I might even like the back better than the front) The rock came from schoolhouse beach on Washington Island in Wisconsin: a beautiful beach covered in stones, that we found out later you aren't supposed to remove from the beach. oops.