I wasn't sure about posting this pattern, so I asked on FB and a few people said they would like the pattern.
These earrings need to be stiffened to look right, but they are quick to make and are a lot of fun!
You will need:
- size 10 crochet cotton- I used Aunt Lydia's Mexicana which is a wonderful rainbow variegated thread
- size 7 (1.5 mm) steel crochet hook
- tapestry needle
- Mod Podge (still loving Mod Podge to stiffen crochet!)
- earring wires
- plastic covered cardboard (to pin the earrings on when blocking)
- rust proof pins
single crochet= sc
triple treble= tr tr
A triple treble is stitch that you yarn over 4 times, then insert the hook into the stitch, yarn over, pull through the stitch, (6 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through 2 loops (5 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through 2 loops (4 loops on hook) , yarn over, pull through 2 loops (3 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through final 2 loops.
For long stitches like that, each wrap on the hook is one more chain in length for the starting chain of the round. Since I use 3 chains as the start for a double crochet round, that means a triple treble is 6 chains for the starting chain.
Earrings- Make 2
Ch 4, slip stitch to make ring.
Round 1: Ch 6, tr tr in ring, chain 9, tr tr in ring 2 times, ch 3, tr tr in ring 2 times, ch 3, tr tr in ring 2 times, ch 9, slip stitch to join in top chain on starting ch 6.
Round 2: ch 1 (doesn't count as first sc), sc in each stitch around (NOT in the spaces, but actually in the stitches, it looks neater), slip stitch to join in first sc
Loop- ch 5, sl st in next sc. Break off and weave in ends.
Now adjust the triple trebles as needed in the ch 4 loop to look nice and neat. Mix equal parts Mod Podge and water- I actually keep the mixture in clean medicine bottle so it's ready to use for other things that need stiffening but only mix a small amount at a time. Soak the earrings in the mix, and squeeze it out. You may want to blot it slightly with a paper towel. Pin the earrings on the cardboard to block. Nudge the triple trebles to be very close to each other and straight as possible, and make sure the loop on top is open. Let the earrings dry and put them on wires.
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