Carrie Earrings

Carrie Earrings free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Carrie Earrings free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Happy Tuesday! How are you this week? Me, I’m well, pretty much the same as I always am. For this week’s post I decided to reach in my bag of tricks and pull out a design that I made a couple years ago. In fact, I asked on Facebook if anyone wanted the pattern and it went over well… So, here it is! And the pattern has a new name, the Carrie Earrings. As always, I hope you like this pattern and I’ve got another idea for next week too.

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Materials:

Gauge: Not criticalRavelry link

Terms/ stitches  used:

  • Magic circle
  • St: stitch
  • Ch: chain
  • Sc: single crochet
  • Hdc: half double crochet
  • Dc: double crochet
  • Dc cluster: double crochet cluster (explained below)

Notes:

  • Dc cluster: yarn over, insert your hook into the specified stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, insert into the same specified stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through the final 3 loops on the hook.
  • This pattern is worked in the round with a slip st into the first st following the last.
  • You’ll need to know how to work with beads for this pattern.
  • You’re going to need to know how to create a magic circle for this pattern.

Finished measurements:
Height & width: 1.75″ (without findings)

Pattern instructions:

Note: string 12 beads on your thread before you begin the pattern.

Row 1: Create a magic circle, ch 2 and dc (these 2 things count as the first dc cluster), ch 2, *dc cluster into the magic circle, ch 2,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st to secure – 6 dc clusters, 6 ch-2 spaces

Carrie Earrings free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Carrie Earrings free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Row 2: Ch 1, slip st into the next ch-2 space, ch 1, sc 4 times into the same ch-2 space, ch 1, skip the next dc cluster, *sc 4 times into the next ch-2 space, ch 1, skip the next dc cluster,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st to secure – 24 scs, 6 ch-1 spaces

Carrie Earrings free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Carrie Earrings free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as a dc here), ch 1 with a bead, ch 1, skip the next 2 scs, dc around the next sc into the ch-2 space from row 2, ch 1 with a bead, ch 1, skip the next sc, dc into the next ch-1 space, *ch 1 with a bead, ch 1, skip the next 2 scs, dc around the next sc into the ch-2 space from row 2, ch 1 with a bead, ch 1, skip the next sc, dc into the next ch-1 space,* repeat from * to * 3 more times, ch 1 with a bead, ch 1, skip the next 2 scs, dc around the next sc into the ch-2 space from row 2, ch 1 with a bead, ch 1, skip the next sc, slip st into the top of the first ch-3 – 12 dcs, 12 ch-1 w/ a bead, 12 ch-1 spaces

Carrie Earrings free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Carrie Earrings free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Row 4: Ch 4, skip the next ch-1 w/ a bead, hdc 4 times into the next ch-1 space, slip st into the next dc, *ch 4, skip the next ch-1 w/ a bead, hdc 4 times into the next ch-1 space, slip st into the next dc,* repeat from * t0 * 10 more times, slip st into the same st a join to secure – 48 hdcs, 12 ch-4 spaces
Fasten off, weave in your ends.

Carrie Earrings free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Carrie Earrings free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

 

Finishing:
Once each earring is done, use fabric stiffener to harden your earrings, which I like to dilute with water and apply with a soft paint brush. Once both earrings are dried, usually overnight for me, use your jewelry pliers to attach jump rings to your earrings. I use one of the ch-4 spaces from row 4 to attach the findings to the earring. I like to use 2 jump rings and a french hook for a little length and dangly-ness.

So, there it is! I hope you like the Carrie Earrings pattern. It’s pretty easy, but has a lot of movement and openess, which I love. I hope you have fun making a bunch!
See you next week. 😀

 

 

This post is linked to Linky Ladies’ Community Link Party #53, and Hookin’ on Hump Day #119.

4 thoughts on “Carrie Earrings

  1. These look lovely, & I’d love to give them a try, but no matter how many tutorials I look at, I’ve never been able to get the hang of the magic circle, so I always have to create my starting circles by making (however many are needed) chain stitches & then joining with a slip stitch to the first chain stitch. For this particular project, how many chains would you recommend?

    1. Hi! For the Carrie Earrings instead of using a magic circle you could ch 3 (which would count as your first ch-2 and the magic circle), Dc into the ch first ch (the ch-2 and dc would count as your first dc cluster), then *dc cluster into the 1st ch, ch 2,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st to secure – 6 dc clusters, 6 ch-2 spaces

      I think that should work out the same as it would if you used a magic circle.

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