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.

Carrie Earrings

4 thoughts on “Carrie Earrings

  • July 13, 2016 at 3:46 pm
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    I might have to give these a go!

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  • December 26, 2016 at 9:28 pm
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    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?

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    • January 10, 2017 at 1:44 pm
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      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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