Hey there! How’s one of your last Tuesdays of 2016 going? Me? Oh, I’m trying to stay warm and wishing I had someone making my pots of coffee for me because I could use more.
So this week I’ve got my final holiday design. This is a quick pair of earrings you can make in less than a hour, although I always find the weaving in of ends for earrings more daunting than making the earrings themselves… it’s the tiny needle and using pliers to pull it through the stitches – because I crochet very tight as most of you know. But these are fun to work up and quick if you need a festive design for a holiday party or work (which is where I’ll be wearing mine tonight).
I hope you love them and share super cute photos on Ravelry of what colors you picked – I went with red and white but you could alternate or use a variegated thread and it’d look super cute.
- 2.00 mm crochet hook
- Size 10 crochet thread
- Needle that will weave in your ends
- Fabric stiffener (optional)
- Jump rings
- Metal french hooks
- Jewelry pliers
- Puffy paint (optional)
Terms/ stitches used:
- Ch: Chain
- St: Stitch
- Slip St: Slip Stitch
- Sc: Single Crochet
- Sc2tog: single crochet 2 stitches together
- The ch 1, at the beginning of the rows does not count as a stitch.
- This pattern is worked back and forth with a turn.
- Just pull up a new color at the beginning of the row if it’s another color.
- Color A is red and color B is white.
- Height: 1.75″ (not including findings)
- Width: 1″ (widest point)
Row 1: A: Ch 8, sc into second ch from the hook – 7 scs
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc twice into first st, sc into the next 5 sts, sc twice into the last st – 9 scs
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 8 sts, sc twice into last st – 10 scs
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc twice into first st, sc into the next 7 sts, sc2tog last two sts – 10 scs
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 10 sts – 10 scs
Rows 6 – 15: Ch 1, turn, sc into next 6 sts – 6 scs
Fasten off color A.
Row 16: B: Ch 1, sc twice into first st, sc into the next 4 sts, sc twice into last st – 8 scs
Rows 17 – 18: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 8 sts – 8 scs
Fasten off color B, weave in all your ends.
As with all my earring patterns, you definitely want to use fabric stiffener on these lils before you wear them. Just wet them down and lay them flat to dry completely. If you want to get fancy, you can totally make design with puffy paint or something on the stocking or on the top part… get creative!
I hope you enjoy these cute lil earrings!