Happy June everyone!
I hope you’re doing well today! I’m waiting on a new fridge to be delivered to my rental, listing to 90’s lady-led rock bands, and drinking coffee. And writing this post, obviously. Ha! 😀
So, if you’ve been following my blog for a while, you know that June means Pride and that I gotta post something with some rainbows. Right? Well, I do! And this year is no different.
Since I made the Mini Mandala Earrings for a friend of mine a couple years ago, I really wanted to make a pair for myself. Alas, with all the things I make, I haven’t had the opportunity to sit down and work on the earrings. Like, they’re not time consuming but I did want to work out how to change the pattern to fit 6 colors. This year, though, I found/made time and I’m so glad I did! I’ve been wearing these earrings everywhere since I finished them. They worked up so quickly (the longest part was all those ends to weave in) that I was able to wear them to work later that day. 😀
And I’ve gotten compliments from lots of people, which is another bonus for sure. 😀
I hope you like this design update and give the new 6 colors scheme a try!
And check out some more Rainbow projects I have on my blog!
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- 2.00 mm crochet hook
- Size 10 crochet thread I used Aunt Lydia‘s
- Less than .5 oz total
- Needle that will weave in your ends
- Fabric stiffener (optional)
- Jump rings
- Metal french hooks
- Jewelry pliers
Terms/ Stitches used
- Magic circle
- Ch: chain
- St: stitch
- Slip St: slip stitch
- Sc: single crochet
- Dc: double crochet
- Dc cluster: the same as a dc3tog but in 1 stitch
- The ch 1 at the beginning of the some rows does not count as a stitch.
- This pattern is worked in the round with a slip st into the first st from the last.
- You will need to know how to make a slipknot on your hook for this pattern.
- Color A is the purple, color B is blue, color C is green, color D is yellow, color E is orange, and color F is red in the photos. Less than .1 oz of each color is used.
Finished product dimensions (measurements may vary by gauge and yarn used)
Rnd 1: A: Create a magic circle, ch 2 (counts as the first leg of the dc cluster), dc2tog into the magic circle, ch 3, *dc cluster, ch 3,* repeat from * to * 3 more times, slip st into the first st – 5 dc clusters, 5 ch-3 spaces
Fasten off color A. Weave in your ends.
Rnd 2: B: Create a slipknot on your hook,*dc 5 times into the next ch-3 space, ch 1, skip the next dc cluster,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 25 dcs, 5 ch-1 spaces
Fasten off color B. Weave in your ends.
Rnd 3: C: Create a slipknot on your hook, skip the next dc from where you fastened off color B on the previous row, dc into the next 3 sts, ch-6, skip the next [dc, ch-1, dc], * dc into the next 3 sts, ch 6, skip the next [dc, ch-1, dc],* repeat from * to * 3 more times, slip st into the first st – 15 dcs, 5 ch-6 spaces
Fasten off color C. Weave in your ends.
Rnd 4: D: Create a slipknot on your hook, skip the next dc from where you fastened off color C on the previous row, sc into the next st, skip the next st, [6 dc, ch 3, 6 dc] into the ch-6 space, skip the next st, *sc into the next st, skip the next st, [6 dc, ch 3, 6 dc] into the ch-6 space, skip the next st,* repeat from * to * 3 more times, slip st into the first st – 5 scs, 60 scs, 5 ch-3 spaces
Fasten off color D. Weave in your ends.
Rnd 5: E: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 6 sts, *[sc, ch 2, sc] into the next ch-3 space, sc into the next 13 sts,* repeat from * to * 3 more times, sc into the next 6 sts, slip st into the first st – 75 sc, 5 ch-2 spaces
Fasten off color E. Weave in your ends.
Rnd 6: F: Ch 1, sc into same st as join, ch 3, skip the next 2 sts, dc into the next 5 sts, [dc, picot, dc] into the ch-2 space, dc into the next 5 sts, ch 3, skip the next 2 sts, *sc into the next sc, ch 3, skip the next 2 sts, dc into the next 5 sts, [dc, picot, dc] into the ch-2 space, dc into the next 5 sts, ch 3, skip the next 2 sts,* repeat from * to * 3 more times, slip st into the first st – 60 dcs, 10 ch-3 spaces, 5 picots
Fasten off color F. Weave in your ends.
Like I do with all my earrings, I stiffened these with fabric stiffener (like this one you can buy on Amazon). Just wet them down with the stiffener (I dilute it with water some) and lay them flat to dry completely. When they’re dry, attach the findings and wear everywhere!
Tada! There they are! The Rainbow Mini Mandala Earrings I hope you love the pattern and use the hashtag #DivineDebris on Instagram on your makes and I’ll share your pics in my stories!
10 thoughts on “Rainbow Revisted”
It’s a lovely pattern, although much too big for earrings – it would make a nice Xmas decoration or something. But I wish you would include a print-friendly version of the pattern – just the condensed instructions with a small picture. As it is, it’s just too much to print.
I agree with Mary however I love the pattern and can easily condense it. Thank you for sharing this pretty project
My husband saw the earrings as he went past my desk. ‘Those earrings would be perfect for you!” So thank you to him and thank you very much for the pattern. Now I have to wait for the coloured thread to arrive.
All the best to you and may your creativeness know no bounds!
Mi cumpleaños es el 4 de junio, no habia visto este post hasta hoy y resulta que es del 4 de junio del año pasado, ya hice los aretes pero en dos colores, azul y beige.
Could you make these pretty earrings with embroidery silk, do you think?? The perhaps they would bee slightly smaller.
I think you totally could! You might need to adjust your hook size but definitely think it’d work
I have been looking for some more modern earrings to crochet and these are perfect! Thank you!
Pulling out my embroidery floss right now. I am not exactly sure what size hook to use so I will have to experiment 🙂
I love these earrings! I made them right away! Thank you for sharing! I have seen many of your earring patterns that I like. I’ll be busy for a while!
Size is absolutely perfect. Love the earring and will be making them soon