Wow, I feel like I just looked around and it’s August. Where did the year go? Doesn’t it feel weirdly like it was January to you? Or maybe it’s me. I don’t know. I just remember when I was a kid and time just dragged on so slowly. Now, I wish time would just stop moving so fast! I want to take some time and enjoy things but, alas, that is not the life an adult… maybe. Sorry, wow, got off on a tangent. First post of the month, ya know? I have to wax a bit on the nature of time and how rude it is.
Anyway… to the point of today’s post! This design is one I’ve had for years. The Abby Earrings are earrings that I made years and years ago. I wanted to play around with making danging earrings (which have always been some of my favorite kinds of earrings) but in thread. I also love how easy these are to make. I swear, you’ll be able to wip these up in an afternoon, no problem. And they take almost nothing to make, so if you have thread hanging around you can definitely make some. I even made these in DMC floss and added beads before. They’re a nice base for customization, which is something I totally love.
I really hope you like these and give them a try. They’re so fun and simple. I even remember selling a couple before I stopped selling finished items.
I hope you July was a good one!
Below are a couple examples of some I made in DMC Floss
This post is linked to Hookin’ on Hump Day #196
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- US (2.00 mm) crochet hook
- Size 10 crochet thread
- 2 colors (less than 1 oz each)
- I used Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread
- Needle that will weave in your ends
- Jump rings
- Metal french hooks
- Jewelry pliers
- Fabric stiffener
- 10 sc x 11 rows = 1”
Terms/ Stitches used
- RS: right side
- Rnd: round
- Ch: chain
- St: stitch
- Slip st: slip stitch
- Sc: single crochet
- Hdc: half double crochet
- Dc: double crochet
- This pattern is worked from the center out in 2 sections: the Flower and the Teardrop. Both sections are worked in the round, with the Teardrop worked around the Flower.
- The ch-1 from the beginning of the rnd does not count as a stitch.
- You will need to know how to create a slipknot on your hook for this pattern.
- You will need to stiffen with fabric stiffener your earrings for these to wear correctly.
- Color A is white and color B is blue. Aunt Lydia’s size 10 Crochet thread was used for all sizes. Very little is used, you could make this a good scarp design.
Finished product dimensions (measurements may vary by gauge and yarn used)
Width: 1.25″ (at widest)
(RS) Rnd 1: A: Ch 4, slip st to form a ring.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc 8 times into the ring, slip st into the first st — 8 sc
Rnd 3: *Ch 3, skip the next st, slip st into the next st,* repeat from* to * 3 more times, slip st into the first st — 4 ch-3 spaces
Rnd 4: Ch 1, *hdc 5 times into the same ch-3 space, slip st around the next slip st (into Rnd 2),* repeat from * to * 3 more times, slip st into the first hdc — 20 hdc, 4 slip st
Fasten off, weave in all your ends.
Rnd 1: B: Create a slipknot on your hook, sc into the second hdc into one of the 5 hdc sections of Rnd 4 of the Flower, sc into the next 2 sts, ch 3, skip the next [hdc, slip st, hdc] sc into the next 3 sts, ch 3, skip the next [hdc, slip st, hdc], sc into the next 3 sts, ch 10, picot, ch 10, skip the next petal and slip st into the first sc – 9 sc, 2 ch-3 spaces, 2 ch-10 spaces, 1 picot
Rnd 2: Ch 1, skip the first st, sc into the next 2 sts, [slip st, hdc, 4 dc, hdc, slip st] into the next ch-3 space, picot, skip the next 3 sc, [slip st, hdc, 4 dc, hdc, slip st] into the next ch-3 space, sc into the next 2 sts, slip st into the next st – 4 sc, 8 dc, 4 hdc, 1 picot
Fasten off, weave in all 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!