Happy June everyone!
If you’ve been around here before you know that during the month of June I love to make and show off rainbow colored designs. This is because June is the month of Pride for the LGBTQIA community. And I like to donate the proceeds of patterns sold during this month to the Trevor Project and to Trans Lifeline. And this June we are kicking the festivities off with the Flora Rainbow Earrings crochet pattern.
Like many of my previous Pride designs, this one is a pair of earrings. I love simple accessories like this because they’re perfect for any Pride events you may be going to but also work up well in any number of colors you might have on had. And they’re also great anytime designs you can work up in a day and wear all year.
As I say in the notes below, be sure to fasten off between colors and weave in your ends. This makes adding the next row much easier when you’re changing colors. And I don’t know about you, thread can be hard on my hands. I have been making crochet jewelry for years and it still makes my hands a tad crampy each time I make a pair. Luckily they take no time and I can hope over to something requiring a larger hook at any time (many wip club, where are you??).
Overall, I hope you have a great time making these earrings and wear them all over. I am so very happy with how they turned out and just can’t wait to make another pair for my friend.
And even though this month is a celebration, it’s also a time to remember the first Pride was a riot and a fight against police brutality. We haven’t left that behind and we must keep being there for the most vulnerable of our community. And I’m done soapboxing, I swear.
Have a happy June and remember to no matter how hard it seems out there, you are loved and you are valuable. Hugs <3 <3 Take care of yourselves and your friends and family around you.
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Where to purchase the Flora Rainbow Earrings crochet pattern
- US 2.00 mm steel crochet hook
- Size 10 crochet thread
- Less than .1 oz total
- 1 – 6 colors
- I used Aunt Lydia’s Size 10 crochet thread
- Needle that will weave in your ends
- Jump rings
- Metal french hooks
- Jewelry pliers
- Fabric stiffener (optional)
- 8 scs x 8 rows = 1″ (it’s also not critical, you can adjust as needed)
Terms/ Stitches used
- Sk: Skip
- St: Stitch
- Ch: Chain
- Rnd: Round
- Magic Circle
- Sc: Single crochet
- Dc: Double crochet
- Join: Join with a slip st
- Hdc: Half double crochet
- RS/WS: Right side/ Wrong side
- Fphdc: Front post half double crochet
- This pattern is worked in the round from the center out in 6 colors. Fastening off and weaving in your ends after each color is suggested.
- Feel free to adjust the hook sized for the ease of making the stitches.
- The ch-1 at the beginning of some rnds does not count as a stitch.
- The ch-3 at the beginning of rnd 2 (it’s a ch 3 acting as a dc plus and ch 2) counts as a stitch. Feel free to replace this with a standing dc (as I have done in the photos).
- Feel free to replace the Magic Circle with a ch-4 if you’d prefer.
- Color A is purple, color B is blue, color C is green, color D is yellow, color E is orange, and color F is red. Aunt Lydia’s Size 10 crochet thread was used for all colors.
Approx Finished Product Details for the Flora Rainbow Earrings crochet pattern (does not include jump rings or hook)
Flora Rainbow Earrings Crochet Pattern Instructions
Rnd 1: A: Create a magic circle, ch 1, hdc 8 times into the circle, join – 8 hdc
Fasten off color A. Switch to color B.
Rnd 2: B: Ch 5, (counts as a dc + ch 2), *dc into the next st, ch 2,* repeat from * to * the rest of the way around, join – 8 dc, 8 ch-2 spaces
Fasten off color B. Switch to color C.
Rnd 3: C: Ch 1, fphdc around the first st, sc 3 times into the ch-2 space, *fphdc around the next dc, sc 3 times into the ch-2 space,* repeat from * to * the rest of the way around, join – 8 fphdc, 24 sc
Fasten off color C. Switch to color D.
Rnd 4: D: Ch 1, fphdc around the fphdc, ch 2, sk the next sc, sc into the next 2 sc, *fphdc around the next fphdc, ch 2, sk the next sc, sc into the next 2 sc,* repeat from * to * the rest of the way around, join – 8 fphdc, 8 ch-2 spaces, 16 sc
Fasten off color D. Switch to color E.
Rnd 5: E: Ch 1, fphdc around the fphdc, hdc 4 times into the next ch 2 space, *sk the next 2 sc, fphdc around the next fphdc, hdc 4 times into the next ch 2 space,* repeat from * to * the rest of the way around, sk the next 2 sc, join – 8 fphdc, 32 hdc
Fasten off color E. Switch to color F.
Rnd 6: F: Ch 1, fphdc around the fphdc, sc into the next 4 sts, ch 4, *fphdc around the next fphdc, sc into the next 4 sts, ch 4,* repeat from * to * the rest of the way around, join – 8 fphdc, 32 sc, 8 ch-4 spaces
Fasten off color F. Weave in all your ends.
Like I do with all my earrings, I stiffened these with fabric stiffener. Just wet them down with the stiffener (I dilute it with water), pose them (extend the ch-4 on Rnd 6 out) and lay them flat to dry completely. When they’re dry, attach the findings, such as jump rings, and wear them.
And don’t forget you can buy the Flora Rainbow Earrings crochet pattern on Ravelry.