Crochet Circle Earring #7

Original Design by Moira Durano-Abesmo

Using a page from a magazine, I found an instant model for my earrings. It really looks lovely.
Using a page from a magazine, I found an instant model for my earrings. It really looks lovely.

Table of Contents

  • Cover Hub: 30-Minute Earrings to Crochet
  • Skills Required
  • Materials
  • Measurement
  • Abbreviation
  • Crochet Pattern
  • Note on Assembly and Finishing

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A 30-Minute Earring to Crochet

It's been a year since I last crocheted some earrings. But while I was hopelessly lining up for voter's registration, inspiration came.

I immediately sketched simple designs on my notebook. This is one of those designs. Its funny I didn't think of this one before given its simplicity.

Though simple in construction, this pair is a classic.

Even in violet, the model still looks stunning with No. 7!
Even in violet, the model still looks stunning with No. 7!

Measurement

Motif only - diameter: 3.5 cm

Skills Required:

  • Chain, double crochet, slip stitch
  • Working in rounds

Close up on the earrings...
Close up on the earrings...

Classic

Is this earring a classic?

  • Yeah, it surely is! A lot of us can rock in these pairs!
  • Nah, it's way too simple.
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Materials:

Like most earrings in this series, No. 7 is also crocheted from three strands of polyester sewing thread featuring various shades of pink and violet.

The previous earrings in the series is crocheted using 1.00-mm steel hook, but this one uses 2.00-mm hook for a lacier effect.

Tapestry needle, long-nose pliers, and fish hooks are required as well for this earrings.

Close up on the violet pair...
Close up on the violet pair...

Abbreviation:

  • Ch - chain
  • Dc - double crochet
  • Sl st - slip stitch
  • Sk - skip

Crochet Pattern

//Pattern begins

Ch 10, sl st into ring.

Round 1: Ch 3, 39 dc in ring, sl st to top of ch-3.

Round 2: (Ch 5, sk 2 dc, sl st in next dc) 13x, ch 5, sl st to top of ch-3.

Break off and weave in ends.

//Pattern ends

I took this photo while No. 7 is hanging on a frosted mug...
I took this photo while No. 7 is hanging on a frosted mug...

Note on Assembly and Finishing

It's more prudent to harden the motif first before attaching it to fish hooks. That way, the motif can maintain its circular shape.

It tends to elongate if attached to fish hooks before hardening it. The weight of the glue stretches it.

Yet in the end, its your decision whether you want an elongated motif.

I wish I could maintain this soft look of my earrings. But it's way too light and pliant for its intended purpose. We just can't have it all. Compromise.
I wish I could maintain this soft look of my earrings. But it's way too light and pliant for its intended purpose. We just can't have it all. Compromise.

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MoiraCrochets 3 years ago from Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines Author

Hello Heidi! Using magazine photos for "models" is something I learned via Pinterest.


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MoiraCrochets 3 years ago from Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines Author

Thank you, Jackie! I hope you enjoy your crochet earrings soon!


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heidithorne 3 years ago from Chicago Area

Beautiful! Love how you used the magazine photo for your "model." Voted up & awesome!


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Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

Wow, now I am just going to have to make a pair of those! I have the hops already so I am book marking this! Great idea.


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MoiraCrochets 3 years ago from Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines Author

Thank you, Alise. It really does give a infinite color combination. The good thing is that most crafters would have a lot of sewing thread to start with.


Alise- Evon 3 years ago

Nice pattern. Interesting to use sewing thread. You could make some nice color combinations with that, as you did above.

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