3D Teardrop Crochet Earrings Pattern
3D Tear Drop Earrings
This is a cute 3D tear drop motif that is very gorgeous as a drop earring! It’s quite tricky but quick to make. Aside from a drop earring, this pattern is also beautiful as a key chain or cell phone charm or a necklace pendant. This is also an effective way to utilize left-over yarn and a dazzling gift for friends and family.
I have promised this pattern since last year but I procrastinated because it is quite difficult to explain. I only used a cell phone camera then, it was hard to take pictures of small things. Now that I have my Nikon L22 Coolpix I can take better pictures. I filled this tutorial with enough photos to get you through should you decide to make this. I used green plarn for the WIP (Work-In-Progress) pictures since it’s easier to photograph than white plarn.
Plarn has a shine that makes it tricky to photograph. It took me quite a while to realize that I only need to use the “Food” setting and decrease the Exposure Compensation by 1.0 to be able to take clear pictures.
My camera also came with a small tripod that is perfect for small object photography. My hand shakes a lot and having a tripod solves a lot of the shaky-hand problem. I so love my camera!
What You Need
- a small amount of yarn, preferably shiny (I used plarn* from the ice bag where ice cubes are placed, got it from the restaurant my husband works for)
- 1 pair of fish hooks
- suitable crochet hook
*Plarn – yarn derived from plastic bags. Click here to learn the methods of making plarn.
This is the only crochet book I have and my crochet conventions are based on what I found here. Yeah, it features a lot of other needlework art, which is great for inspiration whenever I ran out of things to crochet.
- ch – chain
- sc – single crochet
- hdc – half-double crochet
- dc – double crochet
- tr – triple crochet
- dtr – double triple crochet
- sl st – slip stitch
Keep the tension tight so the tear drop holds its shape.
Make ends at least 10 cm long.
Ch 2. In 1st ch work sc, hdc, dc, tr, 3 dtr, tr, dc, hdc, sc.
Sl st matching stitches
Remove hook from yarn and insert in post of sc and through inside the motif.
Pull the yarn inside the from motif and through post of sc.
4 sl st around the posts of the sc’sto make the top pointed.
Break off and stuff the ends using the blunt end of crochet hook.
Illustrated Pattern and WIP PicturesClick thumbnail to view full-size
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