Understated Elegance Crochet Earrings

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As usual, I took too many photos.It was high noon.There was a sliver of sunlight where I was taking these photos.So, I tried to use it to capture an interesting photo.Hmmmm...So what do you think?Have I used that sliver of sunlight to my advantage?I hope I did.
As usual, I took too many photos.
As usual, I took too many photos.
It was high noon.
It was high noon.
There was a sliver of sunlight where I was taking these photos.
There was a sliver of sunlight where I was taking these photos.
So, I tried to use it to capture an interesting photo.
So, I tried to use it to capture an interesting photo.
Hmmmm...
Hmmmm...
So what do you think?
So what do you think?
Have I used that sliver of sunlight to my advantage?
Have I used that sliver of sunlight to my advantage?
I hope I did.
I hope I did.

Original Design by Moira Durano-Abesmo

A 30-Minute Earrings to Crochet

I once went to a craft store and found that they have DMC embroidery thread on sale. It's been there in my box for about a month when I finally had an inspiration for it. In less than 2 hours I finished crocheting, photographing and writing the pattern for these earrings!

These earrings may look like a regular circular earring, but they're actually unique in the stitch pattern that is used to crochet them. It's so unique, I don't even know what its called even though I've seen it before. LOL!

I included a photo tutorial to make it easier for others to crochet this earrings.

I hope you like them.

MATERIALS:

Unlike the other earrings in this series that uses 3 strands of polyester sewing thread, this one uses embroidery thread. Instead of using a 1.00-mm steel hook, this one is crocheted with a 1.25-mm steel hook.

Aside from that, it is similar in construction to the rest of the earring patterns included in the series.

DMC 447 Skeins Cotton Cross Stitch Thread 8 meters each
DMC 447 Skeins Cotton Cross Stitch Thread 8 meters each

You only need one skein for this earrings.

 
Clover Soft Touch Steel Crochet Hooks, No. 4/1.25mm
Clover Soft Touch Steel Crochet Hooks, No. 4/1.25mm

Use this hook to crochet the embroidery thread.

 

SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • crochet reverse single crochet (rsc) or crab stitch
  • working in rounds
  • learning a new(?) stitch by photo tutorial

How to Rsc in Rounds

ABBREVIATIONS:

  • y o - yarn over
  • ch - chain
  • sc - single crochet
  • sl st - slip stitch
  • sp - space
  • tl - tatted loop*
  • rsc - reverse single crochet**

* Tatted loop is the unique stitch I am using for this earrings. I know this stitch has a more popular name, but I just can't remember so I made something up. The stitch is defined in the CROCHET PATTERN

** The stitch reverse single crochet is demonstrated in the video. Don't be scared with it, its just a single crochet worked backwards.

Photo Tutorial!

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Round 1: Ch 2, 8sc in first ch, sl st to first ch, ch 1, TURN.IN FORMING A TATTED LOOP: Insert hook in next sc, draw a loop through.IN FORMING A TATTED LOOP: Y o, draw through one loop only. You can actually remove the hook and insert it in the latter loop only, but somehow, I feel like the newly formed tatted loop will unravel.IN FORMING A TATTED LOOP: Insert hook in next sc and draw a loop through.IN FORMING A TATTED LOOP: Y o, draw a loop through one loop only.IN FORMING A TATTED LOOP: Remove the hook from all the loops and insert in the last two loops only, leaving one free loop. Technically, you have made 3 tl's but only freed one.Crochet 7 tl's. But you will actually end up with 8 tl's because the turning ch in Round 1 becomes the 8th tl.Ch 4, TURN.Sl st in next tl.Ch 2, sl st in next tl.Continue this way all around, then sl st in 2nd ch of ch-4. Ch 1, turn.Tl in each of the 2 ch and in the tl. But as you can see here, you have 4 tl's. Once again, the turning ch of the previous row becomes another tl.Crochet tl in each stitch of the previous round.Ch 3, TURN.Sl st in tl.Ch 1, sl st in tl. Continue this way all around.Sl st to 2nd ch of ch-3 to close round.Ch 1, TURN.Rsc in ch-1 sp, rsc in tl. Rsc all stitches of previous round.Sl st to first rsc. Fasten off.Of course, you need to make two.
Round 1: Ch 2, 8sc in first ch, sl st to first ch, ch 1, TURN.
Round 1: Ch 2, 8sc in first ch, sl st to first ch, ch 1, TURN.
IN FORMING A TATTED LOOP: Insert hook in next sc, draw a loop through.
IN FORMING A TATTED LOOP: Insert hook in next sc, draw a loop through.
IN FORMING A TATTED LOOP: Y o, draw through one loop only. You can actually remove the hook and insert it in the latter loop only, but somehow, I feel like the newly formed tatted loop will unravel.
IN FORMING A TATTED LOOP: Y o, draw through one loop only. You can actually remove the hook and insert it in the latter loop only, but somehow, I feel like the newly formed tatted loop will unravel.
IN FORMING A TATTED LOOP: Insert hook in next sc and draw a loop through.
IN FORMING A TATTED LOOP: Insert hook in next sc and draw a loop through.
IN FORMING A TATTED LOOP: Y o, draw a loop through one loop only.
IN FORMING A TATTED LOOP: Y o, draw a loop through one loop only.
IN FORMING A TATTED LOOP: Remove the hook from all the loops and insert in the last two loops only, leaving one free loop. Technically, you have made 3 tl's but only freed one.
IN FORMING A TATTED LOOP: Remove the hook from all the loops and insert in the last two loops only, leaving one free loop. Technically, you have made 3 tl's but only freed one.
Crochet 7 tl's. But you will actually end up with 8 tl's because the turning ch in Round 1 becomes the 8th tl.
Crochet 7 tl's. But you will actually end up with 8 tl's because the turning ch in Round 1 becomes the 8th tl.
Ch 4, TURN.
Ch 4, TURN.
Sl st in next tl.
Sl st in next tl.
Ch 2, sl st in next tl.
Ch 2, sl st in next tl.
Continue this way all around, then sl st in 2nd ch of ch-4. Ch 1, turn.
Continue this way all around, then sl st in 2nd ch of ch-4. Ch 1, turn.
Tl in each of the 2 ch and in the tl. But as you can see here, you have 4 tl's. Once again, the turning ch of the previous row becomes another tl.
Tl in each of the 2 ch and in the tl. But as you can see here, you have 4 tl's. Once again, the turning ch of the previous row becomes another tl.
Crochet tl in each stitch of the previous round.
Crochet tl in each stitch of the previous round.
Ch 3, TURN.
Ch 3, TURN.
Sl st in tl.
Sl st in tl.
Ch 1, sl st in tl. Continue this way all around.
Ch 1, sl st in tl. Continue this way all around.
Sl st to 2nd ch of ch-3 to close round.
Sl st to 2nd ch of ch-3 to close round.
Ch 1, TURN.
Ch 1, TURN.
Rsc in ch-1 sp, rsc in tl.
Rsc in ch-1 sp, rsc in tl.
Rsc all stitches of previous round.
Rsc all stitches of previous round.
Sl st to first rsc. Fasten off.
Sl st to first rsc. Fasten off.
Of course, you need to make two.
Of course, you need to make two.

CROCHET PATTERN:

//Pattern Begins//

Round 1: Ch 2, 8sc in first ch, sl st to first ch, ch 1, TURN.

How to crochet tatted loop (tl): (Insert hook in next sc, draw a loop through, y o, draw a loop through one loop only, remove hook from two loops, insert hook in the latter loop.) The stitch with the free loop that resembles a tatting loop is the new tatted loop formed.

Note: The turning chains in Round 1 and 3 becomes a tatted loop in the succeeding round.

Round 2: Tl 7x, insert hook in last sc, ch 4, TURN.

Round 3: (Sl st in the next tl, ch 2) 8x, sl st to the 2nd ch of ch-4, ch 1, TURN.

Round 4: (Tl in each of the next 2 ch, tl in tl) 8x, tl in next ch, insert hook in next ch, ch 3, TURN.

Round 5: (Sl st in TL, ch 1) 26 x, sl st to 2nd ch of ch-3, ch 1, TURN.

Round 6: Rsc in all ch-1 sp, sl st to 1st rsc.

Fasten off.

//Pattern Ends//

I expect that this is like foreign language to most of us, even when we can speak fluent crochet. That's why I took step-by-step photos of crocheting the pattern.

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

Thank you RTalloni! The photo tutorial was quite a challenge. :-)


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RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey

These remind me of sand dollars and they would be fun to wear during a beachside vacation. Your photo tutorial was interestingly done--thanks!


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

Thank you Farawrrah! It's an honor. ",)


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farawrrah 3 years ago from Hampton, NB

I've featured your pattern on my blog today:) Very cool pattern.

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

Thank you Magdaleine!


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Magdaleine 3 years ago

Really beautiful earrings! :)


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MoiraCrochets 4 years ago from Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines Author

Thank you fellow Hubbers for such wonderful comments!


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Kristine Manley 4 years ago from Atlanta, GA

These are wonderful earrings. The idea had never dawned on me of crochet earrings. Voted up!


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Angela Brummer 4 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

How cool I have more than one outfit that these would look nice with! Thank YOU!


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rebeccamealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

I wish I could crochet! Those are such pretty earrings.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

How pretty! You are so crafty and the hub is well-presented too.


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MoiraCrochets 4 years ago from Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines Author

Thank you, Alocsin and CrochetExperience!


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

I don't crochet and I don't wear earrings, but these are beautiful and I imagine, lightweight. Voting this Up and Beautiful.


crochetexperience 4 years ago

Lovely!


PWalker281 4 years ago

Yes, it does answer my question, Moira. Thanks!!


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MoiraCrochets 4 years ago from Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines Author

Thanks Patrice!

I think I understand your question. I make 3 tatted loops first before I remove the hook and insert it in the last two loops freeing the first tatted loop. I feel like it would unravel if you remove the hook too soon.

However, you can keep the hook on until your comfortable that the loops won't undo. Since the pattern is for a circle, you really have to remove the hook often. If it were a straight line and you have tunisian hook, you won't need to remove the hook till your done with the row. What a nice idea! I wish I have a tunisian hook. Well, got to buy one in the future. =)

I hope this answers your query.


PWalker281 4 years ago

These are lovely earrings, and the stitch is intriguing. Never seen it before.

So, after you have made two tatted loops, do you remove the hook from both loops, insert it in the last loop made and make one more, two more? I guess what I'm asking is, how many tatted loops do you make before withdrawing the hook and reinserting it in the last one made to continue looping? Hope that made sense.


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MoiraCrochets 4 years ago from Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines Author

Why not Sara? You should at least give it a try.

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MoiraCrochets 4 years ago from Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines Author

Thanks craftdrawer!


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SaraDuggan 4 years ago from California

Lovely pattern as always @Moira. Not sure I have the skills to make a pair of earrings.


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craftdrawer 4 years ago

Lovely pattern - Nice crochet pattern well done!!!

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