30-Minute Earrings to Crochet - A Collection of Free Crochet Motif Patterns
Original Designs by Moira Durano-Abesmo
Perhaps 30-minutes will depend on how fast you can crochet. But on the average, I finished crocheting each pair for about 30 minutes, some 45 minutes.
One day, while I was watching a talk show, I had an epiphany. The best dangling earrings have the shape of either a teardrop, circle or diamond. Ideas suddenly flooded my mind and I sketched over thirty motifs before that show was over.
As you know, I crochet mostly with plarn. But it just didn't work. I was very frustrated.
Then I remembered I had lots of sewing thread in my stash. I pulled out a black, white and gray and crocheted the first earring.
I fell in love and the rest is history.
These earrings are characterized by its lacy patterns expressed through picots and alternating open and close spaces. I also played with texture by using puffs, shells and crab stitches.
All of them are dangling earrings because I love earrings that moves with me.
Since sewing thread is very lightweight, a pendant is needed to weigh it down. (I had a lot of cross pendants because there was a time when I considered selling crocheted rosaries.)
If you don't like to use pendants, apply a LOT of white glue to increase its weight. White glue is needed to harden the crocheted motifs.
My desire for these earrings is to bring attention to the face without overpowering it. These earrings will enhance a woman's beauty.
Aside from that, I want these earrings to be easy to wear so it can be worn with your casual or formal get-ups. My thought was something I can wear at home when I want to feel beautiful or wear when I'm out and I want to look my best.
These crochet patterns are not just for earrings. They can be used for:
- crocheted necklace pendant
- key chain
- cell phone charm
- bag charm
If you use thicker yarns, these could also be great as
And if you make a lot of them and join them together, these patterns would make great crocheted:
Tools and Materials
- 3 strands of sewing thread
- White glue
- Fish hook
- Metal ring
- 1.60-mm crochet hook (or #10 steel hook)
- Long-nose pliers
Skill Level: Easy and Beginner
- The crochet motif is directly connected to the fish hook.
- If there is a pendant, join it to the crochet motif via a metal ring.
Finishing touches must be done to these earrings after its assembly to strengthen it. Otherwise, it will lose its shape once worn.
- Pour white glue in a cup.
- Submerge crochet motif in glue. Use a paintbrush to spread the glue evenly.
- Bring the motif to the side of the cup and remove excess glue as much as possible.
- Hang to dry.
Diamond Crochet Earrings
Diamonds are a girl's best friend, most especially with dangling earrings! But if you're low on the budget, these beautiful diamond-shaped earrings should make you just as lovely.
This is the simplest pattern of all. The main attraction for these earrings are the picots.
The highlight of this pattern are the puffs (not so visible in the photo, but there are puffs there) and the lace edging. The lace edging, in particular is not that common adding more romance to this design.
The main feature of this pattern is the use of long single crochet partnered with filet spaces and picots.
Thanks to the crab stitch for the corded-look of this earring's edges. The inner stitches features two (2) rounds of alternating shells as a soft contrast to the solid look of the edges.
The biggest motif among these group, the outer mesh provides a great backdrop for the solid diamond dc's in the center.
Circle Crochet Earrings
The easiest shape to wear must be the circle. In fact, any circular lacy patterns will make fabulous earrings! These are just my interpretations of earrings that brings out the beauty in every woman.
Smallest and simplest of this group, the net-like center is balanced by a solid round of dc's finished by another round of picots.
Shells sandwiched between open spaces and trimmed with a round of picots, this pattern is best worked in a single color (something I realized while photographing it).
Filet beginning and end, contrasted with a solid mid-section composed of long sc's, this motif feels nautical yet feminine at the same time.
If a golden flower's beauty could be caged, it would probably look like this.
A solid center made even bolder with gigantic puffs, coupled with a bit of open spaces, and decorated with picots, this motif is the perfect finale for circular earrings.
Although not as stunning as her sisters, her innocence will surely win you over.
Teardrop Crochet Earrings
A woman's tears are priceless. It certainly is! These earrings aim to capture essence of a woman's tears that makes her more beautiful.
An airy center, dense middle, and finished with cute picots, this pair of earrings will make you a hit!
Be mesmerized with this enchanting pair of earrings with a firm teardrop-shape made more classy by puffs that borders it.
Ornate midriff sandwiched between thick rounds of dc's fashions this earring into a chic piece.
This boldly shaped teardrop motif, made more interesting with a round of puffs, will add loveliness to any woman's look.
The most well-shaped of them all, this earring owes its gracefulness to its open center and lace edgings.
These earrings are crocheted with 6 strands of embroidery thread instead of 3 strands sewing thread. I've only made one for the moment as I am waiting for inspiration to dawn on me, so I'll know what to do with the rest of embroidery thread I have on my stash.
A classy circular earring with a lacy center and a firm edge, this pair does not shout "Look at me! I'm so pretty!" Instead it whispers, "Look at the woman wearing me, isn't she lovely?"
I was thinking of selling these to my friends via Facebook and Ebay Philippines. How much should I charge for each pair of earring?
© 2011 Moira Durano-Abesmo