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Crochet Teardrop Earring #3
Original Design by Moira Durano-Abesmo
A 30-Minute Earring to Crochet
This pair of earrings is the biggest and the roundest (a bit more rounded than what I would have wanted but I still love it) among the teardrop earrings in the series.
This pattern also allows color changes because there is somewhere you can hide the loose ends.
Nevertheless, it's okay if you use just a single color to crochet this beautiful earring.
Cover Hub: 30-Minute Eearrings to Crochet
- 30-Minute Earrings to Crochet - A Collection of Free Crochet Motif Patterns
If you want to make these earrings, the complete information on MATERIALS, TOOLS, ASSEMBLY and FINISHING can be found on this hub. It also serves as an index for the patterns included in this series.
- sc, dc, hdc, picots
- working in rounds
- optional: simple color change
The following video shows how to change colors without knots and how to hide loose ends once your done.
Like every earring in this series, this one also uses three strands of polyester sewing thread. Since used two colors for these, I needed 6 strands of thread - red-orange, dark flesh and light flesh for the orange-y part and 3 milky white strands for the white part.
Anyhow, you can use opt not to change color like I did.
- ch - chain
- dc - double crochet
- sc - single crochet
- hdc - half-double crochet
- sl st - slip stitch
- sk - skip
- sp - space
*The crochet chart here is from my notebook. I mostly keep crochet charts along with written patterns so I can remember a pattern in a glance. I know it's not at par with my previous crochet charts (see my Crocodile Stitch hub to understand what I mean). However, after our family computer got ravaged by the flood, we were not able to have our computer installed with Photoshop, which is what I use to draw my crochet patterns before. I'll just draw better next time.
Round 1: Ch 4, 19 dc in 1st ch, sl st to top of ch-4, TURN.
Optional: Change color here. Hide loose ends under dc's.
Round 2: (Ch 3, sk 1 dc, sl st in next dc) 9x, ch1, sk 1 dc, hdc in next st, TURN.
Round 3: (Ch 5, sl st in next ch-3 sp) 4x, ch 7, sl sst in next ch-3 sp, (ch 5, sl st in next ch-3 sp) 4x, ch 2, dc in hdc-ch-1 sp, ch 1, TURN.
Round 4: (Ch 3, sc in next ch-5 sp) 3x, ch 4, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5, hdc in ch-7 sp, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 4, sc in next ch-5 sp, (ch 3, sc in next ch-5 sp) 3x, sl st to turning ch, TURN.
Optional: Change color here. Hide loose ends under dc's of Round 5.
Round 5: Ch 6, sl to 3rd ch, (4 dc in ch-3 sp, dc in sc, ch 3, sl st to last dc) 3x, 5 dc in ch-4 sp, dc in sc, ch 3, sl st to last dc, 6 dc in ch-5 sp, dc in hdc, ch 3, sl st to last dc, 6 dc in ch-5 sp, dc in sc, ch 3, sl st to last dc, 5 dc in ch-4 sp, dc in sc, ch 3, sl st to last dc, (4 dc in ch-3 sp, dc in sc, ch 3, sl st to last dc) 2x, 4 dc in ch-3 sp, sl st to 3rd ch of ch-6.