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3D Teardrop Crochet Earrings Pattern

Updated on February 4, 2012
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3D Ice Tear Drop Earrings3D Ice Tear Drop Earrings
3D Ice Tear Drop Earrings
3D Ice Tear Drop Earrings
3D Ice Tear Drop Earrings
3D Ice Tear Drop Earrings

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.

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My Photography

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.

Complete Guide to Needlework
Complete Guide to Needlework

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.

 

Abbreviations (American):

  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • hdc – half-double crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • tr – triple crochet
  • dtr – double triple crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch

Tension

Keep the tension tight so the tear drop holds its shape.


Crochet Instructions

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 Pictures

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Crochet pattern for 3D Tear DropWIP(Work-in-Progress) 1: Ch 2. In 1st ch work sc, hdc, dc, tr, 3 dtr, tr, dc, hdc, sc. WIP 2: Sl st matching stitches, passing the yarn on the back loop only WIP 3: After "sl st matching stitches", this is now how it looks. WIP 4: Pull the yarn as long as the motif. Remove hook from yarn and insert in post of sc and through inside the motif.WIP 5: Pull the yarn through and work sl sts around the posts of sc's to make it pointed. WIP 6: This is now how it looks. Notice that the other end is now pointed. WIP 7: Use the blunt end of the hook to push the ends inside the motif.
Crochet pattern for 3D Tear Drop
Crochet pattern for 3D Tear Drop
WIP(Work-in-Progress) 1: Ch 2. In 1st ch work sc, hdc, dc, tr, 3 dtr, tr, dc, hdc, sc.
WIP(Work-in-Progress) 1: Ch 2. In 1st ch work sc, hdc, dc, tr, 3 dtr, tr, dc, hdc, sc.
WIP 2: Sl st matching stitches, passing the yarn on the back loop only
WIP 2: Sl st matching stitches, passing the yarn on the back loop only
WIP 3: After "sl st matching stitches", this is now how it looks.
WIP 3: After "sl st matching stitches", this is now how it looks.
WIP 4: Pull the yarn as long as the motif. Remove hook from yarn and insert in post of sc and through inside the motif.
WIP 4: Pull the yarn as long as the motif. Remove hook from yarn and insert in post of sc and through inside the motif.
WIP 5: Pull the yarn through and work sl sts around the posts of sc's to make it pointed.
WIP 5: Pull the yarn through and work sl sts around the posts of sc's to make it pointed.
WIP 6: This is now how it looks. Notice that the other end is now pointed.
WIP 6: This is now how it looks. Notice that the other end is now pointed.
WIP 7: Use the blunt end of the hook to push the ends inside the motif.
WIP 7: Use the blunt end of the hook to push the ends inside the motif.
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    • MoiraCrochets profile imageAUTHOR

      Moira Durano-Abesmo 

      7 years ago from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines

      They're great in person. Fits me well because I love to wear unique jewelry that won't catch the whole world's attention, only the attention of those I love.

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      Paula 

      7 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Crochet earrings sound so interesting. I would love to see them in person, to see what they look like. What a neat way to make jewelry, out of the art of crochet.

    • MoiraCrochets profile imageAUTHOR

      Moira Durano-Abesmo 

      7 years ago from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines

      To display photos in thumbnail style, change the DISPLAY STYLE (found at the upper left just below the "Capsule Subtitle"). The default DISPLAY STYLE is "No Border" but you can change it to "Thumbnail" or "With Border". It's so neat for tutorials or displaying many photos of the same thing.

      I love these earrings too. I wear them whenever I go out with friends.

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      PWalker281 

      7 years ago

      Very cool earrings and even cooler instructions. I never realized you could use thumbnail photos the way you have. Can you explain a bit how you set them up?? Rated up and useful.

    • MoiraCrochets profile imageAUTHOR

      Moira Durano-Abesmo 

      7 years ago from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines

      Thank you Galleryofgrace for taking the time to read my hub and asking clarifying questions. I've included a short explanation of what PLARN is in the list of materials and "drom" is just mispelled. It's supposed to be "from".

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      galleryofgrace 

      7 years ago from Virginia

      What is "plarn" and what is "drom"???

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