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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.