Drop N' Cross Crochet Earrings Free Pattern
This purely crocheted earring is inspired by the logo of an Indian restaurant. I fell in love with the outline of the drop and cross that I immediately set forth interpreting it in crochet. The drop was easy, the cross was a challenge. This earring is perfect for women like me who likes wearing unique accessories but does not necessarily want to stand out from the crowd. I like my friends to notice my accessories, though.
I am actually wearing them in my profile image.
What You Need:
- small amount of yarn (I used translucent plarn* from an ice bag, the same plarn I used for the 3D Teardrop Earring)
- a pair of fish hooks
- suitable crochet hook
- tapestry needle
*Plarn – yarn derived from plastic bags.
- ch – chain
- sl st – slip stitch
- sc – single crochet
- st – stitch
- beg – beginning
Work-in-Progress (WIP) PhotosClick thumbnail to view full-size
Crochet Instructions for Drop N’ Cross Motif
Ch 25, sl st to form ring. Ch 1, turn.
First half of the loop:
Sl st in first ch, 7 sc, (2 sc in next st) 5x.
Ch 7, 3 sc beg with the 2nd ch from hook, ch 6, 5 sc beg with the 2nd ch from hook, ch 4, 3 sc beg with the 2nd ch from hook. Yo, pull yarn from under A, yo, pull another yarn from under B, yo, pull yarn from under C, yo, pull through all 4 loops on hook (See WIP 2-4). 3 sc on the remaining chains of the cross.
Second Half of the Drop
(2 sc in next ch) 5x, 7 sc, sl st in sl st of ring. Weave in ends.
This is the only crochet book I have and it really is a complete guide to crocheting.
Finishing and Assembly
If made with plarn:
- Set the iron to the lowest setting. Iron the motif between two pieces of white paper.
- Iron for 10 seconds, check if it sticks to paper. Repeat until it sticks to the paper.
If made with traditional yarn:
- Set iron to "cotton" setting.
- Iron in between a wet folded
Using pliers, join the motifs to the fish hooks to finish earrings.
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