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Drop N' Cross Crochet Earrings Free Pattern

Updated on May 31, 2014
Drop N' Cross Crocheted Earrings
Drop N' Cross Crocheted Earrings

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.

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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
  • pliers

*Plarn – yarn derived from plastic bags.

Click here to learn the methods of making plarn and how to condition it for crochet.

Skill Level

The only tricky part here is the cross.
The only tricky part here is the cross.

Abbreviations:

  • ch – chain
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • st – stitch
  • beg – beginning

Work-in-Progress (WIP) Photos

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WIP 1: Crochet Chart Pattern - Drop N' Cross MotifWIP 2: 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.WIP 3: Crochet Chart Pattern showing instructions in WIP 2.WIP 4: The red lines represents the yarn from WIP 2 instructions.WIP 5: Finished CrossFinished Drop N' Cross Motif
WIP 1: Crochet Chart Pattern - Drop N' Cross Motif
WIP 1: Crochet Chart Pattern - Drop N' Cross Motif
WIP 2: 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.
WIP 2: 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.
WIP 3: Crochet Chart Pattern showing instructions in WIP 2.
WIP 3: Crochet Chart Pattern showing instructions in WIP 2.
WIP 4: The red lines represents the yarn from WIP 2 instructions.
WIP 4: The red lines represents the yarn from WIP 2 instructions.
WIP 5: Finished Cross
WIP 5: Finished Cross
Finished Drop N' Cross Motif
Finished Drop N' Cross Motif

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.

Cross

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.

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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

Assembly

Using pliers, join the motifs to the fish hooks to finish earrings.

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      divacakes 2 years ago

      Hi Moira, i'm confused as to why i have more than 4 loops after the YO series of the drop and cross. How do i have 4 stitches if i keep the stitches on?guy

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      Moira Durano-Abesmo 4 years ago from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines

      Thank you, Wonder Wool!

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      Priyanka Estambale 4 years ago from United States

      These are really pretty! Awesome! :)

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      www.electroniccigarettehub.com 6 years ago

      Your patterns are so cute, Moira. I'm sure I'll be checking out your free patterns when it's time to start making Christmas gifts. Rated up and useful!

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      Moira Durano-Abesmo 6 years ago from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines

      Thank you Barbara and Patrice! I'm always happy when someone likes my patterns.

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      PWalker281 6 years ago

      Your patterns are so cute, Moira. I'm sure I'll be checking out your free patterns when it's time to start making Christmas gifts. Rated up and useful!

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      Barbara Badder 6 years ago from USA

      I'm going to let my crochet group know about this pattern. They should enjoy it.

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      Moira Durano-Abesmo 6 years ago from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines

      Thank you so much jacqui2011! I hope your daughter will enjoy my patterns. There's more in my handy-dandy notebook. ^^,

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      jacqui2011 6 years ago from Leicester, United Kingdom

      I love your design. So unique and interesting. I have checked out your free patterns and they too, are amazing. Voted up and awesome.