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Free Crochet Pattern - Lucky Crab Stitch Earrings

Updated on December 7, 2011
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Lucky Crab Stitch Earrings - crocheted in transparent plarn plied with Kyototex Silver Radiant YarnLucky Crab Stitch Cell Phone Charm - crocheted in white plarnLucky Crab Stitch Key Chain - crocheted in green plarn
Lucky Crab Stitch Earrings - crocheted in transparent plarn plied with Kyototex Silver Radiant Yarn
Lucky Crab Stitch Earrings - crocheted in transparent plarn plied with Kyototex Silver Radiant Yarn
Lucky Crab Stitch Cell Phone Charm - crocheted in white plarn
Lucky Crab Stitch Cell Phone Charm - crocheted in white plarn
Lucky Crab Stitch Key Chain - crocheted in green plarn
Lucky Crab Stitch Key Chain - crocheted in green plarn

Originally, I simply wanted an outline of a circle for the motif ofmy earring. But I ran out of silver radiant yarn, so I had to innovate. I twisted the remaining chains al sl stiched the last crab stitch to the first. It worked well!

This motif works so perfectly as an earring, as well as a key chain or cell phone charm.

Like everything (almost everything) I crochet, these earrings are made with plarn. In this case, its transparent plarn plied with silver radiant yarn. Plarn is yarn derived from plastic bags. I wrote articles about the methods of making plarn and how to condition it for knit/crochet. You can find all my beautiful free patterns here.

Materials and Tools

Materials:

  • small amount of yarn
  • 1 pair fish hooks

Tools

  • suitable crochet hook
  • pliers

Abbreviations

ch - chain

sl st - slip stitch

rsc - crab stitch or reverse single crochet

This is a simple pattern. However, the first rsc is the  most difficult. Once you get past that, you're good.
This is a simple pattern. However, the first rsc is the most difficult. Once you get past that, you're good.

Measurements

Measurements will vary depending on the yarn used.

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Ch 20, sl st to form ring. Ch 1, 13 rsc. TURN.TWIST the remaining chains.TWIST the remaining chains, sl st the last rsc to the first rsc. NOTE the position of the hook, the motif in progress and the yarn. Ch 1, break off and weave in ends.
Ch 20, sl st to form ring. Ch 1, 13 rsc. TURN.
Ch 20, sl st to form ring. Ch 1, 13 rsc. TURN.
TWIST the remaining chains.
TWIST the remaining chains.
TWIST the remaining chains, sl st the last rsc to the first rsc. NOTE the position of the hook, the motif in progress and the yarn.
TWIST the remaining chains, sl st the last rsc to the first rsc. NOTE the position of the hook, the motif in progress and the yarn.
Ch 1, break off and weave in ends.
Ch 1, break off and weave in ends.

How to do a Crab Stitch/ Reverse Single Crochet?

Crochet Instructions

Ch 20, sl st to form ring.

Ch 1, 13 rsc. TURN.

TWIST the remaining chains, sl st the last rsc to the first rsc.

Ch 1, break off and weave in ends.

Earrings Assembly

  1. Make 2 Lucky Crab Stitch Motif.
  2. Attach each motif directly to the fish hooks
  3. Viola! Gorgeous earrings for you!

Other Options: Key Chain/ Cell Phone Charm Assembly

  1. Make a Lucky Crab Stitch Motif.
  2. Attach to a metal ring.
  3. Attach metal ring to a key chain or charm chain.


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      Moira Durano-Abesmo 3 years ago from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines

      Thank you!

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      ╬▒nna 3 years ago

      just adorable

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      Priyanka Estambale 4 years ago from United States

      I love these plarn pattern! Simple, elegant and easy! Plus it's even good for the pocket :)

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

      You're very welcome!

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      Brinafr3sh 6 years ago from West Coast, United States

      Those are awesome crochet earrings. I have to get some silver radiant yarn, thanks.