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Can't Take My Eyes Off You Crochet Earrings Pattern

Updated on February 17, 2012

Original Crochet Design by Moira Durano-Abesmo

A beautifully textured circular motif that's amazing as earrings when crocheted in sewing thread. Try it with other yarns for a surprise!

The name of this motif was inspired when I was wearing this and I can't take my eyes off it while looking at the mirror!

One-Hour Earring to Crochet - Not a 30-Minute Pair of Earrings

This pattern was supposed to be a part of the 30-Minute Earring to Crochet. But it takes about 30 minutes to crochet each motif!

This earring is part of the second batch of earrings I crocheted for my 30-Minute Earrings to Crochet series.

Materials and Tools - Materials

Polyester Sewing Thread - 600m - Color 112 - ORANGE - 80 Colors Available - Threadart
Polyester Sewing Thread - 600m - Color 112 - ORANGE - 80 Colors Available - Threadart

Use three strands of polyester sewing thread to crochet these earrings.

 
Sterling Silver Small (17.25mm) French Wire (Fish Hook or Shepherd Hook) Earring Hooks with 3mm Ball (20)
Sterling Silver Small (17.25mm) French Wire (Fish Hook or Shepherd Hook) Earring Hooks with 3mm Ball (20)

Use stainless fish hooks so your motif won't get tarnished by rust like mine did when we got hit with a very big flood.

 

Tools

Clover Soft Touch Steel Crochet Hooks, No. 6/1.00mm
Clover Soft Touch Steel Crochet Hooks, No. 6/1.00mm

No 10 steel hook is best to crochet these earrings.

 
Clover Chibi with Darning Needles
Clover Chibi with Darning Needles

These tapestry needles will help hide the loose ends effectively.

 
Time 4 Crafts 16327 artist brushes
Time 4 Crafts 16327 artist brushes

Using an up-and-down motion, use a brush to apply glue to the crocheted motif to harden it.

 

Measurements and Required Skill

Measurements

When crocheted using the recommended materials and tools, the crocheted motif will have a DIAMETER of 5 cm.

Required Skills

These are the skills that you must possess if you are to crochet this motif.

If you don't have them yet, it's okay. You can practice them as you make this earrings.

  1. Double crochet, single crochet, picot, and puff
  2. Work in rounds
  3. Work multiple stitches in a single stitch or space
  4. Work with threads - If this is your first time to work with threads/ lace weight yarns, you might want to try crocheting the pattern with thicker yarns.
  5. Pencil Hook Grip - It is unusual for a pattern to call for a certain grip. However, the special stitch (BIG PUFF) used in this pattern can be achieved more efficiently using this particular style of hook grip. You'll need your middle finger to keep the loops from slipping out of the hook. With the Knife Hook Grip, I can't imagine how you'll manage.

    If you can, THAT'S GREAT!

    If you can't, you can opt to use the ordinary puff. But it won't pop out as much as the big puff.

I love these earrings so much. I feel so pretty when I wear them. I just wish the camera would see how pretty I am too.

Abbreviations and Special Stitch - Abbreviations

This free pattern uses American crochet notations, like all my free patterns. Actually all my patterns are free.

  • ch - chain
  • sl st - slip stitch
  • dc - double crochet
  • sc - single crochet
  • sp - space
  • y o - yarn over

Special Stitch: BIG PUFF

The giant puffs that draws your eyes to the earrings are not ordinary puffs. They have more than 9 loops on them. 17 loops, I think.

Here's how to crochet them:

(y o, insert hook in same stitch/sp, draw a loop through) 8x, y o draw through all loops on hook.

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When you make the big puff, START LOOSE.

Otherwise, it'll be difficult to complete.

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CROCHET PATTERN - Can't Take My Eyes Off You Motif

//Pattern Begins//

Foundation Ring: Ch 12, sl st to form ring. Ch 3, DO NOT TURN.

Round 1: Dc in 1st ch, (2 dc in next ch) 11x, sl st to top of ch-3, ch 1, TURN.

Round 2: (Sc on dc, big puff in next dc, ch 2) 12x, sl st to 1st sc, ch 1, TURN.

Round 3: (Ch 7, sc in next sc) 12x, sl st the next 5 ch, ch 1, TURN.

Round 4: (3 dc on sc, sc on central ch of next ch-7) 12x, sl st to 1st dc, TURN.

Round 5: (Ch 5, sl st in same sc, sl st 2 dc, ch 3, sl st in same dc, sl st dc and sc) 12x, sl st 3 ch of ch-5, ch 1, TURN.

Round 6: (Ch 5, 2 sc in next ch-5 sp) 12x, sl st to 1st sc.

Fasten off.

//Pattern Ends//

Copyright © January 30, 2012. All Rights Reserved

Assembly, Finishing and Care - Assembly

  1. Crochet two (2) Can't Take My Eyes Off You motifs.
  2. Use a long-nosed pliers to attach each motif to a fish hook.

Finishing

Finishing touches must be applied to the crocheted motifs AFTER it's assembly.

  1. Apply glue in one section.
  2. Use a paintbrush to spread the glue evenly. Move the paintbrush in an UP-AND-DOWN motion.
  3. Repeat Step 1 and 2 until all of the crochet motif had been painted with glue.
  4. Hang to dry. In less than an hour, the earrings will be ready for use.

Care

  • Store the earrings in a DRY area.
  • Make sure the earrings remain FLAT while being stored.
  • If it becomes DEFORMED for whatever reason, WASH the motif WITH WATER and HANG TO DRY again.

You're just too good to be true

Can't take my eyes off you

The first pair of earrings (flesh colored) I crocheted with this design got tarnished after it got submerged in the flood. I hated that flood so much because it destroyed all my precious crochet books, which still breaks my heart.

And since this design is too big for the series I intended it for, I made it smaller. This smaller pattern will be my Circle Earring #5.

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      Lauri Weaver 2 months ago

      can you use embroidery floss for these earrings?

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      Lauri Weaver 2 months ago

      can you use embroidery floss for these earrings?

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      Sheila 3 years ago from Omaha, NE

      Hi it's Sheila, Squidoo's Creative Crocheter Contributor here! Stopping by to give your AWESOME lens a lens rank boost! I love these earrings, how creative! Keep on hookin' !!!

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      MoiraCrochetsPl 5 years ago

      @anonymous: You're welcome.

      Nope, there is no difference as long as the earring is well coated.

      The only difference, perhaps, is the amount of glue used and which is more convenient for you.

      Thanks for leaving a comment.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      With your other patterns you dip the whole earring in the glue, but in this one you just paint it on.

      I'm just wondering why there's a difference.

      thanks

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      MoiraCrochetsPl 5 years ago

      @Bloomsandbugs LM: It really is! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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      Bloomsandbugs LM 5 years ago

      Some serious eye candy here, love those earrings.

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      MoiraCrochetsPl 5 years ago

      @anonymous: I wish! However, my camera can't take clear close up video shots. It's just great for photos. Thanks for leaving a comment and suggestion.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Cute earrings ,, ii wish you had a video tutorial =) are you on youtube??

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      MoiraCrochetsPl 5 years ago

      @LewesDE: It took me awhile to figure out how to write a well put together lens. Thanks for leaving a comment!

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      LewesDE 5 years ago

      This is an awesome lens!

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      LewesDE 5 years ago

      This is a well put together lens!

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      MoiraCrochetsPl 5 years ago

      @Blackspaniel1: Thank you very much BlackSpanielGallery! Do you crochet?

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      Pam Irie 5 years ago from Land of Aloha

      These crochet earrings look so bohemian; they are lovely! Thanks for sharing your patterns!

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      MoiraCrochetsPl 5 years ago

      @Pam Irie: Selling them is very cumbersome, so I just share them for everyone to enjoy! I'm happy this pattern pleased you. I hope you make one for yourself and for your loved ones too.

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      Blackspaniel1 5 years ago

      Nice lens.

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      MoiraCrochetsPl 5 years ago

      @Close2Art LM: Thank you, Close2Art! It's great to be Blessed and SquidLiked by a Giant Angel Squid like you. Thank you.

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      Close2Art LM 5 years ago

      wonderful talent and pieces, very nice!!!Blessed

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      MoiraCrochetsPl 5 years ago

      @GonnaFly: Hey GonnaFly! Thanks for the Squidlike and the Angel Blessing.

      It really is a lovely design. When I wore it the other day, people kept staring at me, no, my earrings. LOL!

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      Jeanette 5 years ago from Australia

      These look absolutely beautiful. What a lovely design.

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      MoiraCrochetsPl 5 years ago

      @jimmyworldstar: This pattern is really a bit difficult. Intermediate level, I think. Yes, the yarn I used is soft, that's why I brushed white glue on it to give it some body.

      It's small and won't take a lot of time to master the stitches if you're not yet familiar with it.

      Thanks for your comment. ",)

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      jimmyworldstar 5 years ago

      Those pinwheel looking crochets look difficult to make. I've never done it but yarn is so soft.