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Crocheted Tear Drop and Balls Earrings - Free Pattern

I would love to share another crocheted earring project with you all. There are two variations - "tear drop" and "ball" earnings. They are made from embroidery floss, so you need a lot of patience for the beginning. However, with each row it gets better. You could also make it from a lace yarn. A sock yarn is too thick in my opinion. I also videotaped the making of a "tear drop" earring.

I think these earrings can make a nice unusual (nearly one-of-a-kind) gift for people that love to wear "different" accessories.

There will be a video within couple of days.

Material:

  • hook #6
  • one embroidery floss 8.7 yards (or two embroidery flosses 4.3 yards) – choose your own color
  • two 12 mm split rings
  • two earring hooks
  • scissors


(Note: insert the split rings into the loop of the earring hooks)

Abreviations:
CH – chain
st(s) - stitch(es)
Sl St – slip stitch
SC – single crochet



VARIATION #1 - BLUE CROCHETED “TEAR DROP” EARRINGS

Step-by-step Directions


  1. CH5, connect into circle with Sl St
  2. CH2, SC8, connect into circle with Sl St 
  3. CH2, *[SC1 into one stitch, SC2 into next stitch] – repeat from * until the end of row (you increased by 4 stitches = total 12 SC stitches), connect into circle with Sl St
  4. CH2, SC12, connect into circle with Sl St
  5. CH2, SC12, connect into circle with Sl St
  6. CH2, *[SC1, SC2tog] - repeat from * until the end of row (you decreased by 4 stitches = total 8 SC stitches), connect into circle with Sl St; insert the small piece of pillow filling
  7. CH2, SC8, connect into circle with Sl St
  8. CH2, *[SC1, SC next 2 sts tog] - repeat from * until the end of row (you decreased by 3 stitches = total 5 SC stitches), connect into circle with Sl St
  9. CH2, SC5, connect into circle with Sl St
  10. CH2, SC next 3 sts tog , Sl St these 2 stitches together, CH10
  11. SC20 around the circle (with the placement of the earring hook in the middle), two tight Sl Sts; clean the end


VARIATION #2 - BLUE CROCHETED “BALL” EARRINGS

Note: same as above except omit steps #7 and #9 to make your earrings round, and in step #10 I crocheted only a chain of 7 stitches



Step-by-step Directions
  1. CH5, connect into circle with Sl St
  2. CH2, SC8, connect into circle with Sl St 
  3. CH2, *[SC1 into one stitch, SC2 into next stitch] – repeat from * until the end of row (you increased by 4 stitches = total 12 SC stitches), connect into circle with Sl St
  4. CH2, SC12, connect into circle with Sl St
  5. CH2, SC12, connect into circle with Sl St
  6. CH2, *[SC1, SC2tog] - repeat from * until the end of row (you decreased by 4 stitches = total 8 SC stitches), connect into circle with Sl St; insert the small piece of pillow filling
  7. CH2, *[SC1, SC next 2 sts tog] - repeat from * until the end of row (you decreased by 3 stitches = total 5 SC stitches), connect into circle with Sl St
  8. CH2, SC next 3 sts tog , Sl St these 2 stitches together, CH7
  9. SC20 around the circle (with the placement of the earring hook in the middle), two tight Sl Sts; clean the end