One reason for this is that, over time, I have also accumulated a lot of yarn. For several years now, I have been going through a minimization phase in my life, so getting rid of all that hoarded yarn was a priority. I can't imagine what my husband would do with all of it if I suddenly wasn't around anymore. And with everything happening around the world, unexpectedly leaving it is not such a farfetched idea for anyone.
Today, I am going to share a recipe for making a crocheted earring with a teardrop bead that I have worked up. Hope you enjoy them!!
- Aunt Lydia's #10 mercerized cotton in the color of your choice
- 1.25 mm crochet hook
- 0.6 mm hook
If you use a thicker yarn or a larger hook your earring will be longer and wider, but the hole of your bead may be too small for your hook and thread to go through. Check before starting.
- One 15 mm teardrop shaped gemstone bead of your preference.
-Two earring wires (they may be fish hooks or kidney ear wires)
-2 flat nose pliers
Abbreviations: (US terminology)
sl st - slip stitch
sc - single crochet
dc - double crochet
ch - chain stitch
1) Make a magic loop. (Need help with magic loop? Check out: https://youtu.be/p298HxgsO1s)
2) Make 15 sc into the magic loop. Sl st to join. Ch 1.
3) 5 dc around your loop, ch 4, 5 dc around the loop, sl st around the loop, ch 1, turn.
4) Sl st in the next 5 dc, sl st in the chain space, ch 2 (does not count as a stitch in this project).
5) 5 dc into the chain space, ch 4, 5 dc into the chain space, sl st into the chain space, ch1, turn.
6) Sl st in the next 5 dc, sl st in the chain space, ch 2.
7) 5 dc into the chain space, switch to 0.6 mm hook.
8) Extend the loop on you have on the hook, remove hook from loop, pick up teardrop bead with hook and pull the loop through the hole of the bead.
9) Switch back to the 1.25 mm hook. Sl st through chain space, ch 2, 5 dc in ch space, sl st, ch1 and pull through to fasten off.
10) Weave in end.
11) Repeats steps 1 - 11 to make second earring.
12) Use flat nose pliers to open the loop of the ear wire (if using a fish hook ear wire).
13) Place the open loop through the middle sc of the initial magic loop and close the loop of the ear wire. Repeat for other earring.