This pattern was originally published in the Aug/Sept Crochet Me newsletter!
They're bold. Different. Crazy. Cool. Wild. Perfect for parties, informal weddings and proms, casual dinners, picnics, or shopping outings. Besides, no girl can have enough earrings. Especially fun ones that make you smile.
Materials: (For 1 Pair)
Small amount #10 (bedspread weight) mercerized cotton thread
US #6 steel hook (1.8mm)
48 black hematite E beads (size 8/0)
Needle to weave in ends
Earring findings of your choice
US Pattern Notations Used:
Ch = chain
Sc = single crochet
Sl st = slip stitch
St(s) = stitch
Lp = loop
Hk = hook
Beg = beginning
Yo = yarn over
Little love knot = Pull up a loop approximately one fourth of an inch long. (Try to be consistent.) Hold the base of this stitch with your thumb and middle finger so strands are separated. Yo, pull through loop (still keep your fingers there!). Insert hook between the loop (to the right) and the strand (to the left), yo, pull through, yo, pull through 2 loops. Pull up on the loop on hook to cinch/tighten.
You do not have to use the exact beads or sizes of beads as pictured. Same goes for thread.
Placement of earring findings (and which ones you use) is entirely up to you. Simple fishhooks would be perfect.
Crochet rather tightly--it needs to curl!
*Ch 1, make one little love knot* (see note above).
Repeat from * to * 4 more times. Ch 2, turn.
Row 2:Sc in 2nd ch from hk. (Ch 6, sc in ch-1 sp preceding each love knot) 5 times. Ch 1, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1. Work 10 sc into each ch-6 lp across, ending with a sl st in 2nd row's beg sc. Turn.
Row 4:*Ch 3, sc in next sc. Ch 1, bring bead up to loop, yo past bead, pull through (keeping bead in front of work with your thumb), ch 1, sc in next sc. Ch 3, sc in next sc. Ch 1, bring bead up to loop, yo past bead, pull through (pushing bead to back of work with thumb), ch 1, sc in next sc.
Repeat from * around (tightly)... (one plain ch-3 loop, one beaded-to-the-front ch-3 loop, one plain ch-3 loop, one beaded-to-the-back ch-3 loop, repeat around).
End with a sc in last sc, tie off, weave in ends. Attach earring findings where you think best.