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Sunday, August 25, 2013

 

The "Easy Ocean Wave” Earrings

Crochet pattern


                            







Required Materials:

One ball of Size 10 crochet thread 


Size 6 / 1.8 mm crochet hook 


Two earring posts

Two earring posts backs


Two small Beads (6mm or 8mm)


Directions:


Instructions below are for crocheting one earring.

Round 1

1. Attach crochet thread on crochet hook and leave a 15 - 20 inch tail.
 

2. With the main strand of crochet thread and the tail strand of crochet thread held together chain 3

(Crocheting with the main strand of thread and the tail strand of thread held together creates a more sturdy beginning chain.
 



3. Slip stitch in the first chain to form a loop.

Drop the tail and continue working with the main working thread only for the rest of the pattern.


Round 2


1. Chain 1.
 

2. Single crochet in the center and all the way around until you reach the last stitch. I was able to crochet 15 times. How many single crochets you do in the circle depends on how you crochet. People who crochet loosely will make less stitches than someone who crochets tight. Round 2 is very flexible in the number of stitches crocheted into the circle. Make a note of the number of stitches you make in round 2 on the first earring and do the same for the second earring.
 

3. Join with a slip stitch in the 1st single crochet.

Round 3


1. Chain 3 (Counts as one double crochet).
 

2. Double crochet two times in the same stitch as the chain 3 (makes 3 Double crochets since the chain 3 counts as a double crochet).
 

3. Double crochet 3 times in each single crochet around.

4. Complete the round by joining with a slip stitch into the top of the beginning Chain 3.



Round 4

1. Chain 3 (Counts as one double crochet).
 

2. Double crochet two times in the same stitch as the chain 3 (makes 3 Double crochets).
 

3. Double crochet in each double crochet around 

4. Complete the round by joining with a slip stitch into the top of the beginning Chain 3.



 Assemble

1. Pull the thread through the last stitch to tie it off. Cut crochet thread leaving a 15 inch tail.
 

2. Using a tapestry needle, weave in the loose thread coming from the edge of the earring. Use short stitches so your stitches will be hidden.


3. Using the loose thread coming from the center of the earring, sew the bead onto the center front side of the earring. 

4. Weave in the loose thread leftover from sewing the bead on.


5. A
pply fabric stiffener to the front of the earring using a paint brush. 

6. Attach the earring to Styrofoam or cardboard with a pin in the center of the earring. You can use a paintbrush or pencil to help shape the earrings. 

5. Allow to dry for several hours or overnight. 

6. Apply fabric stiffener to the back of the earring and allow to dry. 

7. Attach an earring post to the back of the center of the earring using a strong glue. I used E6000.

7. Repeat for second earring.