These pretty lacy earrings will dress up any outfit. I like wearing them with a blouse and pair of jeans.
It's my first earring project and first pattern writing so if you find a hitch in the pattern please contact me directly. Thank you.
Crochet thread size 10
Steel crochet hook size 7
12 small pearlized beads that the crochet thread will fit through
pair hoop earrings, 1 1/2" diameter (pattern can be worked into smaller or larger hoops with a few adjustments)
Gauge not important, for more lacy earrings work stitches loosely. For neater, more uniform look, work stitches more tightly. I made these both ways and was very happy with the results either way.
Important: For beaded earrings, string the 12 beads onto thread before beginning work
Triple Picot: ch 3, sl st in third ch from hook three times, join
altogether with sl st in beginning ch of first picot, pull tight to
Beaded picot: ch 1, slide 1 bead into work for next ch, ch 1, join with
sl st in third ch from hook (incl beaded ch)
Beaded triple picot: ch 3, sl st in third ch from hook, ch 1, add bead
to next ch, ch 1, sl st to ch preceding beaded ch, ch 1; ch 3, sl st in
third ch from hook, sl st in first chain of first picot
There are some tutorial photos at the bottom of the post here that show how to sc onto the hoops, etc.
Attach thread to one end of hoop with a sl st and keeping the hoop
inside your stitches,
sc 42 around (if you need help with this, see photos at bottom of this
turn your work without a ch st.
sk first sc, sl st in next 8
sc in next, hdc in next, dc in next
Make beaded picot
(ch 1, add bead into ch st, ch 1, sl st in third ch from hook -
including beaded ch - )
sk next st, hdc in next, sc in next, and then sl st in the following 3
sc of previous row.
sk sc, in next sc: hdc, then make a beaded picot, hdc in next sc, sk
next sc, sl st in next
add bead in 5th ch, (keep stitches tight),
ch 4 more, sl st in st at base of ch 4 preceding the last beaded ch
(beaded loop made)
sl st in next sc, make beaded picot, hdc in next sc
sl st in following 3 sc of previous row
ch 1, make beaded picot, then hdc in next sc.
sk 1 sc. sl st in eight remaining sc
Fasten off row 2, and then proceed as follows:
Row 3 :
attach with a sc the same color or contrast color if you prefer of your
choice for final round at ch st base (on side closest to middle
of hoop) of first (hdc, beaded picot, hdc) cluster
(Photo at bottom of this post points to the exact attachment point)
hdc in next sl st of previous row,
dc in next sl st, ch 3,
dc into back loop of beaded ch st of the beaded picot of previous
triple picot adding bead to middle ch of middle picot...
sk next beaded picot of previous row (middle one),
dc in a loop of the beaded ch st of next beaded picot in previous row
1 dc in first of the three sl st from previous row, (preceding the last
beaded picot in row 2 )
hdc in next,
sc in last sl st that precedes the last beaded picot of row 2
Finish off, weave in ends
Block and use fabric stiffener if necessary, to keep the frilly parts in
These went over nicely as a gift to a friend and my manicurist and would make a nice birthday or Mother's Day gift too