March 13, 2012

Simple Beaded Earrings


MATERIALS:
size 7 (1.65mm) crochet hook
size 20 cotton crochet thread
earring findings
20 seed beads


MB (Move Bead) = move a bead up close to your work so that it will stay behind after the stitch is completed

PATTERN:
Thread 10 seed beads onto crochet thread. (It kind of goes without saying, but don't use any beads that don't fit.)

Start with a slip knot and ch 6. Sl st in first ch to form a ring.
Round 1: Ch2 (counts as first hdc), hdc 4 sts into ring, ch3, hdc 5 sts into ring, ch3, hdc 4 sts into ring. Join with a sl st to first hdc.
Round 2: Ch 1 (do not turn), (MB, rev sc) 3 times into ch3 space, (MB, rev sc) in next 4 sts, (MB, rev sc) 3 times into ch3 space, rev sc next 5 sts, rev sc twice into ch3 space, rev sc next 4 sts, rev sl st to beginning rev sc.
Attach earring findings to the ch3 space that doesn't have beaded accents.


Super Simple Crocheted Hoop Earrings


MATERIALS:
a pair of earring findings
2 matching key rings (any size you want)
2 (separate) small amounts of size 10 crochet thread
size 7 (1.65mm) crochet hook


PATTERN:
Round 1: With both strands held together, sc completely around the key ring.
Sl st to beginning sc.
Fasten off and weave in ends as best as you can.
Attach earring findings.

For a different look, hook 2 or more smaller key rings together before crocheting to create a "linked" effect.