Friday, April 2, 2010

Cute Earrings! (tutorial)

  I saw some cute crocheted earrings in this book,  Fly Tops & Funky Flavas (Get Your Crochet On!). I checked out the book from the library, but I had to return it before I had a chance to make the earrings. I just ordered the book today on Amazon, but I couldn't wait for it to make the earrings. So I got some supplies and came up with these:

 This will be my first tutorial post. I hope I can be clear with the instructions, if not just ask in the comment section. I'm sure there is a better way to make these earrings but here's my way, amateur style. I picked up my supplies from Joann's.  I was actually looking for some plastic rings in the larger size, but i got some wooden rings instead. I wasn't sure how it would work, because I thought they might be too heavy. They turned out to not be heavy at all.

 I also got some earring hooks. They are gold plated,  good for sensitive ears like mine. They also had some sterling silver hooks as well. (Sorry for the blurriness, I'm having issues with my camera.)

 I should have gotten some type of metallic thread or yarn, but I had to use what I have for now. I used acrylic yarn and a size G hook.

Start by threading the earring hook onto the yarn, then move it out of the way until you need it.
Make a slip knot on the hook with the yarn.

Make a slip stitch around the ring.
Single crochet around the ring until it is completely covered with your yarn.
Join to the first single crochet.
Find your earring hook and move it down to your earring, pull up the loop so the earring hook can fit through.

Pull it through and tighten the yarn.
Cut the yarn with a tail long enough to weave in.
Weave it in and you're done!

 I think I might be ready to crochet with beads. That would make these earrings have some bling!


    futuregirl said...

    Great tutorial! I think whipping these up with beads is a great idea. :) You could totally make a pair for every outfit.

    daperfectmix said...

    Thanks, Alice! Now all I have to do is make time to go to the craft store for some pretty beads!

    BarelyVogue said...

    Soo cute these earrings are you rock!

    HJC Editor said...

    Hi! Great tute! I will be linking at in future post.