A simple and quick earring pattern that is perfect if you are in sudden need of a birthday gift!
With the thread size indicated, the motifs come out to be about 1.25 inches. This can be made with size 10 thread and a 1.5 mm or smaller hook as well, though of course they will come out larger.
1.0 mm crochet hook
size 20 thread (I used Flora. It’s very stiff and perfect for earrings)
needlenose pliers (tweezers work okay in a pinch)
starch or water/glue mixture for blocking
Chain 8 and join in a loop
Round 1: Ch 3 (count as first dc), 24 dc in loop, sl st to first dc
Round 2: Ch 1, sc in same st, ch 5, skip 1 dc, sc in next dc around until 1 dc away from first st, ch 2, dc in first st.
Round 3: Ch 3 (count as first dc), 3 dc in same space, sc in next space, 4 dc in next space, ch 1, make 3-ch picot, ch 1, 4 dc in same space 5 times, sc in next space, 4 dc in next space, ch 1, make 6-ch picot, ch 1, sl st to first dc.
Cut thread and weave in ends.
Wash and block gently to even out the stitches. Spray with starch or soak in a glue and water solution. Let dry, or if you’re impatient like me, gently press with an iron under a handkerchief on medium heat.
Open the bottom loop on an earwire with the pliers and slip the 6-ch picot into the loop. Close the loop and repeat for the other earring. Admire.