Caffeine and Chocolate Molecules Earrings by Lori M. Carlson
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Caffeine and Chocolate Molecules Earrings

Crochet
August 2015
Thread ?
12 stitches = 1 inch
1.25 mm
420 yards (384 m)
About 13/4" at widest point.
US
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Get your geek on with this set of molecules! Caffeine and theobromine—a molecule found in chocolate—are structurally similar, with the difference being an additional methyl group bonded to a nitrogen. The methyl groups are represented by a triple picot; the double-bonded oxygens are represented by an open picot. (For supergeeks, 1,3,7-trimethylpurine-2,6-dione and 3,7-dimethylpurine-1H-2,6-dione are the systematic names for caffeine and theobromine, respectively.)

HOOK Size 4 (1.25 mm) steel hook. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

NOTIONS 1 st marker (m); yarn needle; 2 fish hook earring findings; two 6 mm beads; two 1” pieces of beading wire or 2 headpins; round-nose pliers; chain-nose pliers; wire cutter (optional).

GAUGE 12 sc = 1”.

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