Cross Stitched Apple Earrings by Alexandra Richards ELK

Cross Stitched Apple Earrings

Crochet
September 2016
Thread ?
12 stitches and 10 rows
in SC = 1 3/8" by 1 1/8"
2.0 mm
1.5" Wide and Hangs 2.5" from Earring Wire
US
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Back in February, I worked up some Cross Stitch Heart Earrings, and fell in love with the idea that I could cross stitch onto a crocheted piece - me and Aida have never really gotten along. This time, I am back with some sweet little Apple Earrings perfect for back to school and the upcoming fall season.

You can change out the apple color, and background color to suit your preference - maybe you want it on a black background to simulate a chalkboard, or perhaps you love green apples more than red.

Materials:
-Small Amount of #10 Crochet Thread - I used Hobby Lobby’s artiste 100% Mercerized Egyptian Cotton in Eggnog Tan
-Small Amounts of Red, Green and Brown Embroidery Floss - I used #130 for Red, 965 for Green and 226 for Brown (JoAnn’s)
-B/2mm Crochet Hook
-Tapestry Needle for Weaving in Ends - I like to use a #20 for thread
-Small Piece of 10 Mesh Plastic Canvas
-2 Earring Wires - I used the 20mm Stainless Steel Ear Wires from AliCsSupplyShop on Etsy
-32 4mm Jump Rings - I used some from an Assorted Box Set Antiqued Silver from AlicCsSupplyShop
-Jewelry Pliers

Material Notes:
Yarn Alternatives for the Base: Aunt Lydia’s #10 Crochet Thread from Red Heart

Thread will also work for the apple, but the picture doesn’t come out nearly as full. I worked my first pair in thread, and then went for the embroidery floss.

Time Spent:
I worked up a pair in just over an hour.

Measurements:
1.5” Wide and Hangs 2.5” from Earring Wire

Gauge:
12 SC by 10 Rows = 1 3/8” by 1 1/8”

Abbreviations:
SC - Single Crochet

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