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30-Minute Earrings to Crochet - A Collection of Free Crochet Motif Patterns

Moira has been crocheting since she was 14 years old. She loves experimenting with small crochet projects.

Original Designs by Moira Durano-Abesmo

Perhaps 30-minutes will depend on how fast you can crochet. But on the average, I finished crocheting each pair for about 30 minutes, some 45 minutes.


One day, while I was watching a talk show, I had an epiphany. The best dangling earrings have the shape of either a teardrop, circle or diamond. Ideas suddenly flooded my mind and I sketched over thirty motifs before that show was over.

As you know, I crochet mostly with plarn. But it just didn't work. I was very frustrated.

Then I remembered I had lots of sewing thread in my stash. I pulled out a black, white and gray and crocheted the first earring.

I fell in love and the rest is history.


These earrings are characterized by its lacy patterns expressed through picots and alternating open and close spaces. I also played with texture by using puffs, shells and crab stitches.

All of them are dangling earrings because I love earrings that moves with me.

Since sewing thread is very lightweight, a pendant is needed to weigh it down. (I had a lot of cross pendants because there was a time when I considered selling crocheted rosaries.)

If you don't like to use pendants, apply a LOT of white glue to increase its weight. White glue is needed to harden the crocheted motifs.

My desire for these earrings is to bring attention to the face without overpowering it. These earrings will enhance a woman's beauty.

Aside from that, I want these earrings to be easy to wear so it can be worn with your casual or formal get-ups. My thought was something I can wear at home when I want to feel beautiful or wear when I'm out and I want to look my best.


These crochet patterns are not just for earrings. They can be used for:

  • crocheted necklace pendant
  • key chain
  • cell phone charm
  • bag charm

If you use thicker yarns, these could also be great as

  • coasters
  • doilies

And if you make a lot of them and join them together, these patterns would make great crocheted:

  • scarf
  • bedspread
  • bag
  • afghan
  • throw
  • blanket

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Tools and Materials


  • 3 strands of sewing thread
  • White glue
  • Fish hook
  • Pendant
  • Metal ring


  • 1.60-mm crochet hook (or #10 steel hook)
  • Long-nose pliers

Skill Level: Easy and Beginner

Some of these patterns are suited for beginners.

Some of these patterns are suited for beginners.

Most of these patterns are EASY level for they require more than basic stitches.

Most of these patterns are EASY level for they require more than basic stitches.


  • The crochet motif is directly connected to the fish hook.
  • If there is a pendant, join it to the crochet motif via a metal ring.


Finishing touches must be done to these earrings after its assembly to strengthen it. Otherwise, it will lose its shape once worn.

  1. Pour white glue in a cup.
  2. Submerge crochet motif in glue. Use a paintbrush to spread the glue evenly.
  3. Bring the motif to the side of the cup and remove excess glue as much as possible.
  4. Hang to dry.

Diamond Crochet Earrings

Diamonds are a girl's best friend, most especially with dangling earrings! But if you're low on the budget, these beautiful diamond-shaped earrings should make you just as lovely.

Diamond Earring #1

This is the simplest pattern of all. The main attraction for these earrings are the picots.

Diamond Earring #2

The highlight of this pattern are the puffs (not so visible in the photo, but there are puffs there) and the lace edging. The lace edging, in particular is not that common adding more romance to this design.

Diamond Earring #3

The main feature of this pattern is the use of long single crochet partnered with filet spaces and picots.

Diamond Earring #4

Thanks to the crab stitch for the corded-look of this earring's edges. The inner stitches features two (2) rounds of alternating shells as a soft contrast to the solid look of the edges.

Diamond Earring #5

The biggest motif among these group, the outer mesh provides a great backdrop for the solid diamond dc's in the center.

Circle Crochet Earrings

The easiest shape to wear must be the circle. In fact, any circular lacy patterns will make fabulous earrings! These are just my interpretations of earrings that brings out the beauty in every woman.

Circle Earring #1

Smallest and simplest of this group, the net-like center is balanced by a solid round of dc's finished by another round of picots.

Circle Earring #2

Shells sandwiched between open spaces and trimmed with a round of picots, this pattern is best worked in a single color (something I realized while photographing it).

Circle Earring #3

Filet beginning and end, contrasted with a solid mid-section composed of long sc's, this motif feels nautical yet feminine at the same time.

Circle Earring #4

If a golden flower's beauty could be caged, it would probably look like this.

Circle Earring #5

A solid center made even bolder with gigantic puffs, coupled with a bit of open spaces, and decorated with picots, this motif is the perfect finale for circular earrings.

Circle Earring #6

Although not as stunning as her sisters, her innocence will surely win you over.

Teardrop Crochet Earrings

A woman's tears are priceless. It certainly is! These earrings aim to capture essence of a woman's tears that makes her more beautiful.

Teardrop Earring #1

An airy center, dense middle, and finished with cute picots, this pair of earrings will make you a hit!

Teardrop Earring #2

Be mesmerized with this enchanting pair of earrings with a firm teardrop-shape made more classy by puffs that borders it.

Teardrop Earring #3

Ornate midriff sandwiched between thick rounds of dc's fashions this earring into a chic piece.

Teardrop Earring #4

This boldly shaped teardrop motif, made more interesting with a round of puffs, will add loveliness to any woman's look.

Teardrop Earring #5

The most well-shaped of them all, this earring owes its gracefulness to its open center and lace edgings.

Miscellaneous Earrings

These earrings are crocheted with 6 strands of embroidery thread instead of 3 strands sewing thread. I've only made one for the moment as I am waiting for inspiration to dawn on me, so I'll know what to do with the rest of embroidery thread I have on my stash.

Understated Elegance Earrings

A classy circular earring with a lacy center and a firm edge, this pair does not shout "Look at me! I'm so pretty!" Instead it whispers, "Look at the woman wearing me, isn't she lovely?"



© 2011 Moira Durano-Abesmo


Debbie on May 07, 2018:

What a clever idea for your model to show off your beautiful earrings

Pallie on December 30, 2014:

Hi Moira,

I do have a magnifier that jewelers use but it is not lighted. This one has a small led light that shines right on the crochet itself so I can see it easily. A real good thing for someone like me.

I was working on making Diamond Earring #2 and was wondering if the directions are right. The part at the end inside the brackets where it says to ch 2, sk 1 sc, ch 2. Is there something missing or why not just ch 4 , sk 1 sc?

Round 1: (Puff, ch 3, sc, ch 1, sk 1 ch, puff, ch 2, sk 1 sc, ch2) 4x, sl st to 1st puff. Ch 1, TURN.

This just has me bugged as I want to make these for my sister.

Hopefully not a big problem for you.


Moira Durano-Abesmo (author) from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines on December 30, 2014:

Wow, you must really love to crochet to undergo all that effort. However, why don't you get magnifier eyeglasses like the ones watch repairmen use? Oh well, that mustbe expensive.

Pallie on December 26, 2014:

Hi Moira,

I use a cheap lighted magnifier that takes AA batteries to work. It balance it on the edge of my desk and a small can. Then I crochet underneath it. I am always knocking it off and having to balance it all over again. Just something else to make the work take longer than it used to but worth the effort in the end.


Moira Durano-Abesmo (author) from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines on December 13, 2014:

Hello, Pallie! Wow, 70 and still crocheting! I wish I could still crochet at that age.

As for the hook, I change to a bigger hook sometimes if I want to achieve a lacier effect. Otherwise, I keep using the same size so I can have as many stitches in a small space. I believe that's what makes crocheted earrings more special.

For your age though, using a bigger hook is more practical. Do not worry, it will be great. The glue will make sure of that.

I am just curious - what kind of magnifying glass do you use? A hand-held one or eye-glass kind?

Pallie on December 13, 2014:

Hi Moira,

Thank you for all the great earring patterns. This is exactly what I was looking for as I wanted to make some earrings for my sister for the holidays to match some of her clothing. I had come up with a couple of designs myself and some of yours will add the finishing touches. Do you use the same size hook all the time for these earrings or do you change sizes depending on the thread you use? I used 2 strands of embroidery floss on the earrings I had already done using a size 10 (1.3mm am guessing on the mm size as this hook is from the early 1950s) hook. I am almost 70 years old so have to use a magnifying glass to crochet things this small now and it also takes me longer to finish each project. I agree with PWalker281 that the earrings are worth at least $10 especially if no two pair are alike.

Moira Durano-Abesmo (author) from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines on March 12, 2014:

You're very welcome! I hope you have fun making them as I had fun designing them.

crochetwhynot on March 12, 2014:

Awesome designs Moira. I have pinned your patterns and photos to my Crochet Pinterest board. I want to make all of them. Thank you for sharing.

Moira Durano-Abesmo (author) from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines on October 08, 2013:

The "TOOLS" section is floating right beside "OTHER USES".

Carol Osterhoudt on October 07, 2013:

What are the hook sizes, or where can I find this info?

Moira Durano-Abesmo (author) from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines on January 22, 2013:

Thank you Lisa and Monica.

Yes Monica, you can sell your FO's but link back to my hubpage profile. I'm so excited to see your earrings! I can also post a link to your etsy store from my blog. ",)

Monica on January 21, 2013:

Moira, your earrings are absolutely beautiful! May I sell the finished items in my etsy store with a link back to your blog?

Lisa on January 20, 2013:

Your earrings are gorgeous! I can't wait to try making your patterns. Thank you for sharing them! :)

Moira Durano-Abesmo (author) from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines on September 05, 2012:

Thank you, Joy. I will. ",)

Joy56 on September 05, 2012:

so beautiful...... can't wait to master these....... lovely lovely lovely keep this hubs a coming......

Lorene on August 20, 2012:

these are all awesome...thanks for sharing...keep up the great work...

Moira Durano-Abesmo (author) from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines on July 11, 2012:

No, I don't like selling. I get bored if I have to do it over and over again. Yes, you may sell your FO's but I'd love a backlink that says "designed by Moira Durano-Abesmo". Thanks for the appreciation!

Katara on July 11, 2012:

Hello, have you started selling your earrings? I've just made a pair and they are beautiful! Would it be ok if I feature them on my blog and link back to you? I know some of my friends would want to purchase a pair, since they don't crochet themselves.

Moira Durano-Abesmo (author) from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines on June 02, 2012:

I'm happy you found what you were looking for in my patterns. Although you'll be disappointed to know that I've taken a break from crocheting due to my pregnancy. I just lost interest - one of the many side effects of pregnancy. Pray for me.

joGrace on May 10, 2012:

I have been searching for crochet earring patterns and you have exactly what I want! Your work is beautiful and instructions are easy to follow. Really looking forward to reading more of your post and seeing what's to come. Thank you

Moira Durano-Abesmo (author) from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines on April 29, 2012:

Thank you J Nibbs! But there is no need to contribute for my PC. I'll get one somehow. I'm just happy to share.

Thanks for the thought anyway.

J Nibbs on April 15, 2012:

I adore your creativity and your willingness to share your patterns with us. I am also sad to hear of your loss. If anyone or followers of Moira would like to contribute in an effort to assist her in replacing her computer etc. please send an email to

Moira Durano-Abesmo (author) from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines on March 17, 2012:

You're welcome, Angie. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me this inspiring comment.

Angie on March 17, 2012:

I LOVE your patterns! Thank you so much for posting them!!!

Moira Durano-Abesmo (author) from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines on February 26, 2012:

The patterns are already finished. I just have not encoded them yet. I'm very happy you're a fan of my teardrop earrings!

April on February 26, 2012:

I am wanting the patterns for your teardrop earrings! They adorable! Any idea when you will those completed? I'm a teardrop earring feen!!

Moira Durano-Abesmo (author) from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines on February 19, 2012:

You're very welcome Veggie-mom!

I love earrings and crochet so much that's why I crochet a lot of earrings. ".)

veggie-mom on February 19, 2012:

These are beautiful, so delicate & inspirational, thanks for sharing!

Moira Durano-Abesmo (author) from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines on January 31, 2012:

Thank you, Silwen and htodd! I'm just happy to hear that you liked it.

Silwen from Europe on January 31, 2012:

Wonderful crochet earrings patterns. Yesterday I have crocheted a pair of circle earrings. They are great. Thank you for sharing this info.

htodd from United States on December 24, 2011:

This is really great info..Thanks a lot Moira

htodd from United States on December 24, 2011:

This is really interesting post..Thanks a lot

PWalker281 on December 17, 2011:

Oh Moira, I'm so sorry to hear about the flood, but glad you and your family made it out alive! Stay safe, and know that we are keeping you in our prayers.

Moira Durano-Abesmo (author) from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines on December 17, 2011:

Thank you Patrice! The bad news is, I can't write the rest of the patterns yet because I got hit by flash flood. The PC I was using got soaked in mud and I just borrowed this one to check my accounts. Everything I have is not covered with silt. It's so sad. My husband cried when he saw our house after the flood. So many people died and I'm just thankful that everyone in my family is okay.

PWalker281 on December 16, 2011:

You are so creative, Moira! I was wondering where you get ideas for all of your projects. These earrings are super-cool, definitely worth more than $7. Good information, rated up and useful.

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