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Crochet Teardrop Earring #1

Nothing beats the good ol' soft sunlight for a photo to bring out the best in anything.

Nothing beats the good ol' soft sunlight for a photo to bring out the best in anything.

If I had a blonde hair, this would really pop.

If I had a blonde hair, this would really pop.

Original Design by Moira Durano-Abesmo

Copyright © February 2012. All Rights Reserved

A 30-Minute Earring to Crochet

Although my first drafts for this series are those of teardrop earrings, they were the last to come into reality. Shaping these earrings really gave me a lot of headache.

But they turned out so beautiful. All the hard work I put into it was worth it.

Cover Hub: 30-Minute Earrings to Crochet

MATERIALS:

Each pair of earrings is crocheted using three strands of polyester thread using a 1.00 mm steel hook. The first pair is crocheted using various shades of flesh, while the second used black, gray and purple.

For a complete list of materials, see the COVER HUB.

MEASUREMENTS:

This motif measures 3.5 cm.

Instead of using a fish hook for this earring, I used a kidney wire. They were packed and I thought it was fish hooks. Anyway I like this too because it makes a motif face forward even though it looks frail.

Instead of using a fish hook for this earring, I used a kidney wire. They were packed and I thought it was fish hooks. Anyway I like this too because it makes a motif face forward even though it looks frail.

ABBREVIATIONS:

  • ch - chain
  • dc - double crochet
  • sl st - slip stitch
  • hdc - half double crochet
  • tr - treble crochet
  • htr - half treble crochet (special stitch defined in pattern)
  • y o - yarn over
  • st - stitch
  • sp - space

CROCHET PATTERN:

//Pattern Begins//

Round 1: Ch 6, (dc in the first ch, ch 2) 7x, sl st to 4th ch of ch-6, ch 4, turn.

How to htr: y o 2x, insert hook, draw a loop through, y o, draw through 2 loops, y o, draw through 3 loops

Round 2: [4tr in ch-2 sp, htr in dc, (htr, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, hdc in dc, 3 hdc in ch-2 sp, hdc in dc, (dc, 2 htr) in ch-2 sp], tr in dc, reverse instructions in [ ], sl st to top of ch-4, turn.

Round 3: (Ch 5, sl st in same st, sl st 2 sts) 8x, ch5, sl st in same st, sl st next st, ch 7, sl st in same st, sl st 2 sts, repeat instructions in ( ) 8x.

Fasten off.

//Pattern Ends//

This crochet chart is from my handy-dandy notebook. I hope this will aid you in crocheting this pair of earrings.

This crochet chart is from my handy-dandy notebook. I hope this will aid you in crocheting this pair of earrings.

I LOVE COMMENTS!

Moira Durano-Abesmo (author) from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines on March 12, 2012:

Hi Michelle!

The pattern starts with 6 chains.

The very FIRST chain serves as the ring where all the dc's in round 1 is anchored.

The SECOND to FOURTH ch (equivalent to 3 ch) is equivalent to 1 dc.

The FIFTH and SIXTH ch is equivalent to 2 chains.

Therefore, it is equivalent to "(dc in first ch, ch 2)", which is repeated 7x.

This means that in the first round, we have 8 dc-ch-2 groups in round 1.

I hope this clears things up. If it isn't, try to check the crochet chart to help you visualize the pattern.

Thanks for taking the time to crochet this pattern and for leaving a comment.

Michelle on March 11, 2012:

I dont' get Round 1. Can you please explain that to me? What happens with the ch2 from the ch6 that is never used? It's just hangs out?? Or am I just reading it wrong?

Moira Durano-Abesmo (author) from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines on March 03, 2012:

It took me quite a long time to learn to read patterns too.

These links should help you:

http://www.anniesattic.com/crochet/learntoread.htm...

http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/tip_crochet.html

Since you are new to crochet, I suggest you do these patterns in worsted first before doing it in sewing thread.

It will be difficult but with perseverance you can succeed. Good luck!

fli8uk from Pakistan on March 03, 2012:

i am new in croching can you tell me how to read this kind of patterns and make projects

Moira Durano-Abesmo (author) from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines on February 21, 2012:

I was playing around with the sewing threads I have and discovered that black-grey-purple combination is awesome. Thanks Patrice for leaving a comment and appreciating my work.

Moira Durano-Abesmo (author) from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines on February 21, 2012:

@paralegalpro - I really appreciate your comment. It's so sad you can't try to make these but I'm so honored you find this pattern worthy of being shared with your friends.

PWalker281 on February 20, 2012:

Another lovely pair of earrings, Moira. I like the color combination of black, grey and purple!

paralegalpro on February 20, 2012:

I can't get over how delicate and beautiful these are. If I could work with a hook that small, I might try it, but it's hard when you have big hands like mine. Thanks for sharing, though. I want to pass this along to a couple of friends. I think they would love to make these as gifts for friends.

tigers220244 on February 20, 2012:

ya they're awesome

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

Thank you, GinnyLee. I hope you "pin" these earrings. ",)

Yes, these are earrings tigers220244. Aren't they lovely?

tigers220244 on February 19, 2012:

wow r those ear rings??????

Ginny from Arlington, VA on February 19, 2012:

Absolutely gorgeous, as always! I can't get enough of how skilled you are making these earrings!

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