3D Tear Drop Earrings
This is a cute 3D tear drop motif that is very gorgeous as a drop earring! It’s quite tricky but quick to make. Aside from a drop earring, this pattern is also beautiful as a key chain or cell phone charm or a necklace pendant. This is also an effective way to utilize left-over yarn and a dazzling gift for friends and family.
I have promised this pattern since last year but I procrastinated because it is quite difficult to explain. I only used a cell phone camera then, it was hard to take pictures of small things. Now that I have my Nikon L22 Coolpix I can take better pictures. I filled this tutorial with enough photos to get you through should you decide to make this. I used green plarn for the WIP (Work-In-Progress) pictures since it’s easier to photograph than white plarn.
Plarn has a shine that makes it tricky to photograph. It took me quite a while to realize that I only need to use the “Food” setting and decrease the Exposure Compensation by 1.0 to be able to take clear pictures.
My camera also came with a small tripod that is perfect for small object photography. My hand shakes a lot and having a tripod solves a lot of the shaky-hand problem. I so love my camera!
What You Need
- a small amount of yarn, preferably shiny (I used plarn* from the ice bag where ice cubes are placed, got it from the restaurant my husband works for)
- 1 pair of fish hooks
- suitable crochet hook
*Plarn – yarn derived from plastic bags. Click here to learn the methods of making plarn.
- ch – chain
- sc – single crochet
- hdc – half-double crochet
- dc – double crochet
- tr – triple crochet
- dtr – double triple crochet
- sl st – slip stitch
Keep the tension tight so the tear drop holds its shape.
Make ends at least 10 cm long.
Ch 2. In 1st ch work sc, hdc, dc, tr, 3 dtr, tr, dc, hdc, sc.
Sl st matching stitches
Remove hook from yarn and insert in post of sc and through inside the motif.
Pull the yarn inside the from motif and through post of sc.
4 sl st around the posts of the sc’sto make the top pointed.
Break off and stuff the ends using the blunt end of crochet hook.
Illustrated Pattern and WIP Pictures
Comments Make ME HAPPY!
Moira Durano-Abesmo (author) from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines on November 22, 2011:
They're great in person. Fits me well because I love to wear unique jewelry that won't catch the whole world's attention, only the attention of those I love.
Paula from The Midwest, USA on November 22, 2011:
Crochet earrings sound so interesting. I would love to see them in person, to see what they look like. What a neat way to make jewelry, out of the art of crochet.
Moira Durano-Abesmo (author) from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines on August 29, 2011:
To display photos in thumbnail style, change the DISPLAY STYLE (found at the upper left just below the "Capsule Subtitle"). The default DISPLAY STYLE is "No Border" but you can change it to "Thumbnail" or "With Border". It's so neat for tutorials or displaying many photos of the same thing.
I love these earrings too. I wear them whenever I go out with friends.
PWalker281 on August 29, 2011:
Very cool earrings and even cooler instructions. I never realized you could use thumbnail photos the way you have. Can you explain a bit how you set them up?? Rated up and useful.
Moira Durano-Abesmo (author) from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines on August 28, 2011:
Thank you Galleryofgrace for taking the time to read my hub and asking clarifying questions. I've included a short explanation of what PLARN is in the list of materials and "drom" is just mispelled. It's supposed to be "from".
galleryofgrace from Virginia on August 28, 2011:
What is "plarn" and what is "drom"???