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Understated Elegance Crochet Earrings

Original Design by Moira Durano-Abesmo

A 30-Minute Earrings to Crochet

I once went to a craft store and found that they have DMC embroidery thread on sale. It's been there in my box for about a month when I finally had an inspiration for it. In less than 2 hours I finished crocheting, photographing and writing the pattern for these earrings!

These earrings may look like a regular circular earring, but they're actually unique in the stitch pattern that is used to crochet them. It's so unique, I don't even know what its called even though I've seen it before. LOL!

I included a photo tutorial to make it easier for others to crochet this earrings.

I hope you like them.


Unlike the other earrings in this series that uses 3 strands of polyester sewing thread, this one uses embroidery thread. Instead of using a 1.00-mm steel hook, this one is crocheted with a 1.25-mm steel hook.

Aside from that, it is similar in construction to the rest of the earring patterns included in the series.

Cover Hub: 30-Minute Earrings to Crochet


  • crochet reverse single crochet (rsc) or crab stitch
  • working in rounds
  • learning a new(?) stitch by photo tutorial

How to Rsc in Rounds


  • y o - yarn over
  • ch - chain
  • sc - single crochet
  • sl st - slip stitch
  • sp - space
  • tl - tatted loop*
  • rsc - reverse single crochet**

* Tatted loop is the unique stitch I am using for this earrings. I know this stitch has a more popular name, but I just can't remember so I made something up. The stitch is defined in the CROCHET PATTERN

** The stitch reverse single crochet is demonstrated in the video. Don't be scared with it, its just a single crochet worked backwards.


//Pattern Begins//

Round 1: Ch 2, 8sc in first ch, sl st to first ch, ch 1, TURN.

How to crochet tatted loop (tl): (Insert hook in next sc, draw a loop through, y o, draw a loop through one loop only, remove hook from two loops, insert hook in the latter loop.) The stitch with the free loop that resembles a tatting loop is the new tatted loop formed.

Note: The turning chains in Round 1 and 3 becomes a tatted loop in the succeeding round.

Round 2: Tl 7x, insert hook in last sc, ch 4, TURN.

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Round 3: (Sl st in the next tl, ch 2) 8x, sl st to the 2nd ch of ch-4, ch 1, TURN.

Round 4: (Tl in each of the next 2 ch, tl in tl) 8x, tl in next ch, insert hook in next ch, ch 3, TURN.

Round 5: (Sl st in TL, ch 1) 26 x, sl st to 2nd ch of ch-3, ch 1, TURN.

Round 6: Rsc in all ch-1 sp, sl st to 1st rsc.

Fasten off.

//Pattern Ends//

I expect that this is like foreign language to most of us, even when we can speak fluent crochet. That's why I took step-by-step photos of crocheting the pattern.



Moira Durano-Abesmo (author) from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines on September 20, 2020:

Hello Rock Artist! Thank you for your appreciation.

I did think of opening an Etsy shop but retail is not yet for me.

Rock Artist on May 25, 2019:

Hi Moira, your earring pattern is so pretty! Did you ever think of opening an Etsy shop to sell your earrings? Thank you for writing this article, I am going to try to make these earrings.

Moira Durano-Abesmo (author) from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines on April 18, 2013:

Thank you RTalloni! The photo tutorial was quite a challenge. :-)

RTalloni on April 16, 2013:

These remind me of sand dollars and they would be fun to wear during a beachside vacation. Your photo tutorial was interestingly done--thanks!

Moira Durano-Abesmo (author) from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines on April 16, 2013:

Thank you Farawrrah! It's an honor. ",)

farawrrah on April 16, 2013:

I've featured your pattern on my blog today:) Very cool pattern.

Moira Durano-Abesmo (author) from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines on January 30, 2013:

Thank you Magdaleine!

Magdaleine on January 29, 2013:

Really beautiful earrings! :)

Moira Durano-Abesmo (author) from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines on July 01, 2012:

Thank you fellow Hubbers for such wonderful comments!

Kristine Manley from Atlanta, GA on June 03, 2012:

These are wonderful earrings. The idea had never dawned on me of crochet earrings. Voted up!

Angela Brummer from Lincoln, Nebraska on June 03, 2012:

How cool I have more than one outfit that these would look nice with! Thank YOU!

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on June 03, 2012:

I wish I could crochet! Those are such pretty earrings.

Christy Birmingham from British Columbia, Canada on June 03, 2012:

How pretty! You are so crafty and the hub is well-presented too.

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

Thank you, Alocsin and CrochetExperience!

Aurelio Locsin from Orange County, CA on March 18, 2012:

I don't crochet and I don't wear earrings, but these are beautiful and I imagine, lightweight. Voting this Up and Beautiful.

crochetexperience on March 12, 2012:


PWalker281 on March 07, 2012:

Yes, it does answer my question, Moira. Thanks!!

Moira Durano-Abesmo (author) from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines on March 07, 2012:

Thanks Patrice!

I think I understand your question. I make 3 tatted loops first before I remove the hook and insert it in the last two loops freeing the first tatted loop. I feel like it would unravel if you remove the hook too soon.

However, you can keep the hook on until your comfortable that the loops won't undo. Since the pattern is for a circle, you really have to remove the hook often. If it were a straight line and you have tunisian hook, you won't need to remove the hook till your done with the row. What a nice idea! I wish I have a tunisian hook. Well, got to buy one in the future. =)

I hope this answers your query.

PWalker281 on March 06, 2012:

These are lovely earrings, and the stitch is intriguing. Never seen it before.

So, after you have made two tatted loops, do you remove the hook from both loops, insert it in the last loop made and make one more, two more? I guess what I'm asking is, how many tatted loops do you make before withdrawing the hook and reinserting it in the last one made to continue looping? Hope that made sense.

Moira Durano-Abesmo (author) from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines on March 06, 2012:

Why not Sara? You should at least give it a try.


Moira Durano-Abesmo (author) from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines on March 06, 2012:

Thanks craftdrawer!

Sara Duggan from California on March 05, 2012:

Lovely pattern as always @Moira. Not sure I have the skills to make a pair of earrings.

craftdrawer on March 05, 2012:

Lovely pattern - Nice crochet pattern well done!!!

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