Monday, March 14, 2011

Crochet TearDrop Earring















Crochet TearDrop Earring

If you are a beginner, you can find a playlist for the basic crochet stitches by clicking on this link.  Beginner Crochet Stitches

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Crochet TearDrop Earring

Video Tutorial:  Left Hand Version Crochet TearDrop Earring

Skill Level - Easy

Abbreviations
DC - Double Crochet
HDC - Half Double Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch

Materials
Size 10 Steel crochet hook
Size 10 Crochet Cotton
Tapestry Needle

26 Gauge wire
Assortment of tiny glass beads
Earring Findings


Rounded Needle Nose Pliers (Jewelry Pliers)
Scissors


Cut a length of wire, approximately 10 inches long.  Round one end of the wire, with your pliers so the beads do not come off.  Put the beads on your wire.  I put mine on in segments of 3 for a total of 36.  You can modify and create a bead pattern of your choice.  Once you get the 36 beads on the wire, turn the other end of the wire, leaving room between the beads to attach the crochet work.



NOTE:  Be careful not to twist your wire to much or it will break.



Attach the slip knot to the crochet hook.  Attach the thread to the work with a slip stitch.

Row 1: Work a single crochet, *chain 5, skip 3 beads, work a single crochet between the beads, chain 5, skip 3 beads, work a single crochet between the beads. Continue across from * repeating until  you get to the end. Skip the last three beads, work a single crochet. Chain 1, turn.
Row 2:  *Work 3 single crochet in the chain 5 loop, work a picot, chain 3, slip stitch in the same single crochet, work 3 more single crochet in the same loop. Work a slip stitch in the single crochet.  Continue across from *. When you get to the end, cut the thread and pull through.  Sew in all the tails.



Now you will take your loose wire ends, and insert each side through the center of the earring loop. Twist and secure, being careful not to twist to tight. Cut of any extra wire end. You can adjust your earring to many different shapes.

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