Sunday, February 28, 2010
New Free Pattern: Lacy, Beaded Hoop Earrings
I purchased the hoops (a set of five or six pairs on a card) at a 99 cent store. If they bother my ears (because I'm allergic to some metals) I can paint the posts with clear nail polish.
I know I need some practice at this and I need to figure out what blocking and fabric stiffener does but this was a fun project and like I said, I'm looking forward to practicing on making new ones. I am still getting the hang of things so don't give up on me yet, okay?
Here's the pattern, if there are any discrepancies let me know in the comments below this post.
Beaded Hoop Dangly Earrings
This pattern is free. You may not sell this pattern but you can sell the item you crafted using this pattern.
Here is where you can go to download the PDF file (without tutorial at bottom of page)
small amount of bedspread-weight cotton crochet thread purple
12 small pearl beads that will string onto the crochet thread
two hoop earrings, 1 1/2" diameter;
steel crochet hook size 7
Triple Picot: ch 3, sl st in third ch from hook three times, join altogether with sl st in beginning ch of first picot, pull tight to close together.
Beaded picot: ch 1, slide 1 bead into work for next ch, ch 1, join with sl st in third ch from hook (incl beaded ch)
Beaded triple picot: ch 3, sl st in third ch from hook, ch 1, add bead to next ch, ch 1, sl st to ch preceding beaded ch, ch 1; ch 3, sl st in third ch from hook, sl st in first chain of first picot
before beginning Row 1, thread all 12 beads onto the thread you have chosen to use (any color is fine, even two different colors)
Attach thread to one end of hoop with a sl st and keeping the hoop inside your stitches,
sc 42 around (if you need help with this, see photos at bottom of this post)
turn your work without a ch st.
sk first sc, sl st in next 8
sc in next, hdc in next, dc in next
Make beaded picot
(ch 1, add bead into ch st, ch 1, sl st in third ch from hook - including beaded ch - )
sk next st, hdc in next, sc in next, and then sl st in the following 3 sc of previous row.
sk sc, in next sc: hdc, then make a beaded picot, hdc in next sc, sk next sc, sl st in next
add bead in 5th ch, (keep stitches tight),
ch 4 more, sl st in st at base of ch 4 preceding the last beaded ch
(beaded loop made)
sl st in next sc, make beaded picot, hdc in next sc
sl st in following 3 sc of previous row
ch 1, make beaded picot, then hdc in next sc.
sk 1 sc. sl st in eight remaining sc
Fasten off row 2, and then proceed as follows:
Row 3 :
attach with a sc the same color or contrast color if you prefer of your choice for final round at ch st base (on side closest to middle of hoop) of first (hdc, beaded picot, hdc) cluster (Photo at bottom of this post points to the exact attachment point)
hdc in next sl st of previous row,
dc in next sl st, ch 3,
dc into back loop of beaded ch st of the beaded picot of previous row
triple picot adding bead to middle ch of middle picot...
sk next beaded picot of previous row (middle one),
dc in a loop of the beaded ch st of next beaded picot in previous row
1 dc in first of the three sl st from previous row, (preceding the last beaded picot in row 2 )
hdc in next,
sc in last sl st that precedes the last beaded picot of row 2
Finish off, weave in ends
Block and use fabric stiffener if necessary, to keep the frilly parts in place,
Note: I, of course, being the lazy butt that I am, did not block or starch my earrings. heh, heh.
Here are some photos showing positions of hook while sc onto the hoop (Row 1)
Photos showing sc onto hoop (Row 1)
How the hook is placed in sc onto hoop, the beginning of the sc
Yarning over to complete the sc onto hoop
This is what it looks like after Row 2 and fasten off.
Hook and finger pointing to stitch where Row 3 is attached and begins with sc