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Saturday, April 22, 2006

Simply Hoops Pattern

There are 4 variations for these. This pattern works best if you crochet not too loosely. I used a size 9 steel hook for these earrings because I tend to crochet loosely. You may use whatever size hook that is comfortable for you. You only need a small amount of thread for these projects. This is a nice project to use some leftover threads. :-)
Materials:
small amount of size 8 or 10 100% cotton thread in preferred color
steel hook
seed beads sizes 8 and 11 to match thread
clear nail polish
silver or gold hoop earrings ( you can use whatever size you have available)
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Basic Pattern without beads: (Variegated)
Row 1 - Sc around to cover hoop. Leave a little space before starting sc and a little space after. (See picture) Turn
Row 2 - chain 1. 3 sc in next 3 st., 4 hdc in next 4 st. Dc in next succeeding st. until 7 remaing unworked stitches are left. 4 hdc in next 4 st., 3 sc in next 3 st. Fasten off. Weave ends. Dab a bit of clear nail polish on both ends of earrings to prevent work from slipping.

Pattern 2: (Orange)
String on adequate amount of size 8 seed beads before starting.
Row 1 - Follow Row 1 of basic pattern.
Row 2 - Sc with bead in all of previous sc's. Fasten off. Dab a bit of clear nail polish on both ends of earrings to prevent work from slipping.

Pattern 3 (Lavender)
String on adequate amount of size 11 seed beads before starting.
Row 1 - Follow Row 1 of basic pattern.
Row 2 - Hdc with bead in all of previous sc's. Fasten off. Dab a bit of clear nail polish on both ends to prevent work from slipping.

This one makes a "fuller" style of earrings.......you will need more seed beads for these. For my earrings, I strung about a foot long of size 8 seed beads. I used white hoop earrings since I wanted a thicker base for this.
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Row 1 - Follow Row 1 of basic pattern.
Row 2 - Chain 3 with seed beads. Sc in next st. Do this until all previous stitches are covered. Fasten off. Weave ends.
I did not put nail polish on these anymore because the metal part of the earrings prevented the crocheted piece from slipping over.

100% mercerised cotton threads available here

12 Comments:

  • thanks a lot Jackie!!! I just adore these..Now to go and buy some hoops:)

    By Blogger Vims, at 8:23 PM  

  • You're welcome, Vims! I hope to see pictures when you make some..... :-)))))

    By Blogger jaclim, at 4:45 PM  

  • What an absolutely FABULOUS idea.

    Valerie

    By Blogger Valerie, at 2:56 PM  

  • Thanks, Valerie!

    By Blogger jaclim, at 5:39 PM  

  • ooh, thanks for the tute! all your stuff is so lovely!

    By Blogger Catherine, at 12:52 PM  

  • Thank you for your compliments, ladies!

    By Blogger jaclim, at 7:35 AM  

  • Thank you so much!! I really like these. I bet you could make several pair in one day. You're so sweet to share with us. Thanks, Shelle Cain

    By Blogger Shelle, at 8:18 AM  

  • Thanks, Shelle!!!! I love your new sweater!!!! I'm sure it'll be a bestseller once you've offered the pattern for sale.....

    By Blogger jaclim, at 2:13 AM  

  • hey lovely!! jus love them!!!

    By Blogger Madhu, at 10:20 PM  

  • nice bracelet

    By Blogger asunta, at 11:44 AM  

  • hey! i love the shell earrings :) just wondering, what do you mean by chain 3 with seed beads? and how many beads are used? thanks so much for shring this lovel pattern!

    By Blogger Jess :), at 10:05 PM  

  • Absolutely darling, fun, and pretty!

    By Blogger anitalite, at 6:31 PM  

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