Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Compass Rose Earrings


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Here are some novelty earrings I made the other day. I thought the motif looked a bit like a compass. They are very easy to crochet as there are only three rounds of crochet. I used Coats mercer crochet cotton #20 and a 1.5mm hook. Here’s how I made them:

Yarn – 2 colours of crochet cotton – only small amounts needed.
Hook – 1.5 mm.
Notions – earring hooks.

Pattern (English terms used)

Finished size – 3cm in diameter
Special instruction – spiked dc = insert hook into space on 1st row below st indicated and work dc as normal.

Base ring: using 1st colour make 4ch, sl st to join into a ring.

1st round: 5ch (counts as 1 tr and 2 ch), [1 tr into ring, 2 ch] 7 times, sl st into 3rd of 5 ch. (8 spaces)

2nd round: 3 ch (count as 1 tr), 3 tr into next space, [1 tr into next tr, 3 tr into next space] 7 times, sl st into top of 3 ch. (32 stitches). Fasten off 1st colour.

3rd round: Join in 2nd colour, 1 ch, 2 dc into same place, 1 dc into next tr, 1 spiked dc over next stitch, work a picot (3 ch, insert hook into top of spiked dc and work sl st to close), 1 dc into next tr, [2 dc into next tr, 1 dc into next tr, 1 spiked dc over next stitch, work a picot (3 ch, insert hook into top of spiked dc and work sl st to close), 1 dc into next tr] 7 times, sl st into 1st dc to close. Fasten off.

Attach earring hooks to one of the picots.

Simple but effective.

13 comments:

  1. molto molto originali! complimenti!
    silvana

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  2. Sorry, what is a dtr

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  3. Where are the "dtr" referred to in round 3?
    3rd round: Join in 2nd colour, 1 ch, 2 dc into same place, 1 dc into next tr, 1 spiked dc over next stitch, work a picot (3 ch, insert hook into top of spiked dc and work sl st to close), 1 dc into next dtr, [2 dc into next dtr, 1 dc into next dtr, 1 spiked dc over next stitch, work a picot (3 ch, insert hook into top of spiked dc and work sl st to close), 1 dc into next dtr] 7 times, sl st into 1st dc to close. Fasten off.

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  4. Oops, so sorry, there are no 'dtr's. The pattern should read 'tr'. I have now amended this. Thanks for letting me know.

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  5. Hi!
    Its a simple question (very basic one) but while was trying to do the earrings, didnt get whats a 'tr' :$
    Hope u can help :)
    Thanks in advanced!

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    1. Hi Gislena,
      A 'tr' is a treble - but it's important to note that these are UK crochet terms not US. The US equivalent of the UK treble is the dc. I hope I haven't confused you even more!

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    2. It helped! Thanks a lot :)

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  7. What pretty earrings! Thank you very much! :)
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    Lee Ann

    Crochet...Gotta Love It! Blog

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  9. You can delete my previous comment/question. I figured it out, and completed the project. Thank you!

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