Thursday, 24 December 2009

Snowflake Earrings

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Something special for Christmas - snowflake earrings. They’re very quick to make and fun to wear.

I used Coats mercer crochet cotton #30 and a 1mm hook.
Here’s how I made them:

Yarn – a small amount of white crochet cotton
Hook – 1mm.
Notions – earring hooks.

Pattern (English terms used)

Finished size – 3cm in diameter

Base ring: using white make 6 ch, sl st to join into a ring.

1st round: 1 ch , [1 dc (US =sc) into ring, 3 ch] 12 times, sl st into 1st dc. (12 spaces)

2nd round: sl st into 3 ch arch, 1 ch, 1 dc into same 3 ch arch, [3 ch, 1 dc into next 3 ch arch] 11 times, 1 ch, 1 htr (US =hdc) into top of first dc.

3rd round: [6 ch, 1 dc into next 3 ch arch, 3 ch, 1 dc into next 3 ch arch] 5 times, 6 ch, 1 dc into next 3 ch arch, 1 ch, 1 htr into htr which ended previous round.

4th round: 5 tr (US =dc) into next 6 ch arch, 5ch, sl st into 4th ch from hook (to make picot), 1 ch, 5 tr into same arch, 1 dc into next 3ch arch] 5 times, 5 tr into next 6 ch arch, 5ch, sl st into 4th ch from hook, 1 ch, 5 tr into same arch, sl st into top of 1st tr. Fasten off.


Attach earring hooks to one of the picots.
All done, now you can make your own statement for Christmas.
… And if you don’t feel like wearing them as earrings, they make rather nice tree decorations!

12 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing your talent with everyone. Merry Christmas!

    Peace,
    Liz
    (auberginecow on Ravelry)

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  2. These are adorable! Nice work. I would like to use these as appliques too! Thanks for sharing the pattern.

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  3. Thanks for the pattern ... love these. I would like to use as an applique too!

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  4. great !!! thanks from France :-)

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  5. What does (US=sc) mean in this pattern. gt

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  6. (US = sc) means that the American term for dc is single crochet. I use English terms in all my patterns and I just want to make this clear as sometimes it can be confusing. I hope this explains it for you.
    January

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  7. Hi! Great tute! I will be linking at http://www.handmade-jewelry-club.com/ in future post.

    Thanks!
    Jane
    http://diylessons.org/
    http://www.handmade-jewelry-club.com/

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  8. Okay I just want to make sure I’m translating this correctly. Please let me know if I’m interpreting it wrong. I’m in the US so since you said dc means sc in US I’ll be using single crochet correct?

    Base ring: using white make 6 chains, slip stitch into first stitch to form a ring.

    1st round: Chain one, single crochet 12 stitches into ring, slip stitch into first single crochet.

    2nd round: slip stitch into 3 chain arch? Where does this 3 chain arch come from? Do you make it? This part lost me, I don’t know what you mean or what is intended.


    What comes after the first round? Where do the arches come from? Or does arch stand for some other term? What does htr mean? And does tr stand for treble crochet?

    I'm super confused, any help would be wonderful.

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  9. Hi Kimi,
    Sorry to hear that you are confused. On the 1st round there are three chain between each dc (that's sc to you). These form the arches that are referred to in round 2.

    A htr (half treble) is the equivalent of a half dc in American terminology, and a tr (treble) is equivalent to an American dc.

    I hope this explains things.

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  10. what does -sl st into 3 ch arch- mean? Thanks

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    1. Hi,
      It means that at the beginning of round 2 you must first slip stitch into the loop of 3 chains made on the first round. I hope this explains things.

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  11. Used this pattern to make them in black, the results were really nice!

    I like your "handwriting", the choices too tiny to be described as stylistic, it's much the same as my own. (like whether to anchor a treble in a previous crochet or an arch)

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