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!