Beads & Lace Ear­rings

Crochet World - - Contents - De­sign by Kris­ten Stoltz­fus Clay

FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENTS

3/4 inch wide x 11/2 inches long, ex­clud­ing ear­ring wire

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Liz­beth size 10 cro­chet cot­ton (122 yds per ball): 1 ball #644 boy­sen

berry dark • Size 7/1.65mm steel cro­chet hook • Ta­pes­try nee­dle • Bead­ing nee­dle • 6mm pur­ple glass pearl beads: 4 • Fish­hook ear­ring wires: 2 • Head pins: 2 • Nee­dle-nose pli­ers • Wire cut­ters

GAUGE

Gauge is not crit­i­cal for this project.

PAT­TERN NOTES

Weave in loose ends as work pro­gresses. Join with slip stitch as in­di­cated un­less oth­er­wise stated.

EAR­RINGS

Make 2.

Rnd 1: Leav­ing a 15-inch length at beg, ch 2, 10 hdc in 2nd ch from hook, join (see Pat­tern Notes) in first hdc. (10 hdc) Rnd 2: [Ch 4, sk next hdc, sl st in next hdc] 4 times, ch 4, sk next hdc, join with last sl st in same st as beg ch-4. (5 ch-4 lps)

Rnd 3: Sl st in first ch lp, ch 1, (sc, hdc, dc, tr) in same ch lp as beg ch-1, ch 1, (tr, dc, hdc, sc) in

2nd ch lp, 4 sc in 3rd ch lp, (hdc, 2 dc, 2 tr, 2 dc, hdc) in 4th ch lp, 4 sc in 5th ch lp, join in first sc. Fas­ten off. (24 sts, 1 ch-1 sp)

ASSEM­BLY

Block Ear­rings if nec­es­sary. Thread bead­ing nee­dle with rem beg length, sew a pearl bead to cen­ter of rnd 1. With nee­dle-nose pli­ers, open lp on ear­ring wire, in­sert in ch-1 sp of rnd 3, pinch se­curely to close. Thread a pearl bead on head pin, with wire cut­ters trim head pin to inch above bead, bend in a lp. In­sert be­tween 2 tr sts op­po­site ear­ring wire be­fore pinch­ing closed.

These el­e­gant ear­rings work up quickly in only a few rounds. The un­usual oval mo­tif is a nice back­drop for the glass pearl beads. Make up a bunch us­ing left­over size 10 thread.

CON­FI­DENT BE­GIN­NER

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