DREAMER’S GEOM­E­TRY MAN­DALA EAR­RINGS De­sign by Cherie Ber­natt

Crochet! - - Contents - C! DE­SIGN BY CH ERIE BERN AT T

FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENT

3 inches in di­am­e­ter

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Omega size 10 cro­chet cot­ton ( 173 yds per ball):

1 ball # 159 mus­tard • Size 5/ 1.90mm steel cro­chet hook or size

needed to ob­tain gauge • Tapestry nee­dle • Block­ing pins • Fab­ric stiff­ener • Fish­hook ear­ring posts: 2 • Jew­elry pli­ers

GAUGE

Rnds 1– 4 = 2 inches

PAT­TERN NOTES

Weave in loose ends as work pro­gresses. Join with slip stitch as in­di­cated un­less oth­er­wise stated. Chain- 4 at be­gin­ning of round counts as first treble cro­chet un­less oth­er­wise stated. Block and stiffen for best re­sults.

SPE­CIAL STITCHES

Be­gin­ning clus­ter ( beg cl): Ch 3, [yo, in­sert hook in st or sp in­di­cated, yo, draw up a lp, yo, draw through 2 lps on hook] twice, yo, draw through all 3 lps on hook. Clus­ter (cl): [ Yo, in­sert hook in st or sp in­di­cated, yo, draw up a lp, yo, draw through 2 lps on hook] 3 times, yo, draw through all 4 lps on hook. Pi­cot: Ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook.

EAR­RING

Make 2.

Foun­da­tion ring: Ch 6, join (see Pat­tern Notes) in first ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Work beg cl (see Spe­cial Stitches) in ring, [ch 2, cl (see Spe­cial Stitches)] 6 times in ring, ch 2, join in 3rd ch of beg cl. (7 cls)

Rnd 2: Sl st in first ch sp, ch 4 (see Pat­tern Notes), tr in same ch sp as sl st, ch 2, tr in next cl, ch 2, *2 tr in next ch sp, ch 2, tr in next cl, ch 2, rep from * around, join in top of beg ch- 4. (14 ch-2 sps)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and in next tr, 2 sc in next ch-2 sp, sc in next st, 2 sc in next ch-2 sp, *sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next ch-2 sp, sc in next st, 2 sc in next ch-2 sp, rep from * around, join in first sc. (49 sc)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in each of next 3 sts, pi­cot (see Spe­cial Stitches), [sc in each of next 7 sts, pi­cot] 6 times, sc in each of next 3 sts, join in first sc. (49 sc, 7 pi­cots)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, pi­cot, *sc in each of next 2 sts, ch 5, sk each of next sc, pi­cot and sc**, sc in each of next 3 sts, pi­cot, rep from * around, end­ing last rep at **, sc in next st, sc dec (see Stitch Guide) in next st and first sc. (35 sc, 7 pi­cots, 7 ch-5 sps) Rnd 6: * Ch 5, sk pi­cot and next sc, sc in next st, (3 sc, pi­cot, 3 sc) in next ch sp, sk 1 st**, sc in next st, rep from * around, end­ing last rep at **, join in last sc. (56 sc, 7 ch-5 sps)

Rnd 7: *(3 sc, pi­cot, 3 sc) in first ch-5 sp, sc in next st, ch 7, sk each of next 3 sts, next pi­cot and next 3 sts**, sc in next sc, rep from * around, end­ing last rep at **, join in first sc. Fas­ten off. (7 pi­cots, 7 ch-7 sps)

FIN­ISH­ING

Block by pin­ning ear­ring into de­sired shape, mak­ing sure to shape ch sps and pi­cots. Stiffen by spray­ing fab­ric stiff­ener on blocked ear­ring. Al­low to dry com­pletely. Us­ing jew­elry pli­ers, add ear­ring post to first pi­cot of round 7.

Beau­ti­ful and bold, these state­ment ear­rings are sure to get you no­ticed! Make a 3rd mo­tif for a match­ing neck­lace and you have an amaz­ing set!

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