Thursday, June 30, 2011

Here Comes the Sun

At last, the heat cometh! It's the middle of summer, and it actually RAINED yesterday where I am, can you believe it? In any case, the good weather inspired me to finally get this earring pattern down in writing. I've been meaning to do it, but haven't had the oomph for it. But now it's done, so I hope you enjoy them! Again, I'm definitely still new at writing patterns (this making a grand total of 3, haha), so if there's any questions/problems about it, please let me know and I'll fix it. Oh! This will be up as a download on Ravelry (username kaityh1) too, as always. Here you go guys. :)


Sunburst Earrings
by Kaity Harding

These simple to make yet adorable sunburst-shaped earrings are sure to attract attention. ;) Make some and find out for yourself!

Abbreviations:
Ch = chain
Slst = slip stitch
Sc = single crochet

Materials:
Royale Classic Crochet Thread – size 10
Size 8 (1.5mm) steel crochet hook
Small tapestry needle (I use size 22)
2 fishhook earrings (Found in packs at almost any craft store.)
Jewelry pliers

Pattern:
Rnd 1) ch 2 (or create magic loop of choice), 6 sc in first ch, join with slst.

Rnd 2) ch 1, sc in same st; [ch 3, sc in next st] around. When forming 6th loop, do not end by sc in next st. Instead, slst into first sc in round (leaves one sc from first round unworked). ch 1, turn.

Rnd 3) 4 sc in each loop around. slst to join, slst in next stitch (the 2nd sc in first loop).

Rnd 4) ch 1, sc in same st; [ch 5, sc into 2nd st of next loop] repeat around. End last loop with slst into first sc of round. ch 1, turn.

Rnd 5) [4 sc, ch 2, slst in 2nd ch from hook, 4 sc] in each loop around. slst to join and finish off.

Weave in ends. Use jewelry pliers to attach work to earrings. Enjoy! :)

(c) Kaity Harding
This pattern may not be reproduced or sold. Feel free to sell what you’ve made, but PLEASE give credit where credit is due – give my name or a link when selling products made from this pattern!

7 comments:

  1. Thank you! Kaity - I have been looking for some earrings to make for my best friend. I have some beautiful hand painted thread in sunshine colors that will go perfect! Sharon in Texas

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  2. Excellent! I'm glad the pattern will suit your needs. :) I've love to see pictures if you have a way of posting them somewhere.

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  3. Hi. I find you on Ravelry, and I'm here to ask you if I can make a video where I show how to make this beautiful earrings (all of this in Italian). If for you it's ok, I will make a tutorial and than I'll send you the video, where you can find the tutorial.

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    2. That sounds fabulous Elena! I'm all for it. :) If you could mention where you found the pattern in the video that would be great as well. Please send me the video or a link to it once you're done, I'd be interested to see it. If you'd like to send me an email you can reach me at krochetlove@gmail.com. :)

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  4. Hi Kaity! Just wanted to let you know I love this pattern! I've been doing a lot of beaded crochet earrings which are lovely, but can get fairly heavy. My great-aunt saw them and loved them, but remarked that she wouldn't be able to wear them because of the weight. When I saw these little beauties I knew I'd found the solution to my problem! In honor of the name and because she loves the color, I did mine in a pretty pale yellow and they turned out great! Also, because the stitches are so densely packed, you really don't need to block or stiffen them, which also helps with the weight. Keep up the good work!

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