Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Workshop Wednesday - Crocheted Flower Earrings Tutorial With Jennifer White Designs

Today marks another installment of my weekly blog series titled Workshop Wednesday. Each Wednesday will feature either a tutorial by yours truly or another talented artist or artisan, or a snapshot of an artist's creative process. This week's Workshop Wednesday features Jennifer of Jennifer White Designs. She has graciously put together a tutorial on how to create crocheted flower earrings.

Crocheted Flower Earrings Tutorial

You’ll need:

●Less than 1 ounce of yarn. I used Sugar ‘n Cream cotton in color Faded Denim, but any worsted weight yarn will work.

●Size G Crochet hook

●2 surgical steel earring hooks

●2 decorative beads or buttons

●Sewing thread in a color that coordinates with yarn color.

●Sewing needle

●Jewelry pliers

●2 3in. head pins

Stitches Used:

Chain stitch (Ch): Yarn over, pull yarn through loop on hook.
Double Crochet stitch (dc): Yarn over, insert hook into next stitch, yarn over, pull yarn through stitch, yarn over pull yarn through two loops on hook, yarn over, pull yarn through all remaining loops. One loop remains.
Slip Stitch (sl st): Insert hook into next stitch, yarn over, pull yarn through stitch and loop on hook.

Making the flower (Make 2):

Make a slip knot with yarn. Place the loop onto crochet hook and chain two. Turn.
Round 1: Work 5 double crochet in second chain from hook. Slip stitch into next stitch. You now have a small circle.

Round 2: Chain 3, (dc, ch 3, sl st) in same sc, (sl st, ch 3, dc, ch 3, sl st) in each sc around, sl st in first sl st to join–5 petals. Fasten off. Weave in any loose ends.

With thread and needle, sew decorative button or bead in center of flower. Repeat for 2nd flower as well.

Now take one of the 3 in. Head pins and use pliers to cut it in half.

Discard the flat end, (assuming you’re using the kind with a loop at one end) Next, slide head pin through the top stitch of one of the flower petals. Then, using pliers, bend pin up and toward the loop so that petal is secured onto head pin.

Next, take earring hook and attach the head pin loop to the bottom loop of hook.

Repeat for other earring and enjoy your funky new jewelry!!

Be sure to check out Jennifer's work in her Etsy shop! If you're interested in being a part of future Workshop Wednesdays, please feel free to convo me in my Etsy shop or comment on this post. Have a great day!


Zemphira said...

So cute! Nice work Jennifer!

Jennifer White Designs said...

Thanks for allowing me to be part of Workshop Wednesday!

DJ said...

Oh wow - these are adorable! I am just learning to crochet & these looks easy to make :) Thanks for sharing.