If you are looking for a last minute crochet gift to whip up, look no further. This pair of earrings can be made in a matter of minutes. Decorating them might take longer :)
Before we begin with the pattern, please note that: The written pattern in its entirety along with the photos are for personal use only. All property rights belong to Maya Kuzman of The Little Treasures. You are welcome to sell finished items from this pattern.
Supplies: sport cotton yarn and colors of your choice in (I used Phil Cotton 3) and a 3mm hook (UK11) (US 10/3).
Other: tapestry needle to weave in ends and sewing needle and thread for sewing on the beads, as well as earring hooks. For decorating you can use all sorts of beads, pearls, buttons, metal findings, knick-knacks, etc.
Stitches in US terminology: chain (ch), chain space (ch-sp), stitch (st.), skip (sk), single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc).
Measurements of sample earrings: 6 cm/ 2.36" in length, 3 cm/1.18" of the round circle and 6 cm/2.36" in width.
Round 1: Ch4 (counts as the 1st dc (not treble!!) and dc11 in the first stitch of that chain. Sl st with 1st st to end round (12).
Round 2: Ch7 and sl st in the next stitch.Ch3 and turn work. (the ch3 counts as the 1st dc)
Half-round 1: Dc11 in ch-sp. (12)
Half-round 2: Ch3, turn work and sc1 in next st. Repeat this pattern to the end where you sl st in the last st. to end the round. And you are done! Work the tails.
Now if you want the circle to be a little bit detached from the fan part, here's a variation. When you finish round 1, ch3 and dc1 in next 2 sts. (3). Turn work, ch7, sk1 and sl st in the last dc. From here work the half-rounds as before.
Add the earring hooks at the top of the circle and decorate the earrings.
Here's how I made some of mine.