I wanted some hoops, some big hoops. I did not want to spend an entire day crocheting with organic cotton thread and a 1.25mm steel hook.
1. I didn’t have an entire day to devote to crocheting earrings.
2. Zo-Zo decided that my time was her time and she wasn’t interesting in negotiating that decision.
So….Allow me to present to you: “Lazy Woman’s Crochet Hoop Earrings” or “Sweet-Giblets-I-Don’t-Have-Time-For-Anything-Today Crochet Hoop Earrings”. Brought to you by the size H hook ;-).
This is NOT a picture tutorial. There was no time for that. I’ve made a few pairs thus far, and still no time for pictures. I would recommend this to someone familiar with crocheting hoop earrings, not to a beginner. Please comment below if you have questions. I will try to get this over to Ravelry at some point, but not right now (do you see the theme? no time). Update: Here’s the Ravelry Link!
These earrings work up quickly and the tails are super easy to sew in (or you can glue them, if that floats your boat)! You can use any worsted weight scrap yarn. I did not measure the exact yarn length I used for this project, my apologies.
The earrings have knobs/bumps on the outside. Make sure you crochet in the opposite direction for each hoop, so that you will have a left earring and a right earring when done.
The Sweet-Giblets-I-Don’t-Have-Time-For-Anything-Today Crochet Hoop Earrings
- 2 – 60mm Hoop Earrings
- H/8 – 5mm Crochet Hook
- Worsted Weight cotton
- Darning Needle to sew in ends OR glue (whichever….I used the needle)
- Start with a Sl St on the hook
- Round 1: 35 sc around hoop, ch4, join with sl st to first sc
- Round 2: sc in same stitch, *ch3, skip st, sc in next* repeat to last sc (18-sc, 17-ch3 spaces)
- Round 3: 3 sc across ch4 from Round 2
- Round 4: *sc3tog the ch3 spaces* repeat 5 times, sc2tog the remaining ch3 spaces, sl st in second sc of previous round.
- Fasten off, weave in ends or glue them down. You *can* add a dab a glue at the top of the earrings to prevent the yarn from moving.
- Repeat for the second hoop –
- Make sure you crochet in the opposite direction for each hoop, so that you will have a left earring and a right earring when done.
- What does “Opposite direction” mean? For one hoop, the earhook should be to the right of as you begin crocheting your Round 1 and for the other hoop the earhook should be to the left as you begin crocheting your Round 1.
- Leave a comment below if confused 😉
God Bless the H Hook.