I have always loved earrings, and I am totally loving the statement earrings that are growing in popularity this season. These colorful fringe DIY crochet earrings are my latest DIY take on the statement earring trend, and they are just in time for summer. The tassel fringe edge just makes them extra summery, don’t you think?
I will be making these fun earrings in lots of colors and wearing them all summer long. One of my favorite things about these lovelies is since they are made of thread the way next to nothing while still giving you a fun, bold look.
Supplies needed to make your own DIY crochet earrings:
- Cotton Embroidery Floss
- 3.00 mm Crochet Hook
- Fabric Stiffener (optional)
- Permanent Fabric Glue
- Jewelry Pliers
- Jump Rings
- Earring Wires
Fringe DIY Crochet Earrings Pattern.
This pattern uses American crochet terms and is free for personal use only.
I made these earrings in two sizes – the pink and red earrings are a larger size, and the blue and bronze are just a bit smaller. To make the smaller size, just leave off the last row and round in the half circle and circle patterns.
Half Circles Pattern (Make Two)
With your embroidery floss in Color A and your 3.00 mm hook:
Row 1: Beginning with a magic loop/magic circle, work 3 sc into magic loop, pull to tighten. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each stitch (6 sc total). Turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in same st, 2 sc, *sc, 2 sc, repeat from * once (9 sc). Turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc, 2 sc, *sc, sc, 2 sc, repeat from * once (12 sc). Turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc, sc, 2 sc, *sc, sc, sc, 2 sc, repeat from * once (15 sc). Turn. (For smaller size, finish off and weave in ends.)
Row 6 (larger size only): Ch 1, sc in same st, sc, sc, sc, 2 sc, *sc, sc, sc, sc, 2 sc, repeat from * once (18 sc). Finish off and weave in ends.
Circles Pattern (Make Two)
Round 1: Beginning with a magic loop/magic circle, work 6 sc in magic loop. Pull to tighten.
Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in same st, 2 sc in each stitch around (12 sc).
Round 3: Ch 1, sc in same st, 2 sc, *sc, 2 sc, repeat from * around (18 sc). (For smaller size, finish off and weave in ends.)
Round 4 (For larger size only): Ch 1, sc in same st, sc, 2 sc, *sc, sc, 2 sc repeat from * around (24 sc). Finish off and weave in ends.
When you are done crocheting your circles and half circles, if you like, you can give your work a bit more stability with fabric stiffener. With small pieces like this, I like to kind of dip the backside of the piece in the fabric stiffener and rub it around on a piece of plastic (I used a plastic baggie here) to smooth it out and take off any excess. Then I set the pieces aside to dry.
I find that applying the stiffener to the backside only helps to retain the look of the crochet fabric better. Once the pieces have dried, you are ready to add the fringe edging.
On the half circle pieces, the fringe edging will be added to each stitch on the edge, and on the circles it should be added just to half of the outer stitches. Cut several lengths of embroidery thread, and fold them in half to give you a double piece of thread. Use your crochet hook to pull that double length of yarn through the stitch, pull the tails through the loop and tighten to form a tassel edge. Finally, split the embroidery thread up into it’s individual strands to give the fringe a more frayed look. You can use a needle for this, or I actually found a fine tooth comb worked really well too.
Repeat this process until you have this fun fringed edge, and then you are ready to assemble your DIY crochet earrings.
Start by using permanent fabric glue to glue the circle piece on top of the half circle piece. If you want the front and back of your earrings to look the same, you can make four circle pieces (one for each earring) and glue them on both sides of your half circle.
After the glue has dried, attach an earring wire to the top of the circle piece using a jump ring. Gently pull the jump ring open using your jewelry pliers, thread it onto the crochet earring, add the earring wire, and close the jump ring with your pliers.
Now your DIY crochet earrings are all done and ready to wear!
What do you think? Would you wear these fun earrings? I am loving them!
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Alexis Middleton is a lifelong crafter/DIYer and blogger at Persia Lou. She started crafting at a young age. As a girl, she spent summers with her grandmother crocheting baby doll afghans, making coasters out of plastic canvas and yarn, and canning apricot jam. Today, Alexis spends a lot of time dreaming up and working on projects for her family’s home. She loves mixing traditional crafting techniques with a more modern aesthetic.