Crochet bracelets and earrings

Look unique and edgy when you wear these crochet bracelets and earrings

Crochet bracelets and earringsAbbreviations

Blp(s) – back loop(s), ch – chain, dc – double crochet, ea – each, lp(s) – loop(s), slst – slip stitch, st(s) – stitch(es), tog  – together

You will need

  • Rosarios4 Elegance (50g balls): 1 ball in colour 45 (gold)
  • 2mm crochet hook
  • tapestry needle
  • scissors
  • two gold French hooks for the earrings
  • flat-nosed pliers

Note
The yarn used is similar to an icord or a braid, and it’s easy to hook individual strands, so it’s important to work slowly. Make sure your tension isn’t too tight.

Special stitches

Magic ring

Make a large lp with the end of the yarn lying under the working yarn. Hold the lp with your thumb and forefinger, insert the hook under the yarn end and pull the working yarn through to create a lp. Slst 1 to lock the lp. Treat the looped yarn as a closed ch and work the required number of sts into the lp. Once you have completed the sts pull the yarn end to tighten the lp thus closing the hole.

Fake stitch

A fake st creates a neater end than fastening off with a slst.
Leave the hook in the lp made with the last st. Cut the yarn with enough length for sewing in the end. Now pull the lp, which is on the hook up but moving the hook away from the work. This will pull the yarn end out of the st. Don’t worry the work will not unravel!

Thread the yarn end onto the tapestry needle. Insert the needle through the first st of the round, from the front of the st to the back. Lastly, insert the needle between the two lps of the last st made. You should now have something that looks like a proper crochet st.

To make

Large circles (Make 4 for bracelet, 2 for earrings.)
Make 20ch and close with slst. Work 40dc around ch length and close with a fake st. Do not sew in loose threads and cut with enough length to sew the different parts together.

Medium circles (Make 4 for bracelet, 2 for earrings.)
Make a magic ring and work 20dc into the ring. Carefully pull on the ring to tighten the circle but do not over tighten, as this will cause it to buckle. Close with a fake st. Do not sew in loose threads and cut with enough length to sew the different parts together.

Small circles (Make 8 for bracelet, 2 for earrings.)
Make a magic ring and work 10dc into the ring. Carefully pull on the ring to tighten the circle but do not over tighten, as this will cause it to buckle. Close with a fake st. Don’t sew in loose threads and cut with enough length to sew the different parts together.

To assemble

All parts are sewn together using only the blps. It is easiest when done from the wrong side.

For the earrings

earrings

Large and medium circles: with right sides facing, use the yarn ends to sew the large and medium circles together inserting the needle through the blps using two lps from ea circle. Make sure the join is tight and once attached sew in loose threads.

Small circle: with right sides facing, join the small circle use two blps on the large circle, securing the small circle well. Then use the corresponding lps on the medium circle, again making sure they are securely attached. Sew in the ends. Because the earrings are mirror images of each other sew one small circle to the left and the other to the right of the larger circles, on ea earring respectively.
Use the pliers to open the hoop at the bottom of the French hooks and insert through the blp of the large circle, directly opposite to the medium circle.

For the bracelet

bracelet

Large and medium circles: with right sides facing, use the above method to sew the large and medium circles together, alternating between large and medium circles. Make sure that the medium circles are placed centrally. Join the last circle to the first circle to form the bracelet. Sew in loose threads
Small circles: with right sides facing, use the above method to sew the small circles to the large and medium circles using the photo as a guide for placement. Sew in loose threads

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