Flower Earrings Tutorial – 1. Understanding the pattern

Pattern BEG002Woof and Welcome to the second beginner tutorial. This duo of lessons is on making Flower Earrings. Here’s one all finished, pretty isn’t it?

Oh, I forgot to mention, I’m Olive the dog, I’m a beginner hooker and I’m sharing my lessons with you as I go.Chilaxing in Winter

First of all, if you don’t have a copy of the pattern you can download it for free here.

Pattern BEG002 Flower Earrings

 

To start with we shall read through the pattern so we understand what is expected of us.

Firstly we need to know how to make chain stitches, single crochet stitches and slip stitches. If you don’t know how to make these stitches run along to our BEGINNER STITCH GUIDE and get some lessons from the experts.

The other two skills are working in a round which will be covered in this tutorial and sewing in ends, which we covered with the Eyelet Scarf Tutorial – 6. Finishing Off!

You will also need:

  • A 6mm crochet hook
  • Some 8ply yarn in a nice color for flowers
  • 2 earring hooks also known as shepherd hooks
  • A needle to sew in the ends and attach the earrings to their hooks
  • A pair of scissors

This pattern might seem strange, but it is really not hard to understand when you know how to look at it – trust me!

Firstly we’ll read the written pattern then we’ll look at the pattern chart.

There is a foundation chain which creates a ring. Then there is 1 round, which is like a row around that ring.

In the round there is a sequence within brackets (ch 5, sc into ring) and an instruction to do it 6 times. This means that you do 5 chain stitches, a single crochet into ring, ch 5, sc into ring, etc until you have 6 sets.

 

If we look at the pattern chart, we can see that each of those sets of  5 ch creates a petal of the flower and the sc attaches the petal to the centre ring.

Pattern BEG002 diagram 1

That doesn’t sound too hard to me! What do you think?? Ready to give it a go?

Until next time…. Woof!

Olive paw 2OLIVE

 

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