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4 Beginner Crochet Earrings Patterns

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Make 4 Beginner Crochet Earrings patterns using the basic granny square. This miniature squares can be transformed into delicate and chic jewelry.

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The nice thing about these earrings is that they are lightweight, which makes them comfortable to wear. Change up the yarn color to create a statement piece that you love.

Make Your Own Earrings

There is something about a DIY project that makes me feel so satisfied to know that I had the talent to create a stylish accent piece.

4 Beginner Crochet Earrings patterns
4 Beginner Crochet Earrings patterns

One of my favorite things about these earrings is that they can be made from just a few scant yards of fingering yarn, thread yearn, or even embroidery floss. The wide variety of colors available are plentiful. That way, you can find just the right one for your next crochet project.

If you are looking for a new pair of trendy earrings to freshen up your look, why not make your own earrings?

You can crochet these in very little time. Even if you are a beginner at crochet, you can master this easy crochet pattern.

4 Easy Mini Granny Squares
4 Easy Mini Granny Squares

Design Your Own Earrings Too

Using two patterns and thread yarn, you can design your own earrings by pairing the mini-squares with beads. Additionally, the square can be hung to show the lovely square shape or turned on its edge to create an entirely different look. One earring has a pretty gem below the square, whereas the other one has the gem near the top.

The handmade jewelry that can be made from just two sizes of crochet squares is just amazing. Make a few today and you will be designing your own earrings too.

Video and Photo Tutorial

I have included links to a video tutorial on how to crochet the basic granny square. If you are new to crochet, this will help you get started. Here is the written crochet pattern on how to crochet the basic granny square. Make sure to visit this free crochet pattern as it has a photo tutorial to help too.

Fingering Yarn Used for Jewelry Making
Fingering Yarn Used for Jewelry Making

Fingering Yarn for Earrings

The yarn that I used for these earrings is leftover from a crochet market bag that I made in two colors. They were fingering yarn cakes and after I made a handful of earrings, there is still plenty leftover to make something else or more earrings.

Small and Large Granny Square
Small and Large Granny Square

Directions: Granny Square Earrings

Gauge

30 Stitches to 4 inches

Size

1-inch square for the small earrings.

1 ½ – inch square for the large earrings.

Materials to Crochet the Granny Squares

Cotton Kings Twirls Hobbi yarn. Approximately 5 yards.

Today, I used leftover yarn from two different skeins. Here are the color numbers. The mint color is from a variegated yarn cake color number 07. The light blue is from a variegated yarn cake color number 08. If you would like to use this same yarn, you can purchase it here.  

Steel hook size 1 2.75mm 

Yarn needle

Scissors

Fabric Glue (optional)

Jewelry Making Tools
Jewelry Making Tools

Supplies Needed to Make Your Own DIY Earrings

Jewelry Pliers

Jump rings

Earrings Wires

Beads and Gems

Abbreviations

CH = Chain

DC = Double Crochet

SC = Single Crochet

SL ST = Slip Stitch

SP = Space

ST = Stitch

STs = Stitches

YO = Yarn Over

[ ] repeat between

Crochet Pattern Notes

Only two chains for the corners. For the granny square earring pattern, I only worked a chain two in each corner rather than the usual chain three.

Small Granny Square Earrings. These earrings are completed with just 1 round of crochet stitches.

Larger Granny Square Earrings. 2 rounds of crochet stitches are uses for these square earrings.

Stiffen the yarn. If you prefer the earrings to be a bit stiffer, add a bit of fabric glue that dries clear to the back of the earrings. It is a good idea to rub most of the glue off as too much will be noticeable. If I apply the glue, I will rub the excess off on a plastic bag. This works nicely for getting the glue spread around and not making a mess.

Fingering Yarn or Embroidery Floss. Depending on the size you want your earrings to be, you can change up the type of yarn or thread used in this pattern. I have used embroidery floss, and cotton thread size 10.

Crochet Pattern Directions

Begin

This pattern uses the magic circle to begin. If you are not familiar with this, I have a crochet tutorial on How to Crochet the Magic Circle.

Round 1 in worked inside the magic circle.

Round 1

  1. Chain 3. (This counts as a DC.)
  2. In the foundation ring, work: 2 DC and CH 2.
  3. Continue working in the ring and work (3DC, CH 2) three times.
  4. Join with a SL ST into the 3rd CH of the beginning CH STs.
  5. This will complete the first round of the granny square. There should be 4 clusters of 3 DC with 4 areas of CH 2 between. (The CH 2 Spaces are the corners.)

Crocheting the squares for the small earrings are complete using the round 1 directions. Use the yarn needle to weave in the end a few times and cut off the excess yarn.

Continue to Round 2 for the larger earrings.

Round 2

  1. Chain 4. (This counts as 1 DC plus CH 1.)
  2. In the next CH 3 SP work (3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC, CH 1).
  3. In the next 2- CH 3 Spaces, work (3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC, CH 1). You should now have three sets of 3 DC, 3- CH 2 Spaces, and 3-CH 1 Spaces.
  4. In the last CH 3 SP, work (3 DC, CH 2, 2 DC).
  5. End the round by joining with a SL ST into the 3rd CH of the beginning CH STs. (You should have 8 shells, 4 chain 2 spaces, and 4 CH 1 spaces).

Crocheting the squares for the large earrings are complete. Use the yarn needle to weave in the end a few times and cut off the excess yarn.

Turn the Granny Squares into Earrings

Using the jewelry pliers attach the jump rings to the area you would like to attach the earring wires. Make sure the close the jump ring all the way so the earring wire is securely attached.

If you would like to add gems or beads, they can be added using the jump rings as desired.

The photo below shows the small granny square with a pretty gem at the bottom.

Small Squares with Sparkly Gem
Small Squares with Sparkly Gem

Turn the square on its side and add a gem at the top for a completely different look.

Square on Side with Gem at Top
Square on Side with Gem at Top

If you prefer a long dangly earring add a few gems in the middle.

Long Dangling Diamond Earrings with Gems
Long Dangling Diamond Earrings with Gems

Lastly, here are the small and large granny square earrings put together in a cute ensemble.

Small and Large Granny Square Earrings
Small and Large Granny Square Earrings

We hope this inspires you create a pair of earrings or two. These are just 4 Beginner Crochet Earrings Patterns, but the possibilities are many. I know we will be making a few more of these. Such a fun and easy crochet project.

YouTube Crochet Basic Tutorials

4 Beginner Crochet Earrings Patterns ~ Reminders as you watch the granny square crochet tutorial video.

Only two chains for the corners. For the granny square earring pattern, I only worked a chain two in each corner rather than the usual chain three.

Small Granny Square Earrings. These earrings are completed with just 1 round of crochet stitches.

Larger Granny Square Earrings. 2 rounds of crochet stitches are uses for these square earrings.

Granny Square Crochet Tutorial

How to Make the Magic Circle

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