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Friday, August 30, 2013

Midnight Earrings
By Berta Gilholm

I made these Earrings to go with Susie's Barefoot Sandals, same color yarn and beads, but, you wear them on your ears!!! They also make a great super easy and quickie Christmas Present using white, red or green thread yarn  and silver or, gold beads (or your choice of any).

100 yds or less Black size 3 Fashion Cotton Crochet Thread, use in any color you like.
12 small metal beads (8 blue/4 silver) 2 medium large metal silver stars. Use colors you like and shapes you like.
Beading needle to thread beads.
Crochet Hooks: US D3/3.25mm
1 pair Fishhook Earring Wires
Stitch Abbreviations: Ch = Chain, FO = Fasten Off, Rnd + round, SB = slide up a bead, Sk = skip, Sc = Single Crochet, Slst = slip stitch.
Instructions:  "Make 2" unless you have more earring piercings, then you can make more.
String the following beads on yarn with beading needle - (Sm. Blue, sm. Silver, sm. Blue, Silver Star, sm. Blue, sm. Silver, sm. Blue)
Ch 3, jwslst to form a ring,
Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc 12 times in the ring, jwslst, (12 sc)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each of first 3 sc, *SB, sc in next sc, Repeat 6 more times in stringing order above, 2 sc in each of last 2 sc, jwslst (17 sc + 7 beads)
Hook Loop: Sc in same st as slst, ch 2, sk 1 sc, sc in next sc, FO, weave in ends and fabric tack ends.
Thread Ear-wire through hook loop.

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