Monday, April 6, 2015

Free Crochet Pattern - Pop Tab Earrings made with Hosiery Yarn

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Yes, making earrings with pantyhose may sound somewhat strange and to some maybe a little gross but that alone is reason enough to make them.

Pantyhose yarn is very lightweight and easy to work with.  Majority of my pantyhose yarn creations are kitchen scrubbies.  This type of yarn has just the right texture for scrubbing and yet gentle enough not to scratch the surface.

Materials Needed:
  • 12 pop tabs - same size and cleaned
  • Crochet Hook size F
  • Pantyhose - 1 pair of 2 colors:  primary and secondary color
  • 2 earring wire hooks
  • Pliers

This step is optional - I have found when making pop tab jewelry, it looks more refined without that edge piece that comes off the can.  This can be easily removed turning the pop tab over to wrong side, starting at one edge corner and slowly rip off the edge.   

Join primary color with a slip stitch in first hole, single crochet in same stitch.

Place another pop tab behind the first pop tab as shown in the picture below. Make 2 single crochet stitches in same hole. 

Repeat the pattern for the third pop tab as shown in the picture below. Make a single crochet stitch in same hole, make a decreased single crochet stitch through same hole and in next hole.  Place the fourth pop behind third pop tab and make a decreased single crochet through same hole and next hole.  Make a single crochet in same hole.  Place fifth pop tab behind fourth and make 2 single crochet stitches.  

Place a 6th pop tab behind the fifth and make 7 single crochet stitches around end corner to work on opposite side.  Based on your yarn weight, feel free to add more or less around the corner.  Do what works best for the yarn type being used.

Working opposite side, make 2 single crochet stitches in next 2 holes.  In 4th hole, make 3 single crochet stitches.  In 5th and 6th hole, make 2 single crochet stitches and in starting hole finish with 6 single crochet stitches. Join with slip stitch in beginning single crochet stitch to complete round.  Fasten off, weave in any loose ends.

Join 2nd color with a slip stitch in 2nd stitch as indicated in pic below.  You'll start and end there.  The edging is slip stitch, chain, slip stitch, chain - around bottom and corner ending at first corner stitch on opposite side of same hole.

The next 14 stitches will finish as one stitch - you'll start the stitch but won't finish until the last stitch.  Start with single crochet, half double, double crochet in each stitch to the last 2 stitches which will be half double crochet and single crochet, yarn over and go through all the stitches on your hook finishing with a tight stitch.  Make a chain then slip stitch into the first slip stitch made.  Fasten off, weave in all ends.  Attach the earring hook to the middle stitch.

If you want a matching pair, make another just like it.  

This design is very versatile.  I made this same design but instead of an earring hook, attached an o ring and wore as a pendant on my necklace.

I'm quite proud of this design.  Nobody could tell it was made of pantyhose yarn.

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