How to Crochet a Heart Earring for Valentine’s Day

Crochet Heart EarringsI know that I’m leaving this a bit late, with Valentine’s Day being tomorrow and all, but I’ve been a bit busy and I only organized my children’s Valentine’s cards and teacher’s gifts today.

I can’t stand the thought of paying out $5 for a box of chocolates for the teachers.  It’s not that I don’t think they’re worthy – quite the opposite – but my husband used to work at a school and he would report to me how the teachers were given so much chocolate at Christmas that they gave some away to other staff.  I’d hate to spend money on something that really and truly is surplus to requirements.

Our kids’ school is great when it comes to any holiday.  The teachers dress up and the halls get decorated.  I figured that the best gift might be something simple and handmade that they could wear on the day.

So I settled on crochet heart earrings.  They are so simple, made with spare yarn and jewellery findings that I had already.

IMG_0236You will need:

  • Yarn
  • crochet hook
  • scissors
  • needle
  • 4 jump rings (per pair of earrings)
  • 2 earring findings (per pair of earrings)
  • pliers

Terms:

  • Ch = Chain
  • DC = Double Crochet
  • TC = Triple Crochet

Crochetting the heart:

  • Ch 4
  • 3 x TC into the first stitch
  • 3 x DC into the first stitch
  • Ch 1
  • 1 x TC into the first stitch
  • Ch 1
  • 3 x DC into the first stitch
  • 3 x TC into the first stitch
  • Ch 3
  • Join through the same first stitch with a slip stitch
  • Sew in your tails

Further instruction:

  • Open a jump ring and thread it through the centre of the heart and close the jump ring
  • Open the second jump ring and thread it through the first jump ring
  • Before closing that jump ring, add the earring finding
  • Close the jump ring
  • Repeat for second earring

And here is my video tutorial:

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