Things You'll Need
- 2 earwires
- F(6) crochet hook
- Needle-nose pliers
Trellis is a type of ribbon ladder yarn manufactured by Lion Brand. While Trellis has been discontinued as of 2011, those who have skeins leftover can make fashionable earrings using only a small amount. Intermediate and advanced crocheters familiar with crocheting into a ring will find that circular Trellis yarn earrings work up quickly, making them ideal last-minute gifts. The colors in Trellis, which include yellow, green, fuchsia and cobalt blue, allow you to wear your earrings with a variety of outfits.
Form a quarter-sized loop with the end of the Trellis yarn. Grasp the yarn approximately 4 inches from the end and fold it over, laying the tail behind the yarn attached to the skein.
Insert the hook into the loop and use it to grab the yarn coming off the skein. Pull the bit you grabbed back through the skein so that you have one stitch on your hook. Grasp the loop with your thumb and forefinger just below the stitch you pulled through, to keep the loop intact.
Chain two stitches. The chain counts as your first single crochet.
Work 12 more single crochet stitches into the center of the ring. Each stitch will wrap around the yarn tail.
Join the 12th single crochet stitch into the top of the chain-two with a slip stitch.
Pull the end of the yarn to close the hole in the center of the ring, then weave the tail into the circle with your crochet hook.
Open the circular base of an earring wire with a pair of needle-nose pliers. Slip the opening through one of your single crochet stitches. Because all the stitches are identical, it doesn't matter which one.
Squeeze the wire loop closed to secure it to the Trellis circle. Repeat the process to make a second earring.
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