Thursday, 10 November 2016

PINEAPPLE EAR RING

crochet ear ring

 PINEAPPLE EAR RING


If you’ve been following my blogs, you’ll know that I’ve been making a few ear rings.  Pineapples are a favourite.. not just mine, I know.. as you’re here following my blog today – so welcome back.

There was a similar pattern I saw on somewhere online, and this has a chart with it.  As I work on my ear ring, here are my notes.  Here is the inspirational photograph 




Materials used : Today I’ve used the lovely Indian Anchor cotton (No 20) yarn for the ear ring with a 1.75 mm crochet hook ; ready-made ear ring hooks (one pair minimum) ; glue to seal ends.
Skill level : Intermediate

Abbreviations used :
fdc : Foundation double crochet                             dc : Double crochet
ch(s) : chain(s                                                             ch-sp : chain space
sp(s) : space(s)                                                           rep : Repeat
hk : hook                                                                     yo : Yarn over
sk : Skip                                                                        lp(s) : Loop(s)
st(s) : Stitch(es)


Stitches used :  (Using U.S terminology)
Magic circle : To refresh your skill, please view this easy video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLuSVyKvoUg

Chainless dc start : Instead of the usual start with ch 2 or ch 3, I’d like to introduce this lovely new way of starting a dc row.  Do take a look at this self explanatory super video http://www.mooglyblog.com/chainless-starting-double-crochet/
In case you are unhappy with this start, or do not like it, do continue with the usual ch-2 or ch-3 start.  However, all instructions will be given assuming that you are using the chainless dc start.

How to add beads in crochet : Check out this neat link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MbLCuyfv-M

We will start with the little loop that hangs off the ear ring, so let’s get started.  Attach your yarn in the loop of your ear ring.

crochet ear ring

 Start with 5 sc in the loop of your ear ring. Turn

Row 1 : 2 sc in the 1st sc and in each sc till end. Turn.  (10 sc)

Row 2 : sl-st into 1st 4 sc ; 3 dc in the next dc ; ch 2, 3 dc in the next dc.  Turn.

Row 3 : dc in the 1st dc ; sk next 3 dc , 2 dc in the next ch-2 sp ; 
(ch 1, 2 dc in the same ch-2 sp) ; 
rep (to) once ; sk next 2 dc ; dc in the last dc.  Turn.

We will use a shell stitch from here on which will be 
(2 dc ; ch 1, 2 dc) all in the same st or ch-sp.
Row 4 : dc in the 1st dc ; 
(sk next 2 dc , Shell st in the next ch-1 sp) ; 
ch 2, rep (to) once ; sk next 2 dc, dc in the last dc.  Turn.

Row 5 : dc in the 1st dc ; 
(sk next 2 dc , Shell st in the next ch-1 sp) ; ch 1, 8 dc in the next ch-2 sp ; ch 1, rep (to) once ; sk next 2 dc, dc in the last dc.  Turn.

Row 6 : dc in the 1st dc ; (sk next 2 dc , Shell st in the next ch-1 sp) ; 
sk next 2 dc, [ch 1, dc in the next dc] ; 
rep [to] 7 times ; 
ch 1, rep (to) once ; sk next 2 dc, dc in the last dc.  Turn.

Note :  Before we go any further, please check the start and end pattern information for Rows 7 and 8, and decide what you wish to do.  You could do the start/end of Row 7 all through, or Row 8 all through, or do a combination, like the chart shows.

Personally, I feel that the sl-st past the sts and figuring out which st to miss etc is a lot of work for a beginner – so I am going to write the instructions only once as charted, and then am going to write it the easier way which in my mind is the start and end of Row No 8

Row 7 : sl-st past the 1st 2 dc and into the ch-1 sp of the 1st Shell st ; 
Shell st in the same 1st ch-1 sp ;  
ch 3, sk next 3 dc and ch-1 sp, sc in the next ch-1 sp ; 
(ch 3, sc in the next ch-1 sp) ; 
rep (to) 5 times ; ch 3, sk next 3 dc and ch-1 sp, Shell st in the ch-1 sp of the last Shell st.  Turn.

Row 8 : dc in the 1st dc ; 
Shell st in the 1st Shell st ; ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp, sc in the next ch-3 sp ; 
(ch 3, sc in the next ch-3 sp) ; 
rep (to) 4 times ; 
ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp, Shell st in the last Shell st.  Turn.

Row 9 : dc in the 1st dc ; Shell st in the 1st Shell st ; 
ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp, sc in the next ch-3 sp ; 
(ch 3, sc in the next ch-3 sp) ; 
rep (to) 3 times ; 
ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp, Shell st in the last Shell st.  Turn.

Row 10 : dc in the 1st dc ; Shell st in the 1st Shell st ; 
ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp, sc in the next ch-3 sp ; 
(ch 3, sc in the next ch-3 sp) ; 
rep (to) 2 times ; 
ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp, Shell st in the last Shell st.  Turn.

Row 11 : dc in the 1st dc ; Shell st in the 1st Shell st ; 
ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp, sc in the next ch-3 sp ; 
(ch 3, sc in the next ch-3 sp) ; 
rep (to) once ; 
ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp, Shell st in the last Shell st.  Turn.

Row 12 : dc in the 1st dc ; Shell st in the 1st Shell st ; 
ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp, sc in the next ch-3 sp ; 
(ch 3, sc in the next ch-3 sp) ; 
ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp, Shell st in the last Shell st.  Turn.

Row 13 : dc in the 1st dc ; Shell st in the 1st Shell st ; 
ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp, sc in the next ch-3 sp ; 
ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp, Shell st in the last Shell st.  Turn.

Row 14 : dc in the 1st dc ; Shell st in the 1st Shell st ; 
sk both ch-3 sps & sc , Shell st in the last Shell st.  Turn.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

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