Friday, September 27, 2013

Crochet red ball earrings

I started working on these earrings quite a long time ago. I've made the balls, bought the furniture and they were laying on the shelf for a while. Then one day I've come across them and decided to complete this work immediately. Here is how they turned out.
Here is the pattern for the crochet balls.
Take a bead and use it as a basis. Beads are especially good for earrings as they keep the form unlike soft fillers.

1 row: make a magic circle and 6 sc (single crochet) into it (6)
2 row: increase* in each stitch (12)
3 row: increase in each 2 stitch (18)
4 row: increase in each 3 stitch (24)
5 row: 1 sc in each stitch (24)
6 row: 1 sc in each stitch (24)
7 row: 1 sc in each stitch (24)
8 row: decrease** in each 3d stitch (18)
9 row: decrease in each 2nd stitch (12)
10 row: decrease in each stitch (6)
11 row: continue decreasing in each stitch to finish the ball without a hole. (0)

* increase means make 2 sc into one stitch
** decrease means merge 2 stitches

Enjoy making your earrings!


  1. Hi Julia, thanks so much for taking the time to post this. I am making a gold metallic and a silver metallic pair for a girlfriend of mine. I used 5/8 inch beads as the core and Aunt Lydia's metallic crochet thread no. 10 with a size 8 hook. Your directions fit this to a tee. Again many thanks and Merry Christmas! Sandy :)

    1. Thanks Sandy. I'm glad it's helpful. Good luck with your creation. I'm sure your girlfriend would love it. Merry Christmas!