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Wednesday, 1 February 2017

IRISH LACE EAR RINGS - 2


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IRISH LACE EAR RINGS - 2
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Welcome back to the Sweet Nothings Crochet blog and thanks for joining me once again as we work on this new idea together. J

This is a pattern that I’ve taken off one that I’ve made before.. for a totally different project.  My earlier project was a doily set and here we’re creating jewellery. So come along and let’s see what we’re working on today.

Materials usedToday I’m using the stunning Hilaza Rustica cotton yarn,  with a 1.3 mm crochet hook (but we can use our lovely Indian Red Rose knitting cotton, or our Indian Anchor knitting cotton too)




Difficulty level : Advanced Skill level. 

Stitches used :
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 dc row 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 video at http://www.mooglyblog.com/chainless-starting-double-crochet/ In case you are unhappy with this start, do continue with the usual ch 2 or ch 3 start.  However, all instructions are given assuming that you’re using this chainless dc start. 

How to do a picot stitch : A neat video link to refresh this procedure. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GGlzZZl3I8



Abbreviations used : (Using U.S terminology)

fsc : Foundation single crochet                                            ch : Chain
dc : Double crochet                                                                     sp(s) : Space(s)
st(s) : Stitch(es)                                                                hk : Hook
lp : Loop(s)                                                                         yo : Yarn Over
sk : Skip                                                                               sc : Single crochet


In this blog, I am giving you one patterns and a tweak..  Add two or more of these motifs together to form new jewellery and show off your creativity and individuality.
Do remember though, that you got these free patterns from me here, so do share my blog (URL or page link) when you show off your finished product. Thanks.


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Our leaf is worked off a chain.  We will start with a chain and then work side to side off this chain, reducing the ‘end stitch’ so that we get this nice jagged edge of a leaf.

In the finished product, the designer has worked all through in the back loops only.  However, you could choose to work in the back loops or in the sc full stitch.  Totally up to you.  Assuming that you’re working the simpler single crochet all through, that’s how I’ve written the pattern notes.  If you decide to work in back loop, well, you just work sc-blo where ever you read ‘sc’.

Start : with 9 fsc.  Turn.

Row 1 : sc in the 1st fsc and the next 8 fsc till end.  Turn

Row 2 : sc in the 1st sc and the next 7 sc till end ; 5 sc in the next sc ; 
Turn (and working along the other side of the fsc chain), 
sc in the next 7 sc.  Turn.

Row 3 : sc in the 1st sc and the next 8 sc till end ; 3 sc in the next sc ; 
Turn, sc in the next 8 sc.  Turn.

Row 4 : sc in the 1st sc and the next 8 sc till end ; 3 sc in the next sc ; 
Turn, sc in the next 7 sc.  Turn.

Row 5 : sc in the 1st sc and the next 7 sc till end ; 3 sc in the next sc ; 
Turn, sc in the next 8 sc.  Turn.

Row 6 : sc in the 1st sc and the next 8 sc till end ; 3 sc in the next sc ; 
Turn (, sc in the next 7 sc.  Turn.

Row 7 : sc in the 1st sc and the next 7 sc till end ; 3 sc in the next sc ; 
Turn, sc in the next 7 sc.  Turn.

Row 8 : sc in the 1st sc and the next 6 sc till end ; 3 sc in the next sc ; 
Turn, sc in the next 6 sc.  Turn.

Row 9 : sc in the 1st sc and the next 6 sc till end ; 3 sc in the next sc ; 
Turn, sc in the next 6 sc.  Turn.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

For a difference, I've added a small crystal hanging off the top, and it's a cute dangling piece that adds just the right bling.

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I used a chart for an earlier project - My Irish lace doily set, so if you want to check that out (for the leaf pattern) then check this blog http://shyamanivas.blogspot.com/2017/01/a-irish-lace-doily-set.html


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Have a great day and see you soon. J


I have a few other jewellery projects I’ve made