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Mint Spirit Earrings (Free Crochet Pattern & DIY Tutorial)

by - June 02, 2019


Dear my fellow crafters,

Looking for another quick, easy crochet project that is trendy and fashionable for the warm weather season?  This lovely, turquoise pair of dreamcatcher-esque earrings with beads and tassels is just screaming happy, summer vibes!



You can whip it up SO quickly, and you won't imagine how inexpensive it is to make these.  All you need are fishhook earrings, a couple beads (optional but a very cute addition!), and two small skeins of embroidery thread!  Since the fishhook earrings are bought in bulk (I got a pack of 30, which can make 15 pairs of earrings), along with the beads that came in a large and generous pack, I can definitely roll out quite a few handmade earrings with these supplies!


Here's the price of materials breakdown...

I bought these items from my local Michaels craft store at the following prices:
Note: I highly recommend buying in-store, or at least checking the prices, because I've found that these products tend to be less expensive than online!


So, in conclusion... These are chic AND affordable earrings that you can easily crochet and make!


Oh, I must tell you about the cool embroidery thread that I used for this project, too!  I picked out DMC 6-Strand Embroidery Cotton Floss in the color "Light Sea Green" (No. 964).  It's a superior quality thread made of 100% long staple Egyptian cotton.  What I love about it is that it's double mercerized for a brilliant sheen, is 100% colorfast, and fade-resistant!  It also comes in SO many beautiful colors.  While I was standing in front of the embroidery thread shelves in my local Michaels store, I had a really tough time figuring out which color I wanted to pick to make into earrings first, because they all looked so pretty! 



Here's a tiny, 8m/8.7yd skein that I got for $0.56 in-store!

What's also awesome is that I only needed to use two tiny skeins to complete this project.  Here's how much I had left over after finishing the dreamcatcher part of the earring, with plenty of thread left over for making the tassel! 




Chic and handmade jewelry pieces like these sell well at craft fairs and make excellent gifts, or as a treat for yourself! It’s a must-have Spring and Summer fashion accessory to add a bohemian, gypsy, hippie, vintage, free spirit, or festival touch to your outfit.


I think they look lovely with different hairstyles, whether you let your hair down and loose, or up in a ponytail!

   

They also go well with both short and long hairstyles, don't you think?


If you love this boho chic fashion style, stay tuned for other earring designs as I plan to create more!


So....shall we get started on this?  Scroll down for the free, written crochet pattern with visual references! 


https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mercer-market-tote-bag

If you'd like to download the beautifully-formatted, ad-free, and easy-to-read PDF version with photo references (see preview below)click here to purchase it for a small fee in my shop.  This pattern file includes directions for crocheting the Mercer Market Bag in full, as well as an easy tutorial for making a tassel accessory.  Thank you for supporting Sweet Softies designs!


https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mint-spirit-boho-festival-earrings




MINT SPIRIT EARRINGS


Copyright Notice -- © 2019 Sweet Softies (www.sweetsofties.com). You have permission to sell finished products made from this pattern, but you must credit Sweet Softies as the owner/creator of this pattern by linking to my website (www.sweetsofties.com) or Facebook page (www.facebook.com/SweetSofties). No wholesale. You may not copy, alter, or sell my patterns in part or in whole in any way. My patterns may not be used in teaching online classes. My patterns may be used in teaching in-person classes ONLY with written consent from me. You may link to this pattern but you may not copy any part of the pattern instructions on other websites.


Introduction:
The Mint Spirit Earrings are beautiful, handmade jewelry pieces that are not only quick and easy to crochet, but trendy and fashionable too!  This lovely turquoise pair of dreamcatcher-esque earrings with beads and tassels is just screaming happy, Summer vibes!

Chic accessories like these sell well at craft fairs and make excellent gifts, or as a treat for yourself!  It's a must-have Spring and Summer fashion accessory to add a bohemian (boho), gypsy, hippie, free spirit, vintage, or festival touch to any outfit.  Up your fashion game today with this gorgeous style!

Finished Measurement: 
  • The entire earring is 6 inches long.  (The round, dreamcatcher piece is 1.5 inches, and the tassel is 4 inches.)
  • Note: The size is easily adjustable, depending on how large or how many beads you add to the earring, and how long you make your tassel.

Level: 
  • Familiar beginner. Requires familiarity with stitches used (below).

Stitches/Terms Used (US Terminology):
  • MR: magic ring 
  • YO: yarn over
  • Ch: chain
  • Sl st: slip stitch
  • Sc: single crochet
  • Inc: increase

    Materials:





    ~ CROCHET INSTRUCTIONS ~

    Notes (Read Before Beginning):
    • Puff Stitch: YO, insert hook, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook). YO, insert hook, pull up a loop (5 loops on hook). YO, insert hook, pull up a loop (7 loops on hook). YO and pull through all 7 loops on hook. Ch 1 to close the puff.
    • First, crochet the round 'Dreamcatcher' section, then continue with the 'Tassel' instructions.  If you need any help, feel free to check out the video tutorial below! 

    LET'S BEGIN!

    Dreamcatcher Section

    R1: In MR: ch 1, insert 6 puff stitches. *Join with a sl st to ch on top of first puff. (6 puffs)

    R2: Ch 1, (sc on top of puff, inc in space between puffs) x 6. *Join with a sl st to the top of the first sc. (18 sc)

    R3: Ch 1, insert a puff stitch in each st around. *Join with a sl st to ch on top of first puff. (18 puffs)

    R4: Ch 1, (sc on top of puff, sc in space between puffs) x 18. *Join with a sl st to the top of the first sc. (36 sc)

    Ch 3, then fasten off with a tail for wrapping around the fishhook earring. Then, weave in the ends.


    If you are using the 8m/8.7yd skein of embroidery thread, you'll find that you have a good amount of left-over yarn for making a tassel.


    Tassel Section

    Click here to follow my quick and easy (no-hassle!) tassel tutorial, which has step-by-step written instructions with photos to guide you along the process.  Once you have finished the tassel, sew it to the bottom of the earring, fasten off, and weave in the ends.


    Make another earring to complete the set, and you are done!




    Stuck? Here's a Video Tutorial!





    Don't forget... if you'd like to download the beautifully-formatted, ad-free, and easy-to-read PDF version with photo references (see preview below)click here to purchase it for a small fee in my shop.  This pattern file includes directions for crocheting the Mercer Market Bag in full, as well as an easy tutorial for making a tassel accessory.  Thank you for supporting Sweet Softies designs!


    https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mint-spirit-boho-festival-earrings

    If you enjoyed this free project and would like to make a donation to support my work, please click here!  Any amount is greatly appreciated and will go directly towards the yarn and supplies I use to keep creating new designs!


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    If you made this project and would like to share photos, I'd absolutely love to see!  Here are links for sharing your finished creation:

    As always, you are more than welcome to SHARE this post with any fellow crocheters who'd like to try this pattern!  Thank you for reading, and I wish you all a wonderful day! 


    Best wishes,

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