Upcycled crochet earring holder tutorial!

My aunt asked me to write out a tutorial for the crochet earring holder I made so here it is!!

IMG_3484You will need…

An old frame (square or rectangle without the glass)

dk yarn of your choice

4mm hook

Scissors

Darning needle

Suitable glue

Buttons (optional)

Terms and stitches…

ch = chain

sc = single crochet

dc = double crochet

chain 1 does not count as a stitch

chain 3 counts as your first dc

Pattern…

To begin you need to chain in multiples of 6 with 2 extra chains – my frame required 26 stitches in total – you want your chain to fit the frame when stretched not when loose, as you do not want the final piece to sag under the weight of what you hang on it.

row 1 – sc in second chain from hook, *skip the next 2 stitches then dc five times into the next stitch, skip the next two stitches and sc into the next* – repeat from  * to * to the end of the row – you should finish with a sc.

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if like me you are changing colours at the end of each row – attach new colour (i do this by using the new colour to yarn over on the last yarn over of the last stitch) IMG_3486row 2 – chain 3 and dc twice into the same stitch, *skip the next two stitches and sc into the next, skip the next two stitches and dc five times into the next* repeat from * to * until the last three stitches then skip the last two stitches and dc 3 times into the last stitch (change colour if you are)

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row 3 – chain 1 and sc into the same stitch, skip the next 2 stitches then dc five times into the next stitch, skip the next two stitches and sc into the next* – repeat from  * to * until the last three stitches then skip the next two stitches and sc into the last. (change colour if you are)

You now just carry on repeating rows 2 and 3 until your piece is the required length

fasten off and weave in all your ends!

IMG_3495remove the back of the frame and put glue along the lip where the glass would usually sit and press one edge of your crochet work into it – I do one side at a time and allow it to dry completely before doing the next – make sure to stretch the work so it fits well – use clothes pegs if you need to, to keep it in place whilst it dries.

Once all four sides are glued and dry add the back of the frame and secure.

all glued in and secure
all glued in and secure

If you want you can add flowers, buttons, or other decorations to the frame like I did with these ones

All that’s left is to decide where to put it and add your jewelry

excuse the santa earrings – all my non christmas earrings seem to have disappeared – also pictured crochet flower brooch and some fun button hairslides I made last year!

You can even add little hooks to the bottom of the wall hanging frames to hang necklaces and bracelets from ( unfortunately no hooks in my stash so can’t show you :()

anonymouse x
anonymouse x

2 thoughts on “Upcycled crochet earring holder tutorial!

  1. What a neat idea! I think they would be just great to hang on the wall as art! And thank you for liking my post “Candy Stripe Bag Now Has a Liner” and following OUR RETIRED LIFE.
    Arlene

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