Free Crocheted Turtle Earrings Pattern

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In case you want to work this pattern off-line, or to store it as a hard copy, a free PDF pattern for these cute earrings can be downloaded here (this is a Rapidshare download – please choose the option applicable to you!)

Please do not distribute this pattern or sell it, and please also do not sell the finished items – the pattern is for your personal use only! Thanks for respecting!

Crocheted Turtle Earrings


These Earrings are a cute gift – either for a young girl or for yourself and can be made in any colour.

They measure about 5 cm (2 inches) from head to tail (without finding) and are quite easy to make – despite the complicated looking last round.

What makes it so complicated looking is this:

Round 2 has 20 stitches, round 3 needs 30. So we need an increase every other stitch. On top of this, we need to work all the limbs, the head and the tail into this round.

Those are six items to be worked in – meaning, to distribute them evenly onto the 30 stitches, one has to be placed on top of every fifth stitch.

I tried to detail this stitch by stitch – but if you are confident enough, you can skip following that step to the letter and distribute your increases and limbs freely!

Here’s what you need:

– one pair of earring findings (I used simple hooks)

– a little bit (a 20 gr ball is way enough!) of size 10 crocheting thread in any colour you like (I used Aida Multicolor in a sky blue / white / tender green colourway)

– a 1.25 mm steel crocheting hook

– a sewing needle / tapestry needle to sew in ends.


Here’s how to do it:

Stitches used (US English):

– chain stitch

– slip stitch

– single crochet

– double crochet

Beginning:

– Chain 5, join into ring with a slip stitch in first chain

Round 1:

– Chain 3 (counts as first double crochet)

– Work 9 double crochets into ring, join with slip stitch in top chain of initial chain 3 – (10 double crochets)

Round 2:

– Chain 3 (counts as first double crochet)

– Work one double crochet into same space (into previous slip stitch joining the round)

– Work two double crochets into each following stitch (18 more double crochets – full round: 20 double crochets)

– Join with slip stitch into top chain of chain 3

Round 3:

– Chain three (counts as first double crochet).

Make tail:

On top of these three chain stitches, chain four more (seven in all).

Work one single crochet in the second chain from hook, and into the next two chain stitches (three single crochets).

Work one slip stitch into the top chain of chain three.

– Work one double crochet into same space (into previous slip stitch joining the round) (dc 2)

– Work one double crochet into the next stitch (dc 3)

– Work two double crochets into the next stitch (dc 4 + 5)

– Work one double crochet into the next stitch (dc 6)

Make leg number 1:

On top of the last double crochet worked, chain five.

Work one single crochet in the second chain from hook, and into the next three chain stitches (four single crochets).

Work one slip stitch into the top of supporting double crochet.

– Work two double crochets into the next stitch (dc 7 + 8 )

– Work one double crochet into the next stitch (dc 9)

– Work two double crochets into the next stitch (dc 10 + 11)

Make leg number 2:

On top of the last double crochet worked, chain five.

Work one single crochet in the second chain from hook, and into the next three chain stitches (four single crochets).

Work one slip stitch into the top of supporting double crochet.

– Work one double crochet into the next stitch (dc 12)

– Work two double crochets into the next stitch (dc 13 + 14)

– Work one double crochet into the next stitch (dc 15)

– Work one double crochet into the next stitch (dc 16)

Make Head:

On top of the last double crochet worked, chain eight.

Turn work. Slip stitch into the top of supporting double crochet.

Turn work.

Work eight single crochets into the loop.

Now, slip the ring of your finding onto your hook, work one single crochet into the loop, pulling your yarn-over through both loops and the ring of the finding.

Work eight more single crochets into the loop (17 single crochets)

Work one slip stitch into the top of supporting double crochet.

– Work one more double crochet into the same stitch as the one supporting the head. (dc 17)

– Work one double crochet into the next stitch (dc 18 )

– Work two double crochets into the next stitch (dc 19 + 20)

– Work one double crochet into the next stitch (dc 21)

Make leg number 3:

On top of the last double crochet worked, chain five.

Work one single crochet in the second chain from hook, and into the next three chain stitches (four single crochets).

Work one slip stitch into the top of supporting double crochet.

– Work two double crochets into the next stitch (dc 22 + 23)

– Work one double crochet into the next stitch (dc 24)

– Work one double crochet into the next stitch (dc 25)

– Work one double crochet into the next stitch (dc 26)

Make leg number 4:

On top of the last double crochet worked, chain five.

Work one single crochet in the second chain from hook, and into the next three chain stitches (four single crochets).

Work one slip stitch into the top of supporting double crochet.

– Work one more double crochet into the same stitch as the one supporting leg. (dc 27)

– Work one double crochet into the next stitch (dc 28 )

– Work two double crochets into the next stitch (dc 29 + 30)

– join round with slip stitch into top chain of beginning chain 3.

Cut thread, leaving a long enough tail to sew, fasten off. Work second earring the same way. Sew in all ends. If the body tends to bulge, stretch your work or wet it and block to get it flat.

Enjoy!

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5 Responses

  1. love this pattern…

  2. Really cute! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Just came here from Rav…genius! I just made a pair in about 30 minutes,,,Thanks!

  4. Just finished a lovely pair of green turtles. My mom who has alzheimers even recognized them as turtles when I showed them to her. Then my friend who had a lot of turtles thinks they are toooooo cute. Thanks for sharing your visionary talent.

  5. Am very pleased to have found this sweet pattern..have been looking for a turtoise earring pattern for a longer time…thanks a million to you..

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