For the first time, after becoming a mom, I’ve finally started getting back to a place where I love myself again. One of the changes I’ve noticed is, I’ve started wearing accessories again! And what better accessory is there besides an amazing pair of crochet earrings?!
These crochet boho earrings are super fun with their bobble stitch texture and trendy fringe! The earring design was inspired by the Crafty Boho Wall Hanger pattern I just released a few weeks ago.
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I have provided the pattern, for free, here on my blog. If you would like a PDF version, to save to your device or to print off, you can purchase it in my shop for only $3.00. It’s also available on Ravelry for 3.00 as well.
Here’s what you will need to crochet a pair of Crafty Boho Earrings!
Stitch Key (US Terms)
SC = Single Crochet
CH = Chain
YO= Yarn Over
INC= Increase – Put two stitches in the same space. (In this case, it will be two SC stitches.)
SL ST= Slip Stitch
*= To Be Repeated
Bobble: *YO, Insert hook into stitch and pull up a loop, YO and pull through 2 loops on your hook* Repeat 3 more times. Now you should have 5 loops on your hook. YO and pull through all 5 loops on your hook. (do not chain after this, just go straight into your next stitch).
Magic Circle: If you are unfamiliar with the Magic Circle/Ring method you are welcome to chain 3, join, and crochet in the circle you created. If you would like to learn how to crochet the Magic Circle here is an awesome video tutorial.
????Before you start ????
While I was designing this pattern, I quickly learned not all super fine weight yarn is created equal. I made a few pairs of crochet earrings with Woolike yarn from Michaels and the beige color worked perfectly, but the olive was just slightly thicker.
This made the finished earring be super floppy, so I had to adjust the pattern. This pattern is for the SLIGHTLY THICKER versions of super fine weight yarn.
If you find a thinner super fine weight yarn you want to use, I have linked a separate pattern for that at the very end of this post. You can just scroll all the way down to the bottom to find it.
It’s made the same way as this pattern, but you start with 2 more stitches in the magic circle which results in 2 more stitches in every row.
If you are experienced in crochet, you should be able to adjust the pattern yourself. But for my beginner friends who need explicit, step-by-step instructions, I got you. The link at the very end of this post is for you!
Warning- there are no pictures in the second pattern, only this version of the pattern has pictures.
You can watch the full video tutorial here if you prefer video over photos ☺️. If you are using an ad blocker, you may not be able to see the video player.
Crafty Boho Earrings | Free Crochet Pattern
Row 1: SC 12 into the center of a magic circle. Join into the top of the first SC, CH 1. Turn your work. (12)
Row 2: *BOBBLE, SC* around. Join back into the first SC, CH 1, turn. (12)
Row 3: *INC, SC* around. Join back into the first SC, CH 1. (18)
Row 4: SC around. Join back into the first SC, CH 1. Turn your work. (18)
Row 5: *BOBBLE, SC* around. Join back into the first SC, CH 1, turn. (18)
For row 6, we will be working around our hoop earring finding. If you need help with this part please refer to the video tutorial that goes with this pattern.
Row 6: *INC, SC* around. Join back into the first SC, tie off. (27)
Tip: If you get mostly through row 6 and it’s so tight its distorting your hoop, you can increase in each stitch around instead and that should help!
Sew in your tails.
Pro Tip: You can use the pliers here if the needle is hard to hold onto.
Attaching Fish Hook
To attach your fish hook earring finding to your hoop, using your pliers, gently pry open the ring at the bottom or your fish hook.
Insert the earring hoop onto the opening you just made, making sure the front is facing forward.
Using your pliers again, pinch the ring at the bottom of your fish hook closed again.
To make the fringe, I like to use a makeshift template (a piece of cardboard works perfectly), wrap my yarn around the template multiple times, then cut it all at once.
This is much faster than trying to measure and cut each piece of fringe individually.
Pro Tip: You could get fancy and use embroidery thread for the fringe to give your finished Crafty Boho Earrings a more textured look. I like to separate each strand of embroidery thread fringe with a tiny-toothed comb for a super boho look!
Attach fringe pieces in each stitch across the bottom of your earring.
For a fuller look, I attached one fringe piece in the first stitch, then two fringe pieces in the second stitch and repeated that across the bottom.
To attach fringe, fold your fringe yarn in half, insert your hook into the stitch from the back of your wall hanging, grab the center of the fringe yarn (where its folded) and pull it through the stitch (this creates a loop on your hook).
Grab the fringe yarn with your hook and pull it through the loop. Repeat as desired.
Trim any stragglers (this is where a nice sharp pair of scissors come in handy).
Repeat the whole process for your second earring and, TADA!!! You now have a rockin pair of Crafty Boho Earrings!!
Something I love about this pattern is the color combo options are endless! I love the two tone look where the fringe is a different color from the body.
You guys are so stinking creative, I know you will come up with your own ideas and totally blow my socks off. I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE THEM! Be sure to tag me @ACraftyConcept on social media so I can see, and share them on my platforms! You can also use the #CraftyBohoEarrings so they will all be in one place.
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