Starfish Earrings

I spent a few days last week at the beach, hence, the lack of blog updates, but it brought to mind a project I did a couple of years ago for a beachside craft fair – crochet Starfish Earrings.  It’s a great little crochet project.  These quirky earrings are lightweight and perfect for some summer fun.

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Materials:

  • Embroidery Floss
  • Two 6 mm (or 4 mm) Metal Rings
  • A pair of Earring Hooks
  • 7 (1.65 mm) Crochet Hook
  • Scissors
  • White Glue
  • Old Paint Brush
  • Metal Pins
  • Piece of Foam
  • Jewelry Pliers

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Instructions:

  1. Crochet Two Starfish:
    1. Rnd 1:  Sc 15 around the metal ring. Sl st the ends together to complete the Rnd.
    2. Sc 1.
    3. Starfish Arm:
      1. Ch 9.
      2. Sk one Ch Sp. Sc in the next Ch Sp.
      3. Hdc in the next Ch Sp.
      4. Dc in the next Ch Sp.
      5. Htr in the next Ch Sp.
      6. Tr in the next Ch Sp.
      7. Tr in the next Ch Sp.
      8. Tr in the next Ch Sp.
      9. Skip two Sp on the foundation ring, and Sc in the third Sp to finish the starfish arm.
    4. Create 4 more Starfish arms.
    5. Sl St the final arm into the base of the first starfish arm ending the Rnd.
    6. Tie off the ends.
  2. Stiffen earrings:
    1. Combine about 1 tsp of glue in 2 tsp of water.
    2. Stretch and pin the starfish facedown on the piece of foam.
    3. Paint the backs of the starfish with the glue mixture.
    4. Allow the earrings to dry
  3. Use the pliers to attach an earring hook to each starfish.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Anita says:

    They’re really cute!

    Liked by 1 person

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