These darling crochet cactus earrings make a quick gift or a fun evening crochet project. The whimsical design make them fun for summer barbecues or a day spent at the farmer’s market. These crochet earrings are made using embroidery floss, so the color options are endless.
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I would wager than you, a crafty individual, have hobbies other than crochet. I have a few things I dabble in, and every once in a while I get out my beads and make some simple jewelry. I designed these crochet cactus earrings on a whim, and was ecstatic that I got the arms to work out so well (I needed a win this week!) . When I pulled out my jewelry making supplies, I found I had several beads and trinkets that I had intended on making into earrings ages ago but hadn’t got around to it.
There’s no time like the present. Thirty minutes later I have 4 new pairs of earrings!
The design for these cactus earrings took a bit of puzzling. I was hoping to avoid having to make 2 layers per earring, and I figured out a way by making the arms one piece. I also highly recommend using Stiffy to make them stiff. It changes the color of your thread very slightly so keep that in mind (makes it a bit darker) , but I am very happy with the stiffer result, especially for earrings.
Ready to make yours? The pattern is below:
CROCHET CACTUS EARRINGS – FREE CROCHET PATTERN
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What you need: (affiliate links)
– 2.5mm hook
– Embroidery floss – DMC 368
– Stiffy (optional)
– Earring Findings
– Hot Glue Gun
Gauge: not important, but you can go down a hook size to make earrings smaller
(Make 2 of each piece)
Using all strands of your embroidery floss:
1. Sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sc in next 9 sts. Work 4 sc in last st. Working across opposite side of chain, sc in next 10 sts. Turn. (24 sts)
2. Ch 1. Sc in next 10 sts. Work 2 sc in next 4 sts. Sc in next 10 sts. (28 sts)
1. Work 2 sc in in 2nd ch from hook. Sc in next ch. Sc2tog across 2 chs. Sc in next 3 chs. Sc2tog across 2 chs. Sc in next ch. Work 4 sc in last ch. Working across opposite side: Sc in next ch. Work 3 sc in next st. Sc in next 5 chs. Work 3 sc in next st. Sc in next ch. Work 2 sc in last ch (same as the first ch).
Weave in all ends of both pieces.
More Cactus projects:
Here you can either wet block the cactus earring pieces or you can use sponge brush and apply some Stiffy. It makes the pieces stiff enough to keep their shape while worn. I used Stiffy and it works wonderfully!
Once the pieces are dry, use your hot glue gun to attach them together. The arms piece will be attached to the back of the trunk piece.
Next, add your earring findings. If you used Stiffy, you can use a sharp darner needle to make a nice hole in the top of the cactus for your jumpring to go through.
Use your imagination to make your crochet cactus earrings perfect. ❤️
I thought about adding a little flower to the top of my crochet cactus earrings, but couldn’t quite make it work with crochet. I wonder if beads would work better…
I would love to see your ideas! Share yours on instagram and tag @whistleandivy
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