Whilst tidying a box or three recently I found a pair of earring findings, so I decided to make some flower earrings!
2.5 mm crochet hook
Yellow and Pink embroidery silks
pair of hypo allergenic earring findings
darning needle and scissors for finishing.
Using yellow, work 10 double crochet into a magic circle and pull the circle tight (Or - using yellow, chain 4, slip stitch to make a ring and work 10 dc into the ring.)
Close the circle with a slip stitch, cut the threads and darn in the tails.
Using pink, *slip stitch into 1st dc, work 3 trebles into
the same dc, then work 3 trebles into 2nd dc*.
This makes the first petal.
Repeat from * to * into 3rd & 4th dc, 5th & 6th dc etc until there are 5 petals.
Slip stitch to the first petal, cut the thread leaving a long tail to pull through to the back.
Use the long tail to attach the earring hook, and darn in all loose ends - the back should look as neat as the front!
In this photo, the earring on the left shows the back, the earring on the right shows the front...;)
Now make another flower - it doesn't have to match! - and enjoy wearing a little bit of nature every day. :)