My obsession with spotting yarn-y items in the media will soon be enabled by a new feature on the NaturallyCaron.com blog I'm calling, "KnitSpotting" (and of course by my regular, Movie Monday posts). When my favorite American Idol contestant of this season wore crocheted earrings for her appearance--and then was voted off after performing a very cool, but non-mainstream sounding performance of an old school classic--I couldn't wait.
Lilly Scott, this project is an ode to you and your kick-A#$ voice. I'll be looking for your future cd, lady. Best of luck!
A. I. Contestant, Lilly Scott in Crocheted Earrings
Variegated, Worsted-Weight Yarn (I used Simply Soft Paints in Sticks & Stones)
US "H" (5mm) Crochet Hook
2, Earring Hooks
3 1/2"/9cm CircleHow-To Crochet (My Version)
Ch 6. Join round with a sl st in the 1st of ch-6, taking care not to twist.
Round 1: Ch 4, 15 tr in center hole. Join with a sl st in 4th ch of ch-4. (16 sts)
Round 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc in base of ch-2, *3hdc in next st; rep from * around. Join rnd with a sl st. (48 sts) Tie off.
Weave in ends.
Use jewelry pliers to attach hook to edge of crocheted circle.
Note: Circle fill flop in half when dangling. Just go with it; it's supposed to look that way. ;-)