Follow along with this free pattern to make your own pair of beaded crochet snowflake earrings to add a little winter magic to your wardrobe.
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With my love of wearing and designing crochet earrings, it’s no surprise that I would want to make the perfect pair for winter.
I have always loved snowflakes. They are so gorgeous and the variations are endless. For these snowflake earrings I wanted to add a little something extra. A few seed beads worked into the pattern are the perfect way to extenuate the beauty of the snowflakes.
These earrings are a great way to add some winter wonderland to your wardrobe. They also make fantastic handmade gifts. If you add a ribbon instead of earring hooks, they make adorable ornaments! These are very versatile.
If you want more free crochet earring patterns, be sure to check out my favorite earring pattern here.
Beads + Yarn
If you have never added beads to your crochet or knitting projects before, it might seem intimidating. It is actually a super easy way to add a bit of sparkle to any project.
The easiest way to add beads is to use a teeny tiny crochet hook. I have a 0.75mm hook specifically for adding beads to projects. You need such a small hook is so it can fit in the center of a seed bead. Size 6/0 seed beads work great with that size of hook.
Wherever you want to add a bead, stop and remove whatever crochet hook or knitting needle you are working with and slip a bead onto the loop with the 0.75 mm crochet hook. Then put your working needle or hook back and keep going! This will lock the bead in place, and you can add as many as you like, wherever you like!
What you need
To make these earrings, you will need some supplies.
- Yarn – I like to use Curio #10 yarn from KnitPicks. You’ll want about 10 yards of yarn for one pair of earrings.
- Beads – You will need 22 size 6/0 seed beads for each pair of earrings.
- Fabric Stiffener – To solidify the earrings. I use Aleene’s Fabric Stiffener.
- Earring hardware – You will need a pair of earring hooks and some jump rings to add the hooks to the earrings. You can use whatever style of hook you like, I usually go for French hooks in whatever color matches my earrings.
- Tiny Crochet Hooks – This pattern uses two sizes of crochet hook to make these earrings. A 1.0mm hook for shaping the earrings, and a 0.75mm (or smaller) hook to add the beads.
- Tapestry needle – for weaving in ends. I didn’t find my small tapestry needle right away, so I used a large embroidery needle and that worked just fine.
- A pair of small pliers and a jump ring opener – to open and close the jump rings.
Crochet Snowflake Earrings Pattern
With the 1.0mm hook, join a chain of 4 with a slip stitch to form the base for the rest of the stitches.
Single crochet 12 times into the center chain 4 ring. Join to the top of the first single crochet with another single crochet.
Chain 1, then using the smaller 0.75mm hook slip 1 bead onto the current loop. Switch back to the 1.0mm hook and double crochet into the next single crochet from Round 2. This will lock the bead into place.
Chain 1, single crochet, chain 1, add a bead, double crochet around the whole circle. This should create six bumps with a bead at the top of each bump.
When you reach the beginning of the round, slip stitch into the top of the first Round 3 single crochet.
Remember: The 0.75mm hook should only be used for adding beads. The 1.00mm hook should be used the rest of the time.
Chain 3, then double crochet into the top of the double crochet from Round 3. This will be right next to a bead. Then chain 3 again and slip stitch into the top of the next single crochet.
Continue in this way until you have gone around the entire circle, ending with a slip stitch.
Single crochet 4 times into the chain 3 space. Then chain two, stop and add a bead to the loop, chain one, then slip stitch into each of the two chain stitches beneath the bead. Then single crochet 4 times into the next chain 3 space.
Repeat this four more times so you have a total of 5 beads around the edge. When you reach the last tip where a bead would be, double crochet into the chain 3 space, chain 2, then double crochet into the chain 3 space and single crochet 4 times into the chain 3 space.
Finish the round with a slip stitch, cut the yarn, and pull through to secure.
Crochet a second earring in the same way.
Weaving in Ends
When all the crocheting is done, use a small tapestry needle or a large embroidery needle to weave the ends of the yarn into the back of the pattern. With the ends secure, you can trim them away.
Stiffening the Earrings
Slightly dilute your stiffener liquid and submerge your earrings, making sure they are completely saturated.
Press out excess liquid into an old towel and lay the earring out to dry in the shape you want them to be.
Adding the Earring Hooks
When the earrings are dry, add your earring hooks using a small pair of pliers and some jump rings.
Make sure you keep all the rings lined up so the final earrings will hang in the orientation you want.
That’s it! They are ready to wear!
- 10 yards of #10 cotton crochet thread
- 2 earring hooks
- Jump rings
- Fabric stiffener liquid
- 1.0mm crochet hook
- 0.75mm crochet hook
- 22 6/0 seed beads
- Small tapestry needle
- Small pliers
- Jump ring opener
Ch 4, sl st into 4th chain from hook to join.
Sc 12 times into center ring. Join with sc.
*Ch 1, add bead, dc into next sc, ch 1, sc into next sc.*
Repeat from * to * 5 more times. Join with sl st into first sc.
*Ch 3, dc into top of round 3 dc, ch 3, sl st into round 2 sc.*
Repeat from * to * five more times.
*Sc 4 into ch 3 space, ch 2, add bead, ch 1, sl st into each ch below the bead (2 times), sc 4 times into ch 3 space.*
Repeat from * to * four times.
Sc 4 into ch 3 space, dc into ch 3 space, ch 2, dc into ch 3 space, sc 4 into ch 3 space. Join with sl st into first sc.
Break yarn and pull through to secure.
Repeat instructions to crochet the second earring
Weave in ends with a tapestry needle and trim away extra yarn.
Soak earrings in stiffening liquid diluted with an equal amount of water. Pat earrings with a
towel to remove any excess liquid. Lay earrings flat to dry.
When earring are completely dry, attach earring hooks with jump rings and pliers, making sure the front of the earring will face the right direction when the earring hook is attached.
Ch - chain
Sl st - slip stitch
Sc - single crochet
Dc - double crochet
Let it snow!
I love wearing these earrings. They are a bit more whimsical than my usual designs, but they are so much fun, I just can’t help myself.
The beads add a subtle sparkle that I really like, but you can also make these without the beads if you prefer. Either way, I think they are beautiful!
I hope you give this pattern a try!
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What is your favorite thing about winter? Let me know in the comments below!