Follow my step by step instructions for this free beginner crochet pattern to create your own pair of Tudor Rose earrings.
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I am a huge fan of crochet earrings! Not only are they fun to make and wear but they are versatile and can be made in any color so they can perfectly match any outfit. Because they are just made with thread, they are super lightweight no matter how big you make them. This means you can wear them all day and your ears aren’t sore when you take them off. When I am looking for a quick handmade gift, I know they are always a great choice.
Crochet earrings are the perfect project for beginner crocheters. They are quick to work up with basic crochet stitches but are more impressive than a basic dishcloth. The Tudor Rose crochet earring pattern is an incredibly easy pattern to crochet. It only uses four different stitches! Even if you are just starting your crochet journey, this free pattern is perfect for you.
This was the first crochet earring pattern that I designed. I wanted to make a floral design that was easy to pair with just about any outfit, and that is exactly what this beginner crochet pattern is.
Like a lot of people, I am fascinated by the history of the Tudors. Who doesn’t love hearing all the sordid details about King Henry VIII and his six wives? The five petal flower shape of this earring design echoes the shape of the emblem of the House of Tudor which gives the pattern its name. Be careful where you wear these, or you just might catch the eye of the king.
I love this design and I hope you do too!
What you’ll need
To make these crochet earrings you will need some tools and supplies. First, you will need some yarn and a crochet hook. For the yarn, I use a #10 cotton crochet thread from KnitPicks, but you could try any thin yarn or thick thread you like. You won’t need very much to make a pair of earrings, only about 10 yards. This means you can get quite a few pairs out of one ball of yarn. To form the earrings I use a 1.0 mm hook.
If you wanted to make a bigger pair of earrings you could use larger yarn and crochet hook, then follow the same instructions.
Once your crocheting is done you will need a small tapestry needle to weave in the ends. A tapestry needle is a blunt needle that you can use to pull yarn or thread through existing stitches without splitting through the strands if you like to do any kind of crochet or knitting I highly recommend having a few different size tapestry needles on hand for finishing projects.
To turn the crocheted pieces into earrings you will need a fabric stiffener liquid to firm up the yarn and make the earrings hang nicely.
You will also need some earring hardware. That is some sort of earring hook, jump rings, and a pair of pliers. I prefer to use round nose pliers, but any small pliers will work.
Tudor Rose Earring Beginner Crochet Pattern
To start off the pattern, join a chain of 8 into a circle with a slip stitch. This will be the base for the stitches in round 2.
Single crochet 15 times into the center ring. Join the last single crochet with the first with a slip stitch into the top of the first single crochet.
Chain 3 then double crochet, chain 1, double crochet twice into the same single crochet.
Skip 2 single crochet stitches then work two double crochet stitches, a single crochet, and another two double crochet stitches into the same single crochet. Repeat this 3 more times for a total of 5 double crochet clusters.
Join the last double crochet with the top of the first double crochet with a slip stitch, then slip stitch again into the middle of the next chain 1 space from round 3.
Chain 5 then single crochet into the next space between two double crochet clusters. This will make a loop around the edge of the central flower.
Chain 4 and single crochet into the next chain 1 space. Then chain 4 and single crochet into the next space between two double crochet clusters.
Continue making chain 4 loops until you have worked a single crochet into every chain 1 space and every double crochet cluster space for a total of 10 loops.
Single crochet 5 times into each chain 4 loop. Join the first single crochet with the last single crochet with a slip stitch.
Cut the yarn, and pull through to finish.
Crochet a second Tudor Rose earring to make a matching pair.
Weaving in ends
Once all of the crocheting is finished, weave in the loose ends from the beginning and end of the pattern. To do this, use your tapestry needle to pull the ends through the stitches on the back so you cannot see them. Then trim the ends away.
You only need to weave in an inch or two of loose ends before you trim because the next step will make the earring secure and prevent any unraveling.
Stiffening the earrings
To make sure every stitch is perfectly placed you will need to stiffen your earring before adding the earring hardware.
I use Aleene’s Stiffener and Draping Liquid diluted about 50% with water to stiffen my earrings. I like to use it because it is easy to get, easy to work with, and dries completely clear so it doesn’t affect the final look.
After mixing the stiffener in the water, add the earrings and make sure they are completely saturated. Then take them out of the liquid, shake off any extra, and blot them on a towel you don’t mind getting dirty.
Then find a place to lay them flat until they are completely dry. While the earrings are still wet, arrange the earrings how you want them to look when they are dry. They should be perfectly flat and all the stitches lined up nicely. Once the stiffener liquid is dry you will not be able to adjust the stitches.
Make sure whatever surface you lay them to dry won’t get stuck to the earrings. I have a set of foam drying mats that I like to use, but a tray or piece of cardboard covered in saran wrap also works great.
Leave the earrings alone until they are completely dry. I usually leave them out overnight and then finish them the next day.
Adding the earring hooks
Once your earrings are completely dry you can add the finishing touch, the earring hooks!
I use French hooks, which are easy to find, but you can use whatever kind of earring hook you like best.
You will need jump rings to connect the hooks to the rest of the earring. Jump rings are small circles of metal that can be easily twisted open to connect two small pieces to make jewelry. The French hooks I have purchased have always come with their own set of jump rings. Jump rings can also be purchased on their own if you don’t have any.
You will need to use 2 jump rings per earring. This will make sure the flat side of the earring will line up properly with the side of your face while they are hanging from your ears.
Jump rings come with a jump ring opener, which is a ring you wear that gives you leverage to twist open the jump ring. You will need a small pair of pliers to open the jump rings.
Once the jump ring is open you can use it to connect the hook with the earring by putting it through the top of a single crochet in the middle of any of the 10 loops around the edge of the flower shape. To close the jump ring, just reverse the twist.
When you link everything together, make sure the back of the earring hook lines up with the front of the crochet pattern so they will lay correctly.
Add earring hooks to each earring and they are all done and ready to wear!
Free Crochet Pattern – Tudor Rose Crochet Earrings
- 10 yards #10 cotton crochet thread
- 2 earring hooks
- Jump rings
- Fabric stiffener liquid
- 1.0 mm Crochet hook
- Small tapestry needle
- Small Pliers
- Jump ring opener
Using 1.0 mm crochet hook and #10 cotton crochet thread crochet the earrings
Ch 8, sl st into 8th chain from hook to join
Sc 15 times into center ring. Join with sl st.
Ch 3, dc, ch 1, dc 2 into same sc.*Skip 2 sc, dc 2, ch 1, dc2 into same sc.*Repeat from * to * 3 more times (4 times total). Join with sl st. Sl st to next ch 1 space.
Ch 5, sc into space between 2nd and 3rd dc from hook.*Ch 4, sc into ch 1 space. Ch 4, sc into space between 2nd and 3rd dc from hook.*Repeat from * to * 3 more times (4 times total).Ch 4, sc into ch1 space.
Sc 5 into each ch 4 loop (50 sc total).Join with sl st, break yarn and pull through.
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 earrings 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
Your Tudor Rose crochet earrings are ready to wear!
Ch - chain
Sl st - slip stitch
Sc - single crochet
Dc - double crochet
Wearing your Tudor Rose crochet earrings
These earrings really do go with any outfit, but be careful if you wear them with a green dress, you just might lose your head!
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