Our most popular posts are crochet earrings, but it’s been a while since we shared a new pattern with you. Today is all about the flower earrings crochet pattern, which is totally free. This crochet pattern is built around a wooden earring base, which you can either make with a laser cutter (like the xTool M1), or purchase from Amazon or Etsy.
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Inspiration for the Flower Earrings Crochet Pattern
When xTool sent over their M1 hybrid laser and blade cutter, I knew I wanted to make crochet tools (like diy stitch markers), as well as crochet patterns built around laser cut wood. Earrings seemed like a great starting place, so I designed three different pairs of 1.5 inch earrings and laser cut them from 3mm basswood plywood.
The flower earring crochet pattern was inspired by the flowers engraved on the earring, as well as the shell stitches used in the flower face scrubbies pattern. The result is a gorgeous, boho earring with floral accents. I love the combo of yarn and wood!
Using the same earring template and yarn, I also designed the flower earrings’ sister pattern — the boho earrings. Don’t they look cute together?!
Flower Crochet Earrings SVG File
The free SVG cut file includes templates for three pairs of 1.5 inch earrings, as well as cut-outs for decorations and a pair of smaller earrings. Just sign up below to receive yours via email ⬇⬇
Tools Needed to Crochet the Flower Earrings
The flower earrings are crocheted onto the wooden base using Cotlin yarn, a DK weight blend of cotton and linen from WeCrochet. You’ll use a small crochet hook so the stitches are tight and the fabric is stiff. I used the 2.5mm hook from WeCrochet’s Dots set. Because the hook is so much smaller than what’s recommended on the yarn label, you may experience a bit more splitting than usual.
Once you’ve finished the flower earrings crochet pattern and woven in your ends, you’ll attach your findings (jump ring and earring hook) using jewelry pliers.
In order to crochet the flower earrings, you’ll need round 1.5 inch wooden earring blanks. I cut mine with the xTool M1 hybrid laser and blade cutter. Check out my full M1 review to learn more about this awesome laser cutter.
If you have a laser cutter at home (or a friend who’s down to share), be sure to grab the free earring SVG file above so you can cut your own earring blanks.
If laser cutting isn’t your thing (yet 😘), you can purchase some adorable pre-made wooden earring blanks like these earrings with floral cut-outs from Amazon or these rainbows from Etsy.
Cotlin is a DK weight cotton/linen blend, but you can substitute for other DK weight cotton yarns like Paintbox Cotton DK (from LoveCrafts) or Friends Cotton 8/8 from Hobbii. You only need 12-ish yards for the pair of earrings, so feel free to use scraps of whatever DK weight cotton you have on hand.
How to Make the Wooden Earring Bases or Blanks
Before you begin crocheting your own pair of flower earrings, you’ll need the wooden earring blanks or bases. This tutorial will walk you through how to laser cut your own using the xTool M1 hybrid laser and blade cutter.
Skip ahead if you plan to purchase your own wooden earring blanks like these earrings with floral cut-outs from Amazon or rainbows from Etsy.
Supplies for Earring Blanks
- xTool M1 (or other similar laser cutter)
- 3mm basswood plywood (from the premium material box or Amazon)
- Flower earrings SVG file (free download)
- Computer with xTool Creative Space (XCS) software (free to download)
1. Set up the basswood and triangular prisms
Space out the triangular prisms across the base of the xTool M1 and lay a piece of 3mm basswood on top. Turn on the machine.
2. Upload the SVG file and choose the settings
Connect the xTool M1 to your computer and open the XCS software.
Click “Image” on the left side and upload the SVG file. Choose which earrings you want to laser cut and move them to the part of the basswood that you want to cut.
On the right side of XCS, choose the 3mm basswood plywood setting and set the height to “triangular prism” if you’re using them. Then, highlight or click on each part of the earrings and set them to “cut.” Everything will be cut except for the flower decoration, which should be set to “engrave.”
3. Frame the project
Once you’re happy with your settings and earring placement, click the green “process” button in the lower right corner of XCS.
This will bring up the framing menu and a preview of the earrings. Click the green “framing” button, then complete framing by pushing the round button on the xTool M1. When the machine stops framing, push the round button again. Click the green “Framing completed” button on XCS.
4. Cut the earring blanks
When framing is completed, click the green “start” button in the upper right corner of XCS, then push the round button on your M1.
Though the estimated time was listed as two minutes, it took about nine minutes for the xTool M1 10W to cut out all three pairs of earrings from the basswood.
How to Crochet the Flower Earrings
Once you’ve cut your wooden earring blanks, it’s time to start crocheting the flower petals.
Supplies / Materials
- 12 – 13 yards of Cotlin yarn (samples were made in Whisper and Surf colors)
- or 12 – 13 yards of similar #3 DK weight cotton yarn
- 2.5 mm crochet hook
- 2 – 1.5 inch wooden earring blanks (like these or these)
- Tapestry needle
- 2 Earring hooks
- 2 – 8 mm jump rings (I have this multipack that also included pliers)
- 2 pairs of jewelry pliers
Gauge / Size
Gauge is not important for the crochet flower earring pattern, as long as your stitches are tight.
Finished earrings are 2.5 inches long x 3.25 inches wide (without earring hooks).
Abbreviations / Techniques
- ch – chain
- sc – single crochet
- dc – double crochet
- sk – skip
- st – stitch
- RS – right side
- WS – wrong side
- weaving in ends
NOTE: This pattern utilizes US crochet terminology.
- ch-1 doesn’t count as a st
- Pattern utilizes crochet shorthand. “2 sc” means to crochet two sc in one st, “sc 2” means to crochet one sc in each of the next two stitches
- Some wooden earring blanks have a clear front and back. If you’re right-handed, begin with the front of the wooden earring facing you. If you’re left-handed, begin with the back facing you.
Flower Earrings Crochet Pattern
ROW 1 (RS): join yarn to earring and sc 16 onto earring blank (16)
Join yarn by inserting your hook into the center of the earring (photo a), pulling up a loop and yarning over (photo b), and pulling through the loop (photo c).
sc as usual, acting as if the center of the wooden earring is the top of a stitch (photo d).
ROW 2 (WS): ch 1 and turn, sc in first st, 2 sc across (31)
ROW 3: ch 1 and turn, sc, *sk 2, 6 dc, sk 2, sc* repeat five times (36)
Trim yarn and weave in ends with a tapestry needle.
Adding the Earring Findings – Crochet Flower Earrings Tutorial
Using both pairs of pliers, carefully open the jump ring (photos e & f). Hold the jump ring with one set of pliers on each side of the opening. Gently pull one side of the jump ring toward you and one side away from you.
Once the gap is large enough, slide the wooden earring onto the jump ring (photo g). Add the earring hook (photo h) and gently close the jump ring with the pliers.
Repeat these steps for the second flower earring and you’re good to go!
Share Your Crocheted Flower Earrings!
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Related Patterns & Posts
If you loved the flower earring crochet pattern, be sure to share it to your Pinterest boards and check out these free patterns:
- Sunburst Earrings
- Boho Earrings
- 16 Free Crochet Earring Patterns
- Flower Face Scrubbies
- Boho Plant Hanger
Learn more about the xTool M1 hybrid laser and blade cutter in our full review post.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
These are the most common questions about crochet flower earrings.
Is crocheting flower earrings easy?
This pattern’s difficulty level is “easy.” It uses simple stitches like single crochets (sc) and double crochets (dc), but they’re crocheted onto a wooden earring rather than other stitches or chains.
How do you crochet flower earrings?
There are many ways to crochet a flower, but this pattern earring pattern uses a wooden circle as a base for crochet flower petals.