Have you been cleaning during quarantine? I keep seeing Instagram stories of people bragging about how they’ve deep cleaned their home or kicked spring cleaning’s butt. Meanwhile, I’m over here getting distracted by things I find at the beginning of the cleaning sesh. Remember that t-shirt yarn? That happened because I was trying to clean out my closet.
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These sunburst earrings are no different. I was trying to organize my craft room, but found a box of embroidery floss leftover from a friendship bracelet fundraiser in college. What does one do with decade-old embroidery floss? Crochet some earrings, duh!
These sweet sunburst earrings have a boho flair and were inspired by breezy spring days, despising cleaning, and the sunburst granny square. Initially, I thought I’d make a sunburst granny square that was suspended in a hoop earring, but the hoops I had on hand weren’t big enough. That square got big fast! I ended up stopping after two rounds, which gave me these little beauties. And yes, you read that right — the sunburst earrings are the first two rounds of the sunburst granny square!
Don’t worry if you’ve never made earrings before! If you can crochet, you can absolutely make these. Can I tell you a secret? You don’t even need jewelry tools. I included needle-nose pliers on the supply list, but honestly, I just used my nails to open and close the earring ring. 😬
Alrighty — let’s get crackin’!
Supplies / Materials:
- C – 2.5 mm crochet hook (I have this set)
- ~10 yards of embroidery floss
- Sewing needle to weave in ends
- 2 earring hooks (mine were sterling silver like these)
- Jewelry pliers (round or needle-nose)
Size / Gauge:
My finished earrings were about 1.5 inches in diameter.
Sunburst Earring Video Tutorial:
Sunburst Earring Pattern:
Begin with a magic ring or by chaining 4 and joining with a sl st to form a ring.
Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as the first double crochet) and dc 15 into the center of the ring. Use a slip stitch to connect to the top of the starting chain. (16)
Round 2: Ch 2. Puff stitch into the dc and ch 1. *Puff stitch, ch 1* 15 times.(16)
To puff stitch, yarn over, place the hook under the top of the dc, yarn over, and pull through — repeat this pattern 3 times (you should have 7 loops on your hook) and then yarn over and pull through all 7 loops. Finish off with a chain.
When you finish Round 2, trim your embroidery floss and use a sewing needle to weave in the ends.
Joining the Sunburst Earring Hooks:
Carefully open the ring at the bottom of your earring and hook it to any chain space on your sunburst. Close the ring using jewelry pliers or your fingers.
Repeat everything a second time to complete your brand new pair of sunburst earrings!
Share your Sunburst Earrings!
If you make a pair of Sunburst Earrings, don’t forget to share pics on social media! Tag me (@youshouldcraft) on Instagram and use #YSCSunburstEarrings so I can reshare your projects!