It’s been over a month since my last post, but today I have an adorable crochet tutorial to share with you! I recently posted a photo of a tiny amigurumi elephant I made a couple years ago on Instagram, and it inspired me to come up with more mini crochet projects. Small projects are a great way to use leftover yarn… Mine was from my Pacific Crop Tee. With this tutorial, you can make your own pair of tiny granny square earrings in under a half an hour!
Supplies needed (Click on any item to shop through an affiliate link… If you make a purchase, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you 🙂):
- Thin yarn or crochet thread: I used Lion Brand Amazing Lace in Mesh Sage, but any fingering weight yarn or crochet thread would work, (shop more options here).
- Small crochet hook: I used a US 7 (1.65 mm)
- Metal earring hooks: I used an old pair I already had, but you can buy them in bulk on Amazon
- Small tapestry needle
- Needle-nose pliers
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat
beg = beginning
sp = space
Granny square instructions:
If you’ve ever made a granny square before, you probably know what to do. If you haven’t, these instructions will show you how to make a basic 2×2 square.
Step One: ch 4, join with a sl st in first ch
Step Two: ch 2, dc 2, ch 2, *dc 3, ch 2*, rep from * to * three times, join with a sl st in top of beg ch
Step Three: sl st in next 2 dc and in next ch sp, ch 2, (dc 2, ch 2, dc 3) in same ch sp as sl st, ch 1, *(dc 3, ch 2, dc 3) in next ch sp, ch 1*, rep from * to * three times, join with a sl st in top of beg ch
Step Four: Cut the yarn and pull through the loop on the hook to secure. Carefully weave in all ends on the back side using the tapestry needle.
Step One: Use the needle-nose pliers to open the metal loop at the bottom of the earring hook slightly.
Step Two: Thread the loop through one of the corners of the granny square.
Step Three: Use the pliers to pinch the loop closed.
That’s it! Since you can buy the earring hooks in bulk and they work up so quickly, these would be the perfect novelty item to sell at markets! You can also experiment with different types of yarn or even use multiple colors if you’re feeling adventurous. If you make some, I would love to see them! Tag me on instagram @yarn_has_my_heart and use #yarnhasmyheart so I can see your lovely creations 🙂 If you have any questions or comments about the tutorial, feel free to comment below.