Tutorial: Mini Granny Square Earrings!

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 🙂):

 

Abbreviations used:

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

You will have a tiny circle.

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

You should have four groups of 3 dc.

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

You should have eight groups of 3 dc. My square was about 1″ wide.

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.  

Make sure the ends are woven in on the back so they won’t show when you wear the earrings.

Earring Assembly: 

Step One: Use the needle-nose pliers to open the metal loop at the bottom of the earring hook slightly.

The loop should be open enough for the granny square to go through.

Step Two: Thread the loop through one of the corners of the granny square.

I attached mine by the corner, but you could also put it through one of the sides.

Step Three: Use the pliers to pinch the loop closed. 

Close the loop just enough to keep the square in place.

 

Have fun wearing your finished earrings 🙂

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. 

 

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