Free Crochet Pattern: Olive’s Granny Square Earrings

By Claire Golden – 1 Comment

I’ve always loved the traditional granny square pattern and how adaptable it is. I’ve seen some lovely granny square earrings and wanted to do my own take on the pattern. These earrings are super lightweight but add some fun movement to your outfit. I love dangly earrings, but sometimes they’re too heavy and hurt my ears after a while…not the case here! They’re made of two granny squares joined together at one corner, with some extra scallops on the bottom. Super easy and lots of opportunity for color variation. They’re named after the dog who walked past me right when I was looking for naming inspiration.

Skill Level:

Finished Size: 2.5″ (7 cm) long, not including earring wires; 1″ (2.5 cm) wide

Materials:
Size 10 crochet thread (approximately 25 yards)
Crochet Hook 2.1mm
2 earring wires and pliers to attach them with
crochet yarn size 4

Gauge:
Rounds 1-2 in Scalloped Granny Square measure 1″ (2.5 cm) from corner to corner.
It’s okay if your earrings are bigger or smaller as long as you’re happy with the size and stitch definition. It’s best for them to be a little bit stiff so that they dangle well. Mine worked up stiff enough that I didn’t have to stiffen them with glue, but that’s also an option.

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Crochet Pattern: Olive’s Granny Square Earrings

Scalloped Granny Square
Round 1: Ch 4, sl st in first ch to form a ring, ch 3, 2 dc in ring, (ch 2, 3 dc in ring) 3 times, ch 1, sc in third ch of beginning ch-3 (this acts as your final ch-2 space): 4 sets of 3-dc clusters, 4 ch-2 spaces
Round 2: ch 3, 2 dc in same space, *ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next corner space, repeat from * 2 more times, ch 1, make 3 dc in next corner space, ch 2, sl st in third ch of beginning ch-3: 4 corners
Round 3: sl st in next dc, skip next dc, 5 dc inmnext ch-1 space, skip next dc, sl st in next dc, skip next dc, 9 dc in corner space, skip next dc, sl st in next dc, skip next dc, 5 dc in next ch-1 space, skip next dc, sl st in next dc, finish off: 3 scallops

Regular Granny Square
Round 1: ch 4, sl st in first ch to form a ring, ch 3, 2 dc in ring, (ch 2, 3 dc in ring) 3 times, ch 1, sc in third ch of beginning ch-3 (this acts as your final ch-2 space): 4 sets of 3-dc clusters, 4 ch-2 spaces
Round 2: ch 3, 2 dc in same space, *ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next corner space* ch 1, 3 dc in next corner space, sl st in corner of Scalloped Granny Square that is opposite the scallops, make 3 dc into same corner space on Regular Granny Square, repeat from * to * 2 more times, ch 1, make 3 dc in last corner space, ch 2, sl st in third ch of beginning ch-3: 4 corners, one of which is joined to the Scalloped Granny Square.

Finish off and weave in ends. Attach earring wires to top corner of Regular Granny Square.

Need help while crocheting? Feel free to leave a comment below and I’ll help you out!

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One Comment

  1. Erica says:

    These earrings are so pretty! I just love crocheted jewelry! They make great gifts, too.

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