Try crocheting over an earring hoop and marvel at the covet-worthy results

Watch Ashleigh Kiser's video above for the crocheting earrings step-by-step. 
When people think about crocheting, the items that automatically come to mind are afghans, hats, scarves and baby booties. Some may consider doilies and dish clothes, but few would ever consider making earrings. Although earrings may not be the first item that comes to mind, with the right kind of thread and creativity, some really nice jewelry can be created.
What kind of earrings can you crochet?
For those who have little girls or a playful side, Divine Debris has the instructions on how to crochet penguins. Chains, slip stitches, single crochets, double crochets, half double crochets, triple crochets and double triple crochets are all used to form these little guys.
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For those who are really industrious, Linda Paula has crocheted, dangling flower earrings.
Craft and Fun offers step-by-step photos of how to make elegant dangle earrings.
Crocheting doesn't have to be the only craft used in making the earrings. Sandy Craft combines the art of tatting with crochet. The end result is rather amazing.
With a little bit of ingenuity, you can even craft earrings to mimic natural plant life.
For those who like flowers, HandcraftKu uses a hoop enclosed in crochet for the framework. It then suspends a delicately crocheted flower from the center of the hoop.
Color Transformed Family makes beautiful earrings with the hoop as the basic form; but rather than using crochet thread, cross-stitch thread is used.
In order to keep its design looking great, Fr33na uses cotton yarn and then stiffens the end product.
Live Craft Love walks people through crocheting tiny pineapples that can be used for all types of jewelry and decorations. Cross-stitch thread is again what is recommended and also a 2.75 mm crochet hook.
If you're feeling the need to get into the spirit of Halloween, Katrinshine shows you how you can make orange crochet ball earrings. You can change the colors and easily create earrings that can be used for all kinds of different holidays.
Whether you decide to try one of the ideas above or simply create something totally original, using crochet thread or cross-stitch thread with a small crochet hook will give you the opportunity to try to create all kinds of new and unusual pieces.
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