I have seen a lot of hoop earring patterns lately, but you already know I have a flair for simple. So it finally dawned on me that I can apply the same concept as my Owl Eye earring pattern to hoops! Here are the supplies I used:
Size 3 crochet thread
35mm hoops (from Hobby Lobby)
E6000 glue (from Walmart)
First off, make a slip knot and insert your hook into it. For the first stitch, you will hold the earring with the yarn over the top, then insert your hook under the hoop to grab the thread.
Round 1: 32sc around the bottom portion of hoop. Leave open the earring posts! Some patterns have you sc over the beginning tail, but I find it handy to leave out. More on that later.
Round 2: Turn and chain 1. Slip stitch into first stitch and chain 1. Repeat this process until the end. You will finish with a slip stitch. Then cut the thread and finish off.
For me, the first sc always seems to be a bit loose. I learned after several pairs that leaving the beginning tail out to sew in allows you to tighten that first stitch up.
Once your tails are all tucked in, use a toothpick to put a dab of glue at the first and last stitches to hold your work in place. And here’s some free advice: use petroleum jelly (aka Vaseline) on the tip of your glue before you screw the cap back on. That way you can use it again! Who knew? I didn’t until recently.
IMPORTANT NOTE! For the second earring, begin with the earring facing the opposite direction. This ensures the front side of the stitches is seen when you are wearing the earrings! (I had to actually hold up the earrings to my ears to get this part right.)
Let me know if you have any questions! You are welcome to make and sell items with this pattern. For online sales, please link back to this post!