Easy pattern for spooky crochet earrings

Make a pair of spooky granny square crochet earrings to complete your Halloween look or to gift them to someone who can’t get enough of the spooky season.

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About the tutorial

The spooky season is upon us and kids will soon be wandering about wearing funny costumes and searching for the houses with the best candy (I really hope we can be one of those houses this year).

If you’re giving out candy and other snacks, you might as well dress up for the part. And even if you don’t have time or energy, you can make up a little pair of spooky crochet earrings with wacky colors and fun beads.

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A pair of spooky, ghostly earrings that are actually cute if you think more about it.

You can also be on trend with some granny square earrings, as granny squares are back in force. Apparently even celebrities now sport the humble granny square.

For this tutorial, I’ve prepared two pairs of earrings, one with colorful granny squares and plain beads, one with single-color granny squares. You can choose either combination, depending on what you have available.

I also worked with the thinnest crochet hook that I ever owned (0.5 mm) and sewing thread, but you don’t have to. Just choose a size that you are comfortable with.

The tutorial includes both a pattern for a really simple granny square and assembly instructions.

Materials and tools

To make the granny squares, you will need:

Spooky crochet earrings tools and materials
All the tools and materials needed to make spooky crochet earrings

To make the earrings, once you have the granny squares, you will need:

  • Beads – two large beads, about 1.2-1.5 cm in height – here you are free to choose whatever you wish, I had these berry-like orange beads and the skull beads that are approximately the same size;
  • Bead pins – two pins that you can cut and bend easily with pliers:
  • Earring loops – two in your favorite shape and color;
  • Optional: bead caps that fit your beads – use these for regular round/oval beads, the specialty beads don’t need caps;
  • Jewelry pliers: one flat-nosed, one round-nosed, one for cutting.

Observations

  • Instructions in [square brackets] are repeated;
  • Instructions in {curly brackets} are worked in the same stitch or space;

Abbreviations – US terms

  • Ch – chain;
  • Dc – double crochet stitch;
  • MR – magic ring;
  • SDc – standing double crochet stitch – draw up a tall loop and YO using it, insert the hook in the required space and draw up a loop, YO and pull through 2 loops on hook twice to complete the stitch;
  • Sl St – slip stitch;
  • Sp – space;
  • St – stitch;

Instructions

Making the granny squares

Working with really thin thread is challenging only until you get used to the tension required to keep the thread taut, after that it flows like nothing else, since you don’t need large wrist movements.

Work in MR:

R1. Ch1, SDc, 2Dc, Ch2, repeat [3Dc, Ch2] 3 times, Sl St to top of 1st St. Pull on the tail to close the MR.

If working with one color, Sl St to the next Ch2 Sp. If changing color, start the new row in the next Ch2 Sp.

Granny square pattern step 01
Row 1 completed

R2. {SDc, 2Dc, Ch2, 3Dc} in Ch2 Sp, repeat [Ch2, {3Dc, Ch2, 3Dc} in next Ch2 Sp] 3 times, Ch2, Sl St to top of 1st St.

If working with one color, Sl St to the next Ch2 Sp. If changing color, start the new row in the next Ch2 Sp.

Granny square pattern step 02
Row 2 completed

R3. {SDc, 2Dc, Ch2, 3Dc} in Ch2 Sp, repeat [Ch2, 3Dc in next Ch2 Sp, Ch2, {3Dc, Ch2, 3Dc} in next Ch2 Sp] 3 times, Ch2, 3Dc in next Ch2 Sp, Ch2, Sl St to top of 1st St.

If working with one color, Sl St to the next Ch2 Sp. If changing color, start the new row in the next Ch2 Sp.

Granny square pattern step 03
Row 3 completed

R4. {SDc, 2Dc, Ch2, 3Dc} in Ch2 Sp, repeat [Ch2, 3Dc in next Ch2 Sp, Ch2, 3Dc in next Ch2 Sp, Ch2, {3Dc, Ch2, 3Dc} in next Ch2 Sp] 3 times, Ch2, 3Dc in next Ch2 Sp, Ch2, 3Dc in next Ch2 Sp, Ch2, Sl St to top of 1st St.

If working with one color, continue working from where you stopped. If changing color, start the new row in the same spot where you finished R4.

Granny square pattern step 04
Row 4 completed

R5. 1Sc in each St across, with 2Sc in Ch2 spaces, 3Sc in corner Ch2 spaces. Do not Sl St in the first St, but make an invisible join using the method I show in this video.

Granny square pattern step 05
Row 5 completed

After finishing the last row, weave in the ends using the needle.

Granny square pattern finished
Finished granny square

Make two squares and finish them up. They can be identical or completely different, your choice.

I was limited in my color choices by the fact that these are some of the few colors that were not packed away in boxes or bags, but I would have made some rainbow ones as well otherwise.

Assembling the crochet earrings

Once you have the two tiny squares, it’s time to assemble them into earrings.

First, make a loop at one end of each pin using the round pliers.

Spooky crochet earrings tutorial step 1 - preparing the pins

Open the loops with the flat pliers, twisting away from you, then pass one corner of each granny square through one loop. Twist the loop towards you to close it back up.

Spooky crochet earrings tutorial step 2 - adding the granny squares

Slide a bead and bead caps onto the pin. Bend the remaining wire and create a loop at the top of the bead. Cut off any excess wire using the wire cutter.

Make sure the two loops are at a 90 degree angle from each other.

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Using the flat-nosed pliers, open the loops at the bottom of the earring hooks and then insert the top loop of the earrings. Close the loop by twisting in the opposite direction.

Now the earrings are complete!

Spooky crochet earrings tutorial step 3 - adding the earring loops
The complete earrings

Enjoy wearing them and make a few more pairs for friends! They’ll love them.

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Here you’ll find other spooky or Halloween-related patterns:

Happy crocheting and happy spooky season!

Andrea

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