Since it is almost Halloween, I thought I should see what I could come up with for my tatting. I had some orange crochet thread that I bought really cheap. I never thought I would have a reason to use it, but this ended up being the perfect opportunity. I wanted to make a pumpkin pin, but, when I was done, it didn't seem like pin material, so they became earrings!
Step 1: What You Need
What you need to make these is pretty standard for tatting projects.
Orange Crochet Thread size 10
Green Crochet Thread size 10
Tatting Needle size 5
Cross stitch needle (I always use that to hide my ends because it is easier for me to use-it is different from a regular sewing needle in that it is not sharp and has a bigger eye)
For optional step 7:
Step 2: Getting Started with your First Ring
Tat four double stitches, a picot, and four more double stitches, close it and knot. I had a tail of about twenty inches and it was a pretty decent length.
R 4-4 cl. K.
Step 3: Second Ring
Tat ten double stitches, attach to the picot of the first ring, continue with ten more double stitches, put your needle through where you started the first ten double stitches, close it, and knot.
10, connect to picot, 10, connect to start cl. k.
Step 4: Third and Forth Ring
For your third ring, tat twenty double stitches, connect to the top of the second ring in about the same spot where the second ring met the first picot (as shown in picture one), tat twenty more double stitches, connect to where you started the third ring, close it, and knot.
For the forth ring, you assemble it the same as the previous except it is forty double stitches, connect, and forty more double stitches. Connect to where you started, close it, double knot, and hide your ends.
20, connect to top, 20, connect to start cl. k.
40, connect to top, 40, connect to start cl. double k., hide ends, and cut.