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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!
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Step 1: What You Need

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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)
Earrings (2)

For optional step 7:
Spray Starch

Step 2: Getting Started with your First Ring

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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

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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

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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.
tattipatti3 years ago
Love them!!! I just started needle tatting and making earrings. You encouraged me to keep going!!! Your instructions are VERY clear. Thank you!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  tattipatti3 years ago
Awesome! I just love it, but I haven't had any unique ideas in months so I haven't done any lately. I would love to see what you create :)
I have made about 3 or 4 earrings...I need to get the tension more even....I will put them on earring wires and post in a few days. I have my grandmother's abalone shuttle and just have so much trouble using a shuttle, so now use a needle, and it's easy for me......I don't know how to just post a picture and not instructions as I just signed up a few minutes ago. The earrings that I have done so far are from someone's pattern so will have to check to see if I can share. Sometimes they say it's ok as long as we mention who made it and post a link to their site.
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  tattipatti3 years ago
Yeah, it is usually okay as long as you link/mention where you got the design from, but it really depends on the person who designed it. One option is to post it as a forum topic instead. Scoochmaroo posted a Catan Board that she didn't design, but did make.
Ah ha, thanks for the idea! I put 3 earrings on my ...site...whatever it is called...profile? They aren't very clear and no posts/sideways...but thought I'd send what I have at the moment. I need to get busy and do more but only have 1 day off...excuses excuses....I try to get something done in the evening, a craft a day keeps the .......keeps me from eating too much chocolate!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  tattipatti3 years ago
Where did you put the pictures? I would love to see them :)
cheeriokate3 years ago
Neat! I've never heard of "tatting" before!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  cheeriokate3 years ago
Oh, it is a lot of fun and I heard about it right here on Instructables from TotusMel. She has great tutorials if you want to check it out and give it a try.
Thanks! I'll check it out now :)
Thanks :)
Celine11073 years ago
Wow that is really good! I love it!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  Celine11073 years ago
Thank you! It was fun to make!
Elamef3 years ago
The pumpkin earrings a wonderful. Might you have instructions for Christmas earrings. They would be wonderful to make and send to friends in Australia.
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  Elamef3 years ago
I have been dabbling with ideas. I was concentrating on Halloween, but I'll go back to working on Christmas tatting projects and will get them up as soon as I think of them :)
bhopkins43 years ago
These are so cute! where did you get your orange thread? I cant find any anywhere. Thanks
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  bhopkins43 years ago
I wish I could help, but I bought it in Minnesota at this little discount like store that went out of buisness. I usually find a lot of threads at garage sales and second hand or craft reuse stores. That is where you find the interesting stuff.
these are really cute! i love them!
Thank you! I'm glad you like them!
sabu.dawdy3 years ago
its a beauty :)
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  sabu.dawdy3 years ago
Thank you :)