Flowerette Earrings Pattern #2639

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Steel crochet hook No. 14.

2 earring bases.

FLOWER PETAL (Make 5) ... Start­ing at center, ch 9. 1st row: Sc in 5th ch from, hook (this is tip of petal) and in next 3 ch; in next ch make sc, ch 3 and sc. Now, working along opposite side of foundation ch, make sc in next 3 ch. Ch 4, turn. 2nd row: Sc in each sc to the ch-3, in ch-3 make sc, ch 3 and sc; sc in each sc to last sc. Ch 4, turn. Re­peat the 2nd row until there are 3 ch-4 loops on each side of center loop at tip of petal, ending with sl st in ch-3 at base of petal. Fasten petals at base and sew 4 sts of adjacent sides of each petal to­gether. This completes lower layer of petals.

UPPER PETAL (Make 5) ... Work petals as before, until each petal has 2 (instead of 3) ch-4 loops on each side of center loop at tip of petal. Sew petals together at base only (leaving sides free).

CENTER ... Ch 2. 1st rnd: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join rnds. Work in both loops of each sc. 2nd rnd: 2 sc in each sc around. 3rd to 5th rnds: Sc in each sc around. Fasten off, leaving a 10-inch length of thread. Thread a needle with this thread and sew edges together, stuffing center with cotton be­fore closing opening.

BASE ... Work 1st 2 rnds as for Center. Now sc in each sc around, in­creasing as necessary to keep work flat until piece measures same as earring base. Place upper and lower petals to­gether and sew center in place. Sew this flower to crocheted base and sew cro­cheted base to earring base at outer edges.

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