So I am beginning to dabble in crocheted accessories. I randomly got the idea to crochet peacock feathers, but was baffled when I tried to find the right yarn. I soon realized that yarn would be much too thick for this type of project. Then, the idea to use embroidery thread hit me like a bolt of lightening! Maybe many of you have been crocheting with embroidery thread, but it honestly never occurred to me until I started thinking about these earrings. Luckily, it worked out wonderfully! So today’s project is these lovely “peacock feather” earrings.
(Make four, two for each earring)
Start with Deep Royal Blue (796)
1. Sc 8 in ring. Join with sl st.
2. Sc 2 in each st around. Join with sl st. Tie off.
3. Join Electric Blue in the st before the join. Join with sl st. Ch 1. Sc in same st. sc 2 in next st. (sc 1, sc 2 in next st) all around the circle, leaving the last st unworked. In the last st space, work 3 hdc into the foundation circle.(they will be very long) Join with sl st to first st. Tie off.
4. Join Tan in the st before the join. Join with a sl st. Sc in same st. (Sc 2. Sc 2 in next st. ) work 2 times. Hdc. Dc . Dc 2 in next st. dc 2. dc 2 in next st. Dc. Hdc 2. Sc 2 in next st. (sc 2, sc 2 in next st) to the end of the round. Join with sl st. Tie off.
5. Join Bright Green in the st before the join. Join with a sl st. Ch 1. Sc in same st. sc 2. Sc 2 in next st. (sc 3, sc 2 in next st) for the rest of the round. Join with sl st. Tie off.
6. Join forest green in the st before the join. Join with a sl st. Ch 1. Sc in same st. sc 3. Sc 2 in next st. (sc 4, sc 2 in next st) twice. Hdc. Dc 2 in next st. Dc 4. Hdc 2 in next st. (sc 4, sc 2 in next st) for the rest of the round. Join with sl st.
7. Ch 1. Sc in same st. sc 18. Hdc 9. Sc 20. Join with sl st. Tie off.
Line your two pieces wrong sides together. Starting at the top an about 1 st to the left of the middle, join forest green with a sl st . Sl st all around, going through the two middle loops, the back loops of each st. Tie off.
To make the fringe, cut about 30 bits of floss, about 3 inches long. Using your hook, pull one end of the floss through the side, pulling the end to make it even. Tie a square knot to hold it in place. Continue around the bottom and up the sides of your earrings.
To make the fringe hold its place, I diluted some white school glue and moistened the strands. It’s best to do this on a hard surface, like a plate, instead of a newspaper or parchment paper. The paper will warp from the moisture, and your fringe will warp too! I also thought hairspray would work well as well.
Once they are dry, take some sharp scissors and trim your earrings into your desired shape. Some peacock feather earrings come to a point, like mine, and some have a round or flat shape.
Finish by attaching a short chain and an earring finding.