Little Pumpkins Earrings
Odds of Lion Brand Bonbons yarn (100% cotton; 10 g / 0.35 oz, 26 m / 28 yds) in orange color;
Crochet hook 2,75mm;
2x 0,25” (7 mm) jump rings;
2 fish hook earrings;
5 x 6/0 “E” beads;
Size: pumpkin: 1.5 cm tall X 2 cm wide
Stem: adds 0.5 cm in height to the pumpkin
Finished Earring: 4 cm from the top of the earring to the base of the pumpkin
Using your 2.25 mm (B) hook (or size required for gauge):
R1: With MC, ch 7, sk 1 ch and work 1 sc in each rem ch across. Ch 1, turn. [6 sc]
R2-R12: 1 sc in the BL of each ch across. Ch 1, turn. [6 sc]
Finish off leaving a 5-inch tail of yarn.
Thread the yarn tail on a yarn needle and whipstitch the R1 edge and R12 edge together.
Whipstitch together along the side of the pumpkin
Weave the yarn end through a stitch at the end of each row end and cinch closed the one end of the pumpkin.
Stuff a small amount of Poly-Fil into the pumpkin.
Thread the yarn needle through the center inside of the pumpkin, through the poly-fil to the other side.
Weave the yarn end through a stitch at the end of each row end and cinch close to the top of the pumpkin. This is the same method as you used for the other side of the pumpkin.
Weave in the end to secure it; bring the yarn end out in the center top of the closed pumpkin.
Add 5 to 6 seed beads to the yarn end and then return the needle into the very center of the pumpkin to create a loop of beads.
Weave in your end completely and trim the ends.
Add your jump ring to the bead loop (either insert it directly through the third bead or through the loop of beads) add your earring hook to the jump ring (be sure the pumpkin is facing the direction you want it to be facing before tightening the jump ring securely).