The Fruit Slice Earrings are a happy, summery, and super fun statement earring! Slices of lemon, orange, and watermelon are easy to make with simple stitches. Gives any outfit a joyful touch!
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- F (3.75 mm) crochet hook
- Embroidery floss in fruity colors (I used DMC cotton floss in yellow, orange, bright pink, green, black, and white)
- Yarn/tapestry needle (a smaller one that can be used with embroidery floss)
- 4 small jump rings
- Jewelry pliers (regular pliers are ok too)
- Post style earrings with backs
- Hot glue or craft glue
- Optional–fabric stiffener and small brush
- Total height is 2.5 inches tall and 1 inch wide
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- Earrings too big for you? Try doing just one fruit slice!
- Mix up the colors a bit for different fruits, try a light green center with a dark green edge for a lime for example.
- Lemon slice–Row 1 and 2 in yellow, row 3 in white, row 4 in yellow, white embroidery
- Orange slice–Row 1 and 2 in orange, row 3 in white, row 4 in orange, white embroidery
- Lemon slice–Row 1 and 2 in pink, row 3 in white, row 4 in green, black embroidery
Note: see pattern notes above for which color to use for each row for each type of fruit.
Ch 3, then join in the furthest chain from the hook with a slip stitch to make a ring.
Row 1: Work 6 sc into the center of the ring.
Row 2: Ch 1 and turn. Work a sc into the first st, then *work 2 sc into the next stitch. Repeat from * across.
Row 3: Ch 1 and turn. Work a sc into each stitch across.
Row 4: Ch 1 and turn. Work a sc into each stitch across.
Fasten off yarn and weave in all ends.
For the lemon and orange, embroider three little lines with white floss to represent citrus segments as shown.
For the watermelon, embroider french knot seeds with black floss in a random pattern to represent seeds as shown. If you don’t know how to make french knots, be sure to check out the video where I walk through the steps! Alternatively, you can also try a small black bead too!
- As an option, lightly paint the back of the fruit slices some fabric stiffener. I have found that multiple thin layers works much better than one thick layer.
- Let dry overnight.
- Connect the slices as shown with the jump rings, starting with lemon at the top, then orange, and watermelon on the bottom.
- Hot glue (or craft glue) the earring post to the back and let cool/dry.
- Done and ready to wear!
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