ode to luna

rad raddish

I like Luna Love­g­ood, and her radish ear­rings (though appar­ent­ly they’re sup­posed to be diri­gi­ble plums). I made a pair when I was try­ing to come up with cool ideas for ear­rings to put in the shop, so I thought I’d share the pat­tern too because I think radish ear­rings are also pret­ty awe­some for spring.

I used:

Deep pink, dark green and white yarn in sport or DK weight

3mm and 1.5mm hooks

Yarn ends for stuffing

Ear­ring hooks

Jump rings

Jew­el­ry pliers

Nee­dle for sewing

Fab­ric glue (or white glue, but prefer­ably fab­ric glue because it’s waterproof)


The radish is worked from top down. Do not join at end of round.

Rnd 1: With pink and larg­er hook, 10 sc in mag­ic ring.

Rnd 2: sc in each sc around (10 sc), switch to white, fas­ten off pink.

Rnd 3: [2 sc tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc] two times, 2 sc tog over next 2 sc.

Rnd 4: [2 sc tog over next 2 sc] two times, leav­ing a long tail, fas­ten off. Stuff radish.

Weave yarn tail through the remain­ing 5 stitch­es at open­ing, pull tight. With 1.5mm hook and the yarn tail, ch 3, fas­ten off. Put a small dab of fab­ric glue on the yarn end to shape it to a point.

The leaves are worked con­tin­u­ous­ly, there’s no fas­ten­ing off in between, but I’ve bro­ken up the instruc­tion so it’s eas­i­er to read.

With green and larg­er hook, ch 6, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2 ch, sl st in next 2 ch,

ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, sl st in next 2 ch, sl st in the very first ch,

ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, sl st in next 3 ch, sl st in very first ch, leav­ing a long tail for sewing, fas­ten off.


Roll up the base of the leaves, using the yarn tail, sew a few stitch­es at the base of the leaves to tight­en and secure. Sew base of the leave to the top of the radish.

Repeat for the oth­er radish.

Attach jump ring to the base of the leaves of the radish. Attach ear­ring hook to the jump ring.


Hope you’re enjoy­ing the spring sunshine!


One thought on “ode to luna

  1. Radish­es! I love them! They make me very, very hap­py! Now I must make my own… Thank you for the pattern!

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