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)

Pattern:

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.

Assembly

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!

 

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