Basilica Earrings

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Yarn: 40 yards of size 10 crochet thread

Tools and Supplies: 3.75mm crochet hook, beading needle, scissors, 150 size 6 glass seed beads

Skill Level: Beginner

Stitches: (ch)chain, (sl st)slip stitch, (sl3b)slip 3 beads, (sc)single crochet

Instructions:

Cut 90 strands of fringe first (wrap around a DVD case or paperback book 90 times and cut).

Bead 150 beads onto ball of thread.

Earring:

Ch.3, join w/sl st. in 1st st. to form ring.

Row 1: Ch.1, sl3b, sc in ring. (1 sc)

Row 2: Turn, ch.1, (sl3b, sc) three times. (3 sc)

Row 3: Turn, ch.1 (sl3b, sc) twice in first sc, *sl3b, sc; repeat from * across to last st., (sl3b, sc) twice in last st.

Rows 4-5: Repeat Row 3. Finish off, leave your ends long enough to be worked in with fringe.

Fringe:

Take 5 strands, fold in half, pull loop through a sc of last row and pull ends through loop and pull tight.

Repeat across until all 9 sc of last row have fringe. Cut and shape fringe to desired length.

Fasten an earring finding in beginning ring.

Repeat instructions again for 2nd earring.

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