"Lilly": American Idol-Inspired Crocheted Earrings

My obsession with spotting yarn-y items in the media will soon be enabled by a new feature on the blog I’m calling, “KnitSpotting” (and of course by my regular, Movie Monday posts). When my favorite American Idol contestant of this season wore crocheted earrings for her appearance–and then was voted off after performing a very cool, but non-mainstream sounding performance of an old school classic–I couldn’t wait.
Lilly Scott, this project is an ode to you and your kick-A#$ voice. I’ll be looking for your future cd, lady. Best of luck!
A. I. Contestant, Lilly Scott in Crocheted Earrings

Variegated, Worsted-Weight Yarn (I used Simply Soft Paints in Sticks & Stones)
US “H” (5mm) Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
2, Earring Hooks
Jewelry Pliers
Finished Size
3 1/2″/9cm Circle

How-To Crochet (My Version)

(Make 2)
Ch 6. Join round with a sl st in the 1st of ch-6, taking care not to twist.
Round 1: Ch 4, 15 tr in center hole. Join with a sl st in 4th ch of ch-4. (16 sts)
Round 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc in base of ch-2, *3hdc in next st; rep from * around. Join rnd with a sl st. (48 sts) Tie off.
Weave in ends.
Use jewelry pliers to attach hook to edge of crocheted circle.
Note: Circle fill flop in half when dangling. Just go with it; it’s supposed to look that way. πŸ˜‰


For a similar colorway to the originals, try Simply Soft Paints in “Harlequin”


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22 Responses to “"Lilly": American Idol-Inspired Crocheted Earrings”

  1. Anonymous

    these are very cool ideas to take simple crochet and turn into jewelry. I love Crochet Jewelry and the different designs the crafter can come up with. I can’t wait to get my hook and test my creativity. I also want learn how to knit Jewelry as well.

  2. Meghan

    Those are really cute! I actually don’t have pierced ears (just never was that into earrings) but a good friend of mine LOVES the dangly ones and she might enjoy these. Thanks!

  3. bethjinkerson

    Vickie, these are great. I spotted them immediately, too. Good idea, and thanks for working them up. Can’t wait for your “Knit spotting” item. You have lots of great ideas!

  4. Cami

    These will be on my ears in about half an hour. Thanks, Vickie!! Much love to you and congrats on the collaboration with Caron!

  5. belle7171

    Thanks so much Vickie! I made them last night and wore them today! I think I’ll be working my outfits around them all week. I love them!

  6. Tisha

    Spotted these too! but I thought they looked felted to me? love knowing there are other Yarn Spotters out there! thanks

  7. Vickie Howell

    Tisha–Hmm, they don’t look felted to me but since I haven’t seen them any closer than this screen shot I took, I can’t be sure. πŸ™‚

    Amber Lynne–Aww, that’s great. Thanks for doing that!

  8. Kae

    Great earrings – did you see the ‘hat’ on Celebrity Apprentice? Red, crocheted? and awesome!

  9. Linda

    Love the earrings Vickie.

    Lilly was also one of my favorite American Idol contestants. My friends felt the same way. We loved her voice and indie style, and were very disappointed when she was kicked off so early. We actually expected her to be in the final four, but I guess she just wasn’t mainstream enough for most American Idol viewers.