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Faerie Ears

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When the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies. And now when every new baby is born its first laugh becomes a fairy. So there ought to be one fairy for every boy or girl.

JM Barrie

I believe in a world where the magic of childhood doesn’t have to end just because the child grows up. It takes just a little bit of imagination to bring that magic back, like that found in these imaginative Faerie Ears.

Made with a simple pineapple motif, the silver wire holds the wings’ shape. They are easy and fun to make, so anyone can get back in touch with their inner faerie.

Materials:

  • 15 yd 28g non-tarnish silver wire
  • Size F-5 (3.75mm) crochet hook
  • Wire cutters

Faerie Ears – make 2.

Ch 13.

Row 1. Sc in second ch from hook and ea rem ch across. Ch 6; join with sl st in first sc to form Ear Loop (shaping will come later). 12 sc.

Row 2. Ch 1; turn. Sc in ea unworked ch across, sl st in next sc; leave rem sc unworked. 6 sc.

Row 3. Ch 1; turn. Sc2tog over first 2 sc, 2 dc in next sc, ch 2, 2 dc in next sc, sc2tog over last 2 sc. 6 st and 1 ch-2 sp.

Row 4. Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc); turn. Skip first st, dc in next 2 dc, 3 dc in ch-2 sp, dc in next 3 st. 9 dc.

Row 5. Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc and 1 ch); turn. Skip first dc, dc in next dc, *ch 1, dc in next dc; rep from * across. 9 dc and 8 ch-1 sp.

Row 6. Ch 2; turn. Sc in first ch-1 sp, *ch 2, sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * across. 8 ch-2 sp.

Row 7. Ch 2; turn. Skip first ch-2 sp, sc in next ch-2 sp, *ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp; rep from * across. 7 ch-2 sp.

Rows 8-13. Rep row 7. 1 ch-2 sp.

Row 14. Ch 1; turn. (Hdc, dc, hdc, sl st) in ch-2 sp. Finish off. Weave in ends of wire.

Finishing

Fold Ear Loop back behind the wing. Slide Ear Loop over ear, stretching and molding the wire until it fits neatly over the back of the ear. Mold the wing into desired shape.

Abbreviations

  • ch (chain)
  • dc (double crochet)
  • ea (each)
  • g (gauge)
  • hdc (half-double crochet)
  • mm (millimeter)
  • rem (remaining)
  • rep (repeat)
  • sc (single crochet)
  • sl st (slip stitch)
  • sp (space)
  • st (stitch)
  • tog (together)
  • yd (yard)
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