When I saw this project for hoops that you can do with almost any color yarn I was excited. I know color blocking is a trend, but I’d rather limit it to accessories than having to go out and buy lots of things to incorporate into my wardrobe that will be outdated once the trend fades. They are cheap and easy to make, so that’s win win in my book and you know that every dollar I save will be poured into buying fab shoes. I’m hoping you want to make a pair too.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Yarn. Bright Colors are best this season. ($1.19)
- Bare hoops. They can be made out of anything you want, gold, silver etc. Mine are a silver tone. ($1.99)
- Glue. I used the tacky glue because it dries transparent. ($.97)
- Scissors. You basically just need them to cut the length of your yarn and then trim the ends when you’re finished.
Cut a long piece of colored yarn, wrap it completely around the earring hoop and make a knot.
After you make the first knot loop one strand of the yarn to the right and the other to the left. Wrap them around the front of the hoop. Cross the left side of yarn over the right side of the yarn and make another knot.
Continue looping and knotting in the “front” of the earring. If you see some spacing just push the knotted yarn up on the hoop for a neater look and continue looping and knotting until you complete the hoop.
Once the hoop is done just double knot the end and dab a bit of blue onto both the beginning and the end of the yarned hoop and then start on the second one.
My hoops weren’t very big (2 inches) however, you may want to secure it on something so that it doesn’t move when you’re trying to make the knots.
Sidenote: I had to be careful because in an effort to make sure that the knots are tight and not lumpy you can easily pull too hard and pop the yarn. I had to loosen my grip a little.
The other thing I forgot to do is measure the yarn before I started making knots. This is important so that you’ll have enough and won’t have to do a patch job adding more yarn if your run out. I’ll revise this with the measurements once I do the lime green hoops. But in the meantime, make sure you have more than enough yarn. Start with a long piece, having too much is better than having too little.
Edit with measurement coming soon.