“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” –Scott Adams
A day or so ago I thought it would be a fun idea to make some zig zaggy chevron earrings. When I think back on crochet memories, zig zag and granny squares are what I grew up seeing. To me, those are classic, crochet trademarks, if you will.
So I sat down to make a pair. How hard can it be, right? Turns out, it’s… well… it wasn’t too easy. I had never made the zig zaggy chevron pattern before. I had made zig zags on my own in freeform work, but I wanted it to look somewhat uniform. Ha!
I had to start and restart several times, because, once you add the zigs and zags in, my earring was either wider or narrower than I had in mind. It seems that every chevron pattern I saw was different, so I also had to figure out a formula that would work for the width… x-amount of sc, then 3 sc in one stitch, x more scs, then skip, etc. It was almost enough to make me toss it and forget it. I then looked to see if there were earrings similar to this. I found none, and I do believe there’s a reason for it. I think the zig zag formula may be tricky enough, but when you’re trying to do it in miniature, it’s enough to make a person drink an entire bottle of wine in 15 minutes. I didn’t do this, but only because I didn’t have the wine. haha
When I had finished what I thought was a good size, this is what I saw.
I tried the chevron again and got better results the second time. I think they kind of look like tulips.
Both of these earring sets are now listed in my Etsy shop. I also added a new pair of Granny Square earrings.