Happy Wednesday Whistlers! Several years ago, my sister sewed me a simple key fob, which I have kept on my keyring since then. Even though it was a small gift, I appreciated the gesture of a handmade item, and I felt special that it was made just for me. I am sad that it is wearing out. The fabric near the keyring is beginning to tear, so I figured I better make myself a new one for when this one is completely wore out. My new crochet key fob is sitting on my key ring, ready for when I need to use it.
This pattern is quite simple. It took me a bit of time to devise the perfect way to attach the crochet to the key clip, but it works out great and I love how the two-toned color work looks.
CROCHET KEY FOB
Gauge is not important
Abbreviations (American Terms)
Ch – Chain
Sc – Single Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Sl st – Slip Stitch
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Slip the end of your chain through the bottom of the key ring. Sl st into the first ch, forming a loop (take care not to twist the ch. (Photo 1)
1. Ch 1. Hdc in same st. Hdc 39. Join with sl st. (40 sts) (Photo 2)
2. Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc 39. Join with sl st. (40 sts)
3. Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc 39. Join with sl st. (40 sts).
If your first color is your accent color and bottom layer, don’t break the yarn.
Using your second color, ch 40. Pull the end through the key ring and join with first ch, forming a loop.
(Photo 3) Repeat rows 1-3. You will have 2 layers on your key ring. (Photo 4)
Position the two layers so right sides are facing outward and line them up. Then, taking the loop from your first layer, pull it through the 2nd layer and slip st them together across the side. (Photo 5)
Tie off and weave in end. Using same color yarn, slip stitch around the bottom. (for ease, I stuffed most of the loose ends in between so I didn’t need to weave them in). (Photo 6) (Photo 7)
To finish, using two strands of yarn on your darning needle and sew a line below the key ring, securing it at the end. (Photo 8)
I also experimented with colors and I thin this navy blue one with two colors of pink is my favorite.
I also added a star design to the orange one. If you decide to do this, add the stars before you slip stitch the two layers together.
I think these cute key rings would be a great craft fair item too. I didn’t have a small “best seller” this year, and I think it was a mistake.
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