This cute crochet key fob is a great beginner project and uses basic stitches. You will enjoy pairing different colors together. These key fobs are a cute, small gift or would be great for your summer craft fair booth! Enjoy the free crochet pattern.
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. (I won’t switch over until my old one completely breaks apart!)
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 – FREE CROCHET PATTERN
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-Medium Weight Yarn (I used a color mix of Comfy Worsted and Shine Worsted by Knit Picks, both are cotton blends)
–Metal Key Hooks
Gauge is not important, but make sure your stitches are relatively tight for best results.
Abbreviations: US Terms
Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Sl st – Slip Stitch
St – stitch
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Crochet Key Fob Tutorial:
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 your crochet key fob, 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 think this navy blue one with two colors of pink is my favorite. I did the outside stitching a complimentary color and it’s so cute!
I also added a star design to the orange one. If you decide to do this, add the stars/embroidery 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. These will be perfect for next year!
Hi, I have started one of these adorable key fobs. My question is….is it correct that you do the first rnd in hdc, and the other two rnds in sc? It seems like that would leave it uneven. Lol. Like I would need one more rnd of hdc for the last rnd! Please help. Thanks so much!
Yep it’s correct :) Uneven how?
Thanks for sharing this pattern! I am a very new crocheter (is that a word?) & have a few questions, if you don’t mind!
Is the double half crochet row bordered by single crochet rows on both sides? Or are there two single crochet rows together on top of the double half crochet row?
Is the slip stich used to create the circle of the keychain used in the same way it is used as trim stitching? This is not making sense to me. I found a video of what you’re doing with the trim stitching, I think. But I can’t figure out how to connect the ends of my rows (into a circle), one slip stitch at a time!
Thank you so much for your time & help! – Jenniann
Hi Jenniann! yes crocheter is a word :) I am sorry, I am not sure what you are asking. Can you tell me which specific step you are stuck on? I am not sure what you mean by trim stitching.