Bring a little magic to your holiday and Christmas Tree with a magic flying key ornament! Made with Palette, a gorgeous fingering weight wool that comes in over 150 colors!
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I have wanted to make magical-themed crochet patterns (specifically magical Christmas-themed) for a long time. I have a running list of ideas but never seemed to make it happen in year’s past.
When I had the simple idea for these crochet magic flying keys a few weeks ago, I decided this year will be the year of the Potter Christmas Tree.
I have already dreamed of having a Harry Potter Christmas tree, but I am a maker (as you are as well) and I wanted to make most of the ornaments. Once I started brainstorming, the ideas just kept coming!
I have so many ideas swirling around; I currently have 3 WIPS and so many more I can’t wait to add to my WIP list.
I wanted the wings to be thin and light, light fairy wings, so I chose Palette yarn for this project. This is the same yarn I use for my Rustic Crochet Nativity! I used Cream, but I think any light color, even light grays or blues would work wonderfully.
This is the first pattern magical pattern in my library, with many more the come.
I have mostly Christmas ideas and Halloween ideas (I feel like the Potterverse holds rich fodder for both holidays!)
MAGIC FLYING KEY – CROCHET PATTERN
Abbreviations: US Terms
Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
Hdc – Half Double crochet
Dc – Double Crochet
Sl st – Slip Stitch
St – stitch
Gauge: Not important
CROCHET FLYING KEY WINGS
1. Sl st in 2nd ch from hook. Sc in next 2 chs. Hdc in next ch. Dc in next 2 chs. Tr in next 3 chs. Dc in next 2 chs. Hdc in next ch. Sc in next ch. Sl st in next 3 chs. Sc in next ch. Hdc in next ch. Dc in next 2 chs. Tr in next 3 chs. Dc in next 2 chs. Hdc in next st. Sc in next 2 chs. Sl st in last ch.
Working on other side of the ch: Ch 3. insert hook on the opposite side of last sc (not sl st). Sc in that ch. Sc in next ch. Hdc in next ch. Dc in next 2 chs. Tr in next 3 chs. Dc in next 2 chs. Hdc in next ch. Sc in next ch. Sl st in next 3 chs. Sc in next ch. Hdc in next ch. Dc in next 2 chs. Tr in next 3 chs. Dc in next 2 chs. Hdc in next ch. Sc in next 2 chs. Sl st in last ch.
From here, you will need to block your wings so they lay nicely, then apply Stiffy.
To wet block, simply mist with water, lay under a cloth and place a book on top to flatten.
Once they are flat enough (you don’t need to wait for them to dry), you can apply Stiffy with a wet foam brush. Gently dab until the piece is lightly dampened. Take particular care that the thin center part is fully saturated. You will need to apply to both the front and back.
For a bent shape, you can droop the wing piece over some folded cardboard to make them bend slightly when dry.
I recommend these keys. I spent some time reading reviews and looking at different choices. I went with these keys because I liked that they weren’t flat on the back, they look like real keys from both side. They also have a loop on the top so they can easily hang from a branch.
I was very pleased when I saw them in person. They are perfect!
Once your wing piece is dry, you can glue it to the back of your keys with a dab of super glue. I tried hot glue, but it does not adhere very well to the metal keys. All of my hot glued ornaments popped apart very easily, so be sure to use a stronger glue.
To finish, add a loop of yarn or string on the top of your key.
So easy! You will want to whip out a few of these!
Happy crochet season y’all! and Merry Christmas!
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