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Crochet Strawberry Keychain

Introducing the delightful Crochet Strawberry Keychain! This adorable accessory is perfect for adding a touch of sweetness to your everyday life. Handcrafted with love and attention to detail, this keychain is sure to catch everyone's eye. The vibrant red color and intricate crochet pattern make it a unique and charming addition to your keyring or bag. Carry this cute keychain with you wherever you go and let it brighten up your day. It's not just a practical accessory for keeping your keys organized, but also a delightful conversation starter. Whether you're a crochet enthusiast or simply appreciate the beauty of handmade items, the Crochet Strawberry Keychain is a must-have for anyone looking to add a touch of whimsy and charm to their everyday life.

SKILL LEVEL

Beginner

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

3-ply 100% crochet cotton yarn

  • Color A, green, about 2.6 yards (2.35 meters)
  • Color B, red, about 11.6 yards (10.6 meters)

Notions

  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle

FINISHED SIZE

These strawberry keychains are about 2 inches (5cm) wide and 2.4 inches (6cm) long.

GAUGE

The gauge is not that important for this project.

STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS USED

  • ch - chain
  • hk - hook
  • dc - double crochet
  • rpt - repeat
  • sp - space
  • sl st - slip stitch
  • sk - skip
  • st/sts - stitch/stitches

PATTERN NOTES

US Crochet Terms

The information in this guide refers to US crochet terms, and instructions are for the right-handed.

PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS

Foundation, color A- Slip knot yarn to hook leaving a long tail.

Chain 15 and slip stitch into the 7th chain from the hook to join and form a circle with an 8-chain strand for the hanging loop. Turn to place the 8-chain strand on the right-hand side.

Abbreviated version

Foundation, color A- Slip knot yarn to hk leaving a long tail.

Ch15, sl st into 7th ch from hk to join and form a circle with an 8-ch strand for the hanging loop. Turn to place the 8-ch strand on the right-hand side.

ROUND ONE

When working round 1 avoid stitching over the 8-ch strand.

Round 1 - Round 1, color B - Chain 2 (counts as double crochet), 1 double crochet, chain 1, *2 double crochet, chain 1, repeat from * 10 more times, bring the ch-8 strand to the front of the work, then sl st into the top of the chain 2 to join, sl st into ch1 sp, cut yarn and fasten off.

[24 double crochets in this round]

Abbreviated version

Round 1 color B - Ch2 (dc), 1dc, ch1, *2dc, ch1, rpt from * 10 more times, bring the ch-8 strand to the front of the work, the sl st into top of ch-2 to join, sl st into ch1 sp, cut yarn and fasten off. [24dc]

Finish the hanging loop before working on round 2.

Thread the tail end of the ch-8 strand to a needle and secure the end to the opposite side of the foundation chain, bring the thread to the back of the work make a knot and sew securely in place, weave in the ends.

ROUND TWO

Round 2 - With the right side facing you. Slip knot yarn to hook, and slip stitch yarn into a chain 1 space in line with one side of the hanging loop.

Chain 2 (counts as double crochet), 2 double crochet in same space, *3 double crochet in the next chain 1 space, repeat from * 10 more times, slip stitch into the top of the chain 2 to join.

[36 double crochet is this round]

Abbreviated version

Round 2 - With the right side facing you. Slip knot yarn to hk, and sl st yarn into a ch-1 sp inline with one side of the hanging loop.

Ch2 (counts as dc), 2dc in same sp, *3dc in next ch-1 sp, rpt from * 10 more times, sl st into top of ch-2 to join. [36dc]

ROUND THREE

Round 3 - Slip stitch into the next 2 stitches, slip stitch into the next space.

Chain 2 (this counts as double crochet), 2 double crochet in same space, *3 double crochet in the next space, rpt from * 3 more times, skip 3 double crochets, skip 1 space, skip 3 double crochets and make *3 double crochets in next space, repeat from * 4 more times, skip 3 double crochets, skip 1 space, skip 3 double crochets, slip stitch into the top of the chain 2 to join.

[30 double crochets in this round]

Abbreviated version

Round 3 - Sl st into the next 2-sts, sl st into next sp.

Ch2 (counts as dc), 2dc in same sp, *3dc in next space, rpt from * 3 more times, sk 3dc, sk 1-sp, sk 3dc and make *3dc in next sp, rpt from * 4 more times, sk 3dc, sk 1-sp, sk 3dc, sl st into top of ch-2 to join. [30dc]

ROUND FOUR

Round 4 - Slip stitch into the next 2 stitches, slip stitch into the next space.

Chain 2 (this count as double crochet), 2 double crochet in same space, *3 double crochet in next space, repeat from * 2 more times, skip 3 double crochets, skip 1 space, skip 3 double crochets, and make *3double crochets in next space, repeat from 3 more times, skip 3 double crochets, sk 1 space, skip 3 double crochets, slip stitch into the top of chain 2 to join.

[24 double crochets in this round]

Abbreviated version

Round 4 - Sl st into the next 2-sts, sl st into next sp.

Ch2 (counts as dc), 2dc in same sp, *3dc in next sp, rpt from * 2 more times, sk 3dc, sk 1-sp, sk 3dc and make *3dc in next sp, rpt from 3 more times, sk 3dc, sk 1-sp, sk 3dc, sl st into top of ch-2 to join. [24dc]

ROUND FIVE

Round 5 - Slip stitch into the next 2 stitches, slip stitch into the next space.

Chain 2 (this counts as dc), 2 double crochets in same space, *3 double crochets in the next space, repeat from * 1 more time, skip 3 double crochets, skip 1 space, skip 3 double crochets and make *3 double crochets in next space, repeat from 2 more times, skip 3 double crochets, skip 1 space, skip 3 double crochets, slip stitch into the top of the chain 2 to join.

[18 double crochets in this round]

Abbreviated version

Round 5 - Sl st into the next 2-sts, sl st into next sp.

Ch2 (counts as dc), 2dc in same sp, *3dc in next sp, rpt from * 1 more times, sk 3dc, sk 1-sp, sk 3dc and make *3dc in next sp, rpt from 2 more times, sk 3dc, sk 1-sp, sk 3dc, sl st into top of ch-2 to join. [18dc]

ROUND SIX

Round 6 - Slip stitch into the next 2 stitches, slip stitch into the next space.

Chain 2 (this counts as double crochet), 2 double crochets in the same space, 3 double crochets in the next space, skip 3 double crochets, skip 1 space, skip 3 double crochets, and make 3 double crochets in the next space, 3 double crochets in next space, skip 3 double crochet, skip 1 space, skip 3 double crochets, slip stitch into the top of the chain 2 to join.

[12 double crochets in this round]

Abbreviated version

Round 6 - Sl st into the next 2-sts, sl st into next sp.

Ch2 (counts as dc), 2dc in same sp, 3dc in next sp, sk 3dc, sk 1-sp, sk 3dc and make 3dc in next sp, 3dc in next sp, sk 3dc, sk 1-sp, sk 3dc, sl st into top of ch-2 to join. [12dc]

ROUND SEVEN

Round 7 - Slip stitch into the next 2 stitches, slip stitch into the next space.

Chain 2 (this counts as double crochet), 2 double crochets in same space, skip 3 double crochets, skip 1 space, skip 3 double crochets and make 3 double crochets in the next space, skip 3 double crochets, skip 1 space, skip 3 double crochets, slip stitch into the top of chain 2 to join, chain 1, cut yarn and fasten off.

[6 double crochets in this round]

Abbreviated version

Round 7 - Sl st into the next 2-sts, sl st into next sp.

Ch2 (counts as dc), 2dc in same sp, sk 3dc, sk 1-sp, sk 3dc and make 3dc in next sp, sk 3dc, sk 1-sp, sk 3dc, sl st into top of ch-2 to join, ch1, cut yarn and fasten off. [6dc]

FINISHING

Use a yarn needle to weave in the loose ends and slip the crocheted strawberry onto a keyring.

 

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