How to Crochet Key Rings

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How to Crochet Key Rings
Variegated cotton thread and various crochet hooks (yarn and crochet needles image by Kathy Burns from Fotolia.com)

Crocheted key chains can not only allow you a way to show off your crochet skills, but they also make wonderful gifts. Using simple crochet stitches to create a granny square, these key chains will work up quickly. Granny squares have been a popular item to crochet for decades. Making a crocheted granny square for a key chain will allow you to make it as big or as little as you desire based on how many rounds you complete.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Size 10 cotton thread
  • US size 4 (1.75mm) crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Round key holder

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Chain four stitches, slip stitch in first chain to form a ring.

  2. 2

    Chain three (counts as first double crochet), two double crochet in ring, chain one, three double crochet in ring, chain one, repeat between * two more times. Join with a slip stitch to third chain. Slip stitch over to third beginning double crochet. Each grouping of three double crochet will from a cluster.

  3. 3

    Slip stitch in the chain one space. Chain three (counts as first double crochet), two double crochet, chain one, three double crochet in chain one space. Three double crochet, chain one, three double crochet in next chain one space, repeat from * two more times. Join with a slip stitch to third chain. Slip stitch over to third beginning double crochet.

  4. 4

    Slip stitch in chain one space. Chain three (counts as first dc), two double crochet, chain one, three double crochet in chain one space. Three double crochet in space between the clusters in previous round. Three double crochet, chain one, thee double crochet - in next chain one space. Three double crochet, chain one, three double crochet in next chain one space. This forms the corner. Repeat between * three more times. Join with a slip stitch to third beginning chain.

  5. 5

    Repeat Step 4 until your granny square is as big as you like.

  6. 6

    Cut your thread, leaving a 4-inch tail. Weave the leftover tail through your work.

  7. 7

    Attach the key holder to one of the corners of your granny square.

Tips and warnings

  • Be sure to keep your tension steady throughout your project.

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