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3 Free Crochet Keychain Wristlet Patterns

Three blue crochet keychain wristlets on a white surface with yellow flowers and a small crescent moon shape. Text on the image reads: Banana Moon Studio.

Crochet keychain wristlet patterns

Looking for a quick crochet project? These crochet keychain wristlets work up fast, use a small amount of cotton yarn, and make excellent gifts! They are great projects for when you’re on the road or when it’s warm out because they are small. Anyone you know could use one of these keychains. Make one for yourself and enjoy having a crochet piece with you all the time!

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What kind of yarn do you use to crochet a keychain?

What kind of yarn should you use to crochet keychains? Well there isn’t one right answer here, but they keychain patterns in this post are crocheted with DK weight cotton yarn.

When you look at the label on your yarn you’ll want one that says it is made of cotton.

Yarn thickness is called yarn “weight.” Manufacturers don’t always use the same words or symbols to indicated yarn weight, but you’ll look for a number 3 on a little line drawing of a skein of yarn, or the words DK or light.

In addition to the yarn there are a few other things you’ll need for these crochet keychains. You’ll need a crochet hook of course. I suggest a size F (3.75 mm) crochet hook. I recommend Furl’s Fiberarts wood Streamline crochet hooks.

Nine wooden crochet hooks on a white surface.

You’ll need a tapestry needle for weaving in your ends. That’s a large, blunt needle for working with yarn. You’ll need a sewing needle and matching sewing thread.

I also recommend that you line your crochet keychain with woven cotton fabric. This isn’t essential, but it will keep your keychain from stretching out and losing its shape. Plus you can choose a pretty print fabric that uses complementary or fun contrasting colors.

Where can I get this crochet keychain wristlet pattern?

The patterns for my three crochet keychain wristlets is free right here in this post, just scroll down!

If you decide to use the free version, please bookmark this page and come back to it when you work on your project rather than trying to print or screenshot the page. Your time on this page helps me get paid for my work, so thank you!

However, if you’d like a version that is ad-free, easy to download, and easy to print, you can get one on Ravelry or Etsy for just a few dollars.

Crochet Keychain Wristlets

By April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio

As with all my patterns, please do not make paper or digital copies for others. Instead, please direct them to my website to get their own. Thank you!

Difficulty Level: Easy

Finished Measurements:

  • Kemp Keychain: 3/4 inches x 11 inches
  • Kay Keychain: 1 3/4 inches x 11 inches
  • Kinta Keychain: 1 1/4 inches x 11 inches

Yarn: Cascade Yarns Noble Cotton (100% Mercerized Long Staple Cotton; 220 yds; 100 g; yarn weight category 3/light/DK): 1 skein #54 Baby Blue

Crochet Hook: F (3.75 mm).

Notions: Tapestry needle, one 1 1/2 inch wide keychain with swivel lobster clasp for each keychain, sewing needle and matching sewing thread, woven cotton material 1/2 inch longer and 1/2 inch wider than the crochet piece.

Gauge: Not critical for this project, but working the instructions below should create a piece that matches the stated Finished Measurements above when it is gently stretched.

Resources

This pattern is written in standard US terms. For help with crochet abbreviations, get my free, printable crochet abbreviations list.

See this post for help with basic crochet stitches.

Kinta Keychain

This keychain uses the Star Stitch. See this post for help with the crochet Star Stitch.

Blue crochet keychain wristlet on a white surface with a small crescent moon shape. The inside of the wristlet is lined with material. Text on the image reads: Banana Moon Studio.

Note: I suggest working through bottom ridge loops of chs.

Special Stitches

Row 1 Beginning Star Stitch (R1 beg star st): Insert hook into 2nd ch from hook, yo, pull up a loop, insert hook into 3rd ch from hook, yo, pull up a loop, insert hook into 5th chain from hook, yo, pull up a loop, 4 loops on hook, yo, pull through all loops, ch 1.

Row 1 Star Stitch (R1 star st): Insert hook into ch made to close previous st, yo, pull up a loop, insert hook into last foundation ch used by previous st, yo, pull up a loop, skip next ch, insert hook into next ch, yo, pull up a loop, 4 loops on hook, yo, pull through all loops, ch 1.

Beginning Star Stitch (beg star st): Insert hook into 2nd ch from hook, yo, pull up a loop, insert hook into 3rd ch from hook, yo, pull up a loop, insert hook into ch used to close 2nd st of previous row, yo, pull up a loop, 4 loops on hook, yo, pull through all loops, ch 1.

Star stitch (star st): Insert hook into ch made to close previous st, yo, pull up a loop, insert hook into last ch used by previous st, yo, pull up a loop, skip top of next star st, insert hook into ch used to close next star st, yo, pull up a loop, 4 loops on hook, yo, pull through all loops, ch 1.

Keychain

Ch 65

Row 1 (RS): R1 beg star st over first 5 chs, R1 star st across, turn – 31 star sts.

Row 2: Ch 3, beg star st, star st across, turn.

Row 3: Repeat Row 2. Fasten off.

Kay Keychain

Blue crochet keychain wristlet on a white surface with a small crescent moon shape. The inside of the wristlet is lined with material. Text on the image reads: Banana Moon Studio.

Ch 10

Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, skip next 3 sts, 9 dc in next ch, skip next 3 chs, sc in last ch, turn – 11 sts.

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in first st, ch 5, skip next 9 sts, 2 dc in last st, turn – 4 sts.

Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 4 dc in first st, skip next st, working over ch sp to enclose it, sc in middle dc of fan 2 rows below, skip next st, 5 dc in last st, turn – 11 sts.

Row 4: Ch 3 (does not count as dc), skip first 5 sts, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next st, ch 2, skip next 4 sts, sl st in last st, turn – 3 sts.

Row 5: Ch 1, sc over sl st into top of turning ch 2 rows below, skip ch sp and next st, 9 dc in next ch-1 sp, skip next st, sc over ch into last dc 2 rows below, turn – 11 sts.

Repeat Rows 2-5 for pattern.

Work in pattern for a total of 32 rows. Fasten off.

Kemp Keychain

Blue crochet keychain wristlet on a white surface with a small crescent moon shape. The inside of the wristlet is lined with material. Text on the image reads: Banana Moon Studio.
Notes

Work through bottom ridge loops of chains.

Each time you insert the hook under a horizontal bar, insert it from top to bottom.

For the first st, use the 2nd, 4th, and 5th chs from hook in place of the horizontal bars of the st before, pulling up the first loop in the 2nd ch from hook, the second loop in the 4th ch, and the third loop in the 5th ch.

Special Stitches

Linked double treble (Ldtr): Pull up a loop under the top horizontal bar of the last st worked, pull up a loop under the middle horizontal bar of the last st worked, pull up a loop under the lowest horizontal bar of the last st worked, pull up a loop through the next ch, [yo, pull through 2 loops] 4 times.

Ch 51

Row 1: Ldtr in 6th ch from hook, Ldtr in each remaining ch – 46 sts. Fasten off.

Blocking

I suggest you wet block your crochet piece to 11 inches in length.

This isn’t strictly necessary, but keep in mind that your crochet piece probably won’t be 11 inches long right off your hook without stretching a little. The next steps of cutting your fabric for lining and sewing it on will easier if you block your crochet piece first.

If you don’t want to block it first, you’ll have to stretch your crochet piece out as you pin the fabric to it.

Fabric Lining

Three blue crochet strips and three fabric strips on a white surface with a small crescent moon shape. Text on the image reads: Banana Moon Studio.

Cut a strip of woven cotton fabric in the dimensions for your keychain given below, or 1/2 inch wider and 1/2 longer than the crochet piece.

  • Kinta: 1 3/4 inches x 11 1/2 inches
  • Kay: 2 1/4 inches x 11 1/2 inches
  • Kemp: 1 1/4 inches x 11 1/2 inches

Fold under 1/4 inch along each side of fabric piece toward the WS of the fabric. If you want you can iron these down. Pin to your crochet piece with WS facing. Hand or machine stitch the pieces together around the edges using matching sewing thread.

Close up of a crochet wristlet keychain with a fabric lining hand stitched to the crochet piece. Text on the image reads: Banana Moon Studio.

Attaching the Keyring

Place one end of the crochet and fabric piece through the metal keyring and then hand or machine sew the end of the crochet piece together with matching sewing thread.

Hold the metal key ring in place right up against the inside of the ends you just sewed together. Using matching sewing thread and needle, stitch a line through the crochet and fabric piece just under the edge of the metal keyring, enclosing the keyring between the sewn ends and the sewn line.

Finishing

Weave in all ends. Enjoy!

And that finishes this set of three crochet keychain wristlet patterns. I’ll be working on some additional helpful photos and videos to add to this over the next few weeks to help with the stitch patterns and sewing.

Which keychain did you make? What color? Did you line it with some fun fabric? I’d love to see your finished keychains! You can share them on Instagram and tag me, or join my Facebook group and share them there.

Happy crocheting!

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Three blue crochet keychains wristlets on a white surface. A yellow panel with text reads: Wristlet keychains crochet pattern. Get the free pattern from Banana Moon Studio.
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Blue crochet keychain wristlet on a white surface with yellow flowers and a small crescent moon shape. White and purple panels with text read: Free crochet pattern. Wristlet keychain. Banana Moon Studio.
Blue crochet keychain wristlet on a white surface with yellow flowers and a small crescent moon shape. A white panel with text reads: Wristlet keychain free crochet pattern. Banana Moon Studio.
Blue crochet keychain wristlet on a white surface with yellow flowers and a small crescent moon shape. A white panel with text reads: Free crochet pattern. Wristlet keychain. Banana Moon Studio.

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  1. Hello…thanks so much for sharing your pattern…can you please tell me where you bought the 1 1/2 inch wide keychain with swivel lobster clasp? I haven’t had any luck finding them….Thank you so much!