A keychain is both practical and decorative. On the one hand, it identifies a particular key, so you can easily find it among a larger collection of keys. On the other hand, a key is a simple and straightforward object that can be embellished with a pretty pendant. If you then even make the tag yourself, your key gets a very personal touch. And that in turn has another advantage: Should you lose the small item, it is easier to identify it as your property. Because you can also use self-crocheted keychains for other purposes such as handbag charms, luggage tags or as decoration for the rear-view mirror in your car, you should definitely check our crochet patterns for keychains.
To make sure that your keychain fits your taste, we have a variety of motifs ready for you. For example, you can make your favorite animal and crochet a keychain as a cat or a keychain as an owl. Or you can add a new charm to your keyring depending on the season. Maybe for Easter, you'll crochet an Easter egg and in December you'll crochet a Christmas keychain. For your sweetheart you can make a heart keychain and for your father a cool keychain for the car. Although a keychain is very small, it is an individual gift and provides a lot of joy. After all, you can choose the design to suit the preferences of the recipient. Whether you crochet animals as keychains or rather football flags, from lucky charms to film characters – in our crochet patterns for keychains, you will definitely find an extraordinary object that you like.
Crocheting simple keychains for beginners
Don't panic if you see all the beautiful self-made keychains at Crazy Patterns! Even though some of the small figures look like lifelike replicas, crocheting a keychain is not always difficult. If you are a beginner in the art of crochet, choose a simple design, without arms, legs, ears, etc. For example, a heart or a cloud is suitable. If you count yourself among the advanced crochet artists, you can of course try out the more elaborate and delicate projects. From the unicorn to the crochet frog, a large selection awaits you. As you can see, nobody misses out on our portal. We have the right pattern for crocheting a keychain for every skill level and every taste.
Crochet patterns for keychains in English
Have you ever discovered a great crochet pattern for a keychain and were then disappointed to find out that you couldn't do anything with the tutorial in a foreign language? This is very annoying, but can't happen to you with us! On Crazy Patterns, all manuals are written in English, so that you don't need a lexicon, interpreter or other translation help. Once you have downloaded your pattern and obtained the necessary material, you can immediately start crocheting the keychain. Step by step you will be patiently guided through the written, easy to understand, English tutorial. And the sooner you start, the sooner you can enjoy your self-crocheted keychain.
How do you crochet a keychain?
There is a saying that goes: " Every beginning is hard". That's not the case with Crazy Patterns' cool crochet patterns for keychains! You can already see in the general overview whether it is a fee-based tutorial or whether the manual can be downloaded for free. Once you have paid for the tutorial, your manual will be available for download immediately. You can then download it and save it on your computer. This way, you always have access, even when you are not online. Alternatively, you can download the tutorial again and again (of course without additional costs) if you want to work on your crochet project. After the download, read the manual carefully. Because now you will find out which materials you will need. Which is the best size for your crochet hook and which techniques are necessary to crochet the keychain. Even color suggestions can be found in some tutorials. Once you've got everything, you're ready to go.
Which materials are needed for a crocheted keychain?
Depending on which pattern you choose when crocheting a keychain, you will of course need different materials and aids. Since these are mostly small Amigurumi figures, you can assume the following basic material:
Crochet yarns in the colors of your choice.
Stuffing to fill your figure.
Other materials, such as sequins for embroidery or safety eyes for attaching.
Crochet needles in different sizes to match your crochet thread.
A wool or darning needle so you can sew the thread ends.
A pair of scissors to cut the threads.
Other tools, such as a round marker to mark the beginning of your round or glue to glue on googly eyes.
Crocheting a cat keychain
If you are a cat lover, the self-crocheted cat keychain is just the thing for you. Before you decide on a pattern, you have to think about what you want the cat charm to be made for. If you want to use it as decoration for a keychain, car mirror or a handbag, you have free choice among all the wonderful cat designs on our portal. But if the charm is perhaps intended as a toy for a toddler or a pet, you should opt for a pattern where the cat is crocheted in one piece if possible. The less you have to sew or crochet on, the safer the toy will be. You should also avoid gluing on googly eyes or small decorative objects and embroider your decoration instead.
Crocheting a heart keychain
There is nothing more beautiful than to give away your heart! And even if it is "only" a crocheted keychain heart, you will surely score points with your loved one. Because for this kind of heart charm you really only have to know the basics of crocheting, the bright red symbol of love is also suitable as a project for beginners. To personalize your self-crocheted heart keychain, you can embroider it with a funny face. You can sew on an ornamental ribbon or attach sequins. There are no limits to your imagination when it comes to decorating the keychain. And if you lovingly wrap the little symbol of love afterwards, you will definitely score with the self-crocheted keychain.
Crocheting an owl keychain
The typical features of every owl are its big head and its big saucer eyes. Therefore, when choosing an owl as a keychain, you have to pay special attention to these details. To make the eyes stand out, you always work them in two colors. You create two bright, large circles, which you then fill with a darker pupil each. It's up to you whether you crochet the pupil or attach a black safety eye. You can also vary by giving your crochet owl closed sleeping eyes instead of wide open eyes. And the large, bright circle can, of course, have a dark border or be crocheted with a delicate edge. You'll find many different crochet patterns for the owl keychain, so there's sure to be a cute night bird for your taste.
Crocheting keychains for Christmas
You can either attach a Christmas keychain to your bunch of keys or decorate a Christmas present with it. For the Christian feast, crocheted stars, hearts and gingerbread as well as small Christmas trees, reindeer or snowmen are suitable. We even have Christmas tree balls on offer. Maybe you would like to almost exclusively crochet your Christmas decorations this year. If so, the patterns for crocheting your keychain for Christmas are a great option. If you're skilled, you'll dare to work with different dolls and animals. If you are a crochet beginner, you can concentrate on simple projects such as a heart, candy cane or candle. You will find so many Christmas keychains on our portal that your Christmas tree decorations will be more diverse than ever before.
Crocheting keychains for the car
The rear-view mirror in a car is ideal for decorating it with various pendants. There's as much room for a football club symbol or flag, as for a favourite animal or a glowing heart from your girlfriend. If you want to crochet a keychain for a dear friend's car, you should find out beforehand exactly what their personal preferences are. After all, the car mirror is a small display of your personality. Also make sure that the pendant doesn't get too heavy. And the fixing possibility should also be chosen optimally. You don't want your crocheted keychain to fly through a car like a bullet in a small accident.
If you take all precautions, you can give free rein to your creativity when crocheting a keychain for a car.
Crocheting animal keychains
Animals are particularly popular as key rings. Because over half of all US households own a pet. And of course it makes sense to show your love for animals to the outside world, as well. A cat, a dog or a bunny as a keychain is therefore always a reminder of the little friend at home. But other animals are also suitable as keychains. A ladybird as a lucky charm or a lion as a sign of the zodiac can also be crocheted in miniature format. And because small crocheted animals are also sought-after as collector's items, many animal lovers and collectors will also appreciate you with an owl or a hippo. With Crazy Patterns you can crochet anything from a small bee to a large elephant as a keychain.
Crocheting a Minion as a keychain
If you're neither a downright animal lover, nor can you get excited about any symbols on the keychain, you might want to show your affinity for a film character with a cute bag charm. If so, you can crochet a Minion keychain on our portal, for example. If you decide on a film character, you should follow the color suggestions as closely as possible when following the pattern. Because then it is also guaranteed that everyone recognizes your finished crochet project. Therefore, the colors yellow and blue are essential for a Minion.
Crochet techniques for a keychain
To make your crochet keychain project a complete success, you should master the most important crochet stitches and techniques. If this is your first time using a crochet hook, you can read the basics in our free crochet lexicon. If this is not your first project, you will probably already be familiar with the simplest techniques. Below, you will find a list of the most important crochet techniques you should bring with you for the patterns for crocheting keychains:
You should be able to cast a thread ring (= magic ring).
Chain stitches should not be foreign to you.
You also need single (UK: double) stitches for almost all great keychains.
And you can't do without slip stitches, either.
You have to be able to both increase stitches,
as well as decrease crochet stitches.
And besides crocheting, it's essential that you can sew a thread and
that you can sew parts together.
Help for crocheting keychains – we are here for you!
If, despite our detailed patterns, a problem has arisen while crocheting your keychain, we will not leave you alone. On our portal you can even find different ways to find a solution. If it is more of a general question that concerns you, you can look it up on our help page. There, we have collected frequently asked questions for you and provide helpful answers in each case. For specific problems, please contact the large community of experienced crocheters in our forum. Among our users you will always find a dear soul who will help you with good advice. For more great tips on crocheting a keychain you should definitely check out our YouTube channel. The published films will be renewed by us at regular intervals. And if you yourself have a creative idea to crochet a keychain that you would like to share with our users, we look forward to receiving your message on our Facebook page.
Selling patterns for crocheting a keychain
If you are a passionate crochet artist and have already designed a keychain yourself, you can even earn money with your crochet keychain pattern at Crazy Patterns. All you have to do is summarize your tutorial step by step in an easy-to-understand text. Then you illustrate your manual with a few descriptive photos and already you can publish it with us. How the upload works exactly and what else you have to pay attention to, we will explain to you in our guide to selling patterns.