Tuesday, February 03, 2009
Small crocheted fruits can be used for keychains or charms. A cute and easy project to use up leftover yarns.
It started with the apple keychain, then I was inspired to make a kiat kiat orange, and a lemon too :)
by Mimi S. Alelis
Red Heart acrylic yarns: small amount of red, green and brown,
size 4mm and 5mm crochet hook,
key ring attachment,
tapestry needle for finishing
st = stitch ch = chain sl st = slip stitch sc = single crochet
Special Stitch: sc tog = single crochet two stitches together - (insert hook in next st and draw up loop) twice, YO and draw through 3 loops on hook
Gauge: not important
Instructions (Note: do not join rounds, work continuously in a spiral)
Rnd 1: With red yarn and 4mm hook, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. (6 sc)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3: (sc in next sc, 2 sc in next) repeat around (18 sc)
Rnd 4: sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Rnd 5: repeat rnd 4.
Rnd 6: (sc in next 7 sc, sc tog next two sc) twice (16 sc)
Rnd 7: (sc tog next two sc) repeat around (8 sc)
Fasten off leaving 8 inches for sewing. Stuff with fiberfill and sew the opening to close.
Use green yarn and 5mm hook. Leave 8 inches tail, ch 5, sl st on 2nd ch from hook. Sc in next 2 ch, 4 sc on next ch. On the opposite side of starting ch, sc on next two sts. Sl st on next st. Fasten off and weave in end. Use the tail end to sew leaf to apple.
Use brown yarn and 4mm hook. Ch 5, sl st on 2nd ch from hook, and on the next 3 chs. Fasten off, leaving 8 inches for sewing.
Finishing: sew the stem in the center top of apple. Sew the leaf on its side. Attach the key ring near the stem.
These can also made even smaller to use as cell phone charms by using cotton threads and following the same pattern.
You can view project details on Ravelry: apple charm, lemon charm
I have all three fruit keychain patterns in one pdf, available for sale on Ravelry.
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