Hi everyone! This is actually my first ever written (and posted) crochet pattern. This keychain's been my best-received gift and best-selling item in my Etsy shop, so whoever you make it for will love it!
With it being my first pattern, if you find any errors, confusions or questions while you're following it, please comment below or reach out to me on any of my socials and I'd be happy to help you out :-)
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Mushroom Chapstick/Lighter Holder Keychain
Pattern © Aster Rogers, 2020-2021
Hook: 4.0 mm/G hook (or use 3.5 mm or smaller if you have looser tension)
Yarn: Aran or Worsted weight yarn of your choice, 1 skein White and 1 skein Red (I am using Caron One Pound Yarn in Scarlet, and Loops & Threads Impeccable Yarn in White)
Lobster claw clasp (or other keychain hardware of your choice)
YO - yarn over
FO - fasten off
st - stitch
sl st - slip stitch
sc - single crochet
dc - double crochet
MC - magic circle
INC - increase (2 sc in same stitch)
DEC - decrease
BLO - back loop only
RS - right side
WS - wrong side
Instructions between asterisks ** are repeated as instructed in the pattern.
Stitch counts for each round are in parentheses at the end of each round.
Do not join at the end of rounds unless instructed to do so.
With white, make MC
Round 1 Ch 1, 6 sc into MC (6)
Round 2 *INC in next st, 1 sc in next 2 st* twice (8)
Round 3 *INC, 3 sc* twice (10)
Round 4 *INC, 4 sc* twice (12)
Round 5 *INC, 5 sc* twice (14)
Trim beginning tail and flip inside/RS out
Round 6 1 sc into each st (14)
Round 7 *DEC over next 2 st, 1 sc in next 5 st* twice (12)
Round 8 *DEC, 4 sc* twice (10)
Round 9 DEC over next 2 st, 8 sc (9)
Round 10 sc in each st around (9)
Repeat round 10 until body reaches desired height
Last round sl st, ch 20, pull up loop of last ch so work doesn’t unravel, and cut yarn leaving a moderate to long tail for future stitches.
With red, ch 4.
Round 1 15 dc into first ch, sl st to join to top of ch 3 (counts as first dc) (16)
Round 2 ch 3, 1 dc into next st (not the joining/ch 3 st), 2 dc into next st, *1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st* 6 more times, 1 dc in next st, 1 dc in sl st of previous round (makes 2 dc in last/first st) (24)
Round 3 ch 1, 1 sc in BLO of each st around, sl st to first sc of round to join (not ch 1) (24)
FO, flip inside/RS out, and weave in ends.
Take a long piece of white (at least 20 inches) and your yarn needle, come up from the WS on one side of the top of a st in round 1, going over the st insert the needle on the other side of st, repeat at least 2 more times around same st, sk next st and repeat process around every other st of each row (or as much/little as you wish). FO (tie off a couple times to secure) and trim/weave in ends. Pull the ch 20 of the body through the hole in the center of the cap, through the lobster claw clasp (or other keychain clasp of your choice), and back through the cap hole, then reinsert your hook into the loop of last ch and sl st to st on the opposite side of the top of the body. FO and weave in ends.
Your mushroom keychain is now complete! If you post pics, feel free to tag me in them so I can see! Also feel free to gift or sell your creation--but please link back to this pattern (or my Etsy or other social medias) in the listing or on the tag.
Please do not redistribute, publish, or sell this pattern or claim it as your own. You may post pictures of or sell items you have made using this pattern, but please link back to my Etsy shop, Instagram, or Ravelry profile on the tag/post/online listing of the product.