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... Now you know where to put that key !!!
a little accessory like a key ring cosy ? It makes your keys less anonymous and it's so nice to look at it while hanging from a door or in a car! This cosy has a little pocket to slide in your keys, so they'll not scratch or tangle with anything precious in your bag ! Clever and useful at the same time, even if the sun is a little bit tricky to crochet with 2 colours ...
I suggest you to try only with one colour the first time you will have a go with this pattern, ok? ;oD

please note that I follow US crochet terminology!

Posted by Alessandra Poggiagliolmi Published See Alessandra Poggiagliolmi's 10 projects »
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  • How to stitch a knit or crochet keyring. A Sunny Key Ring Cosy - Step 1
    Step 1

    PATTERN

    Pick the colour (A) chosen for the "sun" motif to stand out from the background (B).
    With A make a slip knot on the hook and chain 4. Insert the hook in the first chain and slip stitch to form a ring.
    FIRST ROUND:
    Chain 1 and crochet your first double crochet (DC) into the ring. Make 11 more DCs, and close this round with a slip stitch in the top of the first DC. You have 12 DCs. Pull the yarn in the centre of the circle (work in the back of it), to close the hole and trim.
    SECOND ROUND (look at some pics at the end of this photo tutorial!) :
    You need to know how to crochet a "Front Post double crochet (FPdc)" , that is a DC round the front post of a stitch of the previous row/round : you have to wrap the yarn around the hook, insert the hook from front to back to front around post of indicated stitch,wrap yarn around hook, draw up loop,[wrap yarn around hook and draw up through 2 loops on hook] twice.
    I suggest you to watch some YouTube video tutorials : just type "how to crochet front post double crochet" and you'll discover a lot of useful tips!

    After that, go back to the pattern to follow :
    You have to join the background colour (B).
    Join this colour with a chain 1, then make your first DC. In the same stitch make even your first FPdc! wrap the yarn around the hook, insert the hook front/back/front the post, wrap yarn around hook, pull yarn, wrap yarn, and make a classic DC : pass trough 2 loops, wrap yarn, pass through 2 last loops : done!
    insert yarn in next stitch, make 1DC, make 1 FPdc : repeat this pattern 11 times!
    You'll have 24 stitches (12 DCS+12 FPdc).
    To close this second round, just make a slip stitch in the top of your first DC.
    REMEMBER :
    The normal DC is crocheted with colour B, while the FPdc is crocheted with colour A.
    Before starting a new stitch, overlap the colour you need over the colour that you don't need : in this way you'll bring on both colours, that will look twisted in the back of your work.

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet keyring. A Sunny Key Ring Cosy - Step 2
    Step 2

    THIRD ROUND :

    With the background colour, chain 1 and crochet your first DC.
    overlap A, overlap B and make a DC with B in the next stitch, then overlap A and crochet a FPdc !
    So again : overlap B and crochet a normal DC in the new stitch;
    then, overlap A, overlap B and crochet a DC in the following stitch, then overlap A and make another FPdc !
    Continue in this way until the last FPdc is done!
    Close this round with a slip stitch in the top of the first DC, using colour B.
    You have a total of 36 stitches : 24 DCs+12 FPdc

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet keyring. A Sunny Key Ring Cosy - Step 3
    Step 3

    FOURTH ROUND :

    Do not consider anymore colour A !!! ;oD

    Use just colour B:

    crochet 1 half double crochet (hDC) in each stitch, until you reach the last stitch. There are no increases in this round : you'll have 36 hDC in total.
    Slip stitch in the top of the first hDC ....

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet keyring. A Sunny Key Ring Cosy - Step 4
    Step 4

    .... and your sun motif is done ! ;oD

    Cut the yarn, fasten off and trim in the ends.

    This piece will be the front of your key ring cosy.

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet keyring. A Sunny Key Ring Cosy - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now, you need to crochet the back of your key ring cosy.

    This is very simple : you have to crochet 3 rounds of a basic DC circle.

    Make a slip knot on the hook and chain 4, with the colour you prefer ( I use the same colour of the sun).
    Insert the hook in the first chain and make a slip stitch to form a ring.

    ROUND 1 : chain 1, crochet 12 DCs into the ring. Make a slip stitch in the top of the first DC to close this round. You have 12 DCs.
    ROUND 2 : chain 1 and crochet 2 DCs in the top of each stitch. Close this round, too, with a slip stitch in the top of the first DC. You have 24 DCs.
    ROUND 3 : chain 1 and make a DC in the top of the first stitch, then 2 DCS in the second stitch. The pattern to follow : 1 DC in odd stitches + 2 DCs in even stitches !!
    Close this round with a slip stitch in the top of the first DC.
    You have 36 DCs.
    DON'T CUT THE YARN !!!
    If you like, just trim the yarn at the centre! ;oD

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet keyring. A Sunny Key Ring Cosy - Step 6
    Step 6

    Use your stitch markers !

    Put the first one in the top of any DC of the sunny motif circle; then put the second one in the 9th DC after the first stitch marker.
    The stitches between the stitch markers ( 10 ), define the space useful to let the key/s slide into the key ring cosy!

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet keyring. A Sunny Key Ring Cosy - Step 7
    Step 7

    HOW TO JOIN :

    Pick up the other circle and put them side by side ( both their fronts are in front of you), so that you can see where to start to join them together : just on the left of the first stitch marker!

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet keyring. A Sunny Key Ring Cosy - Step 8
    Step 8

    Then, I put them back to back ...

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet keyring. A Sunny Key Ring Cosy - Step 9
    Step 9

    .... And I start to crochet 1 single crochet (SC) in each couple of stitches ...

    You have to crochet 26 SCs ...

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet keyring. A Sunny Key Ring Cosy - Step 10
    Step 10

    .... and you will stop just in front of the stitch marker !!!

    .... still, DO NOT CUT THE YARN !

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet keyring. A Sunny Key Ring Cosy - Step 11
    Step 11

    You have to chain 15 stitches and slip stitch in the last SC done !

    Now cut the yarn, fasten off and trim in the end!

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet keyring. A Sunny Key Ring Cosy - Step 12
    Step 12

    Attach a metallic ring to the loop with the key/s on and slide it/them in the cosy!!!

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet keyring. A Sunny Key Ring Cosy - Step 13
    Step 13

    Ready to go !!!! ;oD

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet keyring. A Sunny Key Ring Cosy - Step 14
    Step 14

    end of SECOND ROUND (front)

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet keyring. A Sunny Key Ring Cosy - Step 15
    Step 15

    end of SECOND ROUND (back)

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