• Julia P.

Dumbbell Crochet Keychain Free Pattern

During this COVID-19 lockdown, many gyms are closed, and I personally need a little motivation to not stay on the couch crocheting all day!

So in the spirit of quarantine, I'm sharing my "Dumbbell Crochet Keychain" as a free pattern!

This was the very first pattern I ever made from scratch. I wrote it up back in August 2019, and even though I was proud of myself, I wasn't completely satisfied with how the first draft turned out. As I gained more experience, I revised it to my liking, and I'm happy to share my final draft!

Without further ado, let's get on with the pattern!


Materials:

~ Small amount of worsted weight (category 4) yarn, any color you wish

~ 3.5mm hook

~ Embroidery floss

~ Stuffing

~ Scissors

~ Yarn needle

Gauge doesn't matter for this pattern.


Notes:

~ This pattern is worked in rounds.

~ BLO: back loops only

~ FLO: front loops only

~ sc: single crochet

~ dec: decrease

~ inc: increase

~ rnd: round

~ *sc x*: repeat all the way around

~ (?): number of stitches

~ To close, thread yarn onto needle and pull through the front loops of each stitch, pull tight and weave in end.

Dumbbell Crochet Keychain Pattern

With color of choice and 3.5mm hook:

Rnd 1: 6 sc in a magic ring (6)

Rnd 2: *inc* around (12)

Rnd 3: *sc, inc* around (18)

Rnd 4: *sc in next 2 st, inc* around (24)

Rnd 5: BLO: *sc in each st* around (24)

Rnd 6-8: *sc in each st* around (24)

Rnd 9: BLO: *sc in next 2 st, dec* around (18)

Rnd 10: *sc, dec* around (12)

Rnd 11: FLO: *sc in each st* around (12)

Rnd 12-18: *sc in each st* around (12)

Rnd 19: FLO: *sc, inc* around (18)

Rnd 20: *sc in next 2 st, inc* around (24)

Rnd 21: BLO: *sc in each st* around (24)

Rnd 22-24: *sc in each st* around (24)

Rnd 25: BLO: *sc in next 2 st, dec* around (18)

Rnd 26: *sc, dec* around (12)

Stuff firmly.

Rnd 27: *dec* around (6)

Close hole (see notes).

Embroider a “1, 5, 10, etc.” on each end after you sew up the hole. Attach keychain in the middle on the handle.

There you go! You've finished your very own Dumbbell Crochet Keychain! Hope you enjoy it!


Feel free to share your creations on social media, and sell your finished product. If you do sell, please give credit back to me, Julia P. of The Kotton Kaboodle, and give a link to my website.

Happy crocheting!

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I'm Julia, and I'm a fifteen-year-old crocheter born and raised in California. My mission is to spread smiles through my stuffed animals!

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