Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Apple Keychain - free crochet pattern

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 :)

Apple keychain
by Mimi S. Alelis

Red Heart acrylic yarns: small amount of red, green and brown,
size 4mm and 5mm crochet hook,
polyester fiberfill,
key ring attachment,
craft pliers,
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.

Other popular designs:
Basic Slippers
Chic Cell Phone Purses
Stylish Crochet Mesh Bags
Stylish Makeup Purse
Shell Halter Top
Shells and Flowers Shrug
Cute Tawashi Designs
Stylish Sack Bag

All my designs in one page - thanks to Ravelry!


  1. I LOVE these!!! I have the apple in my queued list, want to make it soon. Thank you!

  2. I may have to give that apple one a try so cute. All of them cute. :)

  3. Mimi, that's really cute....i will try it soon

  4. your site is very informative and helping. I like the many different ideas that you have on your site.

  5. Those little fruits are so adorable!!

  6. You did make a kiat kait one! It's so cute. :P I will have to try this pattern out someday. Very cute.

  7. Hi Mimi, there's an award on my blog waiting for you. ;-)

  8. Those are adorable...thanks for the pattern!

  9. I love the cute key chains. I've blogged about them on my blog. It'll be published 3/1/09. Hope you'll check it out!

    jd in st louis

  10. Love it!!! Thanks so much for this pattern, it's adorable and really easy.

  11. Wow, I like your shrugs too! Whenever I make something with your patterns, I'll post pictures up. :3

  12. just what I been looking for! thanks for the pattern... I'm new to crochet so I wanted something cute and easy to crochet. Did I say cute? :)

  13. Thanks! Glad you liked it ;)


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