In today's blog post I am sharing with you how to make these quick and custom charmed key chains! These are great for summer craft shows and they work up quickly to gift to several within minutes! Or make one just for yourself and turn the rest of the charms into stitch markers! I love how versatile using charms is, they really make this key chain look so pretty!
- Weight: Light (3) yarn I used Patons® Grace™ Yarn
- 2.75 mm hook and an H, J or K for the tassel
- metallic thread or any kind or color you'd like.
- yarn needle
- Charms- I purchased in store these are the closest I could find but the same brand.
- jewelry pliers
- key chain rings - ( I matched the charms to the key chain ring to make it more cohesive look)
CH - chain
SC - single crochet
HDC - half double crochet
BLO - back loop only
DEC - decrease
Step 1 - Create 10 SC along the edge of a key chain. CH 1 (I like to make a slip knot first to have control of the first SC.)
Step 2 - SC across. CH 2 (10)
Step 3 - HDC across. CH 1 (10)
Step 4 - SC in the BLO across. CH 2 (10)
Step 5 - HDC across. CH 1 (10)
Step 6 - SC in the BLO across. CH 2 (10)
Step 7 - HDC across. CH 1 (10)
Step 8 - SC in the BLO across. CH 2 (10)
Step 9 - HDC across. CH 1 (10)
Starting to decrease and skip chains to create an opening for the tassel.
Step 10 - SC DEC in 4 stitches (BLO), SC in the next 2 (BLO), SC DEC in 4 stitches (BLO) (6)
Step 11 - SC DEC, chain 2, skip next 2 st space, SC DEC. (4)
Step 12 - SC across ( 2 SC in the chain 2 space) and Fasten off.
Making the tassel -
I first wrapped using the yarn 12x using the charm tag as a guide. Which measures approximately 4 inches.
I then grabbed the metallic thread and wrapped it 7x. 20 wraps in total.
I cut the bottom and got ready t thread it through the opening we created.
To insert the tassel through the hole you need a larger hook.
The key chain is facing on the right side, insert the hook through the back and hook the tassel tightly and pull through.
Then insert two fingers through the loop and grab the bottom of the tassel to make a knot. ( adjust as needed.)
Charm - My favorite part! The charms do have a very strong jump ring so I do recommend using jewelry pliers of some sort to help open and close the ring. Just place in the center of the work. and voila! It's done!
Just make sure to weave in any ends you may have.