Crochet is a fun and creative hobby that allows you to make beautiful and unique items. One popular item to make is a cute and colorful owl. Continue reading to learn how to make a quick and easy owl crochet keychain with this free crochet pattern.
To begin, you will need some basic crochet supplies such as a crochet hook, yarn, and a keychain ring or lobster claw. You will also need to have basic knowledge of crochet stitches such as single crochet and double crochet.
To start, choose the colors of yarn you want for the owl keychain, then thread the lobster claws onto the yarn (like you would a bead), You will need three or four different colors for the body, eyes, and beak. Begin by crocheting a small ring and work crochet stitches into then ring, in the round, to create the beginning of the owl’s body. Follow rounds 1 – 3 for the bulk of the body. Then on row 4 you will slip the lobster claw in between stitches at top center of the owl’s head for a centered placement. Fasten off your yarn at the end of row 4.
Next, choose the colors and sequence of yarn you want for the layered eyes and make the large, medium and small eyes. Then, switch to the color of yarn you want for the beak and work a small triangle shape.
This pattern does not feature wings, but this is an option you could add if you like. You would crochet a row of double crochets on each side of the body using the same color as the body.
Finally, you will assemble the parts to create your very own owl!
Your cute and colorful owl keychain is now complete!
The owl keychain crochet pattern is a fun and easy project for both beginner and experienced crocheters. With some basic supplies and knowledge of crochet stitches, you can create a unique and adorable keychain that you can use or give as a gift. So grab your crochet hook and get started on your own owl keychain today!
Crocheting can be a relaxing and productive way to pass the time. You can create a variety of items, from blankets to scarves, hats, and even stuffed animals. One of the benefits of crocheting is that it is a versatile hobby that can be enjoyed by anyone, regardless of age or skill level. Plus, it can be a great way to de-stress and unwind after a busy day.
If you are new to crocheting, there are many resources available to help you get started. You can find tutorials and patterns online, as well as classes and workshops in your local area. It’s important to start with basic stitches and simple projects, such as a dishcloth or a scarf, before moving on to more complex items.
As you gain confidence in your crocheting skills, you can start to experiment with different stitches, colors, and patterns. You may even want to create your own designs and patterns. Crocheting is a great way to express your creativity and make something that is truly unique.
Whether you are crocheting for yourself or for others, it’s important to enjoy the process. Take your time, choose colors and patterns that you love, and don’t be afraid to make mistakes. With practice and persistence, you can create beautiful and functional items that you will be proud to use or give as gifts.
What you will need to Make the Owl Keychain Free Crochet Pattern:
- #4 worsted weight yarn; less than 30 yds ea of 4 colors: Colors A (light brown), B (white) and C (peach), D (dark brown)
- H/8 (5mm) crochet hook
- Lobster claw
- Yarn needle
Gauge: Gauge is not critical for this project.
Finished size: 5 in (12.7cm) tall x 5 in (12.7cm) wide.
Chain (ch), single crochet (sc), slip stitch (slst), double crochet (dc), and 3 double crochet cluster (3dc-cl).
How to Make the Owl Keychain Free Crochet Pattern:
Note: Thread lobster claw onto yarn with yarn needle before beginning.
Round 1: With light brown, ch5, slst to 5th ch from hook to form ring. ch3 (counts as dc), 11 dc in ring. Slst to first st at beg of round to join. — 12 dcs
Round 2: Ch3 (counts as dc), dc in same st, 2dc in ea st around. Slst to first st at beg of round to join. — 24 dcs
Round 3: Ch3 (counts as dc), dc in same st, 1dc in next st, *2dc in next st, 1dc in next st. Rep from * around, slst to first st at beg of round to join. — 36 sts
Row 4: Ch3, 3dc-cluster over next 3 sts, ch3, slst to 3rd ch from hook, ch3, slst in same st as dc, sc in next st, ch2, slip lobster claw next to hook before making next st, ch3, skip next st, sc in next st, ch3, 3dc-cluster over next 3 sts, ch3, slst to 3rd ch from hook, ch3, slst in same st as dc. Fasten off.
Eyes: (make 2):
Round 1: With peach, ch5, slst to 5th ch from hook to form ring. ch3 (counts as dc), 11dc in ring, slst to first st at beg of round to join. — 12 dcs
Round 1: with white, ch2, 6sc in 2nd ch from hook. Slst to first st at beg of round to join. — 6 scs
With dark brown yarn, cut piece of yarn 5” long. Tie into a knot in the center. Tie a knot on top of same knot twice.
Row 1: with dark brown yarn, ch4, 4dc in 4th ch from hook. Fasten off.
Sandwich the peach to white to dark brown layers of eye together and sew to the body, per photo placement. Repeat for second eye.
Sew beak to body just below and centered between the eyes.
Weave in loose ends.
Who will you make this Owl Keychain Free Crochet Pattern for: yourself or for a gift? Let me know in the comments below.
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