Skill Level: Easy
Gauge: doesn’t matter
- small amount of 3 colors of yarn – C1, C2, C3
- Whatever hook your yarn calls for
- Tapestry Needle
- Keychain or keyring
- sl st – slip stitch
- ch – chain(s)
- sc – single crochet
- dc – double crochet
- tr – triple crochet
ABOUT THE KEYCHAIN OR KEYRING
You can use any keychain or keyring for this. I used an emergency fix keychain like you can find on Knit Picks here: https://www.knitpicks.com/accessories/Emergency_Fix_Keychain__D80632.html
NOTE: I used worsted weight & a J (6mm) hook.
ROUND 1: With C1 ch6, join with a sl st to 1st ch made to form a loop, ch4 counts as a dc & ch1 sp, ) * dc, ch1 * 11 times in loop. Join with a sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch4. Finish Off. 12dc, 12 ch1 sps
ROUND 2: With C2 join with a sc in any ch1 sp, * (dc, 5tr, dc in next ch1 sp), sc in next ch1 sp * 11 times then ( ) once. Join with a sl st to 1st sc. Finish Off. Weave in all ends. 30tr, 12dc, 6sc
This is where you start putting the key chain together. If you don’t have the keychain I am using don’t worry! It isn’t needed – I just used it because this was a good way to help me not keep stabbing myself with it in my purse.
If you are using the keychain I am insert the hook through the middle spot that was your beginning loop. Place it like you see in the photo on the left. There is no need to attach the keychain to the butterfly.
After you have it positioned fold the piece in half. It will now look like a butterfly.
With C3 join with a sl st through BOTH sc on the boom of the butterfly, ch5, sl st around keyring or keychain, ch5, turn butterfly over, sl st through both sc that you started in. Finish off & weave in ends.
In the one I made I slip stitched around the part between the keyring and hook. If you are using just a keyring slip stitch around the keyring. I have tried to do this. While it is a bit tricky it does work.
I designed this butterfly keychain in honor of Lupus Awareness. May is Lupus Awareness Month. Lupus is a horrible auto-immune disease that usually goes undetected because the symptoms mimic other illnesses. If you would like to know more about Lupus please go to http://lupus.org. If you would like to donate to a good Lupus organization checkout Molly’s Fund at https://www.kaleidoscopefightinglupus.org/.
NOTES ABOUT COPYRIGHT
If you are wanting to make this to sell for charity for any cause please do. None of the normal copy right stuff I ask is needed for this EXCEPT please don’t claim the pattern as your own. I’d love to see what you have done. You can send me pictures, information, etc via email at email@example.com.