It is hard to believe that Summer break is almost over! My kids are definitely not ready for the sleeping in, fun nights and swim parties to end! But to make the transition a bit smoother I created this fun apple keychain for them to take to school the first day! Want to make one too? Read on down to find the full free pattern to make your very own crochet apple!
This apple keychain is a pretty simple beginner amigurumi pattern and would be great for anyone who’s looking to try a crochet project that is a little different. I used Lily Sugar n’ Cream Cotton yarn in red & green (classic apple colors) for my project but any worsted weight (4) cotton or color will work.
The pattern consists of only single crochets and can be worked up in about a half hour which makes it a great last minute project! Hello all you procrastinators out there! 🙂 If you’d like even more back to school crochet patterns then check out this Back to School Crochet Patterns blog post!
Ready to get stared? Scroll on down to find the full, free apple keychain pattern! 🍎
- Size G Crochet Hook 4.0 mm (affiliate link)
- Cotton Yarn (4) I used Lily Sugar’n Cream Cotton Yarn (affiliate link) from Yarnspirations in Red.
- Keychain (I found the one I used at Michaels Craft Stores)
- SC = Single Crochet
- SL ST – Slip Stitch
- ST – Stitch
- SC2TOG = Single Crochet Two Together
- 4.5 inch circumference and 1.5 inch height
- Is not important for this project
- The size G crochet hook is used for both the apple & leaf pattern.
- Written in standard US terms.
- Add to Ravelry to make later! 🙂
Foundation Round: With red cotton yarn CH 2, in 2nd CH from the hook work 10 SC’s, join with a SL ST to the first SC. (10)
Round 1: CH 1, work a Sc in the first ST, * work 2 SC’s into the next ST, SC once in the next two ST’s, Repeat from * ending with one SC in each of the last 2 ST’s, SL ST to the top of the first SC. (13)
Round 2: CH 1, Work a SC into the first ST, SC once in each of the next 2 ST’s, Work 2 SC’s into the next ST, One SC in each of the next 4 ST’s, 2 SC’s in the next ST, Work 1 SC in each of the last 4 ST’s,
* From this point on work in the round (without SL ST’s) with a stitch marker if wanted to keep track of what round you are on.
Round 3-6: SC in every ST around, move stitch marker up as each round progresses.
Round 7: SC, SC2TOG, SC once in the next 3 ST’s, SC2TOG, SC once into the next 3 ST’s, SC2TOG, SC in the last 3 ST’s (including the one the ST marker is in), fasten off yarn leaving a 5-6 inch tail.
Close off the top as shown in pictures.
Leave a starting tail of about 3 inches and then with green cotton yarn ch 5, in 2nd CH from the hook SC, in next CH HDC, in next CH SC in the last remaining CH do a SL ST and fasten off and weave in only one end of the green yarn leaving the starting chain end to attach to the apple.
Attach keychain & leaf to apple with the starting 3 inch starting CH that was from the leaf. Pull leftover green yarn after securing through apple and tuck in.
YOU ARE DONE!
Happy Crocheting and Apple Making! All you have to to do now is attached to your child’s book bag, your tote or give as a gift!
See you next time and don’t forget to share your finished apple keychains with me!