Lip Balm Keychain FREE CROCHET PATTERN

Lip balm keyring
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My daughter (and my sister) are always misplacing their Lipbalms, so I decided to have a go at making a keyring/keychain that they can attach to their bags or set of keys. I borrowed one of my daughters lipbalms so I could use it as a size guide and got to work. The first attempt was far too big, the lipbalm could fit in easily and the whole thing looked like it would be far too bulky to be on a set of keys so I restarted over again. As I was trying the second attempt, the holder looked like it was going to be too small (I was using cotton DK yarn) but I kept on going and it started to look okay, But the second attempt was a bit snug. The lipbalm did fit in there but it was a little bit of a pain getting it in and out. Rather than amending the pattern again, I decided to just try the next size up crochet hook instead, this worked out much better. I have since made some up with a slightly thicker yarn, changed the pattern slightly and used a smaller hook, and this also worked out. Both patterns are below.

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The first pattern is made using DK yarn (preferably 100% cotton), I used Vintage cotton DK but others should work just as well. If, when using different DK yarn, the holder is too big or too small, try using a smaller or bigger sized crochet hook.

Materials:

  • 3.5mm Crochet Hook
  • DK Yarn in desired colours (preferably 100% cotton but you could use normal DK yarn.)
  • Approx 15mm button in your desired colour/shape
  • Keyring chain.

ABBREVIATIONS:
MR- Magic Ring
SC- Single Crochet
INC- Increase
DEC- Decrease
F/O- Fasten Off
CH- Chain
ST/STS- Stitch/Stitches
SL ST- Slip Stitch
BLO- Back loops only

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ROWS ARE WORKED IN A CONTINUOUS ROUND. DO NOT JOIN AT END OF ROWS UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED. PLEASE USE A STITCH MARKER TO KEEP TRACK OF ROWS.


1) 6SC in MR (6)
2) INC in each ST (12)
3) SC in BLO in each ST (12)
4-17) SC around (12)
18) SC in first 6 STS, leave the rest unworked. CH1 and turn. (6)
YOU WILL BE WORKING BACK AND FORTH FROM HERE ON.
19-26) SC across, CH1, turn. (6)
27) DEC, 2SC, DEC, CH1, Turn (4)
28-32) SC across, CH1, Turn (4)
33) SC, CH2, Skip the next 2 STS, SC in last stitch, CH1, Turn (4)
34) SC across the 4 STS, CH1, Turn (4)
35) DEC x2 (2)
F/O and sew in ends

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Face the holder forward (with the long flap part at the back) and flatten so you can see where the middle of the front part is. Sew the button in the middle, around 4 rows from the opening at the top (do not go any lower than 5 rows or your holder will not close. If you go any higher up, it might be a bit baggy around the top of the lip balm. The holder is a snug fit for the lip balm but it may still fall out if this happens)

Attach the keyring to the outside of the open flap part. Best place to attach it is in the miggle of the row and approximately between rows 23 and 24. But this can be your own choice depending on where you prefer the keychain to be.

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The second pattern is made using Aran/Worsted weight yarn (preferably 100% cotton), I used Drops Paris Yarn group C but others should work just as well. If, when using different Aran yarn, the holder is too big or too small, try using a smaller or bigger sized crochet hook.

Materials:

  • 3mm Crochet Hook
  • ARAN/ Worsted weight Yarn in desired colours (preferably 100% cotton but you could use normal Aran yarn.)
  • Approx 15mm button in your desired colour/shape
  • Keyring chain.
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ROWS ARE WORKED IN A CONTINUOUS ROUND. DO NOT JOIN AT END OF ROWS UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED. PLEASE USE A STITCH MARKER TO KEEP TRACK OF ROWS.


1) 6SC in MR (6)
2) INC in each ST (12)
3) SC in BLO in each ST (12)
4-15) SC around (12)
16) SC in first 6 STS, leave the rest unworked. CH1 and turn. (6)
YOU WILL BE WORKING BACK AND FORTH FROM HERE ON.
17-21) SC across, CH1, turn. (6)
22) DEC, 2SC, DEC, CH1, Turn (4)
23-27) SC across, CH1, Turn (4)
28) SC, CH2, Skip the next 2 STS, SC in last stitch, CH1, Turn (4)
29) SC across the 4 STS, CH1, Turn (4)
30) DEC x2 (2)
F/O and sew in ends

The Button and keychain are attached the exact same way as above but the keychain attachment is between rows 20 and 21 or between 21 and 22, depending on which you prefer.

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I hope you enjoy making your own Lipbalm keychain holder. Thank you for supporting MyBelle Creations and I hope you follow me on Facebook and Instagram. Please share and tag me in your finished items, I would love to see them all.


COPYRIGHT ©
This pattern and photos are the intellectual property of MyBelle Creations. You are not permitted to sell or share the pattern in anyway. You may sell your finished items but please credit MyBelle Creations for the design. ©

Published by MyBelle Creations

Hi, Welcome to MyBelle Creations. I taught myself to crochet around 5 years ago and really enjoyed it. Over the years I have made many different types of items, my favourites being my ‘geeky’ items such as the Labyrinth movie characters and Dungeons and dragons items. I have enjoyed making and sharing my patterns and finished items. Since my children have gone back to school full time, from being home school during the covid-19 lockdowns, I have decided to start a new way of sharing my patterns and items.

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