If there is one thing that I love, that would be bright colors! And, you know what screams COLOR more than anything else?! A RAINBOW! So, I made a cute little Crochet Rainbow Keychain or two!
Y’all, these just make me absolutely HAPPY! The colors, the puffy little ‘clouds’, I love everything about them.
I wanted the clouds to look “Fluffy” and have lots of texture. I think that I achieved that by using the Bobble Stitch to help create the clouds.
This is the perfect thing to make that uses very little yarn, but could also help to use of some of your leftover yarn from other projects that you don’t know what to do with.
And, not only do these make cute keychains, you can add a different kind of clip to them and kids could hang them on their backpacks or lots of other things.
I was at Hobby Lobby the other day and I just happened to run across this super cute Rainbow Stuffy! I found it after I had made this keychain. My sister said, ‘Oh, it matches your keychain.’ I just put my blue and pink backwards or it would have been an absolute perfect match. Of course, I just had to get the stuffy! And, now it has it’s place on my cube wall!
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Things you will need:
- 3 Colors of any Worsted Weight Yarn plus White (Scrap yarn works great for this project.) I made one with I Love this Yarn in Hot Rose, Peacock, Yellow and white. The other with Brava Worsted in Tranquil, Rouge & Cotton Candy.
- E / 3.5mm Crochet Hook
- Key Ring and Chain
- Yarn Needle
Finished Measurements – approx. 3.5” wide & 3” tall.
Stitch Key –
- ch = chain
- st = stitch (es)
- sk = skip
- mc = magic circle / ring
- sc = single crochet
- hdc = half double crochet
- dc = double crochet
- sp = space
- yo = yarn over
- t = turn
Bobble Stitch – *yarn over and insert hook, pull up a loop (as if you were going to do a double crochet), yarn over and pull through 2 loops* repeat * to * 4 more times until you have 6 loops on hook, yarn over and pull through all 6 loops on hook. Bobble stitch made
Clouds – Make 2
With white yarn
Round 1: 6 sc in mc (6)
Round 2: * sc in 1 st, 2 sc in next st* repeat * to * around (9)
On rounds 3 – 5, we will be turning our work after the 1st chain stitch. This is to ensure that the bobbles face the correct direction
Round 3: ch 1, t, sc in 1st st, bobble, * sc in 2 st, bobble* repeat * to * 1 more time, sc in last st, sl st into 1st st to join (9)
Round 4: ch 1, t, sc in each st around, sl st into 1st st to join (9)
Round 5: ch 1, t, bobble, sc in 2 st, bobble, sc in 3 st, bobble, sc in last st, sl st to join (9)
Leave a long tail on each cloud to use to attach to rainbow later.
with 1st color of rainbow –
Row 1: ch 11, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, * sc in 2 st, 2 sc* repeat * to across (14)
Switch to next color
Row 2: ch 1, t, * sc in 2 st, 2 sc* repeat * to * until you reach last 2 st, sc in last 2 st (18)
Switch to next color
Row 3: ch 1, t, * sc 3 st, 2 sc* repeat * to * until last 2 st, sc in last 2 st (22)
Cut yarn on the 1st rainbow, but not the 2nd
Sl st the top edge of the 2 rainbows together.
Then sew the bottom edge of the rainbow together
Lightly Stuff The rainbow and the clouds.
Take the long tail from the cloud and sew the cloud onto one of the rainbow ends. Repeat for the other side.
Weave in all ends and cut yarn.
Then take a jump ring from one of the keychains and poke it through a couple stitches on the top in the very middle. Add the keychain and close the ring.
I’d love to see your creations that you make from all of my patterns, be sure to tag me @okiegirlblingnthings on Instagram so I can see. Whether you make this Crochet Rainbow Keychain or something else entirely, tag me!