FC Knits

Heart Keyring

Needles: 4mm (US: 6) or 5mm (US: 8) crochet hook
Yarn: DK or Aran
Materials: keychain finding, toy stuffing (optional)
Yardage: negligible

Directions: Remember to add turning chains and join all rounds with a slip stitch. All directions in UK English; see abbreviations glossary for US English equivalents.

Rnd 1: magic loop of 5 dc sts [5 dc]
Rnd 2: 3dc, 3dc, 2dc, 2dc, 2dc and join with a slst [12 dc]
Rnd 3: (dc, htr), (htr, dc), slst, (dc, htr), (htr, dc), dc3, 2dc, dc3
Rnd 4: (dc, 2htr), 2htr, (htr, dc), slst, (dc, htr), 2htr, (2htr, dc), dc5, ch1, dc5

Fasten off and then make a second heart. Stack the two heart pieces, wrong sides together, and either crochet slip stitch, or use a darning needle to blanket stitch, around the edges. You can lightly stuff the heart, before completely sewing or crocheting the edges together, if you wish. Add a hanging loop with a short length of yarn or a crocheted chain and attach your heart to a keyring finding. (The photo shows the Crochet Heart Keyring in Aran weight yarn; the red heart was crocheted together and the green heart was blanket stitched.)

Abbreviations

ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet (US: single crochet)
htr = half treble (US: half double crochet)
slst = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)