Tuesday, 11 February 2020


Sweet Nothings Crochet free crochet pattern blog, free crochet pattern for alphabet keychains, photo of the alphabet keychains,

Alphabet key chains are really cute and fun projects and they’re so diverse and creative. I’ve worked on the full English alphabet both upper and lower case and made motifs to attach onto baby blankets, and I’ve made alphabet key chains before too.

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Materials used : Today I’ve used (Indian) Anchor knitting cotton with a 1.9 mm crochet hook ; one key chain ring per alphabet ; beads to bling up.
General yarn info : The yarn used today is not specific to this pattern.
You can use any yarn with a suitable hook to make this project to any size.

Difficulty level : Easy
Abbreviations used : (Using U.S terminology)
lp(s) : Loop(s)                    sc : Single crochet
dc : Double crochet        sp : Space                               
sl-st : Slip stitch                ch : Chain
st(s) : Stitch(es)                hk : Hook
yo : Yarn Over                 sk : Skip

Stitches used : Using US terminology
Starting slip knot : Here’s how you start with a slip knot.  https://youtu.be/lJcqsVcs8cw

Starting slip knot 1 or the Sloppy Slip knot : This is a neat new way to start your work without a slip knot.  https://youtu.be/YfC7KmGpifs

What is a chain stitch ? Here is an easy video tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXx5ukBjKkY

Foundation Single Crochet : fsc : To refresh your skill on the fsc, please view this video https://youtu.be/mcT85fwh4mA 

Single Crochet : Sc : yo, insert hk into st ; yo (2 lps on hk); yo, draw through both lps.  One sc made.  Check out the video at https://youtu.be/ghACqBpA-3k

First stitch for Single Crochet : This is how I like to start my row of sc. Check out the video at https://youtu.be/6pVYRfsf4_M

Half Double Crochet : Hdc :  yo, insert hk into st ; yo (3 lps on hk) ;
yo, draw through all 3 lps.  One hdc made. 
Check out the video at https://youtu.be/sDiELJdB2Dg

Double Crochet : dc : yo, insert hk into st ; yo (3 lps on hk);
[yo, draw through 2 lps] twice.  One dc made. 
Check out the video at https://youtu.be/xdnjB27zpYo

Chainless start for Double Crochet : I dislike the ch-2 / ch – 3 start, and this is what I do to start my row of dc.
Check out the video at https://youtu.be/wskv3iTjRx0

Instruction information
Please note that I start all rows with a ch 1 turning chain for ease.
Please also check the top of this blog for neat video tutorials of all stitches used in today’s pattern sheet.

Visit Tamara’s moogly blog at https://www.mooglyblog.com/the-moogly-crochet-alphabet/ for this free crochet pattern.

How did I make this into a alphabet key chain ?

There are two ways to work this depending on your skill level
The easier way is to work the alphabet motif pattern as given and then using an embroidery needle and the same yarn, attach the motif to the key chain ring.

The slightly complicated way is to attach the alphabet to the key chain ring as you are working on it.  The complication here is that you need to know how the alphabet is being created so you can attach it as you go.

For my letter “A”, I worked the alphabet first and then attached it to the key ring.  In my earlier alphabet key chain, I’d said that adding beads would make a big difference – and it does

I’ve used two different types of beads here. I strung the bead inside the plastic beady ‘hoop’ using embroidery needle and thread and then strung it onto the alphabet.

In my earlier alphabet key chains I’ve used a flower, so you could add a flower or a pompom here as well.

Sweet Nothings Crochet free crochet pattern blog, free crochet pattern for alphabet keychains, photo of the alphabet keychains,Sweet Nothings Crochet free crochet pattern blog, free crochet pattern for alphabet keychains, photo of the alphabet keychains,

Block as per yarn requirements.

For more flower ideas, do visit my Pinterest page at https://in.pinterest.com/shyamanivas/2-my-free-patterns-made-by-me/ for loads of ideas

Remember that I’ve made all the Hindi alphabets in Devnagari script too – all the pattern / blog links are at the bottom of this blog.

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