Thursday, August 15, 2013

Crochet Apple Slice Keychain


The kids are going back-to-school and the Fall season is right around the corner. This is the perfect time to whip up some apple themed craft projects or recipes! I am thrilled today to be teaming up with some of #myfavoritebloggers to bring you some fun and simple apple project ideas and yummy treats.

I'd love to introduce them to you:


They are, from left to right, top down:

Kristen from One Tough Mother; Sky from Creative Captial B; Marilyn from 4 You with Love; Tara from Suburble; Bethany from Pitter and Glink; Melanie from It Happens in a Blink; Kara from Petal to Picots; ChiWei from One Dog Woof; Sarah from Repeat Crafter Me; Kadie from 7 Alive; Nancy from Small Things with Love; and Amy from One Artsy Mama.

Just for fun we decided to team up once a month and create projects based on a common theme.  This month's theme is APPLES. After you are done looking at my crochet apple keychains, head over and check out some of these other great APPLE projects.  The links are all listed at the bottom of this post.



I am going to show you how to make these super easy Crochet Apple Slice Keychains! Give them as a gift to a teacher, friend or use them for yourself :) They could also be used as a backpack zipper pull for the kids!

Let's start with the pattern.

Materials: 
- Worsted weight yarn in white or cream and red or green. I used Lion Brand Vanna's Choice in Scarlet (red) and Fern (green)
- Size H or G crochet hook (H for slightly larger apples)
- Tapestry needle
- Ribbon
- Key rings
- Brown felt (and green felt if you want to make a leaf)

Abbreviations:
Magic Ring Tutorial
SC = Single Crochet

Apple Slice Pattern:
Start with white or cream yarn...Magic ring, ch 1 in ring, 12 SC in ring, join, ch 1
Round 2: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next, repeat around, join, ch 1 (18 SC)
Round 3: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 2 stitches, repeat around, join, ch 1 (24 SC)
Round 4: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 3 stitches, repeat around, join, (30 SC)
Change to red or green yarn...
Round 5: ch 1, 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 4 stitches, repeat around, join, (36 SC)
Fasten off leaving long tail

You should now have a piece that looks like this:


Now fold it in half.


Take your tapestry needle and weave the tail in and out of the last single crochets so your apple slice is now stitched together. Weave in loose end.


Cut out small seeds from brown felt and hot glue them on!


Lastly, take a piece of ribbon and pass it through and end of the apple slice. At this point you can also add a little felt leaf if you want. You will need to cut a slit in the leaf for the ribbon to go through. Hot glue the ends of the ribbon together around your key ring (but make sure the hot glue doesn't actually touch the key ring).


Enjoy your new apple accessory!




17 comments:

  1. Very cute! You make it look so easy - I just need to sit down and learn to crochet so I can make all this fun stuff!

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  2. Sarah - I love this! I want it sooo much! (and I think I could tackle this one - I'm a novice crocheter, but I'm eager!)

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  3. Sarah, I've been holding my breath for this pattern! LOVE it!

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  4. You are seriously amazing. I was wondering how you did the half circle, never thought it was a full circle folded in half! Genius lady.

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  5. ADOREABLE! I can think of a few teachers and non-teachers that would LOVE one! Thanks for sharing the pattern.:)

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  6. So cute! Crochet awesomeness :)

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  7. Such a cute idea!! Love the little felt leaf too :)

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  8. I am so in love with these! They are just the cutest! They would be cute on hair bows or a headband and even on a little girl's dress!

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  9. These apples are adorable!! :) Pinning! I would LOVE to have you share these at my link party going on! http://www.madetobeamomma.com/2013/08/homemade-by-you-63.html

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  10. Cute as can be! Love the green and red apple combo...you crocheters are slowly but surely convincing me I need to take on a new hobby. THANKS for the inspiration!

    Warmly,
    Lauren
    The Thinking Closet

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  11. Just pinned this! Now, can anybody tell me how I can make an apple pie out of this? :)

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  14. All I see is pink centers, dark green boarder & black seeds. My daughter is a freak for anything Watermelon. These are perfect. They are cute as apples, too. But Watermelon will be the biggest hit in my family. Thanks for the inspiration.

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