Friday, April 25, 2014

Kawaii Star Keychain Pattern

Hi, people. It's been forever since I've written another post, but since I've had people asking me about this pattern, I thought I'd get my butt in gear and actually get it typed out. So, let's get started. This is what we're making! (PS. You can click the pic to see the etsy listing if you're not crochet savvy but still want one of these cuties.)



Here's what you'll need:
  • Size E/4 crochet hook
  • Worsted weight yarn of your preferred color
  • Your preferred stuffing material
  • 9-10mm solid black plastic safety eyes
  • Small length of chain
  • Split key ring
  • Pink fabric marker
 I join my rounds for this project, but you don't have to.

Front/Back: Make 2

Rnd 1: 5sc in magic ring (5sc)

Rnd 2: inc in each sc (10sc)

Rnd 3: [sc, inc] 5 times (15sc)

*3sc, ch 1, turn (3sc)

3sc, ch 1, turn (3sc)

dec across all three sc^ (1sc)*

^To do the decrease, insert the hook into the first sc and pull up a loop. Insert the hook into the next sc and pull up another loop. Then insert the hook into the last sc and pull up another loop so there is a total of four loops, then yarn over and pull through all the loops on the hook.

 



 

Fasten off, reattach yarn in the next free sc of your circle.
Repeat ** for each of the remaining points, don't fasten off after the 5th point.
Instead, ch 1 and then sc around the whole star evenly for one row and fasten off.
Attach two eyes to your front side and then sew the front and back together with wrong sides together, using the front loops from either side only.

 

Don't forget to stuff before completely closing up your seam.
After it's all sewn up, sew your bit of chain to the top of the star and add a little "blush" to its cheeks with your fabric marker. And then you're done! Super easy.

If you have any problems or questions, just let me know. Enjoy!

Until next time,
Cheers

10 comments:

  1. Loved it!!
    Very cute =)
    Thanks for share

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  2. I really would like to accessorize my keychain with something this cute. I was obsessed in finding the written pattern and I am so glad you shared it. Thank you so much ^.^ I do have a question: If I were to make this kawaii star project I would be more comfortable towards ending my decreases without having to reattach the yarn. I would slip stitch at the bottom of the sc closest to the magic circle so I can easily repeat the pattern into the next sc. Do you know a way or another written pattern that allows me to decrease without having to fasten off and reattaching the yarn? That would be more easier for me.

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    1. Hi there! No, I don't really have another way to do it without fastening off and reattaching the yarn. If you find out a way that works, please share. ^^

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    2. I just made my very first star ^_^ Awesome, cute and super-easy!!!
      I actually found a way to not cut and reattach the yarn - just don't cut it ;) leave it, fasten off, don't cut and attach. The loose yarn will be along the edge of the star arm and you just sc it with the final sc row along the whole star :) Hope I was helpful and you know what I mean since English isn't my native language. Cheers ;*

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  3. 2015 now brah!!!!

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  4. Thanks so much for the pattern!!!

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  5. I am curious to know what a magic ring is. The first step? Never heard of that. Please help.

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  6. I am curious to know what a magic ring is. The first step? Never heard of that. Please help.

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    1. I use a slightly different method, but this seems to be the best tutorial I've found so far; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLUaywX0-WE

      Hope it helps! :)

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