Toadstool Sweater Keychain Crochet Pattern


Toadstool sweater keychain

I’m feeling all the Fall vibes with this cosy sweater keychain. We’ll actually be heading into Spring here soon but I know many of you are excited to start some Fall projects and this toadstool sweater keychain crochet pattern is the perfect quick and easy make.

If you’re anything like me and struggle with gauge and attention span when it comes to making clothing then this pattern is for you. It can be whipped up in a jiffy and gauge isn’t important (bearing in mind that it will affect the size of your finished project) plus everything is better in miniature right?

The only slightly tricky part of this project is the toadstool applique and only because it’s so small. Take your time with it and I recommend using a sharp needle when adding the ‘spots’ as it makes it easier to go through the stitches.


MATERIALS

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  • DK Weight Yarn in sweater colour, red and white (I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in Mustard Yellow/Soft Fudge, Pillar Red and Paper White)
  • 4 ply yarn in white or white embroidery floss
  • 2.5mm crochet hook
  • Fabric glue
  • Keychain (I used a 1″ keychain ring with a 1.25″ chain)
  • Stitch marker, yarn needle, scissors

ABBREVIATIONS

  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • hdc-inc – half double crochet increase
  • hdc-dec – half double crochet decrease
  • dc – double crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st/s – stitch/es
  • […] – repeat the instructions in brackets
  • (…) – indicates stitch count at end of round

NOTES

The pattern is written using US terminology and measures approximately 2″ x 3.5″ (5cm x 9cm) when using the materials listed.

The body of the sweater is worked in joined rounds from the top down. The sleeves are added at the end and are worked in a continuous spiral without joining.

The ch 1 at the beginning of each round does not count as a stitch.

Gauge is not important in this pattern. However, using a different yarn and hook size will change the size and look of the finished item.


PATTERN

SWEATER BODY

R1: Ch 16, sl st to first ch without twisting
R2: Ch1, sc in same ch and in each ch around, sl st to first sc to join (16)
R3: Ch 1, [hdc-inc] x16, sl st to first hdc to join (32)
R4-5: Ch 1, [hdc] x32, sl st to first hdc to join (32)
R6: Ch 1, 5 hdc, sk 6, 10 hdc, sk 6, 5 hdc, sl st to first hdc to join (20)
R7-9: Ch 1, [hdc] x20, sl st to first hdc to join (20)
R10: Ch 1, [sc] x20 (20)

Fasten off invisibly to first sc and weave in ends.

SLEEVES

The sleeves are worked in a continuous spiral. Do not join at the end of each round.

LEFT SLEEVE

Join yarn to the first skipped st from R6 of the body.

R1: Ch 1, sc in same st, [sc] x5. Sc in both corner sts on the front and back of the sweater body (8) – see images below.
R2-7: [Sc] x8 (8)

Fasten off invisibly and weave in end.

RIGHT SLEEVE

Join yarn to the last skipped st from R6 of the body.

R1: Ch 1, sc in same st and both corner sts on the front and back of the sweater body, [sc] x5 (8)
R2-7: [Sc] x8 (8)

Fasten off invisibly and weave in end.

NECKLINE (yellow)

Leaving a longer starting tail for attaching the keychain (approximately 4″/10cm), join yarn in the centre st at the back of the neck.

Ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc-dec, [2 hdc, hdc-dec] x3, hdc (12)

Fasten off invisibly to first hdc leaving a long tail of approximately 4″/10cm. Use the leftover yarn tails to attach the keychain. Weave in ends.

TOADSTOOL (starting with red)

R1: 5 sc in magic ring (5)
R2: Ch 1, turn. [Inc] x 5 (10)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Join white yarn to the centre of the magic ring at the bottom of the toadstool (straight side). Ch 2, dc in same space.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Using 4 ply white yarn or white embroidery floss, make small stitches on the toadstool for the spots.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Glue or sew the toadstool to the front of the sweater. The bottom of the toadstool should sit 3 rounds up from the bottom of the sweater.


PIN IT FOR LATER!

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Toadstool Sweater Keychain pin

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