Lollipop Keychain Crochet Pattern
I joined in for a collaboration for a Back-To-School event that asked for keychains, and I instantly thought about the Lollipop Keychain. The little swirls make me think of the old time lollipops that I used to just love as a kid. I set out to make them, in a few different colors!
The Lollipop Keychain pattern was part of a fun Back-To-School blog hop in August 2021.
How to do the swirl
Once you get going with the swirl I promise it is not as complicated as it looks or sounds!
To make the two-colored swirl, you actually work with both colors almost at the same time. You’re working in the round but not joining, just doing a continuous round.
So you make your center, pull up a long loop and don’t fasten off. Then you add on the next color and and only work it so far as your previous colour stops, pull up a long loop but don’t fasten off. Continue working in this fashion and you get a swirl. Don’t worry, the pattern has much better explanation for it!
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Gauge Not important for this project. It will be tiny due to the hook size, but this is to get the no-holes look and crisp spiral lines.
Sizing Finished lollipop measures about 1” diameter and 2.5” (roughly) from top of pop to bottom of stick. These sizes are not exact and it’s ok if yours is not the same.
|Ch(s) – chain(s)||Ss – slip stitch|
|St(s) – Stitch(es)||Sk – skip|
|Rep – Repeat||FO—fasten off|
BLO—back loop only
|Scblo—single crochet back loop only|
|#3 DK/light weight yarn in scrap amounts. Pick 3 colors: 2 for the lollipop and 1 for the stick. I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in many colors from scraps that I had.
|2.75mm (C) hook
Keyring / chain / clip
|Hot glue (optional)|
- Written in US terms
- Ch1 does not count as a stitch
- Do not fasten off until pattern tells you to! You’re going to “drop” a color/loop(s) and work both colors of the lollipop at the same time, spiraling over each other.
- The color placement will be labeled as CA (color A), CB (color B), and CC (color C). CC is the stick color.
- Pay attention to stitch placement and read the instructions fully
- Entire pattern is worked in BLO (back loop only)
Lollipop—make 2 WORK IN BLO
Rnd 1: With CA (colour A), MR, 7sc in the ring, do not join (7sc)
Rnd 2: CA: 2sc in the next 2 sts, drop CA, pull up a long loop so it doesn’t come out. (4sc CA)
CB (Colour B): attach CB to next st, 2sc in same as join, 2sc in each of the next 4 sts (10sc CB). Drop CB, do not join. Pull up a long loop so it doesn’t come out.
Rnd 3: CA: place CA loop back on hook and in the next st (the first one of CB), work 2sc, sc in the next st, [2sc in the next st, sc in the next] 2 times, ss to next st, FO CA (9sc CA)
CB: place CB loop back on hook and in the next st work 2sc, sc in the next, [2sc in the next st, sc in the next] 2 times; 2sc in the next st; FO CB (11sc CB).
**NOTE: you can either weave in ends or tuck them in as we join the spirals. I worked over my tails then cut them flush, knowing that if they came out a little bit, it will be on the inside where it doesn’t matter!**
Assembly of Lollipop Spiral:
Join wrong sides together, handle your loose ends how you like (see note above) and with either CA or CB, attach yarn to BLO of both spirals and scblo all the way around the spirals, making sure you’re single crocheting them together. **NOTE: I had to turn my spirals around and around until I liked how they looked together. Just line them up how the edges look best together before sewing**
Stick—CC (Colour C):
Rnd 1: We are going to use the I-Cord method for this. With CC, ch3; insert hook into second ch from hook and pull up a loop, insert hook into 3rd ch from hook and pull up a loop (sort of like Tunisian Crochet), now slip off the two loops you just pulled up, but do not let them slip out—hold on to them! With the loop still left on your hook, ch1, slip the second loop back on the hook and ch1; slip the last loop back on the hook and ch1.
Rnds 2-7: Remove the 2 loops nearest the end of your hook and hold them so they don’t slip out, with the remaining loop, ch1; slip the next loop back on the hook, ch1; slip the last loop back on the hook, ch1.
Ending: You can either bind off like knitters do or just do what I did, which was to keep all loops on the hook, and pull the yarn thru all (ss together). FO. Leave the ends for sewing.
Decide which side of your spiral is front. I chose the front side of the sc border as my front side. On the backside, take one of the tails from the stick and thread it onto the tapestry needle. Insert the needle where you feel you would like the stick to rest on the backside (I went in a row or 2), and sew on the stick. FO.
For the remaining ends: For the other end of the stick, I used that tail to sort of “close” the I-Cord and then buried it IN the I-Cord to snip it flush. For the last lollipop tail, I used it to also help secure the stick onto the backside of the lollipop, then wove it in and then out the middle of the spiral and snipped it flush. You can do how you like, or even just hot glue it!
With hook and any color you like, ch15 and FO. That is your “chain” for putting onto the ring. I used semi-long tails from that to secure the chain to the backside of the lollipop, sticking my needle in thru the top-back and out thru the center. You can sew it on how you like, or hot glue it.
Attach your lollipop to a keyring/chain/clip!
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