We moved into a new flat 3 months ago and my husband still has a key ring of a person before! It would be ok, but it is a big pink band with PETRA written on it. So I decided that it’s time to change it! We are huge sushi fans so I just thought: why don’t I crochet a sushi instead of being annoyed about the PETRA key ring? 🙂
The pattern is really easy, you should be able to make only the basic single crochet stitch. It will not cost you a lot of time but the result is quite impressive and you will get an unique key ring or an interesting idea for a present!
You will need:
- a crochet hook
- pink/salmon colour, green, light yellow, white and black yarn
- carabiner keyring (it’s optional, just make the total thing look fancier)
- scissors and a sewing needle
Important to note: you can use a hook of any size (depending on desired size of the key ring), but it should match to the yarn size and that all yarns have the same thickness! Crochet the key ring tightly and try to weave in all the ends carefully – the key ring will be always in use and it should be durable!
- ch – chain
- st – stitch
- sl st – slip stitch
- sc – single crochet
- inc – 2 sc in the same st
- X 6 – repeat 6 times
- at the end of every round total number of stitches is shown in brackets
Work with pink, yellow and green yarn. Start with pink yarn.
Round 1: start making magic ring, crochet 2 sc in it, change to yellow yarn, crochet 2 sc in the same magic ring, change to green yarn, make two 2 sc (6 )
Round 2: change back to the pink yarn, inc X 2 (take care that you crochet in the pink st), change to the yellow yarn, inc X 2, change to the green yarn, inc X 2 (12)
Round 3: change to white yarn (sc in next st, inc) X 6 (18)
Round 4: (sc in next 2 st, inc) X 6 (24)
Round 5: change to black yarn (sc in next 3 st, inc) X 6 (30)
Cut all the yarns leaving a tail (black yarn) for sewing.
Follow the instructions again to crochet the second side of the sushi, but use green yarn after pink, and only then yellow! On the picture below the sides look exactly that same and it was my mistake, so not repeat it! 🙂
Side of the sushi:
Make 30 + 1 ch, turn to the other direction
Round 1: sc in all st, 1 ch
Round 2: sc in all st
Fasten off and cut the yarn.
Now you should think of the way you want to attach the sushi to the key. I will make a chain loop to attach the carabiner keyring. Crochet 20 ch, insert in the carabiner and pull both ends of the chain through the side part of the sushi. Connect the ends on the other side and do that really good!
Sew the front parts to the side (take care that the colours on both sides match!) aaaaand … the Sushi key ring is finished!!!
Was it fun to crochet with this tutorial? Have a look at my other patterns, maybe you will find something you like there!