Valentines Day Heart - Free crochet Keychain Pattern

Valentines Day Heart – Free Crochet Keychain Pattern

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Have you started on your Valentine’s Day Gifts yet?

We crocheters have to start almost right after New Year, because, let’s face it, handmade gifts take time do be made. That is why I want to share with you this cute, easy, and fast Crochet Heart Keychain Pattern. <3

Crochet Hearts Keychain

Did you know that Valentine’s Day is getting popular to not only give gifts to your lover, but to your friends, family, kids, and even pets? In a recent Etsy buyer survey, 35% of shoppers said they specifically plan to buy Valentine’s Day gifts for kids.

I am happy to hear that, but wouldn’t it be nice to show people that you love all year long? With this Crochet Heart Keychain, they will remember. Every time they will hold their keys in their hands, they will remember that you made it for them because you love them.

Crochet Hearts Keychain is an easy pattern, you will only need two colors. You can even use your scrap yarn. If you would like more ideas on how to use scrap yarn, you can find them here:

Scrap yarn – 8 unique ideas

If you are not familiar with tapestry crochet, you can read my post on How to do Tapestry Crochet. You can find another cute idea for Valentine’s Day Gift in there; it is a Heart Coaster.

Today I will only share with you a little more tips for easier crocheting and written instructions and graphs for how to do Hearts Keychain.

I decided to do two versions of the same pattern, but then I modified the second pattern a little. When I did the domino keychain, I added two more rows in the middle. I think it looks better this way, but you can do it your way.

If you decide to make these Valentine’s Day Heart Keychains and share it on social media, I would love it if you would tag me into the picture. You can find me on Instagram @pretty_things_by_katja and on Facebook @Pretty Things By Katja

Thank you.
Valentines Day Heart Keychains

Supplies:

  • 2.75mm or C/2 Crochet Hook
  • #2 Fine Weight Yarn in two colors. – You can use different types of yarn, just adjust the size of the hook.
  • Yarn Needle
  • Metal keyring (you can get it on Amazon)

I used 100% Mercerized Cotton yarn TANGO COLOR (50g 125m), a beautiful colored yarn made in Serbia. I was looking for a shop that would ship this yarn worldwide, but I could not find it. I am sorry. But you can use Kartopu Organica Yarn, 100% Mercerized Cotton. It is a Turkish yarn, and it is also great for amigurumi. You can buy it here:

 

Abbreviations:

  • CH ~ Chain
  • SC ~ Single Crochet
  • SL ST ~ Slip Stitch
  • RS ~ Right Side
  • WS ~ Wrong Side
  • MC ~ Main Color
  • CC ~ Contrast Color
  • ST(S) ~ Stitch(es)
  • FO ~ Finish Off

Gauge:

4” x 4” (10 x 10 cm) square /2.75 mm(C/2) -Hook/ Single Crochet/#2 Yarn

• 15 Rows x 10 Stitches

Size:

• 1,1” x 2,3” (3 x 6 cm) Rectangle

If you are not familiar with the Tapestry Crochet Technique, please, read this post first (How to do Tapestry Crochet). Here are just some quick notes to help you understand the pattern and make your creation accurately.

Notes:

  • Every block of the graph represents one SC.
  • You start your color change on the SC just before the color change.
  • Remember to maintain tension. When pulling through with the new color, the stitch you just completed will lose tension. Be sure to correct it before moving on.
  • Be sure that you remember to yarn under when pulling through with the new yarn.
  • When working with the two or more colors at the same time, it’s essential to check both sides of your work periodically throughout the row to see if there is any bunching or puckering. I suggest you do this right before the color change. If you see the non-dominant yarn sticking out, give it a gentle tug and then gently stretch out the row again to even out the stitches and smooth out the row.
  • Remember that each row of the graph alternates between following it {Right to Left} and {Left to Right}. Be sure to stitch accordingly.
  • I like to highlight each row or SC in the written instructions as I complete it so that I can easily visualize which SC is following next.
  • I like to count my stitches right before the color change to check if the number is correct. It is a little time consuming, but I think it is better than to do it all again.
  • Throughout the project, be sure to carry your contrasting color around on only the WS.

For me, it is easier to do the tapestry crochet with written instructions, but if you like it better, you can do it by counting the squares on the graph. I prefer to look at the charts, just to see where I am and how much I still need to do.

Hearts Keychain Graph Pattern

Written instructions:

You start by chain 12 with black, begin with Row 1, and SC in the second chain from the hook. You introduce the red yarn here.

← Row 1 [RS]: (black) x 11 At the end of the row chain 1 and turn. When you go to the next row, you carry your yarn in the back.

→ Row 2 [WS]: (black) x 5, red, (black) x 5 At the end of the Row remember to carry your yarn in the front.

← Row 3 [RS]: (black) x 4, (red) x 3, (black) x 4
→ Row 4 [WS]: (black) x 3, (red) x 5, (black) x 3

← Row 5 [RS]: (black) x 2, (red) x 7, (black) x 2
→ Row 6 [WS]: black, (red) x 9, black
← Row 7 [RS]: black, (red) x 4, black, (red) x 4, black
→ Row 8 [WS]: (black) x 2, (red) x 2, (black) x 3, (red) x 2, (black) x 2
← Row 9 [RS]: (black) x 5, red, (black) x 5
→ Row 10 [WS]: (black) x 4, (red) x 3, (black) x 4
← Row 11 [RS]: (black) x 3, (red) x 5, (black) x 3
→ Row 12 [WS]: (black) x 2, (red) x 7, (black) x 2
← Row 13 [RS]: black, (red) x 9, black  You start the row 13 with 1 black SC. I wanted to share with you how to make it. Insert the hook in the first stitch and pull the loop through. You have two loops on your hook (picture 1), but now you finish the stitch with red yarn. And like with every color change you made so far, you yarn under (picture 2) and pull the yarn through (picture 3). Continue with red yarn until the last stitch, when you change back to black color. See the photos below.Two loops on your hook

Yarn under.Pull through.Continue with red yarn.

→ Row 14 [WS]: black, (red) x 4, black, (red) x 4, black
← Row 15 [RS]: (black) x 2, (red) x 2, (black) x 3, (red) x 2, (black) x 2
→ Row 16 [WS]: (black) x 11, ch1, turn
← Row 17 [RS]: skip the first stitch, SC (black) x 8, dec – stitch two SC together, ch1, turn (you have now 9 stitches)
→ Row 18 [WS]: skip the first stitch, SC (black) x 6, dec – stitch two SC together, ch1, turn (you have now 7 stitches)
← Row 19 [RS]: skip the first stitch, SC (black) x 4, dec – stitch two SC together, ch1, turn (you have now 5 stitches)
→ Row 20 [WS]: skip the first stitch, SC (black) x 2, dec – stitch two SC together, ch1, turn (you have now 3 stitches)
← Row 21 [RS]: FRONT LOOP ONLY (black) x 3 – make sure you are on the Right side
→ Row 22 [WS]: (black) x 3
← Row 23 [RS]: (black) x 3
→ Row 24 [WS]: (black) x 3

You make as many rows you need to come around the keyring, and FO. Insert the keyring and sow the end with the back loops in row 21 together using a yarn needle.

Here is the same, but modified pattern for the Domino looking Hearts Keychain:The domino looking Heart Keychain

As you can see, everything is practically the same. I just added two rows in the middle –  Row 9 and 10.

Here are the instructions:

You start by chain 12 with Red, begin with Row 1, and SC in the second chain from the hook. You introduce the Black yarn here.

← Row 1 [RS]: (Red) x 11
→ Row 2 [WS]: (Red) x 5, Black, (Red) x 5
← Row 3 [RS]: (Red) x 4, (Black) x 3, (Red) x 4
→ Row 4 [WS]: (Red) x 3, (Black) x 5, (Red) x 3
← Row 5 [RS]: (Red) x 2, (Black) x 7, (Red) x 2
→ Row 6 [WS]: Red, (Black) x 9, Red
← Row 7 [RS]: Red, (Black) x 4, Red, (Black) x 4, Red
→ Row 8 [WS]: (Red) x 2, (Black) x 2, (Red) x 3, (Black) x 2, (Red) x 2
← Row 9 [RS]: (Red) x 11

You need to change the color to black. Finish the last stitch of row 9 with red, then you ch 1 with black (picture 5). Pull the red yarn tightly, and the change of the color will be seamless (picture 6). Row 10 is the WS, so make sure you carry your red yarn in front when you continue with the black (picture 7).Ch 1 with black.Pull the red tightly.Continue with black.

→ Row 10 [WS]: (Black) x 11
← Row 11 [RS]: (Black) x 5, Red, (Black) x 5
→ Row 12 [WS]: (Black) x 4, (Red) x 3, (Black) x 4
← Row 13 [RS]: (Black) x 3, (Red) x 5, (Black) x 3
→ Row 14 [WS]: (Black) x 2, (Red) x 7, (Black) x 2
← Row 15 [RS]: Black, (Red) x 9, Black
→ Row 16 [WS]: Black, (Red) x 4, Black, (Red) x 4, Black
← Row 17 [RS]: (Black) x 2, (Red) x 2, (Black) x 3, (Red) x 2, (Black) x 2
→ Row 18 [WS]: (Black) x 11
← Row 19 [RS]: (Black) x 9
→ Row 20 [WS]: (Black) x 7
← Row 21 [RS]: (Black) x 5
→ Row 22 [WS]: (Black) x 3
← Row 23 [RS]: FRONT LOOPS ONLY (Black) x 3
→ Row 24 [WS]: (Black) x 3
← Row 25 [RS]: (Black) x 3
You make as many rows you need to come around the keyring, and FO.
Insert the keyring and sow the end with the back loops in row 21 together using a yarn needle.

You can Pin this for later here:

Valentines Day Heart - Free crochet keychain pattern

Congratulations you made it!

Thank you very much for using my pattern. I hope you enjoyed crocheting it as much as I enjoyed making it.

Which pattern do you like better, first, or the second domino looking one?

I would love to see your work. If you share it on Facebook and Instagram, make sure you tag me into the photo.

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@Pretty Things By Katja

If you have any questions feel free to contact me or comment below. Thank you very much.

Have a beautiful day, and enjoy crocheting.

Katja

 

 

 

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16 thoughts on “Valentines Day Heart – Free Crochet Keychain Pattern

  1. Wow, what a great Crochet! Because of your writing, I became really want to try to make one. So that I can give it to my husband on Valentine’s Day tomorrow. I am sure, he will definitely like it.
    Apart from a nice crochet, I think everything that is handmade, definitely has a higher value, rather than just chocolate, which in my opinion does not give any value other than sweet and makes you fat!
    However, thank you very much for your very detailed tutorial. I think, to make this tutorial would require extraordinary effort. Really appreciate it!
    By the way, do you sell the crochet? LOL! I think I wanna buy one…

    1. Hi! Thank you very much for your comment. I am glad you like my tutorial. 🙂

      I am sure your husband would love to receive something you made especially for him.

      I do sell my crochet items, but only in Slovenia. I think the shipping is very high, so I decided not to sell the items all over the world. But I do have an Etsy shop with crochet patterns. 🙂 There are no shipping costs for digital items 😉

      Have a beautiful day.

  2. Hello there,thanks for this awesome and very informative article as Valentine’s day is just around the corner and we all must be well prepared as it a time to show them love of your life how much you really love him or her,thanks allot for this awesome article it would be of great help to the public as it has been of help to me.

    1. Thank you very much. I am glad you find it useful. Follow me for more free patterns 😉

      Have a beautiful day.

  3. I cannot believe that Valentine’s right around the corner! I have to say that each year it got tougher. I have been with my husband over 10 years and I am running out of ideas! Thank you so much for sharing this heart keychain crochet, he better use it! It is very thoughtful and sentimental and definitely something different this year for him 🙂 Maybe I will make my chocolate covered heart shaped shortbread as well 🙂  

    Cheers!

    1. Thank you, I am so happy to hear that you find my pattern useful and that I helped you with the idea of what to give to your husband. I am sure he will like and use it. Also, the chocolate covered heart-shaped shortbread sounds delicious.

  4. What a lovely idea for Valentine’s day. I’ve not used this Tapestry technique before, although I am very familiar with filet crochet which has a similar approach to using small blocks and spaces to make up a picture. I will bookmark this and come back to it when I have finished my current project, which is making nests for orphaned animals who’ve been affected by the fires in Australia (search for Animal Rescue Craft Guild if you’re interested).

    1. Thank you very much. I am glad you enjoyed the article. And thank you for helping Australia’s animals. We also have a group here in Slovenia who crochets nests for those poor creatures. I must confess, I haven’t been able to help yet, the day does not have enough hours. But I will do my best, and try to crochet at least a few of those much-needed nests. Thank you for sharing the information.

      Have a beautiful day, and enjoy crocheting.

  5. Thank you very much for this informative post. The Chrochet heart key chain is really nice. I didn’t know that these small gifts and stuff can make a change in lives. Not only for our spouses but also creatures such as pets like dogs, kids as well. Continue producing good content Katja. We’re so appreciative. Good luck1

    1. Thank you very much. I am glad that you liked it. I will do my best to produce excellent content. I have a lot of ideas already. 

      Have a nice day.

  6. Thank you so much for sharing such a beautiful article with us .Valentine’s Day ahead so I want to give some gifts to the people I love, on this day’s occasion .Then I was looking for an article from which I could find something to gift. And it will be easier .The key ring is a favorite of mine and seeing your pictures in this article made my eyes glow .I will definitely buy it by visiting Facebook Link (@Pretty Things By Katja ) and giving gifts to the people I love so that whenever they get it I think I remember my love.Looking forward to more articles like this about gift giving in the future .And I want to learn how to make them and what yarn they make. I will definitely contact you .

    1. Thank you so much. I am glad that you like it. If you want to learn how to crochet, you can read my post How to crochet – step by step, and how to do Tapestry crochet. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. I will be happy to help.

      Have a beautiful day.

  7. This is one of the very reasons I love to research. This article has taught me so much already.

    It makes more sense to start prepping for Valentine’s Day from the crocheter’s perspective. Now it’s true that the Valentine’s Day celebration is a time to share love. This love is not necessarily limited to spouses, but also to everyone special or dear to you. Like the Etsy buyer survey pointed out, 35% of people are actually shopping for kids. This just goes to establish the preceding assertion. 

    Now these crochet hearts are nice for gifts given that it will almost always guarantee that they’ll never forget you.

    Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you so much for your comment. 🙂 We have been giving each other gifts in our family for a long time now, and I didn’t know that so many people do that too. I thought it was an interesting fact.

      I am glad you like my pattern.

      Have a beautiful day.

  8. Hello Katja. Valentine’s day is fast approaching and would be here in no time. As crocheters, it’s very important we prepare our gifts on time so as to avoid the rush hour periods. The best gifts are those that will be seen often by those that benefit from them. The crochet hearts keychain looks really appealing as a Valentine’s day present that would project the scents of our love all year round.

    Thanks for sharing your step by step guide to make them.

    Regards!

    1. Thank you so much for your comment. I am so happy you like it and you find it useful. Time does fly when you crochet 🙂

      Have a beautiful day. 

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