Fruitful Purse Flair

This set of two fruit-inspired keychains adds flair to any purse. On trend and great for making for teens, these are a fun and fast way to create something cute.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: ​Banana is 5” tall. Cherries are 3.5” tall, the cherry leaf is 2” from tip to tip, & each cherry is approx. 1” around.

Gauge: ​19 sc and 23 rows = 4” [10 cm] in single crochet

Materials

Fine weight yarnYarn: Lion Brand Bonbons (100% Cotton; 28 yards [26 meters]/10 grams): Beach (1 pack – 4 mini skeins from the pack of 8; colors required: yellow (C1), black (C2), red (C3), seafoam green (C4))

Hook: ​US size F/5 (3.75 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle, 2 keyrings, poly-fil, scissors.

Cherry Sweet Keychain

Cherry and Stem (make 2)

Using C3, create a magic ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 5 sc into ring, sl to join. (5 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, *2 sc in next st; rep from * 4 more times, sl to join. (10 sts)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; rep from * 4 more times, sl to join. (15 sts)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, *sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * 4 more times, sl to join. (20 sts)

Rnds 5-8: Ch 1, sc in next 20 sts, sl to join.

Rnd 9: Ch 1, *sc in next 3 sts, sk next st; rep from * 4 times more, sl to join. (15 sts)

Rnd 10: Ch 1, *sc in next 2 sts, sk next st; rep from * 4 times more, sl to join. (10 sts)

Stuff Cherry.

Rnd 11: Ch 1, *sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 4 times more, sl to join.

Break C3, leaving a 4” tail.

Rnd 12: Using C4, ch 1, *sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * once, sc in next st. Do NOT sl to join.

Cont to work in a spiral, work 27 sc. Break C4, leaving a 4” tail, and draw tail through.

Leaf (make 2)

Rnd 1: Using C4, fsc 10. Turning to back of fsc sts, sc in the back ridge of 10 foundation ch, ch 1, sl to join into rnd.

Rnd 2: Sl in first st, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, sl in next 3 sts, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next st, sc in next st, sl in next st. Break yarn, leaving a generous tail.

Sew both leaves together with wrong sides facing, and stuff before closing.

Finishing

Weave in remaining ends. Sew both Cherry and Stem piece together at the tip of each stem, and sew them to the stuffed Leaf. Sew a loop of C4 yarn to the top of the cherries and place on a key ring.

Very Appeeling Keychain

Using C2, create a magic ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 4 sc into ring, sl to join. (4 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in next 4 sts, sl to join.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; rep from * once more, sl to join.

Break C2, leaving a 4” tail.

Rnd 4: Using C1, ch 1, *sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * once more, sl to join. (8 sts)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; rep from * 3 more times, sl to join.  (12 sts)

Rnds 6-7: Ch 1, sc in next 12 sts, sl to join.

Rnd 8: Ch 2, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next st, sl in next 2 sts, sc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, sl to join.

Rnd 9: Ch 1, *sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * 3 more times, sl to join. (16 sts)

Rnd 10: Ch 2, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, sc in next 2 sts, sl in next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, dc in next 2 sts, sl to join.

Rnds 11-15: Ch 1, sc in next 16 sts, sl to join.

Rnds 16-20: Rep Rnds 11-15.

Rnds 21-25: Rep Rnds 11-15.

Rnd 26: Ch 1, *sk next st, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * 3 more times, sl to join. (12 sts)
Rnd 27: Rep Rnd 8.

Rnd 28: Rep Rnd 6.

Rnd 29: Ch 1, *sk next st, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * 3 more times, sl to join.

Break C1, leaving a 4” tail.

Rnd 30: Using C2, ch 1, *sk next st, sc in next st; rep from * 3 more times, sl to join.

Break C2, leaving an 8” tail.

Finishing

Using the 8” tail of C2 yarn, securely create a loop at the top of the Banana and place on a key ring.

Weave in all ends.

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