From: The June 2018 issue of I Like Crochet
Skill level: Intermediate
Looking for a small crochet project that packs a lot of punch? You’ve found it in the Fruitful Purse Flair pattern. This set of fruit-inspired amigurumi keychains will add flair to any purse, backpack, or tote—instantly!
If you thought amigurumi only came in animal forms, then think again. Food, figures, inanimate objects like teacups—anything can be turned into small, cute amigurumi, the Japanese term for crocheted or knitted doll. So, the cherry and banana Fruitful Purse Flair pieces fit perfectly into the amigurumi pattern category.
Give a sunny welcome to spring with these whimsical accessories that add personality to a plain tote, clutch, or coin purse. Of course, you can also use the fruity flair to corral your keys. One thing’s for sure—no one else in your circle will have anything like it!
The fruits are big enough to make a design impact, but small enough that they won’t get in the way. The banana is 5” tall. The cherries are 3.5” tall, the cherry leaf is 2” from tip to tip, and each cherry is approximately 1” around. The Cherry Sweet keychain is worked in rounds beginning with a magic ring. You make the cherry, stuff it, and proceed to the stem. Work the leaf, make two pieces using the foundation single crochet stitch, and join back to front, stuffing before finishing. The Very Appeeling banana keychain is also worked in rounds, beginning with a magic ring.
Knitting, crochet, and crafts designer Heidi Gustad created this pattern for I Like Crochet. Heidi frequently works with teens, and her patterns—like the Fruitful Purse Flair—often appeal to the younger set.
The Fruitful Purse Flair pattern includes all the information you need to make it:
- Complete stitch instructions for both designs
- List of necessary materials
- Special stitch instructions
- Pattern notes
- A video tutorial for the foundation single crochet stitch
- Finishing instructions
Kids, teens, moms, and grandmothers—everyone will want one or both of these adorable keychains. They will add a touch of flair to any outfit and brighten your mood instantly!
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