Crochet Pattern: Chapstick Key Chain Cozy

By Rachel Choi – 36 Comments
Need a place to put your chapstick? Here is a cozy that you can attach as a key chain! This pattern is super fast to work though. You can even use your scrap yarn to make your cozy. If you need to adjust the cozy to fit your chapstick, just follow the instructions within the pattern. crochet chapstick key chain cozy
Skill Level: beginner crochet skill level

Finished Size: when flat 3 1/2″ (9 cm) tall including key chain hole, 1″ (2.5 cm) wide

Medium Weight Yarn (small amount of main color)
Crochet Hook H (5.00 mm)
crochet yarn size 4

Gauge: not that important. If the cozy is too loose decrease the number of hdc in round 1. If the cozy is too tight, increase the number of hdc in round 1.

Crochet Pattern: Chapstick Key Chain Cozy
Round 1: ch 3, 8 hdc in third ch from hook, sl st in top of beginning ch-3: 8 hdc
Round 2 : ch 2, hdc in each hdc around, sl st in top of beginning ch-2: 8 hdc

Repeat round 2, 7 times or until the cozy covers your chapstick.

Round 3: ch 8, skip 4 hdc, sc in next hdc, finish off.

Need help? Let me know and I’ll be sure to help you out!

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  1. Taylor says:

    Cool Idea great stocking stuffer come the holidays =D

  2. Judi says:

    You know you’re a crochet addict when you make a “cozy” for your Chapstick. Cute.

  3. Sandy says:

    Very cute! I think I need to make one of them…especially when the warmer weather comes. Ever left a Chapstick in a hot car in the summer? 😀

  4. Rachel says:

    That is super cute! Thanks tons, I’ll be linking.

  5. pldrake says:

    It’s good to have a lightweight addition to a key chain — some that I’ve bought are far too heavy to keep on a key chain on a regular basis (such as a metal case with a tape measure I recently found at a second hand store for under $1).

  6. tara w says:

    that is so cool …… a few weeks ago i went back 2 work and i am allowed to have my mp3 player on so i crocheted a holder for it ith no pattern.kinda just made it quickly.cause all mp3 players r different., 2 put on my key chain and it so close to ur chapstick holder .(oh by the way it works great)…

  7. Lili says:

    Love’s it! *getting chapstick out of purse* *ready to crochet* 🙂

  8. Monique says:

    Hi Rachel,

    First, thank you very much for the personalized welcome to your site email! A really lovely touch and much appreciated.

    Now onto the question. I have only been crocheting for a couple of weeks now so very much a beginner still. This chapstick cozy is perfect for me as I make my own lipbalm in chapstick tubes! Add a handmade cozy and it becomes a great gift! I’ve looked up how to do a hdc and am now clear on that, but I can’t visualise how Round 1 will work. Chain 3, yep got that, then 8hdc in 3rd chain from hook. That’s the bit I don’t get. How will 8hdc fit into one chain? I have done 2 hats in rounds and they were chain however many and slip stitch to form a loop then the dc’s into the loop.

    Sorry for the silly beginner question but it’s just not clicking!!


    • Rachel says:

      Hi Monique, there are lots of ways you can start crocheting in the round. Round 1 with the 8 hdc into one chain will make a very small circle. After you make the 8 hdc you make the sl st to join the end of the circle to the beginning. Try it out!

  9. Monique says:

    I tried… It worked!!
    Thanks very much!

  10. Danielle says:

    Nice. I was just driving with my daughter and she had her chap stick rolling all over the car! then lost it. Her birthday is on the 22nd. Thanks for the great idea’s!

    Danielle in Anacortes

  11. Sherry Funk says:

    I am on a fixed income. So when Christmas, and birhdays come around, I am all ways on the hunt for cheep/cool ideas. This will make a great stocking stuffer. Thank You this is such a cute idea……………………………………..Thank You…Sherry

  12. Louise says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you.

    I love this pattern so much and have made many of of these plus your Water Bottle Carrier.

    I’m terrible at reading patterns, but yours are so easy to read. Thanks again.

  13. Jenny says:

    This looks like a great idea. I can see it with a tiny caribeaner on it to attach to a belt loop. I have lots of leftover yarn to do this with and it looks like a quick little project. I’m anxious to try it out – thanks for the great patterns.

  14. Jacey says:

    These are awesome!

  15. Jacey says:

    Made mine and I am going to make some for stocking stuffers. Only question that concerned me is, I can’t get mine on the key chain. I guess my ring on the chain is too hard. I can’t get it open far enough to slide the yarn loop through. Anyone have any other ideas about getting it on the key chain?

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Jacey! It is a bit hard to get it onto the keyring especially if the ring is tight. After chaining 8 in round 3, you can cut the yarn leaving a long end, and loop a keyring onto the chain. Then make your single crochet to join the “handle” at the top. This way you are basically crocheting the ring onto it and don’t have to try sliding the yarn though it. Or if you prefer, you can try using the keyrings with the clip instead.

  16. Jacey says:


    I never thought of putting the ring on and then doing the single crochet. That is super easy! I even made my husband one for his chapstick and he took it and put it in his big delivery truck. I was proud!

  17. Jaime says:

    I don’t understand how you do 8 half doubles on only 3 chain stitches. I have never done anything from a pattern and could be reading it wrong…Thanks.

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Jamie, the 8 half double crochets are all made into the third chain from your hook. The third chain from hook is also the first chain that you made. Let me know if you need more help!

  18. Danielle says:

    Love it! I was trying to come up with my own pattern for one of these, and I had a flap and a button but was trying to figure out a button hole and a place for the key ring, but this is just PERFECT and I made it in like 20 minutes. I have around 30 crochet gifts to get in the mail before Christmas and this pattern just made that possible!

  19. Danielle says:

    Oh! and after I chained at the top but before I joined it to the other side, I slid the key ring on from the bottom of the cozy. It has to be big enough to fit around the cozy, and it just slides right on, then I did the single crochet. If that makes sense.

  20. MamaJunke says:

    I made a bunch for stocking stuffers this Christmas, which everyone loved. I’m teaching my step-daughter to crochet and she just finished her first cozy last weekend. She gave it to her mom who thought it was the cutest thing ever!

  21. yvonne says:

    I love this pattern and have made several now. I’m not sure I am doing the slip stitch in the right place because I’m getting holes where I “sl st in top of beginning ch-2”. Does that make sense? So, when I’m done, there are obvious larger spaces where I have joined. Any ideas would be appreciated.

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Yvonne, after you make the chain 2 at the beginning of the round feel free to put a stitch marker (scrap of yarn, safety pin or paper clip, etc.) into the second chain that you made. That way when you go to make the slip stitch you’ll make it in the stitch with the stitch marker in it.

  22. josi says:

    I LOVE it!! I just finished it and hung it on my keyring! I am forever in search of my elusive chapstick! I am so excited to know exactly where it is and not have to worry about leaving at home when i don’t carry my purse!! 🙂 Thanks for the pattern!! 🙂

  23. Mandee says:

    I know this is really simple but I’m having major issues. Could someone email me a video I really want to make these. I start getting lost at chain 3:8 HDc and then u chain 2 won’t that leave gaps??

    • Rachel says:

      Mandee, when you do the “sl st in top of beginning ch-3” you’re not making another ch 3. Instead you are making a slip stitch into the top of the ch 3 that you made at the beginning of the round to join the end of the round to the beginning. Also, the number after the colon is the stitch count for the round telling you how many stitches you made on that round.

  24. Saige T. says:

    Hi, Thanks so much for this pattern!!! I love the chapstick case.This pattern is so easy to follow. It hardly took me any time at all to make. I made one for my mom and one for my grandma (I’m 13). I was wondering if we needed to say where we got this pattern? Do I need to mention that it was from Crochet Spot, and by you? Thank you!

  25. Marie Allen says:

    How do I download a pattern of “Chapstick key chain cozy?

  26. Marie Allen says:

    Do you have a pattern for a tablet sleeve or case? Thankyou

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