Free Crochet Pattern: Neon Koala Plushie Keychain

By Amy – 2 Comments

Are you a keychain collector? It’s funny how many of those things you can collect involuntarily. This is a fun and quirky keychain to crochet with little bits of vibrant color to make it resemble neon. Crochet it by first working two panels and adding ears. The embroidery is very simple and so is the finish. Give it a try and let me know what you think!

Skill Level:

Finished Size: 4″ (10 cm) wide, 4″ (10 cm) long

Materials:
Medium weight yarn (approximately 10 yards of color A, 5 yards of color B, and a small amount of colors C and D)
Crochet hooks D (3.25 mm) and E (3.50 mm)
Yarn needle
Polyester fiberfill
4 split rings
Jewelry pliers
crochet yarn size 4

Gauge:
4 sc = 1’’
4 rows = 1’’
Gauge Swatch: 1’’w x 1’’h (2.5 cm x 2.5 cm) ch 5.
Row 1: sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across: 4 sc
Row 2 – 4: ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across: 4 sc
Finish off.

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Crochet Pattern: Neon Koala Plushie Keychain

Panel (make 2)
Row 1: with hook D and color A, ch 13, sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across: 12 sc
Row 2: ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first sc, sc in each sc until 1 sc remains, 2 sc in last sc: 14 sc
Row 3: ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first sc, sc in each sc until 1 sc remains, 2 sc in last sc: 16 sc
Row 4 – 7: ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across: 16 sc
Row 8: ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in each sc across until 2 sc remain, sc2tog: 14 sc
Row 9: ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in each sc across until 2 sc remain, sc2tog: 12 sc
Row 10: ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across: 12 sc
Finish off.

Ears (make 4)
Row 1: with hook D and color A, make an adjustable ring, ch 1, 4 sc in ring (do not join): 4 sc
Row 2: ch 1, turn, 2 sc in each sc across: 8 sc
Row 3: ch 1, turn, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, repeat from * across: 12 sc
Finish off, drawing the adjustable ring tight.
Sew 2 ears to each panel, matching the center of the ear to the very point of the upper panel.

Nose
With color C and front panel, use the yarn needle to stitch a nose that is tear-drop shaped in the center and towards the bottom.

Eyes and Mouth
With color D, stitch two stitches each for eyes and mouth.

Finishing
With color C and hook E, hold panels together, back sides facing, and sc both panels together, leaving one side open. Stuff with a small bit of fiberfill and sc opening shut.

Attaching Split Rings
Use jewelry pliers to attach split ring first to the center of the head and then to each other.

Have any questions? Leave me a comment below and I’ll be glad to help!

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2 Comments

  1. Catriona says:

    This is so cute! Could easily be customised to a regular bear or a cat too 🙂

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