How to Make an Apple Keychain

A Crochet Pattern by: Christina Ryan

Design Inspiration

As I was thinking up a few different patterns for this blog hop I am hosting this month, I thought of an apple. One reason was because we associate apples with teachers. Another reason is because it reminds me as a busy homeschool mom, blogger, crochet designer, and wife to eat healthy during the day. I love to put apples in my chicken salad that I seem to eat daily lately.

This is a perfect cute gift to give your child’s new teacher. This keychain works up quickly within 30 minutes. This is a perfect small keychain for teachers or students to add to lunch bags, backpacks, or keys.

This is a beginner-friendly crochet pattern! It works up within an hour or less!

It is the featured pattern for Day 9 of the Back to School Keychain Blog Hop hosted by yours truly! More information later down the page. This pattern will remain free on my blog forever! You can always purchase the PDF version anytime!


20 yards, Worsted Size 4, I Love This Yarn Solids 7 oz/199 grams, 355 yards/325 meters in Red

10 yards, Worsted Size 4, I Love This Yarn Solids 7 oz/199 grams, 355 yards/325 meters in Brown

15 yards, Worsted Size 4, I Love This Yarn Solids 7 oz/199 grams, 355 yards/325 meters in Mid Green

Hook:  US E/4 3.5 mm 


Yarn needle to weave in ends


Keyring Split 1 inch 

Experience Level:  Beginner


14.5 sts  x 14.5 rows = 4” x 4”

Pattern for Gauge – SC


Approximately 2.5” x 1.5” x 2.5”

Pattern Key:

SC – Single Crochet

Sc2tog – Single crochet decrease

Sl st – Slip Stitch

FO – Finish Off

St/sts – Stitch/Stitches

Ch – Chain

Rnd(s) – Round(s)

MC – Magic Circle

Color A – Red

Color B – Brown

Color C – Mid Green


  • Read through the entire pattern first.
  • All parts are done in continuous rounds unless told otherwise.  Do NOT join while making each of them.  Use stitch markers to know where your first stitch in the round is.
  • Sl St does not count as a stitch throughout the pattern.
  • Repeat stitches between * and * around.
  • Alternative to MC – Ch 2; work number of  SC specified in the 2nd chain from the hook.

Pattern Instructions:

Apple: Worked in continuous rounds

Rnd 1:  Using Color A, create MC; 6 SC in MC.  (6 sts)

Rnd 2:  2 SC in each st around.  (12 sts)

Rnd 3:  *SC in the next st; 2 SC in the next st.*  Repeat around.  (18 sts)

Rnds 4-7:  SC in each st around.  (18 sts)  (4 total rounds)

Rnd 8:  *SC; sc2tog.*  Repeat around.  (12 sts)


Rnd 9:  Sc2tog around.  Sl st in the next st to FO.  (6 sts)  

Weave in and out of the front loops to close the loop.  Hide the tail.


Join Color B at the top 2 rounds of the apple with a sl st; ch 5; SC in the 2nd chain from the hook and in each remaining chain; sl st into the top of the apple.  FO and weave in ends.


Using Color C, ch 8; SC in the 2nd chain from the hook and in the next 6 sts; 4 SC in the last st.  Rotate to work on the other side of the chains; SC in each of the remaining chains.  Sl st to the first st.  FO with a 4” tail to sew to apple.

Sew the leaf onto the top of the apple next to the stem.

Original Design by Christina Ryan

Thank you for choosing Creative Snugglies Designs.  You are welcome to use this pattern to create and sell items created by you. If you sell your items online, please include a link back to my shop.  This pattern and the photographs, that I provided for your convenience, are my intellectual property.  They are protected by copyright and may not be used in any form.  You may not share, copy, reproduce, sell, or alter this pattern and claim it as your own.  

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I want to thank my testers!

I want to thank Bex Prior! I love how her apple turned out!

I also want to thank Jennifer Leir. I love how hers turned out as well!

Back to school Keychain Hop

As I mentioned before, this pattern is being featured for Day 9 of this blog hop! Click the button below to head on over to my blog post for the coupon code and to get all the details about the blog hop! Come back after you get the code to head to Ravelry! You will want to bookmark my blog post! That is where it will be updated each day!

Then come click the button below to take you to Ravelry to download the pattern at no cost! This pattern is available at no cost on 8/23/2021 from 8 am to 7:59 am on 8/24/2021.

Back to School Keychain Bundle

You can purchase all 17 featured keychains for the special low price of $9.99 for a limited time only! Plus, you also receive 2 bonus keychain patterns when you purchase the bundle! Click the button below to find out how!

Hope you enjoy the pattern! Have a great Monday!


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