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Garnet Bead Keychain Crochet Pattern by Violet Loops (Guest Designer)

July 23, 2021

Hi, we are Jen and Jess and we are the creatives behind Violet Loops! We create modern crochet designs for our lives. These include home décor items, accessories, and baby items. At this point in our journey, we let life drive what items we design. Over the last few years, we have both welcomed Little Ones into our lives so last summer we released the Garnet Bead pacifier clip. But over the last year Jess wanted a keychain version of the clip, so we designed the Garnet Bead Keychain Crochet Pattern!

The Garnet Bead keychain is a part of our Jewel Collection. The collection contains two different designs: Garnet Bead and Diamond. The pattern contains directions for a keychain, pacifier clip, camera strap, and bookmark. The Garnet Bead keychain features the bead stitch, which is considered an advanced beginner stitch. But do not worry, photo and video tutorials are provided below!

All you need to make the keychain is about 20-25 yards of light worsted weight cotton yarn, a 3.5 mm crochet hook, and a keychain clip. We used Knit Picks Dishie but any other worsted weight cotton yarn will work as well. We like to use a soft cotton since it is washable and hold up as a keychain through wear and use. The keychain is designed to be about 5-5.5 inches long, folded, not counting the clip and 1-1.25 inches wide. Using a different cotton yarn could vary these measurements.

Garnet Bead Keychain Crochet Pattern

3.5 mm crochet hook
Yarn Needle
1-inch keychain clip
~ 20 yards of light worsted weight cotton yarn

Difficulty Level
Advanced beginner

Pattern Notes & Stitches to Know

– If you would like to vary the length of the keychain chain any odd number to start

– Chain 2 counts as a stitch

Stitch abbreviations:
Ch – chain
Sp – space
St(s) – stitch(es)
Yo – yarn over
Sc – single crochet
Dc – double crochet

Specialty Stitch:
Bead stitch – Yo, insert hook around dc and pull up a loop, yo, insert hook around dc again and pull up a loop, yo insert hook around dc a final time and pull up a loop (you should now have seven loops on your hook), yo and pull through the first six loops, yo, pull through to complete st.

Video tutorial can be found here.

Sizing & Gauge

18 sts and 20 rows is 4 x 4 inches

The keychain is designed to be about 5-5.5 inches long, folded, not counting the clip and 1-1.25 inches wide. To vary the length ch any odd number to begin.

Garnet Bead Keychain Pattern

Row 1: Ch 49, sc in second ch from the hook, sc in each st across. (48)

Row 2: Ch 2, turn, dc in next st, *bead st, skip st, dc,* repeat * across the row. Note: This is the RS of the strap.

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across the row. (48)

Without breaking yarn, block the strap, if needed.

Attaching the keychain clip:

Fold the strap so that the ends meet with the RS facing out. Slide the lobster clip on the strap and let it fall out of your way. Ch 1, sl st across the end of the strap. Pull out your hook and leave a tail for sewing.

Position the yarn clip along the inside of the sl sts. Using a yarn needle, sew along the first row sts, under the clip, to secure the clip in place.

I hope you enjoy making this keychain. It is perfect for summer markets, gifts, or for yourself! If you are looking for the rest of the patterns included in the Jewel Collection, check it out here. If you are looking for more patterns perfect for summer markets, check out our Coastal Trivet and Cosmic Knot Table Runner, which are both quick makes that incorporate unique stitches. Make sure check us out at and @violet.loops on Instagram to see what else we are creating.

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  1. Hi,
    Love your patterns. I am making the key chain from Violet Loops, Garnet Bead keychain.
    1) is this in Ravelry? i can’t find it.
    2) My one edge is fine with the sc but the other edge does not have a sc. How do you make yours look clean?

  2. I love this keychain pattern. It is do clean looking compared to other ones I’ve made. Thanks for sharing!!

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