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Four Leaf Clover Mobile Phone Keychain

AmareeLis Accessories, Keychain 3 Comments free knitting patterns, intermediate knitting patterns, knitted leaf, straight needles

 

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Last year someone from work told me that my birthday is just a day before St. Patrick Day, then my cousin requested that I knitted a leaf for her. Well after racking my brains out it just suddenly clicked — I thought why not do four leaf clover? I did my research and found that St Patrick’s only has three leaf, but I like four as it’s symbolizes luckiness. The pattern is very easy to adjust, simply knit one less leaf if  you prefer three leaf clover! 

These days I am using a lot of short rows in my knitting, this time also no exception. I used short rows to shape the leaf on the top. Also in this pattern, there is no need to wrap the yarn before turning as we won’t have any holes in the finished product.

I knit this in one go so there is no need for seaming at the end, if you find it too difficult you can always knit the 4 leafs separately then join them together at the end.

I made the four leaf clover into mobile phone charm, you can also make it into a keychain, or if you prefer you can just have it by itself as ornaments.

On top of the leaves, I sew some glass beads in various sizes. When I was designing it, I really wanted to add green and gold beads to give it that extra spark. I will show you what they look like, with and without beads. Which do you prefer?

Difficulty Level:
Intermediate Difficulty

Free Four leaf clover cute knitting patternsSkills Required:
CO: Cast On
K: Knit
Kfb: Knit front then back
K2tog: Knit 2 stitches together as 1
Ssk: Slip, slip, then Knit 2 stitches together as 1
Short Rows: Rows that are only partially worked before turning.
BO: Bind Off

Finished Size: approx. 5cm diameter (Please note that this size is made with the needles & yarn specified below, different yarns and needles size will produce different results)

Straight Needles / DPN: US 00 – 1.75 mm (I use 3x DPN just to make it easier to maneuver but you can use 2 if you wish)

Yarns:
Lincraft Double Knitting Yarn in 5 Green (dye lot #2057)
(I also recommend finer yarn as substitutes)

Gauge:
not important as it doesn’t need to fit

Facial Features:
none

Other Materials:
Tapestry needle
Sewing needle
Beads of your choice (optional)
Scraps of green thread for sewing beads (optional)


Free Four Leaf Clover Keychain knitting patterns:

Leaf (make 4):
Starting from the bottom and with straight needles / DPN CO 1, leave long tails for creating stem later on. At this stage I measure the yarn as you will need to cut it later on. (With the needle size I am using, you will need 160cm approx. yarn to create a single leaf.)

Row 1: Kfree knitting patterns -- four leaf clover
Row 2: Kfb (2 sts total)
Row 3: K
Row 4: Kfb x 2 times (4 sts total)
Row 5: K
Row 6: Kfb, K2, Kfb (6 sts total)
Row 7: Kfb, K4, Kfb (8 sts total)
Row 8: K
Row 9: Kfb, K6, Kfb (10 sts total)
Row 10: K
Row 11: Kfb, K8, Kfb (12 sts total)
Row 12-14: K
Row 15: K2tog, K8, Ssk (10 sts total)
Row 16: K

Begin Short Rows:
Now you should have 10 sts total in your needle. We want to work on 5 sts at a time. For the first 5 stitches:

Step 1: K2tog, K3, turn your needle around (4 sts total)
Step 2: K2tog, Ssk, you are back at the beginning, turn your needle around (2 sts total)
Step 3: BO

Now by this stage I hope you have measured your yarn and figured out how long you will need. If you are using the same needle as I do and you are making four leaf clover, measure approx. 500cm then cut of the yarn from your skein. Carefully pull through the yarn, then you can use crochet hook / needle to thread the yarn down to the middle so it’s next to your live stitches. (refer to video tutorials)

*Option*: Or you can just cut off your yarn and leave approx 15cm and seam the leaves together at the end.

four leaf clover mobile phone charm keychain, free knitting patterns

Four leaf clover keychain back view

Now you are ready to finish the last 5 stitches:

Step 4: K3, Ssk (4 sts total)
Step 5: K2tog, Ssk (2 sts total)
Step 6: BO

Once again, pull through the yarn, then bring it back down to the middle and then all the way down to the bottom so it’s next to your CO tail. You have successfully completed your first leaf! Make three more by using the connecting yarn and start by casting on again.

When you have finished all four leaves, position all your leaves together then use your needle to secure the middle area so they no longer move around. weave in the remaining yarn.

Stem:
Using the long CO tail earlier, CO 1 and keep Knitting until you reach the length you desired. Then BO, and fold into two to make loop. If you are making a keychain / mobile phone keychain, attach it now before you secure the loop together.

Video Tutorials ***COMING SOON***

Remember, if you do make the three / four leaf clover, I would love it if you can share them with me by either sending me the photos via email for a chance to be published in the blog / tag me on Facebook / upload them in my Ravelry

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Strawberry Keychain / Keyring

AmareeLis Accessories, Keychain 9 Comments (DPN) double pointed needles, baby toys, cute amigurumi toys, face embroidery, free knitting patterns, intermediate knitting patterns, kid toys, knitted food, knitted toys, strawberry stuffed toys

Feel free to link to this pattern by linking directly to this page. Pattern is not to be copied or reproduced without permission from the author. Items made from my pattern may be sold (as long as you credit me as the designer and always link it back to this blog “FreeCuteKnit.com:) ), however this does not apply to business or corporation. Please contact me prior selling them at large scale. © Dina Wirawan


So, recently I’ve gotten addicted to knitting cute toys that have daily uses as well as being cute. This is why I’ve turned this free strawberry knitting patterns into a keychain. I’ve done few different versions of the strawberry finishes — with and without the face, with and without the yellow seeds. Which do you prefer? Leave your comments below!

I like how the size of the knitted strawberry is similar to a life sized one. As for the knitting patterns, I have put it down as intermediate instead of easy. This is because the stem is a little tricky! But don’t worry, I will include a video tutorial on how to knit the stem so you will have no trouble knitting them.

For the keyring, I’ve purchased mine from eBay. Must say I am very happy with the quality of the items for the price. For 12x Lobster Clasps and matching Split Rings, it only cost $2.99 AUD (includes free shipping too!). The items are shipped from China, so it may take a while but it’s worth the wait.

Difficulty Level:

Intermediate Difficulty

Skills Required:
CO: Cast OnStrawberry Keychain Keyring Free cute knititng patterns
K: Knit
P: Purl
M1: Make 1 stitch
K2tog: Knit 2 stitches as 1 together
Kfb: Knit front then back
DPN: Double Pointed Needles (ability to knit in the round)
BO: Bind Off

Finished Size: 8.3cm tall (without keychain) x 4cm diameter at largest point (Please note that this size is made with the needles & yarn specified below, different yarns and needles size will produce different results)

Needles: US 3 – 3.25 mm (sets of 4 or 5 DPNs)

Yarn:free Strawberry Keychain keyring knitting patterns
Body — Panda Cotton Blend 8ply in 18 Bright Red (dye lot #11621)
Green Stem — Lincraft Superwash 8ply in 3005 (dye lot #774749)

Gauge:
Not important as it doesn’t need to fit. *Tips* Select slightly smaller needles for the recommend size yarn so stuffing doesn’t show through.

Facial Features (optional):
scraps of black thread for eyes and mouth, scraps of yellow thread for cheek and seeds & scraps of green thread to attach body and stem together

Other Materials:
Tapestry needle
Sewing needle
Lobster Clasp with matching split ring (this is the exact item I bought from eBay)


Free Cute Strawberry Keychain / Keyring knitting patterns:

Body:

Strawberry knitting progression round 10

Strawberry knitting progression at round 10

Starting from the bottom, with DPN and Red, CO 4 sts. I evenly divided the sts to 4 DPN (1sts each). But you are more than welcomed to divide it to 3 DPN 1-2-1 sts each DPN. Being careful not to twist.
Round 1: Join, Kfb x 4 times (8 sts total)
Round 2: K. Place a stitch marker after your first stitch
Round 3: K2, M1, K4, M1, K2 (10 sts total)
Round 4: K
Round 5: *K3, M1, K2, M1* x 2 times (14 sts total)
Round 6: K
Round 7: *K4, M1, K3, M1* x 2 times (18 sts total)

Strawberry Free knitting patterns variations

Strawberry with both the seeds and face embroided

Round 8: *K5, M1, K4, M1* x 2 times (22 sts total)
Round 9: K
Round 10: *K11, M1* x 2 times (24 sts total)
Round 11: *K6, M1* x 4 times (28 sts total)
Round 12: K
Round 13: *K7, M1* x 4 times (32 sts total)
Round 14: K
Round 15: *K6, K2tog* x 4 times (28 sts total)
Round 16: *K5, K2tog* x 4 times (24 sts total)
Round 17: *K4, K2tog* x 4 times (20 sts total)
Round 18: *K3, K2tog* x 4 times (16 sts total)
Round 19: *K2, K2tog* x 4 times (12 sts total)

Cut yarn. thread through each remaining loop with tapestry needle. If you are embroidering the face, don’t close up the body yet. Do all embroidery now (face & seeds). Stuffed the body with fillings of your choice. Once finished, pull yarn tight to close up the hole and secure.

Green Stem:
Starting from the top, with DPN and Green, CO 4 sts. Leave approx. 80cm tail as you will need it for making up the keychain loop later. Being careful not to twist.

Round 1: K
Round 2: Kfb x 4 times (8 sts total)
Round 3: K
Round 4: *K2, M1* x 4 times (12 sts total)
Round 5: K
Round 6; *K2, M1* x 6 times (18 sts total)

Shaping the leaves:
You will now work on each leaves one by one. You now should have 18 sts total in your needles. For every 3 sts you are going to make 1 leaf. (6 leaves total)
Step 1: K3, turn your needle around
Step 2: P3, turn your needle around
Step 3: K1, K2tog, turn your needle around
Step 4: P2,  turn your needle around
Step 5: K2tog



Now you will notice you have reached the peak of your leaf. All is well, except the working yarn is too far separated from your next live stitch. What you want to do next is to pick up 4 stitches on the left edge of your leaf so you can slowly bring that working yarn down next to your live stitch.

Once you finished picking up 4 stitches on the edge and bringing that working yarn down, you want to join that stitch to the first remaining stitch. To do this, you slip the next stitch purlwise, then you pass the stitch that you have bring down earlier to this slipped stitch. Yay, you have just knitted the first leaf!

To do all the next leaves, the steps are exactly the same except for Step 1.

Consequent leaves: Strawberry Keychain Keyring cute knitting patterns
Step 1: K2, turn your needle around
Step 2-5: same as above.

Repeat above process until you have total of 6 leaves. Then, cut yarn and seam.

Keychain loop:
To make the keychain loop, you want to CO 10 with the long cast on tail earlier.
BO

Use tapestry needle to create a loop and secure the remaining yarn together.

Attach stem to the top of body with green thread. Use a thread instead of yarn as you want the join to be invisible when finished. Insert the split ring to the loop and you are done!

Video Tutorials on Shaping the leaves and creating the keychain loop

 6/12/12: video tutorials added

Remember, if you do make the strawberry keychain, I would love it if you can share them with me by either sending me the photos via email for a chance to be published in the blog / tag me on Facebook / upload them in my Ravelry

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