Sunday, April 21, 2013

Free Crochet Pattern: Lip Balm Cozy Keychain



I love these little pouches that hold lip balm. I found a pattern online to make them... but, I decided to make mine a little simpler. They are so easy to make and they stitch up very quickly. 

To make these lip balm holders, I used #10 thread and a B hook (2.25mm). When the lip balm is placed in the pouch, they stretch and hold the tube in nicely.


I have these lip balm cozies available for sale in my Etsy shop. They are not expensive and are worth every penny. Those tubes can be hard to find at the bottom of your purse!

I have also been experimenting with a new recipe for home made lip balm. Once I get the formula to my liking, I will start selling the lip balm along with the pouches as a package deal. I hope to have these available by next weekend. I will also be making aromatherapy balm, which will be packaged like the lip balm. I am really looking forward to expanding Poochie Baby to include these products!

Okay... on to the pattern...................

I have many patterns for sale and for free in the following online stores: Ravelry, Craftsy and Etsy. I try really hard to make my patterns SIMPLE and easy to understand. I add pictures when needed to demonstrate steps in the pattern. Reading and following patterns should not be difficult and/or frustrating. I suppose my patterns sometimes read more like tutorials than technical patterns. 

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Materials:
#10 Crochet Thread
B Hook (2.25mm) 
Keychain Loop


Pattern:
*This pattern is worked "in the round". Which means, DO NOT turn.

R1 - CH 3 and 11 HDC in the third chain from the hook. Join with a SS.
R2 thru R10 - CH 2 and HDC in each stitch around. Join with a SS.
R11 - CH 1 and SC in each stitch around. Join with a SS. CH 4 to form loop and SS in the same stitch. Tie off and weave in the loose ends.

*You may choose to leave the pouch as it is.... but I prefer to turn it inside out for the finished product. Then just simply attach the key chain to the loop and you are done!


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1 comment:

  1. These tend to run bigger than othes so if you're not ready to move up to the next size they help. I've had a few leakage issues though but that wouldn't deter me from giving this five stars. They move well too, when they get wet they don't become overly bulky.

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