Free Pattern: Crochet Key Fob Connector

Crocheted Key Fob Connector
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Several months ago, the little leather piece that attached my automatic car door opener (key fob) to my key ring split apart. I dropped the key fob into my purse, where it promptly sank to the deep dark bottom, to be thought of again longingly whenever I had to get into my car.

I thought of the key fob often, but I was never motivated to dig down to the bottom of my purse for it whenever I wanted to unlock the car door. So I’d just use the car key. Once I was in the car, I’d be so anxious to get on my way that I wasn’t willing to take the time to hunt it down so I could use it once I got out of the car.

Well, after I got some beautiful purple yarn as a table gift at the Saturday night banquet at the Knit and Crochet Show / Crochet Guild of America annual conference, courtesy of Annie’s, I decided it was time to crochet a little connector so I could have my key fob attached to my key ring once again.

I’m sure you could figure out how to do this all on your own, but I thought some people might appreciate some quick and easy instructions. Just in case your key fob connector piece decides it’s had enough and decides to crumble apart on you!

Crochet Key Fob Connector Pattern

Yarn: Wool-Free Laceā„¢ from PremierĀ® Yarns, Color #95-104 Lilac Dream (88% acrylic / 7% PBT / 5% metallic; 448 yds / 3.5 oz; 410 m / 100 g)

Hook: US B-1 / 2.25 mm

Abbreviations:

  • ch: chain
  • sc: single crochet
  • sc dec: single crochet decrease

Special Stitches:

Sc dec: (Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull through stitch) twice, yarn over and pull through both loops on hook

Instructions:

Ch 6.

Row 1: Sc in back bump of 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch across. Ch 1, turn. (5 sc)

Rows 2-7: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. (5 sc)

Insert bottom of crochet piece through key fob; fold over and bring top and bottom edges together.

Row 8: Sc in each stitch across, working through both layers. Ch 1, turn. (5 sc)

Row 9: Sc dec, sc in next sc, sc dec. Ch 1, turn. (3 sc)

Row 10: Sc in back loop only of each sc across. Ch 1, turn. (3 sc)

Rows 11-14: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. (3 sc)

Cut yarn, leaving an 18″ tail. Insert end through keychain; fold and bring working edge up to the free front loops left when working Row 10.

Row 15: Slip stitch in each stitch across, working into stitches from previous row and into the free front loops of Row 9. (3 sl st)

Finish off and weave in ends.

Enjoy being able to use your automatic car door opener again!

 

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2 thoughts on “Free Pattern: Crochet Key Fob Connector”

    • It’s got so little yarn invested in it and only took about 5-10 minutes to make, that I’m really not worried about it being reusable. If i need to put the key fob on another chain, I’ll just cut it off and make a new one. I don’t move the key fob back and forth between keychains, so I really don’t need it to be removable.

      However, for those who do want a removable connector, I have a couple suggestions.

      1. For the part that goes around the key ring, just make it a little longer, fold it over on itself, and secure with a snap. Then you can place the end around the key ring, snap in place, and remove whenever you like.

      2. If you don’t want to bother with snaps, just fold the connector in over on itself and slip stitch in place without putting it through the key ring. Then you can just slide the connector into the key ring the same way you’d add a new key.
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