DIY Crochet Keychain & Lanyard - Darn Good Yarn

DIY Crochet Keychain & Lanyard

Written by Kate Curry

DIY Crochet Keychain & Lanyard

I love this pattern! If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to practice your crochet or use up that little bit of yarn you have from your last project, this crochet keychain is the perfect project for you! 

A hand is being held out, with a small key lanyard around their wrist, made from green and pink twist sport weight yarn.
This keychain is made from Darn Good Twist Sport Weight Silk Yarn

Materials Needed

  • 1 skein of yarn (any weight)
  • Crochet Hook (to match the weight of yarn used)
  • Key ring or lanyard ring  
  • Scissors
  • Darning Needle

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Pattern Notes

This super simple project is a great way to experiment with different stitches or techniques. The pattern provides the basic building blocks to create your very own keychain or lanyard, making it the perfect project to experiment with. Feeling adventurous? Add your own personal touch to the design!


Ch: Chain
ST(s): Stitch(es)
SC: Single Crochet
SLST: Slip Stitch


A hand holding out a colorful keychain made of blue and pink worsted weight silk yarn
This keychain is made from Darn Good Yarn's Worsted Weight Silk Yarn

To begin: 5 sc onto keychain hardware (if using different weight yarn sc ¾” onto keychain hardware)

Row 1: Ch1 turn. Sc into each st below. 

Repeat Row 1 until the keychain reaches desired length. Depending on your yarn, a small wristlet can be made out of 20 rows, or a long lanyard can be made by 40+ rows!

Finishing: Ch1. Fold the keychain in half flat so the hardware end and loose end are laying one on top of the other. Insert hook through both layers of fabric, bring up a loop and slst. Slst across, Slst into the next row towards the loop of keychain, slst across. Fasten off, weave in the ends.

A small key lanyard, made from green and pink twist sport weight yarn on a white background.

Meet the Author

Profile picture of the author, Kate Curry, wearing a dark red Nanda Poncho sitting on concrete stairs in front of brick wall.

Kate has been on the Darn Good Yarn team since 2018.

They have their degree in Creative Art Therapy & Psychology - and like crafting and animals a little too much.