DIY: How To Make A Keychain | Woven + Macrame

June 12, 2018 0 Comments

DIY: How To Make A Keychain | Woven + Macrame

These keychains are such an easy craft to do yourself. No need to buy one, make your own! If you don't have a loom, be sure to check out our previous keychain tutorial to make your own out of cardboard to use.

Woven Keychain with Ribbon

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Step By Step

Step 1

Gather Materials

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Step 2

Tie a slip knot with the embroidery floss and loop over bottom notch of loom (bottom left corner). Pull embroidery floss up to the top of the loom, wrap embroidery floss around the back of the first notch, then bring it down the front of the loom and around the next bottom notch and repeat, ending at the bottom right corner. Tie a knot at the end of the floss and trim.

Step 3

Measure 4 feet of yarn. To thread needle, fold one end of the yarn over needle and pinch the fold between thumb and index finger. Push the fold through the eye of the needle. Pull through leaving a short tail on one side and the majority of the yarn on the other side.

Start at the top right corner of your loom, leaving a 3” tail. Weave the needle under and over until you reach the last warp strand on the left. Then switch directions and repeat. (You could even integrate another color or fiber into the weaving at this point!) Continue until you have woven about 2” or until you have about 6” of yarn left.

Warp threads are held under tension. They are the strings that run vertically up and down the loom.

Step 4

Cut 4-8 equal lengths of yarn. You can do this easily by wrapping the yarn around the loom or your fingers 4-8 times. Cut the yarn along one end of the loom. If you want to make a contrasting color for your tassels you can use a different yarn for all or some of the tassels.

Step 5

Make rya knots: Place one strand of yarn over two warp strands. Wrap each end under the warp strands towards the middle. So the left side strand goes over and under the left warp strand and up the middle and the right goes over the right warp strand, under it and up through the middle. Gently pull the yarn ends up and tighten the loop that forms. Repeat across the warp strands. Weave 2 rows of plain weave stitches under the tassels. Then repeat a second row of tassels. Weave 2 and a half more rows of plain weave, ending in the middle of the warp strands with the yarn ends in the back of the weaving.

Step 6

Lift tassels up so they are out of the way. Cut 1st two warp strands on left side and tie in a double knot repeat with remaining strands Slip loops off top of loom taking care to leave loops in tact.

Step 7

Thread about 18 inches of embroidery floss onto needle. Whip stitch the warp loops onto the keychain. the tail ends.

Step 7A

Sew over the tail from the start of the weaving. Continue to sew into 1 layer of the weft.

Weft threads are woven around the warp threads. They run horizontally.

Step 7B

Then push needle through the stitches to the other end and trim all the tail ends.

Step 9

You're all done!

Macrame Keychain

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Step By Step

Step 1

Gather Materials

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Abbreviations (Instructions at the End)

  • LH: lark’s head
  • SK: square knot
  • DHH: double half hitch

Step 2

You will need 6 lengths of jersey yarn measuring 2’ long. To easily create this, hold one end of the yarn between your thumb and index finger, wrap the yarn down around your elbow and back up to your finger and thumb, repeat 6 times then cut the yarn that is gathered between your finger and thumb, and you will have 6 equal lengths of yarn approximately 2 feet long each.

Step 3

Tie 6 LH knots to attach the yarn to key chain bar.

Step 4

Tie 3 SKs under the LH knots

Step 5

Next, skip the first two strands on the left and tie 2 SKs centered under the first row. There will be two free strands on the right and left. Finally, tie one SK in the center using the 4 middle strands. You now have a triangular shaped macrame.

Step 6

Continue chevron pattern with diagonal double half hitch (DHH)

Step 7

Starting on the left work a row of 5 DHH ending in the middle. Repeat on right side. You will do the knot in reverse and it might feel tricky at first, but you’ll get the hang of it.

Step 8

Join the center strands by tying them together.

Step 9

Repeat if you want two rows of DHH (as shown to the left).

Step 10

Trim the fringe ends and you are done!

That’s it!

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