Lion Brand® Bonbons Key Ring Bobbles

It's easy to make several key rings in a wide variety of bright colours using Lion Brand® Bonbons yarn. Be creative and try different size bobbles in different colour combinations.

Skill Level:  Easy

 
 

Craft Time: 60+ minutes

Uses Recycled Items: No

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Materials

  • Lion Brand® Bonbons (Art. #601) Yarn – Celebrate (1 Pack) or Colour of Choice
  • Lion Brand® Crochet Hook, Size E-4 (4.25mm)
  • Lion Brand® Large-eyed Blunt Needle
  • Lion Brand® Stitch Marker
  • Fiberfill Stuffing
  • Key Rings (or Lanyard Hooks)
  • Jump Rings, 3/8" (10mm)
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Instructions

GAUGE

Small Bobble = About ¾" (2cm) diameter
Large Bobble = About 1" (2.5cm) diameter

EXACT GAUGE IS NOT ESSENTIAL FOR THIS PROJECT 

STITCH EXPLANATION

sc2tog (sc 2 sts together) (Insert hook in next st and draw up a loop) twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook – 1 st decreased.

NOTES

1. Each Bobble is worked in continuous rnds. Do not turn and do not join rnds.

2. Make sizes and numbers of Bobbles as desired, using yarn colours as desired.

LARGE BOBBLE

With colour of choice, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook; do not join, work in continuous rnds (spiral). Place marker in first sc for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.

Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around – 12 sts at the end of this rnd.

Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around – 18 sts.

Rnds 4-7: Sc in each st around.

Stuff piece.

Rnd 8: *Sc2tog, sc in next st; rep from * around – 12 sts.

Rnd 9: *Sc2tog; rep from * around – 6 sts. Fasten off.

SMALL BOBBLE

With colour of your choice, ch 2.

Rnds 1 and 2: Rep Rnds 1 and 2 of Large Bobble.

Rnds 3-5: Sc in each st around.

Stuff piece.

Rnd 6: *Sc2tog; rep from * around – 6 sts. Fasten off.

 

FINISHING

Weave in ends.

Braid

Step 1
Cut 3 strands of yarn in desired colour, each about 16" (40.5cm) long. Hold strands of yarn together and fold in half. Use crochet hook to draw fold through jump ring, forming a loop. Draw ends of yarn through this loop and pull to tighten.

Step 2
Divide strands into 3 groups of 2 strands each and braid together for about 1" (2.5cm). Knot strands together. Thread 3 strands at a time into sharp needle and draw needle through one or more Bobbles as desired.

Step 3
When desired number have been strung, knot braid after last Bobble. Trim ends.

Step 4
Attach the jump ring to the key ring or lanyard hook.

 

ABBREVIATIONS

beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch = chain
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)

 

 

Every effort has been made to produce accurate and complete instructions. We cannot be responsible for variance of individual knitters or crocheters, human error, or typographical mistakes.

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