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Rainbow Keychain Crochet Pattern by Osage County Crochet

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I am very excited to introduce you all to our first featured maker, Sadie Sheppard from Osage County Crochet. I’ve interviewed Sadie so you can get to know a little bit more about her and her lovely crochet patterns. Sadie has shared her adorable Amigurumi Rainbow Keychain crochet pattern with us. The pattern for the Amigurumi Rainbow Keychain can be found following the interview with Sadie. Links to Sadie’s social media profiles are at the end of this post so please go show her some love as a thank you for the free pattern!

Tell me a little bit about yourself. 

My name is Sadie and I am the maker behind Osage County Crochet. I was born and raised in a tiny town located in the northern part of Oklahoma. I am a crochet enthusiast! As well as a full-time wife, mother, homemaker, and autism advocate! When I am not homeschooling my kiddos I design free as well as paid crochet patterns!

Sage Sheppard of Osage County Crochet

How long have you been crocheting?

I am 26 yrs old and have been crocheting for over 15 years.

Are there any other crafts that you enjoy doing?

Not really! I am pretty much always crocheting whether it’s “work” or just to unwind you’ll always find a hook in my hand! I enjoy journalism
and creative writing which led me to start my blog!

How did you learn to crochet?

My aunt taught me how to chain when I was 8 years old. I taught
myself everything else via YouTube and other lovely makers on the internet!

What is your favourite thing to crochet?

I am guilty of often needing instant gratification a lot of the time, so I tend to stick to smaller projects and designs. Hats, bags, and scarves. Although lately I have been obsessed with amigurumi and ragdoll stuffies. One of my latest makes is this Alien Ragdoll and I just love him! https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/alien-ragdoll/

Alien Ragdoll Crochet Pattern by Osage County Crochet

When did you start pursuing a business as a maker and why?

I started crocheting more frequently after I had my kiddos. It wasn’t until after I started staying home full-time with my son that I began to find my way as a designer. He was diagnosed with autism and is extremely nonverbal. In the beginning there were times I couldn’t get the dishes, laundry, or well basically anything done! It was a learning curve for all of us! I did however discover that even on the worst of days when my son and I were cuddled on the floor crying that I could still manage to crochet. I may not have been able to get the washing done but I was able to hold
him, love him, and let him sit in my lap while I designed a hat! That was an extremely pivotal moment in my life! It taught me that I still had self-worth and could pursue my own interests while still being the best mom and advocate I could be for my children. My 3rd design was this Mermaid Tail Slouch Hat. It was my first design that was well received by my fellow crochet community. After that I was just smitten with designing and
never looked back! https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mermaid-tail-slouch-hat/

Slouchy Mermaid Hat by Osage County Crochet

What are your aspirations for your business?

I aspire daily to use my platform to inspire others as well as advocate for anyone who may need it. I plan on continuing to grow my community to
the point that all of my content can be free. (Currently it’s a mix of free and paid.) Until then I stay grateful and give back to my crochet community whenever I can via giveaways and freebies!

How do you organize yourself and stick to your goals?

To be perfectly honest I am very much a go with the flow designer. My kids rule my world! I homeschool and have tons to do to provide the best daily experience for my autistic toddler that I can so, most of the time I just set a
monthly goal of what I want to get accomplished and as long as it gets done within that time frame then I am happy. I am always working to improve myself and am currently working on sticking to a new content schedule. None of us are perfect and that’s ok! We all always have room for improvement.

What tips would you give to someone wanting to start out with a maker business?

Everybody has to start somewhere! Find your niche. Never lose sight of what’s important. Don’t forget about self-care. Don’t ever stop having fun or enjoying what you are doing! Root for the success of others!

What are your biggest struggles as a maker?

There are never enough hours in the day!

Where does your inspiration come from?

My kiddos! They are constantly inspiring me to make fun new things! They keep my on my toes! All of my mermaid designs have been inspired by my
daughter’s love of all things mythical. https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mermaid-tailcross-body-purse/ My son has inspired my to always be inclusive of everyone! https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-inclusivity-scarf/

Mermaid Purse Crochet Pattern by Osage County Crochet
Mermaid Tail Purse by Osage County Crochet

What’s your favourite yarn/fibre to work with?

I am pretty simple when it comes to yarn. Most of the time I work with worsted weight acrylic yarn. I do have some big things planned with blanket yarn though!

Inclusivity Scarf by Osage County Crochet

Who inspires you?  Who are your favourite makers?

Wilma of Wilmade! She makes some gorgeous things! I also love following her personal journey! https://wilmade.com/en/

Jillian of Spin a Yarn Crochet! I just love everything she does. She definitely inspires with all of the cute things on her blog! https://spinayarncrochet.com/

Oliva Laws! I recently found her on Instagram and she makes some amazing crochet sculptures! https://www.instagram.com/olivialawsart/

Shauna of @crochetdermy! She makes breathtaking large-scale crochet art pieces. Shauna reminds me to think outside the box when it comes to crochet as an art form! https://www.instagram.com/crochetdermy/

What are your favourite tools?

I don’t really use too many fancy tools. Most of my patterns are designed with my Boye 5.00 mm crochet hook.

If time and money were not an issue, what would your dream project be?

A large scale yarn bombing or crochet sculpture!

Anything else you’d like to tell us about? (i.e. exciting future projects, fun tidbits, etc.)

If you want to stay in the loop feel free to follow my Facebook page! I have some fun collabs coming up. Here is a sneak peak of what’s currently on my hook!

Here are my links!

Ravelry: www.ravelry.com/designers/osage-county-crochet/
Instagram: www.instagram.com/osagecountycrochet/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/osagecountycrochet/
Community Crochet Group: www.facebook.com/groups/2601877419852755/
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/osagecountycrochet/
Blog: www.osagecountycrochet.com/blog/

Amigurumi Rainbow Keychain Crochet Pattern by Osage County Crochet

Amigurumi Rainbow Keychain Crochet Pattern by Featured Maker Osage County Crochet

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Skill Level: Beginner Friendly


Supply List:
Scissors
Tapestry needle
Keychain hardware
2.00 mm crochet hook
Embroidery floss

Abbreviations:
• Ch: chain
• Sl st: slip stitch
• Sc: single crochet
• Sc inc: single crochet increase

Gauge: Gauge is not extremely important for the amigurumi rainbow keychain. Just keep consistent tension throughout the project.

Final Measurements: Your finished rainbow will measure 1-inch x 2 inches without tassels added. With tassels your finished project will measure 1-inch x 3 inches.

Yardage: This project uses up very little embroidery floss! You will need scrap amounts of the embroidery floss. One package of each color should be plenty to complete your rainbow keychain.

Notes: The ch 1 does not count as a stitch unless stated otherwise! This project is worked in rounds. You will sl st to join after every round. You can use your finished rainbow for anything you wish. These would make adorable earrings! Happy Hooking!

Pattern:

Start with violet/purple embroidery floss! WATCH for info on when to change colors!

Round 1: Ch 2. Place 6 sc into the 2nd ch from the hook. Sl st into the 1st sc to join. (6 sts)
Round 2: Ch 1. Sc inc into each st of the round. Sl st into the 1st sc to join. (12 sts)
Switch to blue embroidery floss!
Round 3: Ch 1. {1 sc, sc inc.} Repeat what’s inside the { } for the entire round. Sl st into the 1st sc to join. (18 sts)
Switch to green embroidery floss!
Round 4: Ch 1. { 1 sc into the next 2 sts, sc inc.} Repeat what’s inside the { } for the entire round. Sl st into the 1st sc to join. (24 sts)
Switch to yellow embroidery floss!
Round 5: Ch 1. {1 sc into the next 3 sts, sc inc.} Repeat what’s inside the { } for the entire round. Sl st into the 1st sc to join. (30 sts)
Switch to orange embroidery floss!
Round 6: Ch 1. {1 sc into the next 4 sts, sc inc.} Repeat what’s inside the { } for the entire round. Sl st into the 1st sc to join. (36 sts)
Switch to red embroidery floss!
Round 7: Ch 1. {1 sc into the next 5 sts, sc inc.} Repeat what’s inside the { } for the entire round. Sl st into the 1st sc to join. (42 sts)
Break yarn and weave in any ends you may have! See image below!

crochet rainbow keychain step 1

Now fold your rainbow in half. Use red embroidery floss and your tapestry needle to whip stitch your rainbow closed. See image below on where to sew. You will sew along the dotted line!

Crochet Rainbow Keychain

Once you are finished. Break yarn and weave in your ends!

Add your keychain hardware! You could be done at this point, but I chose to add tassels onto my rainbows. I measured out several strands of white embroidery floss to 2.5 inches. Fold in half and use a smaller crochet hook to add the tassels along the bottom of the rainbow. Now your project is complete! Enjoy your new rainbow keychain!

Crochet Rainbow Keychain

Check out the best friend amigurumi pattern collaboration I did with Sadie HERE.

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