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Crochet Koala Keychain Free Crochet Pattern

Crochet koala keychain made with faux fur yarn being held in an open hand.
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Thank you so much to everyone for all the love you showed my first faux fur yarn project: Kaya Koala. So many people were excited to get started on making a crochet koala of their very own but some found using the faux fur yarn a bit intimidating. As a result, I started a YouTube channel and launched my very first YouTube Video sharing my top tips for working with faux fur yarn. I designed my Crochet Koala Keychain as a starter project for those that may be nervous about crocheting with faux fur yarn. It’s small and quick and helps you get the feel of what it’s like to create an amigurumi type project with faux fur yarn.

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For my Crochet Koala Keychain project, I have used Fable Fur yarn from We Crochet (crochet.com) in the colour Kuma to create a mini crochet koala head to be used as a keychain. If you leave out the keychain attachments, you could even use it as a pompom on a child’s hat.

The tools you’ll need to complete this project are 14 yards of faux fur yarn, a small amount of worsted weigh yarn in black, large eye tapestry needle, scissors, a pair of safety eyes, a small amount of polyester stuffing, a split ring and a keychain attachment. These whip up so quickly and are honestly, a little addictive to make. I was able to get 5 of these adorable little guys from one skein of yarn.

If you’re nervous about working with fur yarns, check out my video below and get my tips for working with this kind of product.

Check out some of my other free crochet patterns using faux fur yarn:

Crochet Koala Keychain – Free Crochet Pattern

Crochet Koala Keychain made with faux fur yarn next to a yellow furls crochet hook and a cactus plant.

Get an ad-free PDF version of this pattern HERE on Ravelry or HERE on Etsy.

Skill Level:

  • Easy


Terminology:

  • U.S. Terminology

Supplies:

Abbreviations:

  • CH = Chain
  • ST = Stitch
  • SL ST = Slip Stitch
  • MC = Magic Circle
  • SC = Single Crochet
  • SCINC = Single Crochet Increase
  • SCDEC = Single Crochet Decrease
  • FO = Finish Off

Finished Size: 

  • Approximately 2.5” tall


Gauge: 

  • Not vital to project


Notes:

  • The head is worked with the wrong side facing out to show the better-looking side of the fur. 
  • Pieces are worked in continuous rounds unless otherwise noted.


Check out the Video Tutorial for this Pattern:

Pattern:

Head

Round 1: Using Fable Fur and 5.5mm hook, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)
Round 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)
Rounds 3 – 5: SC around (12) – Place safety eyes in Row 4 with 2 sts between them. Add stuffing.
Round 6: (SCDEC) x 6 (6)
FO leaving a long tail to sew up the hole and sew on your split ring.  Add a bit more stuffing and sew up the hole.  Sew the split ring to the top of the head.  Weave in ends.

Crochet Koala Keychain and Amigurumi Koala next to crochet accessories
My crochet koala keychain with the toy that inspired it: Kaya Koala – Which is also a free crochet pattern here on my blog.

Nose:


Round 1: Using Brava Worsted in black and a 3.5mm hook, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)

Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST.  FO leaving a long tail to sew onto the face. Sew onto face and weave in ends.

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Ears (Make two)


Round 1: Using Fable Fur and 5.5mm hook, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6) Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST.

FO leaving a long tail to sew onto the head.  Sew each ear onto either side of head and weave in ends.


Finishing Touches


The fur may cover up the eyes a bit so take a sharp pair of scissors and trim the fur around the face so they are easier to see. 

Attach Keychain to split ring and you’re all finished!

Disclaimer:

Feel free to sell the item created by this pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my blog: http://www.theloopylamb.com.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form or claim this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.   

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I hope you enjoyed making your own crochet koala keychain! If you liked this pattern you may enjoy some of my other free amigurumi patterns: Kaya Koala, Buttons The Bunny Free Crochet Along, Clawdia Cat, Wanda the Whale and Ned the Narwhal and Penny the Bunny Cactus. You can find all my free crochet patterns listed HERE.

Crochet Koala Keychain next to a yello crochet hook
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