Here is my pattern for a cute, one-of-a-kind key cozy! Great for stashbusting and last-minute gifts.
Materials: Scrap of fingering-weight yarn. US Size 1 dpns or a US size 1 40” circular needle if you prefer to work in the round using the magic loop method (recommended for this project).
Special stitches: M1R: Insert left-hand needle-tip from back to front under stretch of yarn between stitches. Knit through the front of this loop. M1L: Insert left-hand needle-tip from front to back under stretch of yarn between stitches. Knit through the back of the loop.
CO 10 sts. Join for working in the round. Rounds 1-4: Knit. 10 sts total. Round 5: *M1R, K5, rep from * to end. 12 sts total. Round 6: *K6, M1L, rep from * to end. 14 sts total. Round 7: *M1R, K7, M1L, rep from * to end. 18 sts total. Round 8: Knit. 18 sts total. Round 9: *SKP, K5, K2TOG, rep from * to end. 14 sts total. Round 10: *K3, YO, K2TOG, K2, rep from * to end. 14 sts total. Round 11: * SKP, K3, K2TOG, rep from * to end. 10 sts total. Round 12: Insert key into cozy, long end first. With key in cozy, work as follows: *SKP, K1, K2TOG, rep from * to end. 6 sts total. Break yarn, leaving a 6-inch tail. Weave tail through rem. sts. Pull tight and tie a knot. Weave in yarn ends.
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