Monday, October 20, 2008

Key Cozy Pattern

Here is my pattern for a cute, one-of-a-kind key cozy! Great for stashbusting and last-minute gifts.

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.


Gryffinitter said...

This NEVER would have occurred to me, and I have a super ugly key to my mother-in-law's that I carry around...I will pretty it up now! Thanks for this pattern!

CurliSu said...

Maybe if I dress all my keys it will cut down on the jingly noise!

Laura said...

Just after my key covers disintegrated! I must make a dozen, it's fate!

Liat said...

Thank you all so much for you enthusiasm and thanks! You're welcome! I never thought this would be such a popular pattern! I hope you all enjoy it!

Anonymous said...

Ok, I'm having trouble with a few parts. First off I do not get the special stitches. Second, how do I get from 14 stitches to 18 stitches (round 6-7)when you only increase twice giving you 16? Third, how do you go from 14 stitches to 10 (round 10-11) when you only decrease twice??

Anonymous said...

For anyone having issues with "not enough" increases and decreases, please remember that you'll need to repeate the items marked with asterick as noted in the pattern.

Mokihana said...

Now that is really cute!! I love it!

Liat said...

Thank you!

Jackie said...


so cute !

Brenda said...

I just made three for my SIL. Love it! Thank you for your videos too. They helped me so much while working on my first pair of socks.