Taco Keychain – Free Crochet Pattern

Taco Keychain – Free Crochet Pattern

Hello Friends! I am thrilled to bring you another awesome Free Crochet Pattern! Just in time for National Taco Day on October 4th, I have a pretty sweet pattern for you! I hope you enjoy my Taco Keychain Crochet Pattern as much as I enjoyed designing it!

Taco Keychain Free Crochet Pattern from www.greenfoxfarmsdesigns.com

I don’t know about y’all, but in our house Tacos are their own food group. Revered by all, both in food and crochet form! So it was only natural that this fun Taco Keychain pattern should evolve! After the popularity of my Mini Ice Cream Cone Keychains at our monthly Boutique Sale, my brain was bursting with ideas for kitchy keychains.

But I couldn’t have done it alone. You are looking at yet another Crochet Pattern inspired by the whims of my 8 year old daughter and her obsession with keychains! 🙂 The girl loves tacos, and really who could blame her, am I right? She’s pretty good inspiration, too. Check out my Emoji Keychain Pattern if you love fun keychains as much as she does! I would have totally dug the same stuff as a kid, so hey, even better!

taco keychain tacos for all

This Taco Keychain pattern is quick and fun to make! Makes a fun gift for a new driver, fancy up your kids’ backpacks, or stocking stuffers for all the kids and teens in your life! Add a fun face to really personalize your Taco Keychain, whatever strikes your fancy! No matter how you make it, your DIY Taco Keychain is sure to be a hit! Don’t crochet? You can purchase a Taco Keychain from my Etsy shop here

 

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TACO KEYCHAIN PATTERN

Materials: 
(Click the links below to view & purchase the exact yarn & keyrings that I used to create my Taco Keychains!)

Worsted weight yarn (40-60 yds) 

Yellow, Red, Green, and Brown  
I used Lily Sugar’n Cream  
G 4.0 mm hook   
Yarn needle  
Scissors  
 


Pattern Key:
st(s) – stitch(es)  
space – sp(s)  
sl st – slip stitch  
ch – chain  
sc – single crochet  
hdc – half double crochet   
yo – yarn over  FO – fasten off
 
Gauge:  Gauge is not important for this pattern.
  
NOTES:
  • This pattern uses a Magic Circle. If you need help with this technique you can follow this link to view my video tutorial for the Magic Circle on YouTube or watch the video below!
  • This pattern is FREE, but has not been tested by anyone besides myself. Please feel free to share any questions or comments you may have! I welcome your feedback!
  • This pattern is my intellectual property. You are welcome to make as many as you like, sell them, give them away, etc. You may NOT sell, or alter and claim as your own this pattern. You may not use my photographs. 
  • If you want to share this pattern online, you must only share a link to my blog. You may not copy and paste my text / the pattern to another site. Thank you for respecting my work. 🙂
  • By using this pattern you are agreeing to abide by these terms.

 

VIDEO TUTORIAL: HDC MAGIC CIRCLE

 



PATTERN DIRECTIONS:
Begin with yarn color for each section and G 4.0 mm hook
SHELL:
  • Finished size should be approximately 3” wide and 3” tall.
  • Use Yellow yarn and G 4.0 mm hook
  • Begin with Magic Circle or ch 2 and work into the 2nd ch from
    hook
  • Leave a long beginning tail for stitching the Taco together.
Round 1: ch 2 (counts as 1st hdc here & throughout), 9 hdc in magic circle, sl st into top of beg ch (10 hdc)
Round 2: ch 2, hdc in same, 2 hdc in next st, 9 times, sl st into top of beg ch (20 hdc)
Round 3: ch 2, hdc in same, hdc in next, *2 hdc in next, hdc in next,” 9 times, sl st into top of beg ch (30 hdc)
Round 4: ch 1, *sc in next 2, 2 sc in next,* 10 times, sl st into top of beg ch, FO and leave a long tail for sewing to the rest of the taco. FO leaving a long end tail also. See Finishing Instructions (p. 7).
 taco keychain shell rounds
 
 
MEAT:
  • Finished size should be approximately 2.75”wide and 1.5” tall.
  • Use Brown yarn and G 4.0 mm hook
  • Begin with Magic Circle or ch 2 and work into the 2nd ch from
    hook
Round 1: ch 2 (counts as 1st hdc here & throughout), 9 hdc in magic circle, sl st into top of beg ch (10 hdc)
Round 2: ch 2, hdc in same, 2 hdc in next st, 9 times, sl st into top of beg ch (20 hdc)
Round 3: ch 2, hdc in same, hdc in next, *2 hdc in next, hdc in next,” 9 times, sl st into top of beg ch (30 hdc)
Round 4: ch 1, fold circle in half with ch 1 at the edge, sl st into BLO of both the edges (center 2 loops), ch 1, *sl st into next to BLO st, ch 1,* through each pair of loops across (15 sl st + ch 1) FO leaving a long tail. 
 
taco keychain meat rounds
taco keychain meat detail 
 
 LETTUCE:
  • Finished size should be approximately 3”wide and 1.75” tall.
  • Use Green yarn and G 4.0 mm hook
  • Begin with Magic Circle or ch 2 and work into the 2nd ch from
    hook
Round 1: ch 2 (counts as 1st hdc here & throughout), 4 hdc in magic circle, (5 hdc)
Round 2: ch 2, turn, hdc in same st, 2 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next 3 st, *final st(s) of round will be placed in top ch of prev round that served as 1st hdc here & throughout* (10 hdc)
Round 3: ch 2, turn, hdc in same st, hdc in next, *2 hdc in next, hdc in next,* 3 times (15 hdc)
Round 4: ch 1, turn skip 1st st, 4 sc in each st next 12, skip next, sl st into last st.(48 sc)  FO leaving a long tail. 
taco keychain lettuce rounds 
 
 
TOMATO:
  • Finished size should be approximately 2.5”wide and 1.5” tall.
  • Use Red yarn and G 4.0 mm hook
  • Begin with Magic Circle or ch 2 and work into the 2nd ch from
    hook
Round 1: ch 2 (counts as 1st hdc here & throughout), 4 hdc in magic circle, (5 hdc)
Round 2: ch 2, turn, hdc in same st, 2 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next 3 st, *final st(s) of round will be placed in top ch of prev round that served as 1st hdc here & throughout* (10 hdc)
Round 3: ch 2, turn, hdc in same st, hdc in next, *2 hdc in next, hdc in next,* 3 times (15 hdc)
Round 4: ch 1, turn, sl st into each st across, (15 sl st)
Round 5: ch 1, turn, sl st into of each st across, sl st into top of beg ch and FO, leaving a long end. See photos below for stitch placement detail. (15 sl st) 
taco keychain tomato rounds 
R5 STITCH PLACEMENT: Place 1st sl st into single loop of current stitch. Place all other sl sts of round into the 2 loops of each st that are toward the front. Reference photos below for detail.
taco keychain tomato



FINISHING TACO KEYCHAIN:
taco keychain collage

 

Stitch the Lettuce, Tomato, and Meat together:

  1. Begin by weaving in all BUT ONE of the ends of these 3 pieces. You will use the one remaining end to baste these parts together.
  2. Stack the pieces with Lettuce on the bottom, followed by Meat, and Tomato on Top.
  3. Run a stitch back and forth through the stack of Fillings along the bottom edge, from one side to the other until they are stitched together. Weave in the remaining end of the yarn.

taco keychain filling details

 

Stitch the Fillings into the Taco Shell:

  1. Begin by laying the taco shell open, with the wrong side up.
  2. Place the stack of Filling pieces on one half of the shell, and bring the other side of the shell up to meet the other edge. You may have to tug on the shell a bit to get it in position.
  3. Pin or hold the shell in place and use the yarn ends from the shell to stitch the shell together with fillings inside.
  4. Use both ends from the shell, starting at the either edge of the Taco and secure the lower curve of the shell to the fillings on one side, then the other, before stitching the rest of the shell.
  5. Stitch all the way around the edge of the Taco Shell, at R4 to secure the Taco together.

taco keychain assembly

 

Adding a Keyring to your Taco Keychain:

  • Simply insert a split key ring or jump ring into one of the stitches from your initial magic circle on the top of the key ring. Secure. That’s it! I am a huge fan of these keychains with a chain and split jump ring. They are so easy to attach, see below!

taco keychain addition

 

That’s it! I can’t wait to see your creations! Please share your finished Crochet Taco Keychains on Ravelry and social media! Don’t forget to tag me in your photos so I can see what you’ve made! If you enjoyed this Taco Keychain Pattern and want to see other Free Crochet Patterns like this one, please share my Blog Post with your friends and subscribe to my newsletter! Use the social media buttons above or below! Thanks you for your support!  Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have, I am happy to help!

 

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