Keep those lips kissable and soft with a lip balm keychain! I’m constantly losing my EOS Lip balms and this is a cute and fun way to keep track of them. 

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Are you ready to jump right in? Before you get started take a moment to jump on over to this post to not only learn about the different ways to do crochet color-work, but also for a freebie! The printable Sheep Yarn Bobbins are super helpful and also cute. You can even cut them out on a cutting machine!

Supplies:

Craft: Crochet
Supplies: Crochet Hook: F-Hook (3.75 mm) Sewing Needle .94 inch (24mm) Split Rings- (optional) Yarn: Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn: Your color of choice For Watermelon: Rosey II, White, Pistache & Pewter Possible Substitute Yarns (as long as gauge is met): Caron Simply Soft, Lion Brand Kitchen Soft.

Abbreviations / Stitches
ch- Chain
st- Stitch
sc- Single Crochet
sl st- Slip Stitch
dc- Double Crochet
YO- Yarn Over
BPdc- Back Post Double Crochet
FPdc- Front Post Double Crochet
FSC- Foundation Single Crochet – picture
instruction at end of the pattern
Sc2tog- Single Crochet Two Together- For
this pattern uses an amigurumi method.
Instructions at end of the pattern
FLO- Front Loops Only
MC: Magic Circle (aka Magic Ring)

Notes:

Feel free to be creative with colors and styles. Below are two themed options: a heart or watermelon. Or you can also do simple solid colors.

When changing colors, work in the last stitch of current color to the last two loops, yarn over with the new color and pull through two loops. Continue to work in new color

Basic Lip Balm Holder Pattern:

Round

Description

Stitch 
Count

1

sc 6 inside Magic Circle, join and ch 1

6

2

2 sc in each stitch around, join and ch 1

12

3

*2 sc in first, sc in next, repeat * around, join and ch 1

18

4

*2 sc in first, sc in next 2, repeat * around, join and ch 1

24

5

*2 sc in first, sc in next 3, repeat * around, join and ch 1

30

6-12

sc in each stitch around, join and ch 1

30

13

*sc2tog, sc in next 3, repeat * around, join and ch 1

24

14

*FPdc in first, BPdc in next, repeat * around, join. To finish off, continue to Split Ring Instruction or Alternative Crochet Strap Instruction, weave in ends.

24

 

Watermelon Lip Balm Holder Pattern:

Round

Description

Stitch
Count

1

With Pistache (green) yarn, sc 6 inside Magic Circle, join and ch 1

6

2

2 sc in each stitch around, join and ch 1

12

3

*2 sc in first, sc in next, repeat * around, join and ch 1

18

4

*2 sc in first, sc in next 2, repeat * around, join and ch 1

24

5

*2 sc in first, sc in next 3, repeat * around, join and ch 1

30

6

sc in each stitch around, join, change to color White yarn, ch 1

30

7

sc in each stitch around, join, change to Rosey II (pink) yarn, ch 1

30

8

sc in each stitch around, join and ch 1

30

9

*With Pewter (dark grey) yarn sc in first, with Rosey II (pink) yarn sc in next 3; repeat * until last 2 stitches. *With Pewter (dark grey) yarn sc in next, with Rosey II (pink) yarn sc in last, join and ch 1

30

10

With Rosey II (pink) yarn sc in first 2, with Pewter (dark grey) yarn sc in next. *With Rosey II (pink) yarn sc 3, with Pewter (dark grey) yarn sc in next; repeat * until last 3. With Rosey II (pink) yarn sc in last 3, join and ch 1

30

11

Repeat round 9, fasten off Pewter (dark grey) yarn at the end of round.

30

12

sc in each stitch around, join and ch 1

30

13

*sc2tog, sc in next 3, repeat * around, join and ch 2

24

14

*FPdc in first, BPdc in next, repeat * around, join. To finish off, continue to Split Ring Instruction or Alternative Crochet Strap Instruction, weave in ends.

 

Heart Design:

Round

Description

Stitch
Count

1

With main color of choice (Color A), sc 6 inside Magic Circle, join and ch 1

6

2

2 sc in each stitch around, join and ch 1

12

3

*2 sc in first, sc in next, repeat * around, join and ch 1

18

4

*2 sc in first, sc in next 2, repeat * around, join and ch 1

24

5

*2 sc in first, sc in next 3, repeat * around, join and ch 1

30

6

With heart color choice (Color B) sc in first, with Color A sc in next 5; repeat* around, join and ch 1

30

7

With Color B sc in first 2, *with Color A sc in next 3, with Color B sc in next 3; repeat* around until last 4. With Color A sc in next 3, with Color B sc in last, join and ch 1

30

8-9

With Color B sc in first 3, *with Color A sc in next, with Color B sc in next 5; repeat* around until last 3. With Color A sc in next, with Color B sc in last 2, join and ch 1

30

10

*With Color A sc in first, with Color B sc in next 2; repeat * around, join and ch 1. Color B can be fastened off.

30

11-12

sc in each stitch around, join and ch 1

30

13

*sc2tog, sc in next 3, repeat * around, join and ch 1

24

14

*FPdc in first, BPdc in next, repeat * around, join. To finish off, continue to Split Ring Instruction or Alternative Crochet Strap Instruction, weave in ends.

24

Crochet Strap:

This can be used with or without a keychain. 

Leaving a long tail, Foundation Single Crochet 15 (or desired length), fasten off leaving a second long tail. Attach both ends of the strap to the back of your lip balm holder. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Foundation Single Crochet Tutorial: https://brianakdesigns.com/how-to-foundation-single-crochet-fsc/

Split Ring:

Do not chain 1, in next stitch begin a single crochet stitch but do not pull through last two loops. Place split ring next behind stitch and yarn over through ring, complete stitch by pulling through last two loops on hook. Repeat two more times. Slip stitch in next, fasten off and weave in ends.

Have you picked up your EOS Lip Balm with SPF 15 for the summer? Keep it close by with this fun summery holder. It’s a FREE pattern, and you get both crochet and knit!