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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Supplies:

Craft: Knitting
Supplies:
Knitting Needles:
3.5 mm DPN or Circular for magic loop (US 4)
3.25 mm DPN (US 3) for optional knit ring
Stitch Marker
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
Sts- stitches
k- knit
CO- cast on
kf&b- knit into front and back
k2tog- knit 2 stitches together

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. 

 

Basic Lip Balm Holder Pattern:

Round

Description

Stitch
Count
1

CO 24 using DPN or Magic Loop method

Distribute sts evenly on needles and join to work in the round, being careful not to twist sts. Place marker for beginning of the round.

24
2-5*k1, p1, repeat * around24
6*k3, kf&b, repeat * around30
7-18knit30
19*k3, k2tog, repeat * around24
20*k2, k2tog, repeat * around18
21*k1, k2tog, repeat * around12
22k2tog around6
 To finish, cut yarn, leaving a tail. Draw tail through the remaining 6 sts twice and pull to close the opening. Fasten off. 

 

Watermelon Lip Balm Holder Pattern:

Round

Description

Stitch
Count

1

With Rosey II (pink) yarn CO 24 using DPN or Magic Loop method

Distribute sts evenly on needles and join to work in the rounds, being careful not to twist sts. Place marker for beginning of the round.

24

2-5

*k1, p1, repeat * around

24

6

*k3, kf&b, repeat * around

30

7

*With Pewter (dark grey) yarn k1, with Rosey II (pink) yarn k3; repeat * until last 2 stitches. *With Pewter (dark grey) yarn k1, with Rosey II (pink) yarn k1 in last

30

8

knit

30

9

With Rosey II (pink) yarn k2, with Pewter (dark grey) yarn k1. *With Rosey II (pink) yarn k3, with Pewter (dark grey) yarn k1; repeat * until last 3 stitches. With Rosey II (pink) yarn k3

30

10

knit

30

11

With Rosey II (pink) yarn k1, *with Pewter (dark grey) yarn k1, with Rosey II (pink) yarn k3; repeat * around until last 2 stitches. *With Pewter (dark grey) yarn k1, with Rosey II (pink) yarn k1

30

12-18

knit

30

19

*k3, k2tog, repeat * around

24

20

*k2, k2tog, repeat * around

18

21

*k1, k2tog, repeat * around

12

22

k2tog around

6

 

To finish cut yarn, leaving a tail; draw a tail through the remaining 6 sts twice and pull to close opening. Fasten off.

 

Heart Design:

Follow basic lip balm pattern until round 9. Staring on round 9, repeat this graph pattern every 10 stitches.

Knit Strap:

3.25 mm DPN or Magic Loop (US 3)

I-cord:

To make an I-cord, you will cast on 4 stitches, *slide all the sts to the opposite end of double-pointed needle; carrying the yarn tightly across the back of work, knit to end of the row, do not turn; repeat * until I-cord reaches 3 inches or desired length. Cut yarn; leaving a tail for attaching.

Sew both ends of the strap to the back of your lip balm holder.

Split Ring:

With 4.0 needle, pick up 4 stitches from the top of lip balm holder.

Attach yarn and complete 4 rows of stockinette stitch (knit & purl).

Bind off knit wise and place the split ring onto the small tab, fold the tab over the split ring and use a yarn needle to stitch to the body to secure the split ring in place.