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Rosebud Lip Balm Key chain
Materials needed: size 10 crochet cotton in ecru, rose, and green...a size 6 steel crochet hook, small amount of Velcro for closure, key ring, and your favorite lip balm.
Lip Balm Holder:
With ecru ch 4, sl st in 1st ch to from ring,
ch 1, 6sc in ring. DO NOT JOIN. (6 sc)
2 sc in each sc. DO NOT JOIN (12 sc)
(2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc) around DO NOT JOIN (18 sc)
(1 sc in each sc around) repeat until you reach the height of your lip balm, DO NOT FASTEN OFF. (ch 1, sc in next 9 sc, ch 1 turn) 9 times
sc decrease over first two sc, sc in next 5 sc, sc decrease over last two sc, ch 1, turn
sc decrease over first two sc, sc in next 3 sc, sc decrease over last two sc, ch 1, turn
sc decrease over first two sc, sc in next sc, sc decrease over last two sc, ch 1, turn
sc decrease over all three sc, break thread, weave in ends.
With rose, ch 7, join with sl st to form ring
ch 1, working in the ring: 3 sc, 2 hdc, 3 dc, ch 3, sl st in top of last dc, 3 dc, 2hdc, 2 sc, sl st in first sc to join, break thread, weave in ends.
Vines and Leaves:
With green ( ch 16, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, hdc in next ch, sl st in next ch) repeat until you have the desired length and number of leaves DO NOT BREAK THREAD...for the last set of leaves that rest on the bud, work as follows: after you have made your final leaf, ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, hdc in next ch, sl st in base of last leaf, break thread, weave in ends.
To attach the bud to the leaves, and the vines & leaves to the lip balm holder, simply use a needle and thread and sew them on.
For the closure, I used Velcro, but you could just as easily sew on a snap.
To attach the keyring, I slid a few stitches onto it just like you would a key...you could also sew it on if you prefered.
I did not starch this one, but you certainly can if you'd like yours a little more firm.