Cupcake Keychain by Jen Hayes

Cupcake Keychain

February 2023
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
3.5 mm (E)
15 - 25 yards (14 - 23 m)
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The adorable Crochet Cupcake Keychain is quick to make and fun to give! They’re a great accessory to add to a bag or backpack, hang from a car’s rearview mirror, make as ornaments, or add as a fun addition to a gift for someone’s birthday or as a thank you. So many possibilities!

The pattern includes instructions to make the basic cupcake with or without the scalloped edge as well as a variety of toppings to further customize your cupcake. Choose from whipped topping/frosting, a cherry, drippy frosting, sprinkles, a heart decoration, and a bow.

Mixing and matching the topping options along with all the yarn color possibilities makes this design forever unique to any holiday or special occasion. The keychain and faces on the cupcake are totally optional too.

Wanting to keep the design open to all skill levels, the pattern is written at an intermediate level with options included in the pattern to simplify the design to a beginner level as needed.

This is also a great project for using up scrap yarn, with the hook and yarn specifics given in the pattern for working in worsted and sport yarn as well as crochet thread.

The Crochet Cupcake is excellent for gifts, display, imaginative play, ornaments, accessories on backpacks and bags, used as a pin cushion, holidays, birthdays, and other special occasions, and so much more!


  • Your PDF purchase includes written instructions and helpful photographs to aid in construction.
  • The pattern is written in English using US crochet terminology.
  • The pattern is formatted to have one featured image at the beginning of the pattern for reference with all other full-sized images at the end for easy, optional printing.


  • The skill level needed is intermediate with design options included in the pattern to simplify the design to a beginner level as needed.
  • The techniques you will need to know include: chain, single crochet, slip stitch, increase, invisible decrease, working in the back bar of the ch, half double crochet, double crochet, camel stitch, working in the front and back loop only, front post half double crochet, back post half double crochet, and the adjustable (magic) ring.
  • Hand embroidery is also optionally used in this project.

MATERIALS NEEDED (specifics are noted within the pattern)

  • Uses scrap yarn in varying amounts (approx. 22 yds/20 m or less) for the main cupcake with a scalloped edge plus additional based on topping choices
  • a size E/4 (3.5 mm) for worsted, B/1 (2.25 mm) for sport, 1.50 mm (steel) for crochet thread
  • stitch markers
  • safety eyes
  • tapestry needle
  • stuffing
  • scissors
  • chopstick to help stuff
  • embroidery floss and needle (optional)


  • Using hook size E/4 (3.5 mm) and worsted yarn, the Crochet Cupcake Keychain measures approximately 1.75 inches (4.4 cm) tall without decorations and approximately 6 inches (15 cm) in circumference.
  • Using hook size B/2 (2.25 mm) and sport yarn, the Crochet Cupcake Keychain measures approximately 1 3/8 inches (3.5 cm) tall without decorations and approximately 4.25 inches (10.8 cm) in circumference.
  • Using steel hook size 1.5 mm and crochet thread, the Crochet Cupcake Keychain measures approximately 7/8 inch (2.2 cm) tall without decorations and approximately 3 inches (7.6 cm) in circumference.

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