• Frances

Crochet Care Emoji

Updated: May 23


Since the Covid-19 started, our lives have changed. We are not able to see people we love in person. We miss each other but we can only meet on the screen and get updated on social media. Last year, Facebook created a new Care emoji reaction so we can use it to react to the posts regarding Covid-19 to show our love and care to people in this pandemic. I really miss my family members at other countries but we can't meet each other in person until this pandemic is over. Then I start making this care Emoji keychain and think this will be a great gift to support people you love and care.


Pick up your hook, make a care Emoji keychain for someone you care and love. It's an easy and quick pattern. You can make one, two, three, or as many as you like!


Skill Level: Easy


Materials:

-- Light yarn (3) in yellow and red

-- A small strand of black thread for the mouth and eyebrows

-- Size 3.5mm Hook

-- Poly-fil Fiber Stuffing

-- 6mm safety eyes

-- Tapestry Needle

-- Stitch Marker


Abbreviations:

sc -- single crochet

sc inc -- single crochet increase

hdc -- half double crochet

dc -- double crochet

Trc -- treble crochet

sl st -- Slip stitch


Note:

-- This pattern is worked in continuous rounds. Use a stitch marker to mark the last stitch of each row; move it up as you go along.



Finished size: 5cm


Face Pattern (Make 2)

With yellow yarn,

Round 1: Make 8 sc in magic ring. [8]

Round 2: sc inc in each stitch around. [16]

Round 3: (sc, sc inc), repeat around. [24]

Round 4: (2 sc, sc inc), repeat around. [32]

Round 5: (3 sc, sc inc), repeat around. [40]

Round 6 -- 7: sc in each stitch around. [40]

Cut and fasten off.

For the second piece, leave a tail for sewing (65cm/25”)


Attach the safety eyes between round 4 and 5, about 4 stitches apart.



Use the tapestry needle to sew two pieces together. Sew through the back loops of the piece that close to you and the front loops of the piece that is farther from you (As shown in picture below).

Stuff it before you finish sewing. Weave in end.



Heart pattern

With red yarn, make a Magic ring.

Round 1: Chain 2, (3 trc, 4 dc, 1 trc, 4 dc, 3 trc, chain 2, sl st) in magic ring.

Round 2: sc in chain space (as shown with blue arrow in picture below), 2 sc in next, 3 sc in next, 2 sc in next, sc in next 3, 2 sc in next, (sc, hdc, sc) in next, 2 sc in next, sc in next 3, 2 sc in next, 3 sc in next, 2 sc in next, (sc, sl st) in chain space. Leave a tail for sewing, cut and fasten off.



Left arm pattern

Round 1: Chain 9, sc in next 7 chains, 3 sc in last chain. Turn to work on the other side of chains (As shown with red arrows in 1st picture below). Sc in next 7 chains.

Round 2: 2 sc in 1st stitch, sc in next 3, sl st in next 3, chain 3, sl st in the same stitch (as shown with red arrow in 2nd picture below), sl st next, leave a long tail for sewing, cut and fasten off.



Right arm pattern

Round 1: Ch 7, sc in next 5 chains, 3 sc in last chain. Turn to work on the other side of chains. sc in next 5 chains.

Round 2: sl st in next 3, ch 3, sl st in same stitch, sl st in next, sc in next 2, 2 sc in next, sl st in next, leave a long tail, cut and fasten off.




Sew the heart and two arms on the face. Embroider the eyebrows and mouth with the black thread. Now it's ready to be gifted!




Happy Crocheting!