Drumstick Keychain

Many great inventions are born of necessity. Such is not the case for this amigurumi drumstick keychain. It was, however, born of a special request. My cute and trendy friend was pleased with the candy corn keychain she got from me to match her sweet candy corn tattoo (see what I did there? Sweet candy? Yeah, you get it.) Being trendy as she is my friend decided she needed a new way to keyRING in the new month (I’ll just let myself out) This drumstick was her request, and for it I am grateful.

It’s November, so this drumstick is probably supposed to be a turkey leg but I keep thinking of it as chicken. The truth is the only drumsticks I eat are the non-dairy ice cream cones that aren’t even Drumstick brand and only resemble the wonderful chocolate shelled treats. Further more, I am a guitarist, not a drummer, so my drum stick experience is greatly limited but I assure you, you can make this keychain whether you want it to be chicken, turkey, or any other sort of bird leg. It will look exactly the same and be just as cute no matter how it identifies.

I am glad for the keyring request because I had been hoping to release a different keychain pattern each month but it does mean you’ll have to wait until next year for a mini pumpkin pie slice pattern but don’t worry, I’ll have a different delectable baked good for you next month. Perhaps food will always be the theme of my keychains but you’ll have to follow my blog to find out for sure. You’ll definitely want to follow for next week’s pattern. It will include candy canes but not a way that you may expect.

Below is the free crochet pattern for the drumstick keychain. As a reminder I am a member of Amazon’s affiliate program and may earn a small portion from purchases made through my links (at no extra cost to you).


  • 3.75mm crochet hook
  • 3.00mm crochet hook
  • Worsted weight yarn in tan or light brown and white
    I used Loops & Threads Impeccable yarn in soft taupe and white
  • Stitch marker
  • Black embroidery thread
  • Polyfil or favorite stuffing
  • Tapestry needle
  • 12mm safety eyes (2)
  • Keychain
  • Thread (I like transparent thread)

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Special Stitches

Bobble – *YO, insert hook, YO, pull up loop, YO, pull through one loop* Work * to * twice, YO, pull through all remaining loops on hook

Turkey/Chicken Drumstick keychain amigurumi crochet pattern

With Tan

  1. Make a magic ring, sc 6 in ring, pull tightly to close (6)
  2. Inc around (12)
  3. *Sc, inc* around (18)
  4. *Sc next 2, inc* around (24)
  5. Sc around (24)
  6. Sc around (24)
  7. *Sc next 6, dec* around (21)
  8. Sc around (21)
  9. Sc around (21)
  10. *Sc next 5, dec* around (18)
  11. *Sc next 4, dec* around (15)
    Stop to attach eyes between rows 6 & 7 with 3 stitches in between each eye. Sew a mouth. Stuff to this point
  12. Sc around (15)
  13. *Sc next 3, dec* around (12)
  14. Sc around (12)
  15. *Sc next 2, dec* around (9)
    Stuff a little more
  16. *Sc, dec* around (6)
    Switch to white and 3mm hook
    Things get a bit tricked when finishing the drumstick. Be patient, I promise it is possible.
  17. Sc around (6)
    Use the back of your hook to stuff the yarn tails into your project
  18. Sc around (6)
  19. *Sc, dec* around (4)
  20. Bobble, sl st, bobble, sl st
    Fasten off, weave in ends



Attaching the keychain

Check out my tutorial on adding keychains to crochet here




You have just finished your super cute drumstick keychain

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