Retro Scoubidou Keyring

Remember those colourful plastic cords that were all the rage in the 90s and early 2000s? Well, we’re bringing them back! Get ready to add a touch of nostalgia to your keychain collection, whether you’re reliving memories of crafting with friends, or discovering the joy of Scoubidou’s for the first time.

Retro Scoubidou Keyring

Skill Level

Easy/Medium

Time to Make

15 minutes

Adult Supervision Needed

Yes

How to Make

Barrel/Circle Stitch

    1. Firstly, find the middle of the blue Scoubidou and tie together to create a loose knot.
    2. Then, find the centre of the pink Scoubidou and place it through the loose knot of the blue Scoubidou.
    3. Pull the ends of the blue Scoubidou to hold the pink Scoubidou in place, this will create the top of the keyring.
    4. Spread out the Scoubidou strands in 4 different directions to clearly see them.
    5. The circle stitch involves weaving the strands diagonally to create a circular pattern. Loop the pink strand over the blue strand next to it and then the blue strand over the pink strand.
    6. Repeat this process until you reach the last strand, then loop it through the first loop.
    7. Then, tightly pull all 4 strands.
    8. Continue weaving until you achieve the desired length.
    9. To finish, wrap 1 of the blue strands around the rest of the Scoubidou strands. Pull the blue strand through to create a loop/knot to hold all the strands in place, repeat this to make the end more secure.
    10. Lastly, trim the ends.

Box Knot

    1. Firstly, find the middle of the blue Scoubidou and tie together to create a loose knot.
    2. Then, find the centre of the orange Scoubidou and place it through the loose knot of the blue Scoubidou.
    3. Pull the ends of the blue Scoubidou to hold the orange Scoubidou in place, this will create the top of the keyring.
    4. Spread out the Scoubidou strands in 4 different directions to clearly see them.
    5. Then make two loops with the blue, horizontal strands, going in the opposite direction over the centre.
    6. Then, pass one vertical string over the horizontal loop nearest to it. Then thread it through the second loop farthest to it.
    7. Pass the second vertical string over the horizontal loop nearest to it. Then thread it through the second loop farthest to it.
    8. Adjust by pulling all 4 strings to form a tight square.
    9. Repeat the steps to continue with the box knot until you reach your desired length. Remember to leave enough length of the strands at the end to finish off the Scoubidou keyring.
    10. To finish, wrap 1 of the blue strands around the rest of the Scoubidou strands. Pull the blue strand through to create a loop/knot to hold all the strands in place, repeat this to make the end more secure.
    11. Lastly, trim the ends.

Straight 6 Cord Stitch

  1. Firstly, find the middle of the pink and green Scoubidou and tie together to create a loose knot.
  2. Then, find the centre of the yellow Scoubidou and place it through the loose knot of the pink and green Scoubidou.
  3. Pull the ends of the pink and green Scoubidous to hold the yellow Scoubidou in place. This will create the top of the keyring.
  4. Spread out the Scoubidou strands in 6 different directions to clearly see them.
  5. Then make two loops with the blue, horizontal strands, going in the opposite direction over the centre.
  6. Then, pass one vertical green string over the horizontal loop nearest to it. Then thread it through the second loop farthest to it.
  7. Pass the second green vertical string over the horizontal loop nearest to it. Then thread it through the second loop farthest to it.
  8. Then, pass one vertical pink string over the horizontal loop nearest to it in the centre. Then thread it through the second loop farthest to it.
  9. Pass the second pink vertical string over the horizontal loop nearest to it in the centre. Then thread it through the second loop farthest to it.
  10. Next, tightly pull all 6 strands.
  11. Continue weaving until you achieve the desired length.
  12. To finish, wrap 1 of the green strands around the rest of the Scoubidou strands. Pull the green strand through to create a loop/knot, to hold all the strands in place, repeat this to make the end more secure.
  13. Lastly, trim the ends.
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Top Tip

Use contrasting coloured Scoubidou’s to best show the patterns.

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