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  1. Gryffinitter
    Oct 21 - 1:01 am

    This NEVER would have occurred to me, and I have a super ugly key to my mother-in-law's that I carry around…I will pretty it up now! Thanks for this pattern!

  2. CurliSu
    Oct 21 - 4:11 am

    Maybe if I dress all my keys it will cut down on the jingly noise!

  3. Laura
    Oct 25 - 10:04 pm

    Just after my key covers disintegrated! I must make a dozen, it's fate!

  4. Liat
    Oct 26 - 1:01 am

    Thank you all so much for you enthusiasm and thanks! You're welcome! I never thought this would be such a popular pattern! I hope you all enjoy it!

  5. Anonymous
    Nov 29 - 3:25 am

    Ok, I'm having trouble with a few parts. First off I do not get the special stitches. Second, how do I get from 14 stitches to 18 stitches (round 6-7)when you only increase twice giving you 16? Third, how do you go from 14 stitches to 10 (round 10-11) when you only decrease twice??

  6. Anonymous
    Nov 29 - 2:59 pm

    For anyone having issues with "not enough" increases and decreases, please remember that you'll need to repeate the items marked with asterick as noted in the pattern.

    • becs
      Apr 02 - 5:26 pm

      Even when repeating through the asterisks, the numbers do not add up- on row 7, you end before you finish the pattern 2 stitches early

  7. Mokihana
    Jan 31 - 7:44 am

    Now that is really cute!! I love it!

  8. Jackie
    Aug 14 - 1:23 am


    so cute !

  9. Renna
    Sep 06 - 4:12 am

    Thank you so much for the videos. Watching a complete pattern knit, from beginning to end, I finally 'get' Magic Loop. Now, if only I had the right needle, I'd make this tonight!

    • Liat Gat
      Sep 06 - 7:23 am

      Hi Renna! So happy to see you here! Now all we need is a 24-hour yarn shop… :)

  10. Renna
    Sep 08 - 8:27 pm

    Liat, I'd settle for a local yarn shop, period! In my small town, the nearest thing we have to a yarn shop is Hobby Lobby.

    I've decided to order the Addis Turbo lace needle for this project, as it's a genuinely useful item for our household. We go through 3 or 4 keys before we land on the right one to open our front door.

    As I'm on a tight budget, I want this needle to serve a dual purpose of being able to use it for lacy socks as you mentioned in the video. Is a 40" (size you recommended for the key cozy) long enough to knit socks Magic Loop, or should I order a 47"?

    I appreciate so very much the things you share. It really is the next best thing to having an experienced knitter at hand!

    • Christy F
      Mar 11 - 10:18 pm

      I knit all my socks using magic loop. My largest is a 40″. The smallest I use for magic loop is 24″.

    • Debbie
      Dec 09 - 2:07 pm

      Renna, I find that a 40″ works find for me knitting 2 socks at a time. Mine are size small so if you are knitting larger sizes, you might need the 47″ for 2 socks at a time.

  11. Renna
    Sep 09 - 2:29 am

    I just purchased your Magic Loop e-book, and I have a hunch the answer to my question in my comment above will be included in there! :-)

    • Liat Gat
      Sep 09 - 3:36 am

      Hi Renna! This is a great question. And you are right! The answer is totally in your Magic Loop e-book. But to answer it for all my readers: you should definitely get a 47-inch needle if you are going to use it for socks. A 47-inch needle is also great for two-at-a-time.

      Happy knitting!

    • Kari
      Aug 02 - 10:37 pm

      can Actually do 2 @ a time on 40″ cables. The author of the two at a time books uses 40s.

  12. Lynn
    Jan 12 - 6:41 am

    I want to practice using magic loop and this looks like a perfect chance but my smallest 47″circular needle is a 4. Can you explain how I would modify this pattern using a size 4?

    • liatmgat
      Jan 13 - 1:41 pm

      Hi Lynn,
      This is a great, and slightly challenging project for practicing Magic Loop. Using a size 4 needle probably will not work for this project, because there are too few stitches to modify it to compensate for the bigger needle size. However, you CAN knit the key cozy using size 4 needles for practice – it will just come out too large for a key. You can use a sport-weight yarn, which is the next thicker yarn from fingering-weight.

      I hope this helps!

  13. Lori
    May 14 - 11:25 am

    I love the tiny key cozys. A great way to identify your keys and reduce the clinky sound!

  14. Lori Mowrer
    May 14 - 11:27 am

    Love the key cozy pattern. Adorable and useful.

    • liatmgat
      May 17 - 5:40 am

      Thank you Lori for appreciating the video! Yes, you can color code the keys now. That is a great idea!

  15. Carol O
    May 30 - 5:08 pm

    This is so cool! I had trouble viewing your Key Cozy part 2. It stops about 1 min in.

    • liatmgat
      May 30 - 11:06 pm

      Hi Carol,

      Thank you for liking my video! I checked the part 2 video and it plays fine at my end. Maybe you could empty your browser cache and then try again? Let me know if that works.

  16. Nastassja
    Mar 23 - 10:06 pm

    This pattern is awesome!! We have like 20 keys that all go to something in the house. SO if we color code them we could tell which is which much more easily. :)

    • Liat Gat
      Mar 30 - 2:23 pm

      Thank you! If you make 20 key cozies you are going to be better at Magic Loop than I am! That is a lot of practice :D

  17. Karen
    Apr 14 - 1:19 pm

    I’m going to adapt this to make cozies fir the metal tags on my dog’s collar so the dob’t jingle every time he moves. Thanks!

    • Liat Gat
      Apr 19 - 8:00 pm

      Karen –

      That is such a cute idea! I love it. You’ll have to let us know how it turns out. :)

  18. Tamara
    Jul 18 - 6:13 pm

    Love this! I think this one will finally get me to sit down and learn magic loop. Thanks so much for sharing it! I linked to this page from my blog this morning too: if you want to check it out.

  19. Ivy
    Jul 28 - 5:59 pm

    I love it, it give ma a good reason to practice my knitting . I have ton of scrap yarn in stash . can’t wait to make them :) thank you very much for the new idea and the tips, I have lear and gain so much from you Liat please keep up the good work….

    • Liat Gat
      Jul 29 - 1:58 pm

      Hi Ivy, I’m so excited that this post helped you find a use for your spare scraps of yarn. You’ll have to let us know how they turn out. :)

  20. Inger
    Aug 02 - 10:41 am

    Hey! Thank you for a wonderful idea! I have already maked me one. I live in Norway, an we have had a very wet and cold sumer, so i think it just right that my keys get a warm hat ;-)

    I got a bit problem with round 7:
    *K1, M1R, K6, M1L, K1, rep from * to end. 18 sts total.
    I knitted 5 in the middle instead of 6, and for me that worked
    ( i have not watch the video yet, i am at my sumer cottage, and the internet is very very slow her)

  21. SewSassy1
    Aug 02 - 7:17 pm

    I am soo happy to find this, well not so much find but have it magically appear in my inbox!!!! How is it hat this has eluded me for so long. I want everything covered in knit, crochet, yarn, thread, furry fabrics etc. Much more appealing than buying a fancy key for $3 to $7 when I already bought the yarn! though I won’t be covering up my Dallas Cowboys key, I’ll make a tiny blue & white companion!! THANK YOU smooches!

  22. Kathleen
    Aug 02 - 9:54 pm

    I’m totally going to try this :-D

  23. Patricia Reimer
    Aug 02 - 11:37 pm

    I don’t understand your instructions to SIGN ON

  24. Sharon
    Aug 03 - 2:18 pm

    Thank you! Love the video, it helped so much & is very clear. Now, I have to get the needles.

  25. Rosie
    Aug 04 - 2:35 pm

    What is SKP? (in rounds 11 and 12)

  26. Rosie
    Aug 08 - 9:12 am


  27. Christine Marie Chen
    Aug 21 - 1:43 pm

    Too cute! The plastic top part of my car key is cracked and I’m always afraid the key is going to fall off my keychain. I’ve also had trouble finding a rubber cozy to fit it. This should solve the problem (because the yarn will stretch to the shape of my topper) and it will secure the key to my ring! Brilliant!!! Making it today!

    • Liat Gat
      Aug 31 - 11:28 pm

      Hi Christine, did you get a chance to make the key cozy? Did it solve your problem with the cracked car key? :)

  28. Eclipse
    Aug 29 - 5:39 am

    OMG these are soooooo cuite and sooo adorable I’m defiantly going to make one

    Thanks soooo much

  29. Janet Snider
    Sep 20 - 11:48 am

    I can’t wait to try this! Thank you Liat for all you do. Keeping up with site, fb page, etc. not only inspired me to finally learn to knit, but helped me thru my home being repossed, family drama, and the most stressful time in my life. It was good to hear personal things about you, too, just so I could see and be reassured that there are all kinds of “normal” and to be so very happy to have you as a virtual friend!

    • Liat Gat
      Sep 20 - 1:34 pm

      Janet, thank you so much! I do work hard to keep up with this site, through many ups and downs of my own. I can’t believe I helped you handle so many stresses in your life – you are the one inspiring me right now!

      I have just gotten some news that was tough for me, and your comment reminds me that life comes with its ups and downs, but that I can always choose to stay calm and react to things with grace. Thank you!

  30. Rita
    Nov 24 - 9:12 am

    Thank you so much for showing the magic loop. I love the key cozies.
    I bought a lot of sock yarn to make socks but have not started yet, maybe I’ll make the key cozies first. I’m sure there will still enough yarn left for socks.

  31. Pinky Lee
    Jan 10 - 2:34 pm

    This is a great pattern for my dogs tags! No more jingling! Thanks! Pinky

  32. Irresistible
    Jan 14 - 8:27 am

    […] it quite correctly, but the key doesn’t seem to be particular about it, and neither do I.  Here’s the pattern if you are similarly seized with silliness, I mean, . . . the desire to have warm and cozy […]

  33. Naomi
    Jan 15 - 10:36 pm

    my plastic loop broke on my car key, what a great way to customize a repair! I will have to see how it goes. Will also try it on my camera with the broken plastic bit. awesome challenge.

    • Liat Gat
      Jan 16 - 6:35 pm

      That is an awesome idea! You’ll have to let us know how it turns out.

      • Naomi
        Jan 21 - 7:05 pm

        I finished the car key cosy, I posted pictures on my ravelry page,


        thanks for the great pattern! I will try the camera cosy next.

        • Liat Gat
          Jan 21 - 7:18 pm

          That’s awesome. I can’t wait to get over to Ravelry and check it out. :)

  34. Rene Johnson
    Feb 06 - 8:52 pm

    this is what i need i get home late from work at night that i’m trying to figure out the keys to which lock this makes it so easy. thanks

  35. Rene Johnson
    Feb 06 - 8:53 pm

    This makes it so easy to figure out which key is what.

    • Liat Gat
      Feb 14 - 3:59 pm

      Doesn’t it? I just love the key cozies – they’re super cute and functional. :)

  36. Patrica Beaver
    Mar 25 - 2:56 pm

    I HAVE to make at least one of these so I can find my house key in the dark!!!! Great idea!!!!

    • Liat Gat
      Mar 25 - 6:52 pm

      That’s a great idea! I hope you love it. :)

  37. Patrica Beaver
    Mar 25 - 2:57 pm

    I have to make at least one so I can find my house key in the dark!!! Great idea!

  38. Jennifer Jett
    Mar 27 - 2:31 pm

    I love this pattern! It will be so useful! I can color code keys for different purposes. I knit socks mostly and have quite a few balls of left over sock yarn. I am so very excited to knit up a handful of these. We are going to the family farm for Easter. I can grab keys and knit them up for family members as well. Thanks this site was unexpected. I found you through a project page on and I jumped to the link for the Fair Isle Purse. So glad I am here. Lucky me!
    Have a great day! Your site and videos are lovely!

    • Liat Gat
      Apr 06 - 8:38 am

      I’m so glad that you made it here, too. Lucky us!

      Thank you so much for the sweet compliments. I hope you had a lovely Easter – full of adorable key cozies.

  39. 10 Yards or Less? Knit It!
    Apr 08 - 10:24 am

    […] Key Cozy – (10 – 20 yds officially, I have to think it’s a lot less) Knit Freedom came up with this pattern to demonstrate the Magic Loop technique – making this a great pattern to learn it with if you haven’t mastered this trick yet! It’s on my list, but it’s been hard to find the time. With a pattern this quick and small I should be able to finally sit down and figure it out! Video tutorials included! […]

  40. Baptiste
    May 05 - 9:19 am

    Hey all,

    Amazing idea! I’m a begging knitter. I wanted to work this patter with double pointed needdles. Do anyone know if there is a video available?

    • Liat Gat
      May 05 - 11:51 am

      Thanks, Baptiste! There is no video for this pattern on double-pointed needles, but I’ll bet you will like Magic Loop if you try it…

  41. Elayne
    Jul 27 - 1:10 pm

    One question, I would like to make these for gifts, so how would I make them not having the persons key? Please answer asap. My daughter just bought a new house and I want to make some for her.

  42. Debbie
    Dec 09 - 3:03 pm

    Cute idea! I haven’t tried the key cozy yet, but I noticed that a key is inserted before knitting the final round. What if I want to give these as gifts? Obviously, I wouldn’t have other peoples’s keys to finish the cozies! Any suggestions?

  43. Amy York
    May 14 - 7:26 pm

    Awesome tutorial! This was my first time to use learn magic loop. I have always used DPNS because I thought magic loop was intimidating. So easy! And this is a great (and fun) use of leftover sock yarn. Thanks so much.

  44. Aileen
    Jun 20 - 8:56 pm

    Fab project! I used dpns and love that my keys are now properly dressed :)

  45. Elaine Y
    Apr 10 - 8:58 am

    I came across your site yesterday, while looking for Fan and Feather stitches, and I read up on the Chinese Waitress Cast-On. While cruising through your Accessories Patterns, I tried the Key Cozy last night. It’s really cute! Thank you so much for your inspiration! I made a mini sweater for my house key! Cheers!

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