Feel free to use this pattern however you wish, all I ask is please do not use it to make items to sell on Etsy. Thanks!
Ok here goes..
worsted weight cotton, chapstick, F hook, yarn needle, scissors
optional- shank back button, small piece of dental floss (you’ll see later), metal split ring, lanyard clip
round 1- chain 2, make 5 sc in first chain, sl at end of round
round two- 2 sc in each st around, sl at end of round
round three- sc in back loop only around, do not join at end of round
round 4 and up- sc in each sc around, do not join at end of rounds, just keep going in a spiral
If you want a button closure, it’s much easier to crochet it into the body of the holder than to sew it on later. I add one in the middle of the 10th or 11th row, depending on the size of the button.
Wrap length of dental floss around the yarn, poke the ends through the hole and pull the yarn through.
Insert the hook in the loop and tighten the yarn.
Pull loop through the loop on your hook. (make a chain st)
Skip next sc then continue around.
Continue to sc around until the body length is long enough for the tube of chapstick. If you didn’t add a button, you can stop here. Make a small chain loop for a hook then finish off. If you did add a button, stop about halfway to the button then turn and sc back across 5 stitches.
Keep going back and forth until this flap reaches the top of the button.
Chain 5 then attach with sl. Weave in end. Add lanyard hook or key ring.
Tada! Easy Peasy.