This is the simple striped pattern, and these could get far more complicated, but i don't know how to do those. =P
Step 1: Materials
embroidery floss or yarn.
for a key ring:
key chain to put it on
Step 2: Tieing the First Row
now, take the strand on the far left and tie a double half hitch on the string to the next one over (see pic). tighten that, and pull it up to the top by the knot. then, do the same knot to the next string and continue until there are no more strings to tie.
take the string that is now on the far left (in my case the white),
and do the same thing that you did to the first piece of yarn.
At the end, do the double half hitch to the string that is sticking out from your first row.
Step 3: Keep Going...
Step 4: Tips, Etc.
2. I am no expert, so if you want to make patterns or anything, use the wonderful world of the internetz.
3.if you are wondering why this is in the pocket contest, im talking about the keychain use.
4. have fun making this, and if you like it, vote for it please!
5. i just realized this was probably posted a bit late for it to catch on for me to win, so I'm going for the random! (vote anyway though)