Jake the dog Keychain

Hi peeps!

First of all, I wish you a Happy Geek Pride Day!! Hope you all are having fun today ^_^

Well, recently, my boyfriend introduced me to a new cartoon, which I fell in love! I’m talking about The Adventure Time :D Oh my, it is so good!! I love all characters and also the Brazilian dubbing is very good! Lumpy Space princess and Jake’s voice are so funny, hehe :)

Well, usually, when I’m excited with a new series, cartoon, game or anything else, my fingers twitch with the urge to crochet anything related, lol. So, as I wanted to make a gift for my love and I don’t have much time at the moment (I have a lot of tests to study), I decided to do something simple and cute. The result it was a Jake keychain, which also works fine to hang on your car’s rear-view mirror. It’s mathematical! :D


“I’m not cute, I’ll mess you up..” (Gut Grinder episode)


Side view

Jake in my backpack

Rest time


– Yellow Yarn;
– 4mm and 2.5mm crochet hooks;
– Fiberfill;
– Tapestry needle;
– Scissors
– Pliers;
– White paint
– Black felt;
– Paint-brush;
– Contact glue;
– Keychain or cord.



– I always do my crochet works using continuous rounds;
– Everytime I will do a crochet work, the first thing I do is take a look in the entirely pattern before start doing it, so, I can have an idea of how the pattern works. Well, I recommend you to do the same;
– For sewing the pieces together you will use the tapestry needle;
– To make the eyes you will use the felt and the fabric paint;
– To make Jake’s body you will use the 4mm crochet hook, but for the rest of the pattern the 2.5mm hook.

Update (06.06.2015): Hi Guys! I want to thank you all for being so kind and for all the kindly words you sent me by comments or email! Recently, I’m having a hard time to answer all the questions sent to my email and the comments. I’m sorry that I’m not able to answer your doubts. However, if you have any doubt, I’m sure that it is worth to leave a comment here, because even if I can’t answer you, I’m sure that someone in the community will try to help you out ^^



– Body (4mm crochet hook):

Round 1: 6 sc in MR (6)
Round 2: inc (12)
Round 3: sc, inc (18)
Round 4-10: sc in each sc (18)
Round 11: sc, dec (12)
Round 12: dec (6)
Finish off.


– Mouth (2.5mm crochet hook):

Round 1: 3 sc in MR (3)
Round 2-7: sc in each sc (3)
Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing.


– Ears (2.5mm crochet hook):

Row 1: ch 3, sc 2 (2)
Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing.


– Hands and arms (2.5mm crochet hook):

Round 1: 3 sc in MR (3)
Round 2: sc, dec (2)
Finish off. Leave a long tail, which will be his arm and it will be used to sew it to the body. After finished off, pass the yarn through the middle of his hand in order to centralize his arm.


– Feet and legs (2.5mm crochet hook):

Round 1: 3 sc in MR (3)
Round 2: sc in each sc (3)
Finish off. Leave a long tail, which will be his leg and it will be used to sew it to the body. After finished off, pass the yarn through the end of his foot in order to his foot and leg make a 90 degrees angle.


– Tail (2.5mm crochet hook):

Row 1: ch 2 (2)
Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing.



1. Sew his mouth to his body;

2. Sew his arms to his body

I. With the tapestry needle pass the yarn thorugh one hole between two scs:


II. Tie a knot and hide the rest of yarn. After that, use some contact glue to fix the knot.


Tie a knot

3. Sew his legs to his body in the same way;

4. Sew his tail to his body;

5.  Put the keychain:


I. Pass a ring through some hole in the middle of his head:


II. Put the keychain and close the ring with pliers:


6. Finally, it is time to make his nose and eyes :D

I. Cut an oval shape from black felt to make jake’s nose. Then, glue it to his face.

II. Now, to make his eyes, cut two circles of black felt:


III. Paint the white circles of his eyes on it (use some images from the internet as reference) and then glue them with contact glue on his body:


That’s it! ^_^


I did not created this character, Jake is copyright of Cartoon Network!!

This Pattern was created by Ana Amélia Mendes Galvão.

1. Please do not claim my pattern as your own;
2. If you use this pattern, please, give me the credits;
3. If you wish to share this pattern, you may create a link to my blog, but please do not post it on your site;
4. You may not sell any of my patterns;
5. You are free to adapt this pattern, you can build another upon this one, but you must give appropriate credit to me for the original pattern;

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  3. Kylie says:

    Just made this for my nephew. It was my first try at this type of crochet.
    Love it, your pattern was well written.

  4. Teri Jo says:

    Thank you SO much for this pattern.. I made it for my son and I hope he loves it as much as I do. :D

  5. Amy Lynn says:

    I just finally got around to making my own Jake, based on your pattern. Thanks for sharing it!


  6. Kristen says:

    Hi all, after having a lot of trouble with the mouth with worsted weight yarn and.. a 0 hook (I didn’t have anything close to 2.5mm! that’s probably why..) I decided to make my own pattern for the mouth, which was with a method I found much easier:
    Row 1: ch 8, turn
    Row 2: sc 6. then ch 3 in the 7th stitch and turn your work upside down.
    Row 3 (on underside of project): sc 5 directly underneath the chains, in the tiny holes left by the chains in row 2. sl st, and cut the yarn leaving a long tail for sewing the mouth together.

    Now, sew the mouth together using a yarn/tapestry needle. What you do is put the needle through the stitch to the right of where your yarn connects to the project.
    Then fold the sides of the mouth together slightly and put the needle through the stitch that corresponds to the one on the other side that you have already put your needle through.
    Then go to the stitch next to it, on the right, sew the 2 stitches that match up together then continue moving to the next stitches (again, to the right) until the mouth is completely sewn.
    Tie a knot and cut.
    Hope this helps!

  7. Rach says:

    unreal! thanks so much for pattern!

  8. Celine says:

    Hey Mia!
    I love this idea and great pattern, easy to read. I just started doing crochet, so i bumped into a few problems of course. I finished the body after three attempts :) now i want to start the mouth. What im so confused about is how to start with a Magic Circle and then continue in a straight line, MC is only for round things.. right? thank you!

  9. Adri Insa says:

    excelente explicación!! por suerte me quedó increíble!!!

  10. Jacqueline says:

    Hi! Thanks so much for sharing your pattern! Just wondering though, what weight yarn did you use?

  11. crochetation says:

    Round 1: 6 sc in MR (6)
    Round 2: inc (12)
    Round 3: sc, inc (18)
    Round 4-10: sc in each sc (18)
    Round 11: sc, dec (12)
    Round 12: dec (6)

    I saw this part of the instruction and I don’t really understand what’s the difference between “sc” and “inc”. I think it’s the same thing but I’m not too sure. By the way, your crafts are awesome! :)

    • Hi,
      First, thank you!! ^_^ Well, Sc and Inc it isn’t the same thing. “Sc” means single crochet and “Inc” means increase. To make an increase is to crochet two singles crochets in the same stitch.

      • crochetation says:

        1)What about “dec”?

        2) In Round 3, it’s “sc, inc”. Does it mean that I do one single crochet and then increase for 18 times or 17 times (minus the single crochet)?

        Sorry if I sound stupid. :/

        • ehighbaugh says:

          If a pattern says sc, inc 5x, the you sc in the first stitch, inc in the second, sc in the third, inc the fourth and so on… How ever many times the pattern indicates.

  12. michel says:

    Thanks! Do you have any other amigurumi?

  13. Kathy says:

    You should make a video on how to make for those who are confused

  14. Kirsty says:

    Love your pattern! Sorry to be dense, does continuous rounds mean you work in the normal spiral or joined rounds? Just want to make sure I have it clear in my head before I start – cheers.

  15. Serena says:

    What does “MR” stand for?

  16. Carol Adams says:

    Algebraic! Thanks for sharing the pattern. You are tops blooby.

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