Do Your Cards Need Holding?


A practical piece of crochet is something that I do enjoy making. It gives me great satisfaction to be able to use what I make.

In this modern day cash is not something that I use much any more, cards are the order of the day. I wanted a compact holder for my cards, and came up with this card holder.

It holds ten cards that I use on a regular or semi regular basis, and is perfect for me. This pattern can be used with 8ply cotton or two strands of 4ply cotton held together. This allows you to use the colour combination that you like best, or make several to match what ever you are wearing.

When it is first made it needs a stretch before you put cards into it. That feature has turned out for the best as after much use my card holder fits the cards perfectly and it has not over stretched.

This pattern allows for opportunities to experiment and be creative with colour.

The pattern will be below for the card holder.

Thanks for reading and I look forward to chatting with you again soon.

Charlie

Difficulty and Terminology:

This is an intermediate pattern and uses US terminology.

What You Will Need:

3.25 mm hook 4 ply cotton (two strands held together) or 8 ply cotton

Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Tension:

22 st/22 rounds = 10 cm/4 inches square in sc without turning at the end of each round

Sizing:

The finished card holder is 9.5 cm wide and 6.5 cm long (closed), or 13 cm long (open)

Abbreviations:

ch - chain

sc - single crochet

slst - slip stitch

The Card Holder:

Round 1: ch14, 3sc into 2nd chain from hook, sc in each ch across, 6sc in last ch, working on other side of the foundation chain, sc in each ch across, 3sc in last ch, join with slst;

Round 2 - 13: ch1, sc in each sc around, join with slst;

Row 14: ch1, sc in next 19 sc, turn;

Row 14 - 28: ch1, sc in each sc across.

Finishing

Fasten off and weave in ends.

I hope you enjoy this pattern and if you make them I would love to see your pictures. You can email me or post them on instagram @ribhuslughdiscovercrochet


For the pdf version of this pattern click here.


Copyright:

© 2020 - RibhusLugh Discover Crochet - Charlie van de Graaf

If you make this item and sell it, please link to my website (ribhuslugh.com) and credit me (Charlie van de Graaf) as the designer. If you wish to post this pattern, please link back to the website.




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