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Skill Level: Intermediate
Materials: Yarn: Red Heart Comfort
Hook Size: 4.50mm
Other: Button 3/4″
Gauge: 2″ across 6 sts and over 7 rows.
Finished Size: Fits a gift or credit card.
Bead St. = Bead Stitch
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
FO = Fasten Off
Hk = Hook
Lp/Lps = Loop/Loops
Rep = Repeat
Rnd/Rnds = Round/Rounds
Sc = Single Crochet
Sl St = Slip Stitch
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
YO = Yarn Over
Special Stitch Instructions:
Bead St: Insert hk into indicated st, yo and pull through, (yo and pull through one lp on hk) twice, yo and pull through both lps on hk. When you work into the next stitch make sure the bobble is facing the right side.
Mark off the first and last stitches in each round to help ensure that you maintain the correct stitch count. Click here for some images on that.
For this pattern it is important that you keep the seam straight. I make a really tight slip stitch join, which generally results in a straight seam. Here is my tutorial on how to do that.
Rnd 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hk and in next 9 chs, 3 sc in last ch, working into free lps of beginning chs, sc in next 9 chs, 2 sc in last ch; join with sl st to first sc. (24 sts)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, work bead st in same st as join, sc in next st, *bead st in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st to first bead st.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and in each st around; join with sl st to first sc.
Rnds 4-9: Rep rnds 2 & 3 three times.
Flap (begin working in rows):
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in first st, (bead st in next st, sc in next st) 5 times. (11 sts) Turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first st and in each st across. Turn. (11 sts)
Rows 3-5: Rep rows 1 & 2 once, then rep row 1 once.
Row 6: Ch 1, sc in first 5 sts, ch 3, skip next st, sc in last 5 sts. Do Not FO, Turn and continue with edging.
Ch 1, sc in first st and into each st and ch across up to last st, work 3 sc into last st, continue to work along edge and sc evenly around, work another 2 sc into same st as where the first sc was made; join with sl st to first sc. FO.