Originally I made this with Patons Canadiana and a size 5mm hook. But after using it for a bit the case stretched out a lot making it awkward and unsafe to carry around with all my credit cards. So for the second one I decided to use a smaller hook and thicker yarn and it came out perfect! I used a 4.50mm hook and Red Heart Comfort.
This credit card sleeve is worked in a round, eliminating the need for sewing seams once completed. This may be confusing to some, so I created a photo tutorial on how to mark the rounds in order to avoid gaining excess stitches in the rounds.
As for keeping the seams straight, please refer to this tutorial if you run into problems with it going off track. It’s important the seam remains along the side otherwise the top part will be out of whack.
Also, please excuse the dirty button in the image. I bought a huge bag of used buttons several years ago, and I’m still picking through them. Even though I still have lots left, the pickings for good ones are getting pretty slim.
This Pattern was Tested By:
Patti Pepple – knitjewelrybypattip
Thank you so much Patti for your dedication in testing this for me.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Materials: Yarn: Red Heart Comfort, or any similar yarn.
Hook Size: 4.50mm
Other: Button 3/4″
Gauge: 1″ over 3 sts and 4 rows.
Finished Size: 4″ across. Suitable for Credit and Gift Cards.
Bead St = Bead Stitch
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
FO = Fasten Off
Hk = Hook
Lp/Lps = Loop/Loops
Rep = Repeat
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.
Notes and Tips from Testers:
- 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.
Crochet Pattern Instructions
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, sc in same st as join and in each st around; join with sl st to first sc.
Rnds 3-6: Same as rnd 2.
Rnd 7: 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 8: Same as rnd 2.
Flap (begin working in rows):
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and in next 10 sts. Turn. (11 sts)
Rows 2-4: Ch 1, sc in first st and in each st across. Turn. (11 sts)
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first st, *bead st in next st, sc in next st; rep from * across. Turn.
Row 6: Ch 1, sc in first 5 sts, ch 3, sk next st, sc in last 5 sts. Do Not FO, Turn and continue with edging.
Ch 1, sc in first st and in each st and ch across up to last st, work 3 sc into last st, continue to work along edge, sc evenly around, work another 2 sc into same st as the first sc was made; join with sl st to first sc. FO.