Here is a very simple crochet pattern for a credit card case. You can use it for your credit and other convenience cards, or use it to wrap up your gift cards.
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. Mine slants a little bit, but not too much.
The card sleeve is crocheted with simple stitches with one round of textures at the top. It’s just enough to make it extra special if you’re gifting it. I used the same color, but a nice contrasting color for the bobbles would look nice.
Credit or Gift Card Case
- Yarn: Red Heart Comfort
- Crochet Hook: 4.50mm
- Notions: Button 3/4"
- Tools: Scissors, Yarn Needle.
- Gauge: 1" over 3 sts and 4 rows.
- Finished Size: 4" across. Suitable for Credit and Gift Cards.
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.
- 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(er) seam.
- Ch 12,
- 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.