Inspiration #9 – ID Holder

I’m not sure about you, but 90% of the contents of my wallet never get used. There are gift cards for stores I rarely frequent, membership cards for stores I’ve been to once, and stamp cards for a variety of bubble tea places. Unfortunately, I’m also a girl who doesn’t like to carry a purse very often. This means that when I’m leaving the house, I’m clutching not only my keys, but a very large wallet that doesn’t fit into my pockets. I’m always on the lookout for a more convenient alternative, and I think I’ve finally found it! I decided to crochet a mini wallet, big enough for an ID and a debit card, and I’m so excited to share it with you!

  • 1/20 skein of Caron Simply Soft – a worsted weight (4) yarn (above: Soft Green)
  • Size G (4.00 mm) hook

Pattern by tick-tock hobbies

(abbreviations: SC = single crochet; DC = double crochet)

  1. Chain eighteen stitches. (18 stitches)
  2. The first three stitches in the beginning will count as a DC. Start in the fifth stitch from the hook and do a DC. Go backwards one stitch and do a DC to make the crossover. *From this point, go forward two stitches and do a DC. Go backwards one stitch and do a DC to make the crossover.* Repeat from * to * until there is one stitch left in the row. Do a DC in it. (16 stitches)
  3. Chain one and skip one stitch. This chain stitch will count as a SC. In the second stitch from the hook, do a SC and continue doing SC for the rest of the row. (16 stitches)
  4. Chain three stitches, which will count as a DC. In the fifth stitch from the hook, do a DC. Go backwards one stitch and do a DC to make the crossover. *From this point, go forward two stitches and do a DC. Go backwards one stitch and do a DC to make the crossover.* Repeat from * to * until there is one stitch left in the row. Do a DC in it. (16 stitches.
  5. Repeat rows 3 and 4 fifteen times. This should be twice the width of the cards, allowing you to form a little pocket around the card.
  6. Chain one and skip one stitch. This time, this will NOT count as a SC. Starting in the second stitch from the hook, do thirteen SC. Decrease over the last two stitches by doing one SC over both stitches. (14 stitches)
  7. Repeat row 4. (14 stitches)
  8. Chain one and skip one stitch. This time, this will NOT count as a SC. Starting in the second stitch from the hook, do eleven SC. Decrease over the last two stitches by doing one SC over both stitches. (12 stitches)
  9. Repeat row 4. (12 stitches)
  10. Chain one and skip one stitch. Starting in the second stitch from the hook, do five SC. Chain two and skip two stitches. SC over the next five stitches to the end of the row. (12 stitches)

The only thing that’s left after this is to sew on a button! That chain space in the last row will serve as a button hole, and then you’re all set! The only card I had handy was an old Christmas-themed Starbucks gift card, so that’s what’s starring in this photo.

If you have any problems with this pattern, please let me know and I’ll try to clear it up! I’m still not very good at writing patterns, so hopefully this makes sense. Please don’t reproduce this pattern on your own site, but feel free to link to this page! If crocheting isn’t your thing, but you’d still like to purchase one, you can buy one from my brand-new Etsy shop!

Until next week, happy crafting!

This pattern is an original pattern by June Cheung at Tick-Tock Hobbies – please do not claim this pattern as your own or reprint it on another site or any other format. If you want to share this pattern (and I’d love it if you do!), just link to this pattern and give me the proper credit. You may keep a copy of the pattern for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell this pattern. Permission is NOT granted for any finished products to be sold for profit, or for mass production or for factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you so much for your respect and understanding!

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