It is crocheted in one piece from the bottom up, in the round, and it can be embellish however you want. Be creative!
Skill level: Easy
This pattern is written in American terms.
A small amount of worsted weight yarn
Crochet hook US-H/5.0 mm
Button and yarn needle for weaving in ends
Ch = chain
St = stitch
Sl st = slip stitch
Sc = single crochet
Hdc = half double crochet
* The loop on your hook does not count as a stitch.
* Ch 1 at the beginning of rounds does not count as a stitch.
Now here is the pattern:
Round 1: sc in second chain from hook and in the next 12 chains, 3 sc in last chain.
Work opposite side of chain and sc in the next 12 sts, 2 sc in last stitch of this round. Join with a sl st. (30 sc)
Round 2: Ch 1, hdc in same stitch as ch 1, hdc in every stitch around. Join with a sl st. (30 hdc)
Round 3: Ch 1, sc in same stitch as ch 1, sc in every stitch around. (30 sc)
Rounds 4 and 6: Repeat instructions for round 2.
Rounds 5 and 7: Repeat instructions for round 3.
Optional round: If you have many cards to store, repeat round 3 one more time to keep the top edge of the cards covered.
Make the flap:
Row 8: Sl st on the next 5 sts, sc in the next 6 sts.
Row 9 and 10: Ch 1, turn, sc in same st as ch 1, sc in next 5 sts. (6 sc)
Row 11: (Buttonhole row) Ch 1, turn, sc in same st as ch 1, sc in next st, ch 2, skip 2 and sc in last 2 sts of this row. (4 sc, 2 skipped sts)
Rows 12 and 13: ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1, sc in every st across (6 sc).
Fasten off, weave in ends. Sew the button and enjoy!
Copyright 2012 Karla Sandoval.
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