My old business card pouch is falling apart. It’s starting to look scruffy, and the button is loose. It seemed like the perfect time for a new one, so here it is! This little pouch holds standard sized business cards, and features a button flap. The pattern includes instructions for a crocheted button. It’s is made all in one piece, without any seams. It can be made with a variety of yarns, but I chose a durable linen yarn for mine.
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Business Card Pouch
- 50-60 yds DK weight yarn (Shown in Bella Lino from Classic Elite Yarns)
- Size G (4mm) hook or size needed to meet gauge
- Yarn or Tapestry needle
- Optional: 5/8″ or 15mm button (if you don’t want to crochet one).
Easy – mostly single crochet and double crochet, some decreases, one round of working in back loops only. The optional button is a little more difficult just because it’s small.
3.75″ x 2.25″
18 sc x 20 rows = 4 inches
- ch = chain
- sc = single crochet
- sc2tog = single crochet 2 stitches together
- dc = double crochet
- spike = spike double crochet (see Special Stitch)
- st(s) = stitch(es)
- sl st = slip stitch
- sp(s) = space(s)
- WS = wrong side
- RS = right side
- Crochet Decreases – Jessie at Home (includes sc2tog)
- The magic circle – Moogly
- Single crochet in front loop or back loop only – CrochetKim
Spike double crochet (spike): Dc in skipped stitch below next ch sp.
Note: Join rounds where indicated by making a slip stitch into the first stitch of the round.
Rnd 1: Ch 18, 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 15 chs, 3 sc in last ch. Working across opposite side of chain, sc in next 15 chains, join (36 sc)
Note: Your work should now be about 3.75 inches wide. If it is not, try using a different hook size or yarn. A little bit bigger is ok, but if it’s too small the business cards won’t fit.
Rnd 2 (RS): Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in each st around, join
Rnd 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, (ch 1, sk next st, sc in next 5 sts) 5 times, ch 1, sk next st, sc in last 4 sts, join.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 4 sts, (spike, sc in next 5 sts) 5 times, spike, sc in last st.
Rnd 5: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 4 st, (ch 1, sk next st, sc in next 5 sts) 5 times, ch 1, sk next st, sc in last st, join.
Rnd 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, (spike, sc in next 5 sts) 5 times, spike, sc in last 4 sts.
Rnds 7-14: Repeat Rnds 3-6 twice
Note: Your pouch should now measure 2.5″ tall. If it does not, continue repeating rnds 3-6 until it does, ending on an even numbered (RS) round.
Row 1: Turn, sl st in first 2 sts, ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 14 sts, sc2tog, leaving remaining 18 sts unworked. (16 sts, not counting sl sts)
Rows 2-3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across (16 sts)
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in each st across to last 2 sts, sc2tog (14 sts)
Row 5: Repeat Row 2 (14 sts)
Row 6: Repeat Row 4 (12 sts)
Row 7: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, ch 2 (buttonhole), sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog (8 sts, 1 ch sp)
Row 8: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in ch sp, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog (8 sts)
Rows 9-10: Repeat Row 4. (4 sts on row 10)
Row 11: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog twice. (2 sts)
- Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, working in sides of rows, work 14 sc evenly spaced along side of flap. (15 sc)
- Working around front of pouch, sl st in each unworked st from Rnd 14 of pouch (18 sl sts)
- Working in sides of rows, work 14 sc evenly spaced along side of flap, join, fasten off.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc inside a magic circle, pull circle closed, join. (6 sc)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in each st around, join. (12 sc)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog 6 times, join. (6 sc)
Fasten off, leaving a 10 inch tail.
Stuff button lightly (I used some cut up pieces of the same yarn as stuffing).
Sew in starting tail. With ending tail, sew last round of button closed tightly. Do not cut ending tail.
Sew button into place on front of pouch. If you made the crocheted button, you can use the remaining tail to sew it on.
Weave in any remaining tails.
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