Hi guys! For a while now, my grandmother has been ordering tiny wallets on keychains, because she loves to give them away as small thank-you’s. These keychains are perfect to finish up some leftover yarns, especially because they require a small amount of yarn and they are adorable as hell.
All you need is a frame to open and close the wallet, a needle, a pair of scissors and some yarn. Most you’ll have laying around the house, but for the frame you might have to look a bit harder. I found mine on a webshop, with 13 holes on each side and a width of 4 cm.
Time: about 20-25 minutes per wallet
Hook size: 2,5mm
Yarn: leftover yarn, I prefer 100% cotton
Start with a Magic Ring
Rnd 1: sc 6 in MR (6)
Rnd 2: sc 2 in each sc (12)
Rnd 3: sc 2 in each 2nd sc (18)
Rnd 4: sc 2 in each 3rd sc (24)
Rnd 5: sc 2 in each 4th sc (30)
Rnd 6-12: sc around (30)
Finish off and leave a long tail. Use the tail to sew on the frame, 1 hole per sc. When you’re done with one side (13), skip two sc to make it possible for the wallet to close. In the 3rd sc (or 16th from the start), continue sewing the frame on the wallet (13 holes = 13 stitches). You should be left with two sc till the first sc you attached. Leave this open, again to make it possible to close.
You should have 13 attached, 2 loose, 13 attached and 2 loose sc’s. Now, make a knot to secure the tail on the inside of the wallet and hide the tail. Also hide the tail of the MR by sewing it in.
Share your work on social media with #nerdwithyarn. I’d love to see your results! Happy crocheting 🙂