Picture or Credit Card Wallet
by Mona Modica
Size: 3"x4 1/4"x1 1/4"
1 roll #9 La Espiga, color used #41 goldenrod
D aluminum crochet hook
2 pieces 5 mesh plastic canvas, each 13 squares by 19 squares
1 1/2" sew-in Velcro
2 plastic picture holders
Sewing needle and thread
Fray Check - Dabbing Fray Check (can be purchased at any fabric store) on the ends is necessary when using nylon thread which ravels easily. When coming to an end or changing colors work over the thread just like yarn but leave a little more thread. Then clip close to the stitches and immediately dab Fray Check on the end and the surrounding area on the inside of your work. It can darken the thread so dab lightly but make sure itís saturated.
Row 1 - Dc in 3rd ch. [Skip next ch, (sc, dc in next ch)] 8 times. Skip next ch, sc in last ch. Ch 2, turn.
Row 2 - Dc in 1st sc. [Skip next dc, (sc, dc in next sc)] 8 times. Skip next dc, sc in top of ch 2. Ch 2, turn.
Row 3-27 - Repeat row 2. End with ch 1 turn.
Border - Hold the long edge of plastic canvas against back of work and align with top of work. Sc in ea stitch across and when inserting hook include one space of plastic canvas in each sc, starting at the corner. You will be crocheting over the edge of the plastic canvas at the same time as adding the sc row. At the corner work 3 sc, turn work clockwise and continue down side of piece. Work 1 sc at the end of each row and work over side of plastic canvas, 1 sc in ea square of canvas. After 12 sc work 4 sc without canvas. Add the second plastic canvas on the short side and work 12 sc in the same manner. Work 3 sc in corner. Continue in pattern around the other 2 sides. Sl st in beginning ch 1. (Ch 1, sl st in next sc) around all 4 sides. Sl st in beginning ch 1. Fasten off.
Strap - Ch 13 (leave long end to attach to wallet), sc in 2nd ch from hook and ea ch across. 12 sc. Ch 1, turn. (Sc in ea sc across, ch 1, turn) twice. (Sl st in next sc, ch 1) to end. Continue across end and down other side evenly spaced, ending with sl st. Fasten off. Attach to middle of side of wallet. Cut velcro to cover end and attach with whip stitches. Velcro will adhere to nylon without causing any damage when opening and closing.
Back of picture holder slides behind plastic canvas on each side.
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