Materials: A half ounce or so of worsted weight cotton. Size G crochet hook. Tapestry needle for weaving in ends. Small button (3/8 or 7/16 inch).
sl st…slip stitch
- sc2tog: Insert hook through both loops of next sc, yo and pull through, insert hook through both loops of next sc, yo and pull through, yo and pull through all 3 loops on the hook: 1 sc2tog (counts as 1 sc).
Notes: This piece is worked in spirals. Do not join at the end of each round. To use a different size button, simply adjust the width of the buttonhole. You may also want to move it up a row if you do this. This pattern should produce a cozy that fits snugly around your card (assuming it is the size of a standard credit card, which most are). Use a bigger or smaller hook if necessary to achieve the fit you want. No gauge is given because it takes as long to make a swatch as it does to just whip the thing together!
Finished size: 2.25 inches (5.7 cm) wide by 3.5 inches (8.9 cm) long (when closed).
To start: Ch 11.
Round 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across (10 sc). Work 2 more sc in same ch. Turn work clockwise and sc in the unused loop of each ch of the starting chain (9 sc). Work one more sc in the same space. Do not join.
Round 2: Sc in each sc around (22 sc).
Round 3-18: Repeat round 2.
Rows 1-5: Ch 1, turn. Sc in each sc across the back of the cozy (11 sc). *Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across (11 sc)* four times. (Total of 5 rows.)
Row 6: Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 7 sc, sc2tog.
Row 7: Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 5 sc, sc2tog.
Row 8: Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 3 sc, sc2tog.
Row 9: Ch 1, turn. Sc in next 2 sc. Ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next 2 sc.
Row 10: Ch 1, turn. Sc across (5 sc). Finish off.
Sew your button on and you’re done!
The Gift Card Cozy crochet pattern is Copyright 2007 by Deborah Ellis. Please do not reproduce this pattern without explicit permission to do so. Please feel free, however, to sell any items that you make from this pattern. If you have any questions at all, please contact the author at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.