Tuesday, January 27, 2009
MY BEADED PLAYING CARD CASE (C)
I'm giving playing cards as a gift to friend who's a card playing maniac and wanted something different for her to store them. So crocheted this little case.
Then I thought, for Valentine's Day this little case is just the right size for a box of Conversation Hearts. There are probably other candies that would fit as well.
Worsted weight yarn approximately 1 oz
33 pony beads
I crochet hook
5/8 inch button
1. Read instructions through before beginning.
2. When working in rounds, without joining, mark the start of each round with a marker. A bobby pin is a good marker. I don’t usually use a marker, I just judge it by the tail left over after crocheting round 1.
3. PB = place bead. This You Tube video is very good at showing how to place beads in single crochet:
String 33 beads on yarn before beginning.
ROUND 1: Make 2 sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc in each chain (7) to last chain, working over yarn tail for remainder of this round, 3 sc in last ch, work in opposite side of starting chain and sc in each of 8 chain stitches. DO NOT join rounds. [20 sc]ROUND 2: 2 sc in first sc of round 1, sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in center st of 3 sc group, sc in 9 sts. [22 sc]
ROUNDS 3-4: Sc in each sc. [22 sc]
ROUND 5: *Sc in 1 st, PB in next st. Repeat from * 11 times. [22 sc]
ROUNDS 6-7: Sc in each st. [22 sc]
ROUND 8: *Sc in 1 st, PB in next st. Repeat from * 11 times. [22 sc]
ROUNDS 9-10: Sc in each st. [22 sc]
ROUND 11: *Sc in 1 st, PB in next st. Repeat from * 11 times. [22 sc]
ROUNDS 12-15: Sc in each st. [22 sc]
ROUND 16: Insert box of playing cards into case. The 15th round should come very near the top of the box. Mark the st at the right back corner of box. Remove box and sc around until 1 st before marked st. Slip stitch in that st and marked st. Ch 1, turn.
BUTTON FLAP: Worked over 9 sts
Row 1: Sc in 2 slip stitches, sc in 7 sc. Ch 1, turn. (9 sc)
Row 2-6: Sc in 9 sc. Ch 1, turn. (9 sc)
Row 7: Sc dec over first 2 sts, sc in 2 sts, ch 1, skip 1, sc in 2 sts, sc dec over last 2 sts. Ch 1, turn. (7 sc)
Row 8: Sc dec over first 2 sts, sc in 3 sts, sc dec over last 2 sts. Ch 1, turn. (5 sc)
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Sew button under buttonhole for closure.
If you want a handle on My Beaded Playing Card Case, follow the instructions on the Crayon Purse.
I really should learn how to work beads into my yarns - I've got plenty of them...