Free Crochet Pattern: Cardholder

By Rachel Choi – 13 Comments
My messy friend needed a place to put all his credit cards, since he normally leaves them laying all over his desk, so here is the cardholder that I made for him, which of course can be used for business cards and cash as well. Personally I use a cardholder as a wallet since it is not as bulky as regular wallets and has fewer compartments to get lost in. Crocheting this cardholder is very fast and simple. You can even use your scrap yarn for this project. crochet cardholder
Skill Level: beginner crochet skill level

Finished Size: 5 1/2” (14 cm) wide when opened, 3 ¾” (9 cm) tall

Medium Weight Yarn
Crochet Hook F (3.75mm)
Yarn Needle
crochet yarn size 4

17 sc = 3’’
8 rows = 2’’
Gauge Swatch: 3’’w x 2’’h (7.5cm x 5cm) ch 18.
Row 1: sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across
Row 2 – 8: ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across
Finish off.

Need help understanding the abbreviations? Check out the crochet abbreviation chart.

Crochet Pattern: Cardholder
Row 1: ch 21, sc in second ch from hook, sc in each ch across
Row 2 – 48: ch 1, sc in each sc across
Finish off

Using Photo as a guide, sew in both sides 2 1/4″ (6 cm) with a yarn needle.

For additional design, you may like to change colors after each row to create stripes. See more cardholders color ideas here.

If you need help with this crochet pattern, no worries! Just leave a comment!

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  1. Debbi says:

    I like this idea. This would work for me when I go to lunch at work or need to go to the lobby for cash out of the ATM.
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Jeanne says:

    Thanks for posting this – what a great idea!

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  4. Surfer chic5 says:

    I love this crochet pattern! I have the same 1 in 1 of my crochet books and didn’t make any sense. Thats for making it easy to understand! (By the way i’m 12 yrs old)

  5. Rachel says:

    Great Surfer chic5! I’m glad that it was easy for you to understand. I hate things that don’t make sense too!

  6. Jackie says:

    Thank you for the pattern. I finally made one for myself.

  7. Frances says:

    I just started making your card holder. I’m on row 5. I was wondering how you get the extra pocket? Once I’m done do I have to fold or overlap before I sew?
    Thank you!ddddddddd

  8. Frances says:

    Duh! I just figured out what you did in the picture. LOL!! No need to respond. Thanks again for the pattern.

  9. Paula says:

    I am wondering if there was a way to print out this pattern. Please help. It would be greatly appreciate it.

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Paula, you can use the print function in your internet browser (go to your menu bar and click File -> Print). All the pages on Crochet Spot are coded to be printer friendly so the patterns and tutorials should all print out nice and neatly.

  10. Monica says:

    I love this pattern I made a purse that I had to felt I had some felting yarn left over so I said I am going to make a wallet I had one wallet pattern but I wanted one more easy and I found this
    one the pattern came out great. I felted the wallet it came out nice I really like it. You should come out with a felted wallet pattern. I think people will like it as well as I did.

  11. Jean says:

    Like This!
    Will make some to give away at the Ladies Tea for door prizes

  12. Cindy says:

    I printed out this pattern and I could not remember why. I remember why now and will definitely make one of these for the contest.

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