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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Shell Stitch Business Card Holder

Thank you for your patience, Dynamos!  Yesterday's post got too long, so I'm posting the business card patterns today!

I think I'm going to do a formal poll and ask your opinion about this, but do you mind when I post two (or more) patterns in a single post?  Does that make it more fun or more confusing?  I like to group my projects together, which means that sometimes I clump multiple patterns into single posts.  I like it, because it's like an all-brand-new roundup, but I can totally dig that it might make it hard to keep track of where patterns are...

So, now that you're hyper-aware of my multiple pattern posts, here are the patterns for the business card holders that I posted about yesterday!



Shell Stitch Business Card Holder - Fine Weight Yarn Version
Supplies:
Small amount of fine (2) weight yarn (I used Vanna's Glamour by Lion Brand in Platinum)
Size D crochet hook
Yarn needle

ch 26
R1: sc in the back loop of the 2nd ch from hook, sc in the back loop of each ch across (25 st)
R2: ch 1, sc in first st, (skip 2 st, 5 dc in next st, skip 2 st, sc in next st) 5 times (25 st)
R3: ch 3 (counts as first dc) 2 dc in first st, (skip 2 st, 5 dc in next st, skip 2 st, sc in next st) 4 times, 3 dc in last st (25 st)
R4-11: repeat rows 2-3 four more times (25 st)
Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

Fold sides in to the center and whipstitch together to make the back seam.  Make sure the back seam is centered, and whipstitch the bottom closed.  Weave in ends!  Add business cards and enjoy!


Shell Stitch Business Card Holder - Crochet Thread Version
Supplies:
Small amount of size 3 crochet thread (I used Aunt Lydia's Fashion 3 Crochet Cotton in Artist)
Size D crochet hook
Yarn needle

ch 32
R1: sc in the back loop of the 2nd ch from hook, sc in the back loop of each ch across (31 st)
R2: ch 1, sc in first st, (skip 2 st, 5 dc in next st, skip 2 st, sc in next st) 6 times (31 st)
R3: ch 3 (counts as first dc) 2 dc in first st, (skip 2 st, 5 dc in next st, skip 2 st, sc in next st) 5 times, 3 dc in last st (31 st)
R4-13: repeat rows 2-3 five more times (31 st)
Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

Fold sides in to the center and whipstitch together to make the back seam.  Make sure the back seam is centered, and whipstitch the bottom closed.  Weave in ends!  Add business cards and then go show it off to all of your friends!


Stripes and Bars Business Card Holder
Supplies:
Small amount of fine (2) weight yarn (I used Vanna's Glamour by Lion Brand in Platinum)
Size D crochet hook
Yarn needle

ch 26
R1: sc in the back loop of the 2nd ch from hook, sc in the back loop of each ch across (25 st)
R2: ch 1, sc in each st across (25 st)
R3: ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch 1), skip 1 st, dc in next st, (chain 1, skip 1 st, dc in next st,) 11 times (25 st)
R4: ch 1, (sc, sc in ch sp) 12 times, sc in last st (25 st)
R5: ch 1, sc in each st across (25 st)
R6-14: repeat rows 3-5 three more times (25 st) ** there will be 4 dc rows all together**
Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

Fold sides in to the center and whipstitch together to make the back seam.  Make sure the back seam is centered, and whipstitch the bottom closed.  Weave in ends!  Add business cards and then take a picture for the Dynamo Gallery!

Ooh!  That's a good idea for everyone!  If you make a business card holder, email me a picture and I'll add it to the Dynamo Gallery.

One last thing before I go:

This is for those of you who don't think that they have any need for business card holders...
The holder is also the perfect size to use as a Zinger Cozy...
Oh yeah!!  High Fives All Around!!!!


So don't forget to enter my giveaway if you haven't already!!!

xoxo

10 comments:

  1. You can post patterns however you like, hey it's your blog. LOL @ zinger cozy. I was just thinking of raspberry zingers yesterday. lol

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    1. Hi Piper! Sometimes I feel like I have to put everything down all at once or it'll fall out of my head. Thus, multi-pattern posts.

      I hadn't had Zingers in forever, but Jake bought a box and now we've been on a kick. I was thinking that I keep seeing all these adorable "Fresh Fruit Cozy" patterns popping up, but why isn't anyone making "Junk Food Cozies"? Thus, the business card holder/Zinger Cozy... LOL!!!
      xo Jaime
      Why haven't you entered to win one??! Go do it Piper! Extra hearts to you! ♥♥♥

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  2. Now see, this is just another reason to love you: a Zinger cozy. Those of us in the Zinger Sisterhood salute you!

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    1. Ooh, we need a secret handshake! Or badges...
      xo Jaime

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  3. I don't mind multiple patterns in the same post.... do they all show up in the list when I click on the "My Free Crochet Patterns" link? b/c that's where I'll probably go to find them (or any of your patterns) later when I have time to try them out. :)
    I don't have business cards myself, but ZINGER COZY! now THAT is something I NEED!! ;) (or, really, something to put all my cards that don't fit in my wallet - library cards, rewards cards from x,y,z stores, friends business cards, etc....).
    ok.... back to work, ciao! :)

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    1. EVERYONE needs zinger cozies, I don't know why they're not sold in stores... LOL!!!
      xo

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  4. OK, you are just awesome. I love this pattern, 'cause I see it as the perfect holiday gift-card holder. And since all that my pretty-much-adult children really want for Christmas is cash and/or gift cards, I can stuff their stuff into one of these, made by me with love in every stitch...and we'll all be happy. Thank you! :)

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    1. LOL! I agree, Lisa!
      Btw, I checked out your site and holy cats you take beautiful photographs! I especially loved the one with your son capturing the sun. Gorgeous!
      xo Jaime

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  5. I just found your site yesterday & am totally loving it :) thanks for sharing all of your patterns...
    anyhoo, I wanted to make another suggestion to this already versatile piece ;) this would be perfect for holding all of those pesky store cards that take up so much room in my wallet

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  6. True that, Tânya! High-five on that idea!
    xo Jaime

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