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Free Crochet Wallet Pattern, Trifold Wallet

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Crochet Wallet Free Pattern, Made from a Flat Piece



One closed and one open crochet wallet


This free crochet wallet pattern tutorial features a clever construction. A flat crochet piece is created and shaped to form a trifold crochet wallet with three pockets.


Cream colored crochet wallet



These crochet wallets will make excellent gift items. You can store your cards, coins, and cash all in this wallet.


Green and cream crochet wallets on fur fabric



The wallet is designed using T-shirt yarn, making it sturdy. No additional stiffening materials need to be used to make this piece.



Opened crochet wallet in cream color



Free Crochet Wallet Pattern


1. Bernat Maker Home Dec yarn in the color of your choice. Colors Green Pea and Cream were used for the sample crochet wallets. It is a size 5 Bulky-weight T-shirt yarn.

2. An H (5mm) hook.

3. Tapestry needle to weave in the ends

4. A 3/4″ button for closure



Finished Size

4-1/ inches wide and 5 inches tall



180 yards



Stitch Abbreviations

ch: chain

sl st: slip stitch

sc: single crochet

hdc: half  double crochet

sk: skip

RS: Right side or outside of the wallet

WS: Wrong side or inside of the wallet




7 hdc sts alternating with 7 sl sts= 4″ in length


Crochet Wallet Pattern Free

Ch 49. To make your wallet wider, add 6 chains or a multiple of 6 chains to your foundation chain.


Row 1: 1 hdc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next st, *(1 hdc in next st, sl st in next st), repeat from * to end, turn.——48 sts


Row 2: Ch 1 (does not count as a st here and throughout), 1 hdc in first st, sl st in next st, *(1 hdc in next st, sl st in next st), repeat from * to end, turn.——48 sts


Repeat Row 2 for a few more rows and check the width of your piece. It should be at least 13-1/2″ to 14″ wide for cards to fit inside. If not, you might have to add 6 more chains to the foundation chain and restart.


If the width is good, repeat Row 2 until you have completed 29 rows and your piece measures 8″ tall, fasten off, and turn. 




Note: if you chained more than 49 at the beginning, you should skip 1/3rd the number of stitches at the beginning, and work the flap across the next 1/3rd of the sts. For example, if you chained 55, you will have 54 sts in every row. So skip 18 sts, and work flap across middle 18 sts.


Row 1: Skip the first 16 sts, sl st to the next st, 1 hdc in same st as sl st, sl st in next, *(1 hdc in next st, sl st in next st), repeat from * 6 more times to get total 16 sts, and turn. ——16 sts


Row 2: Ch 1 (does not count as a st here and throughout), 1 hdc in first st, sl st in next st, *(1 hdc in next st, sl st in next st), repeat from * to end, turn.——16 sts


Repeat Row 2 until you have 17 rows in the flap, and work the last row below.


Last Row:  Ch 1, sk the first st, hdc2tog across next 2 sts, *(sl st in next st, 1 hdc in next st), repeat from * until 3 sts are left, hdc2tog across next 2 sts, ch 1, sl st to last st, fasten off. 



Adding the Button Loop

Add a sl st row to the edge of the flap with a chain loop in the middle

Pic 1


Work a row of sl st along the edge of the flap and at the middle, ch 6 and sl st into the same st to make a button loop as shown in pic 1 above.



Shaping the Crochet Wallet

Note: Before you proceed, weave in all the tails into the WS, the side you cannot see the sl sts around the flap. 


Piece folded along middle

Pic 2


1. Fold the piece in half along the middle of the flap, the sl sts along the edge of the flap should be visible outside.  Measure the width of the extension from the flap. Leave a little less than half of that measurement from the edge and make a vertical running stitch. See pic 2 above. 


Pic 3


3. Now bring the seam to the middle of the flap and flatten the piece as shown in pic 3 above.


 Fold the bottom up

Pic 4


4. Fold the bottom up as shown in pic 4 above.



Sl st the 2 layers together at the fold

Pic 5


Sl st the inner layers shut

Pic 6



5. Start with a sl st at the bottom of the fold to anchor the inner layer to the outer as shown in pic 5 above, and continue to sl st just the inner 2 layers together with sc sts or sl sts as shown by the red arrow in pic 6. Repeat on the other side.



6. Fold the flap over, find the position for your button, and sew it in place. 



Finishing The Crochet Wallet

Weave in any tails left, and your trifold crochet wallet pattern is now ready for use. 


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Free Trifold Crochet Wallet Pattern

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