Free Wallet Pattern

Crochet Today! just posted the pattern for my Tapestry Crochet Wallet as a free download. The November/December 2011 issue includes a picture and instructions for carrying and changing colors.

I didn’t want to line the wallet, so I tapestry crocheted it with Aunt Lydia’s Size 3 Fashion Crochet Thread and a size 1 (2.25mm) steel crochet hook with a handle to produce the dense fabric. A plain hook would have been OK, but the handle helped my wrist and hand work the tight stitches much more easily.

Even though three colors were used, there are only two colors in each round. The carried colors were switched five times in the solid rounds as needed.

A short zipper was not available locally, so I adapted a longer one from my sewing stash. (The pattern includes zipper instructions – how to shorten and sew it into the wallet.)

This project would be great for using up small amounts of left-over thread and yarn – just switch the colors more often and / or use more colors! What a wonderful gift idea!

I hope you’ll crochet this wallet for yourself or someone else – and fill it with all the money you save!


12 Responses to “Free Wallet Pattern”

  1. Victoria (aka minimomes1 on Ravelry) says:

    Thank you for the heads up. I have already made a change purse and I use it everyday (and have since I finished it). I’ve downloaded the pattern for later use (I don’t have access to all my supplies at the moment).

  2. emily says:

    Very nice crocheted wallet!

  3. belsoko (ravelry) says:

    Hello Carol,
    Thanks a lot for sharing your knowledge and skills !
    I would like to try your technique out, since it is so well explained.
    When I try and download this wallet pattern, I get an “access denied” from Crochet Today. Do you know if the pattern has been removed or is it a temporary problem ? In any case, is there a possibility to get that pattern at all ?
    Thanks for your reply !

  4. The link is working now. If it doesn’t work, restart your computer and try again. Sorry about that!

  5. belsoko (ravelry) says:

    It is ! Thanks a lot for fixing this so swiftly !

  6. Beth says:

    Hi! I Love this wallet and would really like to make it, but as far as I can tell, the Crochet Today website is no longer available. :( Is there any other way that I might be able to find/get this pattern? Any help appreciated. :)

    With Blessings, Happy Crocheting!

  7. Bummer! I guess they took down the web pages when they stopped publishing the magazine. Unfortunately, they own the copyright, so I cannot share this pattern.

  8. Beth says:

    Thank you, Carol. I’m really disappointed. One would think if they have gone out of business, that would free the pattern copyright. If anything, you as the pattern creator should be able to do as you want with it. Thats a pattern now lost forever, as it is highly unlikely it will ever be shown in another magazine or book. That in itself is very disappointing. I mean, it was a FREE pattern, for Heaven sake. What a crazy world we are forced to live in. :/

    I don’t suppose you would by chance have another tapestry wallet pattern I could use instead? *SUPER BIG HOPEFUL SMILE* 😀

  9. I’m very disappointed too – but it’s out of my control. I have a wallet pattern in each of my tapestry crochet books, though, which you can see at and and

  10. Carol Ventura says:

    Good news – sort of. The Spanish version of the instructions (translated with permission of the magazine) are still online at !

  11. Beth says:

    CAROL! You are my hero! My spanish is not great, but I know a few people who might be able to assist me with that. This pattern is better than none at all! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! p.s., I actually did purchase your book, “More Tapestry Crochet”. :-) But I really, Really, REALLY like this particular pattern, and the colors you used. 😀

    I can’t thank you enough for taking the time to help me and all future fans with this! You’re amazing!

    Many Blessings & Happy Crocheting!

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