DIY Tarot Card Mat | Easy Crochet Tutorial - Darn Good Yarn

DIY Tarot Card Mat | Easy Crochet Tutorial

Written by Kate Curry

It’s finally time for spooky season….well for some of us it’s spooky season all year ‘round! If you’re a tarot card user, a tarot card mat will help keep your precious cards organized and safe!


1 Skein of Malabrigo Mechita or any type of 1 - Super Fine Yarn!. You will need 55-60 grams, depending on how you create the closure.
3.25 mm crochet hook
Darning needle
Tarot card deck
Super Fine Yarn


Tarot cards are typically 2.75in x 4.75in, but be sure to measure your cards before you start, as you may have to make the mat a little thicker or longer.

On a wooden table, a tarot mat made of orange and black yarn is spread out. A tarot deck and three tarot cards are spread out, ready to be read.


CO: Cast on
CH(s): Chain(s)
HDC: Half double crochet
HDC2TOG: half double crochet 2 stitches together
ST(S): Stitch(es)
FO: Finish off

Let’s Get Started!

Round 1: Co and ch 45
Round 2: Ch 1 and turn. Hdc the row.
Round 3-120: Repeat round 2
Round 121: Ch 1 and turn, hdc the row, but hdc2tog the last 2 sts
Round 122-153: Repeat round 121, ending with a slst on the final round before FO.

Take your deck and fold it into your piece to make sure your pocket will be the correct size. Whip stitch around the edges along the top and bottom to create the pocket that your deck will stay in. This will keep them from sliding out!

A blue tarot deck is folded into an orange and black tarot card mat to create a pocket.

When you’re done, you have some choices to make about how to close your mat! I chose to use a single strand of yarn, but you can create a button closure or a braided closure! It’s up to you!

The finished tarot card mat, wrapped up around the tarot card deck beside the remaining ball of yarn.

Meet the Author

Profile picture of the author, Kate Curry, wearing a dark red Nanda Poncho sitting on concrete stairs in front of brick wall.

Kate has been on the Darn Good Yarn team since 2018.

They have their degree in Creative Art Therapy & Psychology - and like crafting and animals a little too much.