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
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.
CO: Cast on
HDC: Half double crochet
HDC2TOG: half double crochet 2 stitches together
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!
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!