Plastic Canvas Playing Card Holder
Posted October 12, 2010on:
Materials for one Playing Card Holder
- Two 3″ Round impressions available here.
- Lion Brand Yarn 861-109 Vanna’s Glamour, Sapphire. Available here.
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- DMC White floss
- Red Heart Yarn…Cherry red, worsted, medium
- Red Heart Yarn…Black, worsted, medium
- Each of the circles has a raised rim. Using Cherry red yarn, you’re going to stitch around the entire rim.
- Try to keep your stitches straight. You’ll need to stitch twice in some holes. You can tell by the slant. If it’s too big of a slant just make the next stitch go into the same hole so that it looks straight.
- Using the picture below as your guide, stitch twice in each hole using Vanna’s Glamour Sapphire yarn.
- Your circle will look like the photos below, after you finish step two.
- Come up from the back of the outer edge of the circle, go down in the front near the rim, making one straight stitch.
- Come back up in same hole near the outer edge.
- Go down and across to the next hole.
- Come up in the next hole near the outer edge, and go down to the rim to make a straight stitch again.
- Continue all the way around the circle.
- When you end up where you started, leave a 1/2 inch tail of yarn, and cut off the rest. Glue the tail down on the back side. Step three is finished.
- Using white DMC floss, straight stitch between the black and sapphire yarn.
- Continue all the way around till you end up where you started. Leave ½” tail. Cut off yarn and glue down tail.
- The middle of the circle is split into 8 sections. In each section there are 4 small holes and one large hole.
- Photo one, below. Using sapphire yarn stitch twice in each small hole.
- Photo two, below, shows how one finished section should look.
- Photo three, below, shows how 6 finished sections should look.
All sections are finished. Step five is complete, below.
- Using black, fill in the center.
- Step six is finished, below.
- Using black yarn, do a straight stitch between the red and the sapphire.
- Step seven is finished, below.
- Whipstitch rim, stitch twice in each hole.
- Go all the way around. Leave ½” tail. Cut off yarn and glue down tail. Step eight is finished, below
- Make another circle following steps 1-8, so you have two circles.
- Using Blue Metallic Yarn, straight stitch between the black and the red boarder. Continue all the way around until you end up where you started. Leave ½” tail. Cut off yarn and glue down tail.
Step #10: Sewing the two circles together
- Place two circles back to back.
- We want to make an X in one direction then make another X in a different direction.
- To do this, take a piece of black yarn 4 inches long, and poke your needle with the yarn through the center of the top circle into the bottom circle.
- Now bring the yarn back through the bottom diagonally up through the top. This makes half the x.
- Poke your needle with the yarn through the center of the top circle into the bottom circle in the opposite direction.
- Now bring the yarn back through the bottom diagonally up through the top. This makes a complete x.
- Step ten is finished, below.
- Picture 1, 2 and 3. Glue on your favorite embellishment to the center of the front and the center of the back.
Or you can create the same card holder in any colors of yarn you wish. Here’s an example in pink and hot pink:
Here’s what your card holder looks like finished and ready to use: