One of my favorite gifts to give (and receive) is a gift card! One way to make a giftcard more personal is to wrap it up in a hand-made crocheted gift card holder!
Watch the instructional video here (or keep scrolling for the pattern):
For this project, you will need:
Size 10 crochet cotton in whatever colors you like
1/2 inch Button for fastening (and more for decoration if you want!)
Round 1: dc in 6th chain from hook and in next 2 chains. ch 1, skip next chain, dc in next 3 chains. ch1, skip next chain, dc in next 3 chains. You should have 5 chains remaining at the end of the row. Slip stitch into the very last chain. You should have a row with 3 groups of 3 dc and a chain 5 loop on each end.
Round 2: ch 3, in the 5 ch space: (2 dc, chain 2, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) to form 2 corners of the rectangle. ch 1, 3 dc in next chain 1 space, ch 1, 3 dc in next chain 1 space, ch 1. (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in chain 5 space to form the other 2 corners of the rectangle. ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 space, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 space. ch 1, sl st in top of beg ch 3.
Round 3: sl st to next ch 1 space. ch 3 (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same sp to form corner. *(ch 1, 3 dc) in each 1-ch sp. (ch 1, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in each 2-ch space*. ch 1, sl st in top of beg ch.
Rounds 4-6: repeat round 3. fasten off. Repeat Rounds 1-6 to make another rectangle.
Once you have 2 rectangles, it’s time to stitch them together! Put the rectangles back to back and line up the corners and sides. You will be stitching through both of the holders to sew them together. Choose the color you want the border of your gift card holder to be. With that color crochet cotton, make a slip knot and slip it onto your needle.
Side 1: Holding the rectangles together, you will be working along a long side of the rectangle. Stitching through both rectangles, make 2 sc in the first corner. sc into each dc, and into each ch 1 space along this side. 1 sc into the corner. You should have one side completely stitched together.
Side 2: Working only on the back rectangle this time (to make the opening of the gift card holder and the button loop!) Make one more sc in the corner. *1 sc in each the next 3 dc and in the next 1 ch space* Repeat from * once. sc in next 2 dc. ch 20, sl st on top of last sc made. sc in next dc and in next 1 ch sp. 1 sc in each the next 3 dc and in the next 1 ch space. 1 sc in each the next 3 dc and in the 2 ch space.
Side 3: Holding the rectangles together again, sc in the same corner space. Working down the next side, sc in each dc and each 1 ch space along this side. In the 2-ch space of the corner, make 2 sc.
Side 4: Still holding the rectangles together, 1 sc in each dc and in each 1 ch space along this side. sl st into the first sc. finish off and weave in ends.
Button: Find the top center of row 4. This is where your button will be sewn. Sew it on with a bit of crochet cotton.
Optional: Sew on whatever buttons or other embellishments you would like to decorate your gift card holder!
To decorate the light peach gift card holder, I used a vintage flower pattern from this 1949 magazine:
To decorate the green gift card holder, I used a vintage rose pattern from this 1949 magazine:
Thank you for stopping by!! I hope your giftcard holders turn out beautifully!
Have a wonderful day!
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