Birthday, Christmas, crochet giftcard holder, gifts, Uncategorized

Crochet Unicorn Giftcard Holder

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One of my favorite gifts to give (and receive) is a gift card! One way to make a gift card more personal is to tuck it inside a special crocheted gift card holder!  This magical unicorn giftcard holder is so cute – it’s the perfect gift for anyone!  It is also super fast and easy to make (you can make it in about an hour!!)

Supplies needed:
Medium weight yarn (white, yellow, black, and 3 colors for
flowers!)
Size G crochet hook
Button (about 1/2 inch)
Scissors
Needle and thread
Yarn needle
Stitch markers (optional)

Watch the video crochet along here:

Thanks for stopping by!

Check out my crochet Fox giftcard holder here:  https://youtu.be/pl7G2r5R6UU

 

 

Birthday, Christmas, gifts, Uncategorized

Crochet Fox Giftcard Holder

crochet fox giftcard holder

Need the perfect gift?  Up your giftcard game with these cute little crochet fox giftcard holders!!  Your friends and family will absolutely love getting one and you’ll love making it!

Crochet along with me in this easy to follow video crochet along!

Thanks for stopping by!  Check out my other crochet giftcard holder pattern here!

 

 

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Crochet Peppermints

crochet peppermints

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  Time to crochet holiday decorations for the whole house!  These crochet peppermints are very easy and fast to make.  They are perfect for hanging on the tree, decorating wrapped presents, or embellishing Crochet Giftcard Holders!

You can watch the video crochet along here (or scroll down for the pattern!):

For this pattern you will need:

For tiny peppermint:

size 10 crochet cotton in 2 colors

size 6 crochet hook

For larger peppermint:

worsted weight yarn

size I crochet hook

Crochet Peppermint Pattern:  

*Special stitches

Color change dc:  using the current color, yo, insert hook in the same dc, yo, pull up lp, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook, drop first color, yo with new color, draw through last 2 lps of st. 

Round 1:  Make a magic circle, chain 3 (counts as first dc), in magic circle make 11 dc.  Pull magic circle closed.   

Round 2:  Chain 3 (counts as a dc) In the same stitch, make a color change dc (see special stitches) using the other yarn color of your choice.  You should now have your second color on your hook and 2 dc completed in the first dc.  In the next stitch, dc and dc with color change.  Continue around with a dc and a dc with color change in each stitch.  At the end, you should have 24 dc alternating in colors by two all the way around.  Finish off and weave in the ends!  

Thanks for joining me!  I hope you have fun making cute little crochet peppermints!

Happy Holidays!

 

 

 

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Crochet Giftcard Holders with Beads

beaded crochet giftcard holder

These pretty little giftcard holders are beautiful and sparkly.  They even have a cute little handle for hanging on the Christmas tree!  It’s the perfect way to dress up a giftcard for any occasion.

Watch the video tutorial here:

For this project, you will need:

Size 10 crochet cotton

Size 7 crochet hook

E-beads in whatever colors you like!

Instructions:

Thread 45 beads onto your crochet cotton.  Slide the beads over for now because we don’t need them yet! Chain 21.

*note*  while making this gift card holder, every other group of 3 double crochets will get a bead on the middle double crochet.

Round 1:  dc in 6th chain from hook.  Slide one of the beads up right next to the crochet hook.  holding the bead next to the hook, dc in the next chain.  Push the bead to the front of the double crochet.  dc in the next chain.  ch 1, skip next chain, dc in next 3 chains.  ch1, skip next chain, dc in next 3 chains, putting a bead in the 2nd dc.  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.  The 2 groups of dc on the sides should have beads on them.

Round 2:  ch 3, in the 5 ch space: (2 dc with a bead on the first one, chain 2, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc with a bead on the 2nd one) 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 with a bead on the 2nd one, ch 1.  (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc (with a bead on the 2nd one) 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 (with a bead on the 2nd one), 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 (first one with a bead), ch 2, 3 dc) in same sp to form corner. *(ch 1, 3 dc with a bead on the 2nd one) in each 1-ch sp. (ch 1, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc with a bead on the 2nd one) 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.   1 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 into each dc, and into each ch 1 space along this side.  1 sc into the corner.

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.

To make handle for hanging:  Attach yarn to one corner near the open side of the giftcard holder.  Chain 40.  Sl st into the corner on the other side of the opening.  Finish off and weave in ends.

Your new beaded giftcard holder is all ready give to a lucky person or to hang on your Christmas tree!  I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

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crochet giftcard holder

Birthday, Christmas, gifts, Mother's Day, Uncategorized

Crochet Giftcard Holders

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

Size 7 crochet hook

1/2 inch Button for fastening (and more for decoration if you want!)

Crocheted embellishments (flower and rose)

crochet giftcard holder

Instructions:

Chain 21.

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:

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The pattern:

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vintage crochet pattern

To decorate the green gift card holder, I used a vintage rose pattern from this 1949 magazine:

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The pattern:

vintage crochet pattern

vintage crochet pattern

Thank you for stopping by!!  I hope your giftcard holders turn out beautifully!

Have a wonderful day!

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Christmas

Crochet Snowflake Garland

Seasons Greetings!!  I hope your holiday season is wonderfully merry and bright so far!!  Today I am going to show you how I made my own snowflake garland.  I am super excited about this project because I have been crocheting snowflakes for many years now but this is the first time that I have created my own snowflake pattern!  In my video I will show you how I link the snowflakes with a chain and then stiffen the snowflakes so that they hang nicely on the garland. 

You can learn to crochet the snowflake in my crochet along video! Or just follow the pattern below.  You can download a PDF of the Crochet Snowflake Pattern here.

You can also watch the instructional video for the snowflake garland here.

For this pattern you will need: 

         size 10 crochet cotton in white   or pearl sparkle

          size 6 crochet hook

          Mod Podge Stiffy

          small bowl

          garbage bag (or something else to protect your working surface) 

          snowflake pattern below

Thanks for stopping by and making snowflakes with me!  What is your favorite holiday crochet project?  Comment down below if you have some pretty holiday favorites to share.  I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

Basic Snowflake Pattern

Materials needed: 

size 10 crochet cotton 

size 6 crochet hook

Rnd 1:  Ch 8, dc in first ch, (ch 4, dc in same ch) 4 times, ch 2, dc in third ch of beginning ch: 6 ch-4 spaces.  

Rnd 2:  Ch 8, dc in same sp, ch 6, *(dc, ch 5, dc) in next ch-4 sp, ch 6; repeat from * around; join with slip st to third ch of beginning ch-8:  12 ch sps.  

Rnd 3:  Slip st in first sp, ch 6, (tr, ch 5, tr, ch 2, tr) in same sp, ch 1, sc in next ch-6 sp, ch 1, *(tr, ch 2, tr, ch 5, tr, ch 2, tr) in next ch-5 sp, ch 1, sc in next ch-6 sp, ch 1; repeat from * around; join with slip st to fourth ch of beginning ch-6.  

Rnd 4:  sl st in 2 ch sp, ch 1 (2 sc, picot, 2 sc) in same sp, ch 3 (dc, triple picot, dc) in next ch 5 space, ch 3, 2 sc, picot, 2 sc in next 2 ch sp, sc in next ch1 sp, skip next sc, sc in next 1 ch sp.  *2 sc picot 2 sc in next 2 ch sp, ch 3 (dc, triple picot, dc) in next ch 5 sp, ch 3, 2 sc, picot, 2 sc in next 2 ch sp, sc in next ch 1 sp, skip next sc, sc in next ch 1 sp.  repeat from * , join in beginning sc, fasten off.  

Special stitches:  

Picot: ch 5, sc in 5th ch from hook.  

Triple Picot:  ch 6, sc in 5th ch from hook, (ch 5, sc in 5th ch from hook) twice, sl st in ch at base of first sc, ch 1.

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