Quick and easy crochet gift card holder pattern will add a touch of handmade to gift card. Customise the colours for the recipient.
Do you find some people are notoriously hard to buy gifts for? It is either the people that have absolutely everything. Or the people that always say they do not want or need anything.
Although they are a nightmare to buy gifts for, we still want to cheer them up. Put a little smile on their faces and make their day.
Rather than thinking of a present for days and still coming up with nothing, I opt for the easy way out… I know cheeky, right?
If I am really struggling to come up with a nice present idea, I buy a gift card. Call me lazy but I would rather let them choose something they really like and will enjoy.
Even though you are buying a piece of plastic from a shop, you can still add a touch of handmade! You can make my crochet gift card holder and put the card inside!
Crochet Gift Card Holder Design Process
I must say this is a super easy and quick project. I have worked this crochet gift card holder up in no time at all while looking after two kiddos.
For the main gift card holder I used linked double crochet stitch. I feel like this was a great choice. The stitch creates a dense fabric with no gaps.
That means you could actually use this holder for smaller items too. Coins, ear rings, bracelet and other smaller items will be safe in there.
You could easily turn this into a small coin purse by sewing a zip onto the top.
The crochet gift card holder is created from a simple rectangle shape. This is then folded in half and sewn up the two sides.
To add a special touch, I have also added a lacy closure for the top. The great thing is that you do not need a button or zip to create the closer.
You can simply use a piece of yarn that ties around one of the stitches of the closer.
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MATERIALS (affiliate links)
- WeCrochet Swish Worsted (110y, 50g, 100% wool) or other light worsted yarn in two colors in red and white
- 4 mm crochet hook
- Yarn needle
10 cm wide x 6 cm high
11 sts x 5.5 rows measures 5 x 5 cm measured over ldc
STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS (US CROCHET TERMS)
ch- chain stitch
ldc – linked double crochet
sl st – slip stitch
dc – double crochet
picot – 3 ch, sl st into 1st ch
CROCHET GIFT CARD HOLDER PATTERN NOTES
- the pattern starts with crocheting a rectangle shape that is worked across the short side
- this is then folded in half and sewn across the sides which creates the gift card holder
- the main holder is worked in linked double crochet stitch
- to create the first ldc of the row, you will need to chain 3 and created the first ldc by inserting hook into the 2nd chain of beginning 3 ch to pull up a loop
- the beginning 3 ch does not count as a stitch, it is purely there to create the first ldc
- the lacy closure it then crocheted onto the last row
- it is worked in rows of half circle shape
- you fix each end of the row to the main holder with a slip stitch
CROCHET GIFT CARD HOLDER MAIN PATTERN
With yarn A, chain 24.
Row 1: insert hook into 2nd chain from hook and pull up a loop, miss next ch, insert hook into next ch and pull up a loop, (yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook) twice = first ldc created (the beginning 3 ch does not count as a st here and throughout the main holder), 1 ldc into each ch across, turn. [21 ldc]
Row 2: 3 ch, first ldc, 1 ldc into each st across, turn. [21 ldc]
Repeat Row 2 another 11 times. Fasten off.
Fold the rectangle in half across the short side and line up the sides. With needle and yarn sew up both sides together to create the holder.
Miss 10 sts of the last row on the main holder, join yarn B in next st.
Row 1: 3 ch, miss 2 sts on the holder, sl st into next st, turn, 1 ch, work (1 dc, 1 ch) 3 times into same st as the beginning 3 ch, 1 dc in same st, miss 2 sts on the holder, sl st into next, do not turn.
Row 2: 3 ch, miss next 2 sts on the holder, sl st into next st, turn, 2 ch, 1dc into first dc from Row 1, (2 ch, miss next 1 ch-sp, 1 dc into next dc) 4 times working last dc into top of beginning 3 ch from previous row , 2 ch, 1 dc into top of beginning 3 ch from previous row again, miss next 2 sts on the holder, sl st into next st, do not turn.
Row3: 3 ch, miss next 2 sts on the holder, sl st into next st, turn, 3 ch, 1dc into first dc from Row 2, (3 ch, miss next 2 ch-sp, 1 dc into next dc) 6 times working last dc into top of beginning 3 ch from previous row , 3 ch, 1 dc into top of beginning 3 ch from previous row again, miss next 2 sts on the holder, sl st into next st, 1 ch, 1 sc into last st on the holder, turn.
Row 4: * (1 sc, picot, 1 sc) into next 3 ch-sp, 1 sc into top of next dc; repeat from * 8 times placing the last sc into last st on the holder instead.
Fasten off. Sew in all ends. Block the lacy closure to open up he lace and picots, however this is optional.
Fix a piece of yarn around the middle stitch of 3rd row down from the top of the holder to be able to tie the closure down.
To tie it up, thread each end of yarn through the 3 ch-sp around the middle stitch of last row of the lacy closure.
I hope you enjoyed this crochet gift card holder pattern. I have more free crochet patterns that you might enjoy right here on the blog.
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