Don't stuff a gift card in a boring envelope. Add a DIY crochet gift card holder that will make the wrapping special. A handmade gift is always thoughtful.
Everyone loves to get gift cards. But for some reason, giving a gift card feels impersonal. It can feel like a last minute gift that says “I didn’t know what else to get you”.
Gifting is an opportunity to let people know how much you appreciate them.
Before you stuff that gift card into a boring envelope, think about making your wrapping extra special. Add a crochet gift card holder. Whatever the occasion, a handmade gift is that much more meaningful.
It’s not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving. -Mother Teresa
The crochet gift card holder is a quick project. You can add a little love to a last minute gift. Make your own using that scrap yarn you’ve been saving.
Watch the video to learn how to quickly add the boho fringe. Plus there’s a tip to make your angle fringe perfect every time.
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What You Need
- 50 yards of #5 bulky weight yarn: I used Bernat Maker Home Dec Yarn in the color Cream (8.8oz/317yds per skein)
- 20 yards of #4 worsted weight yarn: I used I Love This Cotton from Hobby Lobby in the color Aubergine (3.5 oz/180yds per skein) Any yarn or embroidery thread will work for the fringe.
- US K10.5 / 6.50mm Crochet Hook
- A 5″ template. I used a postcard or any sturdy paper will do. (see video)
- Tapestry Needle
What You Need To Know
- The chain at the beginning of each row does not count as a stitch. Watch this video to learn how to make the edges of crochet straight.
- In the pattern, row 9 reads (BLO). Work all the stitches in this row in the back loops. This creates a fold for the bottom of the gift card holder.
- The crocheted gift card holder will fit a standard gift card size. (3.5″ x 2″)
Abbreviations (US crochet terms)
- ch = chain
- hdc = half double crochet
- st(s) = stitch(es)
- (BLO) = back loop only
DIY Crochet Gift Card Holder Pattern
row 1: 1 hdc in 2nd ch from the hook, 1 hdc in each ch across, turn (14sts)
rows 2-8: ch 1, 1 hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in each st across, turn (14sts)
row 9: ch 1, (BLO) 1 hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in each st across, turn (14sts)
rows 10-17: ch 1, 1 hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in each st across, turn (14sts)
Cut your yarn and weave in the ends. Fold the rectangle in half, like a hamburger bun. Using yarn, sew the 2 short sides closed. The long top side will be left open.
- Wrap the yarn around a template made of cardboard. I used a 5 ” postcard. This made my yarn strands 10″ long. It’s easier to tie the tassels, then trim to the finished size.
- Cut the yarn along one side of the template. Now you have the yarn strands all the same length and ready to be tied to the gift card holder.
- Insert your hook into the first stitch along the top of the gift card holder.
- Take 3 strands of yarn, folded in half. Place them on the hook.
- Pull the hook through the stitch and loosen the loop. Yarn over with the ends of the yarn and pull through the loop and tighten the knot.
- Repeat steps 3-5, adding a tassel to each stitch across the top of the gift card holder.
- Smooth out the tassels so they’re laying flat. Place the template on top of the tassels at an angle. Using the template as a guide, cut the fringe. Be careful not to cut the DIY gift card holder below.
The final step is to add a gift card to their favorite shop.
Looking for more quick crochet projects for gifts? This post has a full list of crochet patterns.