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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Crocheted Gift Card Holders- Pattern



Gift Card Holders- These are made using Bernat Mosaic Yarn, which an acrylic yarn that self stripes in wonderful colors. Both of those came off the same skein of Psychedelic colorway and right now it's on sale at the Bernat site. Not affiliated, just letting you know!

These can also be used after the holidays to hold gift cards or ID cards. I used stash buttons and had fun picking them out. The large button is actually 2 vintage buttons stacked.

You will need:
Worsted weight yarn (I recommend the mosaic for the stripes!)
size G crochet hook
Yarn needle to weave in ends
Tapestry needle
embroidery floss to match
Buttons!

Super easy! This is all done in single crochet (sc) chains (ch) and slip stitch (sl st) - stitches (sts)

Chain 12
Skip first ch and slip stitch the rest of the chain. I like working off this kind of base for things worked in the round off a starting chain because it makes a more solid bottom.
Round 1: ch 1- does not count as first stitch here or throughout- sc in same st and next 9 sts, 2 sc in 11th stitch, sc in next 10 sts, sl st to join (22 stitches)
Round 2: Ch 1, sc in each stitch around, sl st to join
Round 3-17: Repeat Round 2
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in same stitch, sc in next 10 sts, (11 stitches)
Row 2-11: Repeat row 1

The next row is the button hole row. If you're using 2 5/8 inch buttons you'll do it this way
Row12: Ch 1, sc in same stitch, sc in next stitch, ch 2, skip 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, ch 2, skip 2 stitch, sc in last 2 stitches

If you're using a large button, mine is about an inch and half wide-
Row 12: Ch 1, sc in same stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, chain 5, sc in next 3 stitches

Row 13: Ch 1, sc in same stitch, sc in each stitch across (11 stitches)
Row 14-15: Repeat Row 13- break off yarn, weave in ends

Stitch on the buttons. What I do is close the flap, then thread my tapestry needle with the floss, put the needle and floss through the button hole in the middle and through the bag. Lift the flap carefully without dislodging the needle and note where the needle is placed in the bag. Then I pull the needle out and put it under the stitch on just that side of the bag, not through both layers, pull it up and tie it in a knot on top of the pouch leaving a tail. Then put the button over the knot and sew it into place, then I tie my second knot under the button using both ends and double knotting. Fold the pouch back so I can get to the ends of the thread and trim close.Then there aren't loose ends on in the inside of the pouch and they are hidden behind the button.

Fun way to use more stash buttons!

2 comments:

  1. Great pattern! I'm sharing a link to it on my blog this morning. :) You can check it out at www.mooglyblog.com.

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  2. Hmmm, I'm actually having some trouble completing this pattern. Do you think you can pinpoint what I'm doing wrong and help me? I'd really appreciate it! If you can help me out, please e-mail me at candice[dot]castonguay[at]gmail[dot]com.

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