Strawberry Delight Gift Card Holder ~
Free Crochet Pattern
A quick and easy gift card holder for a special someone at Valentine’s. You can whip this gift card holder up in 1 hour tops! This pretty gift card holder can be made in the color of your choice. It doesn’t have to be just around Valentine’s.
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Difficulty – Beginner/Intermediate
Yarn – Red Heart Crème de la Crème cotton, In The Pinks; 98 yards. (I used roughly 20-25 yards)
Hook and Notions – Size Hook: H (5.0mm), Scissors, Blunt Needle
Measurements in Pattern – Laying flat 7-inches wide, 6-inches tall
Gauge – Not important
Ch = chain
Dc = double crochet
Sc = single crochet
Special Stitch – Shell work (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in indicated stitch.
FHDC – (Foundation Half Double Crochet) Chain 2, yarn over, insert hook into first chain (2nd from the hook), yarn over, pull up through the first loop on the hook (this is your first chain loop). With 3 loops on hook, yarn over, pull through 3. * Yarn over, insert your hook into the first chain loop, yarn over, pull up a loop (this is your second chain loop), yarn over, pull through 3. 2 fhdc completed. Repeat from * until you reach the desired number of fhdc.
Pattern Notes:Chain 1 at beginning of row counts as a single crochet.
Chain 3 at beginning of row counts as a double crochet.
Row 1: CH 1, sc in same stitch as chain 1, * skip next 2 stitches, shell in next stitch, skip next 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, skip next 2 stitches, * repeat across, until 3 stitches remaining, sc in turning chain. (4 shells)
Row 2: CH 1, sc in same stitch as chain 1, skip next dc, * shell in sc, skip next 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, skip next 2 stitches, * repeat across, sc in last stitch. (4 shells)
Rows 3-11: Repeat Row 2
Fasten off leaving 18-inch tail for sewing side and end. Weave in ends.
Making the Card Holder
Gather your cotton yarn, sewing needle, scissors and pins (optional)
Step One: Fold the piece in half with Wrong Side Facing Out.
Using the cotton yarn
Step Two: Sew side and end together (I used the mattress stitch). Be sure to leave Opening for the gift card to be inserted. Fasten off.
Step Three: Turn the card holder Right Side Out.