Need a gift that whips up in a flash? Try one of these easy crochet gift card holders – and learn four easy stitches along the way!
Design Story and Inspiration for these Crochet Gift Card Holder Patterns
Christmas has a way of sneaking up on you when you have a baby in the house. All of a sudden I realized we had to give the boys teachers their gifts on the 18th!! My husband got busy on some adorable wooden snowmen (seen above) while I wanted to make a little something as well. We love DIY gifts!
We bought all the teachers an amazon gift card and I decided to make gift card holders for them. I found a cute pattern online for a knit version and made one of those, then decided I would never be able to make seven (yes, seven!) in the time I had so I decided to crochet some.
And because I get bored doing the same project more than once or twice, I created four different versions. These turned out super cute and are extremely easy – there aren’t even any ends to weave in if you use them as the hanger!!!
Yarn Options for An Easy Christmas Gift
All of these gift card holder patterns use worsted weight yarn. They make wonderful projects to use up scrap yarn!
You can use any weight #4 yarn in your stash – all of these are different colors and brands and I found that any worsted made the right size to hold the gift cards.
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Free Crochet Pattern Details
Each one of these patterns uses a different stitch, so get ready to learn some new stitches while whipping up your gifts! They are crocheted flat and use single crochet to close up the sides and bottom – no need to sew.
If you use the ends as the hanger (like I did!) then you won’t even have any ends to weave in – and that makes them even quicker!
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LAST MINUTE GIFT CARD HOLDERS TUTORIAL
What you’ll need
Yarn: Worsted weight yarn
Crochet Hook: US Size E (3.25mm)
Notions: Yarn needle/tapestry needle (if not using the ends as the hanger), scissors
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Single Crochet (sc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Finished Size: Holds standard size gift card
Blue Yarn version (seen above)
This gift card holder is crocheted with the Primrose Stitch – a beautiful textured stitch.
Row 1: [Sc, ch 2, sc] in 3rd ch from hook, *skip next 2 ch, [sc, ch 2, sc] in next ch, rep from * across, ending with hdc in last ch, turn.
Row 2: Ch 3, *3 dc in next ch-2 space, rep from * across, ending with dc in top of turning ch, turn.
Row 3: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), * [sc, ch 2, sc] in 2nd dc of next shell, rep from * across, ending with hdc in top of turning ch, turn.
Repeat rows 2 & 3 until piece measures 7 1/4″ from beginning, ending with row 2 so ends are on opposite corners. Finish with instructions below.
Red Yarn Version
This version is crocheted using the blanket stitch – a real favorite of mine!
Row 1: 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook, *sk 2 ch, [sc, 2 dc] in next ch; repeat from *, ending with sc in last ch, turn.
Row 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in first st, *sk 2 dc, [sc, 2 dc] in next st; repeat from * ending with a sc in top of turning ch.
Repeat row 2 until piece measures 7 1/4″ from beginning, ending with an even row so ends are on opposite corners. Finish with instructions below.
Dark Green Yarn Version
This version is crocheted in the moss stitch, also called the seed stitch. It’s an easy single crochet, chain one pattern.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across – 12 sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc, *sk 1 sc, ch 1, sc in next st; repeat from *, ending with a sc in last st.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *sk 1 sc, ch 1, sc in next ch sp; repeat from *, ending with a sc in last st.
Repeat row 3 until piece measures 7 1/4″ from beginning, ending with an even row so ends are on opposite corners. Finish with instructions below.
Olive Green Yarn Version
This version is created using the wattle stitch, another wonderfully textured stitch.
Row 1: *[sc, ch 1, dc] into 3d ch from hook, skip 2 ch; rep from * ending with sc into last ch, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1 , skip first sc and next dc, *[sc, ch 1, dc] into next ch sp, skip 1sc and 1dc; rep from * ending with [sc, ch 1, dc] into last ch sp, skip next sc, sc into top of turning ch, turn.
Repeat row 2 until piece measures 7 1/4″ from beginning, ending with the ends on opposite corners. Finish with instructions below.
FINISHING – ALL VERSIONS
Fold in half.
Working through both layers, ch 1, sc evenly down side, 3 sc in corner, sc evenly across bottom, 3 sc in corner, sc evenly up other side. Finish off and tie ends together to form a long loop.
That’s it! No weaving in any ends. Makes a great last minute gift. Hope you enjoy! 🙂
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I hope you’ve enjoyed these free crochet patterns for our gift card holders! I hope you’ll whip some up for some friends!
Love the gift card pattern. Is there a tutorial video for this pattern. If you stitch up all sides then there is no place to put the card in. Explain finishing instructions please. I just got it. You do two then sew together right? Thanks
Hi Alice! Yes, you sew the two of them together, just leaving one of the shorter edges free to slip the gift card in. 🙂