I love giving gift cards because you know that the recipient will be able to pick out something that is just what they like. Everyone appreciates a gift card, but I also really enjoy giving handmade gifts, too!
Making a gift card holder is the best of both worlds! That way, you can give them a small handmade gift (that is super fast to make, too!) and also give them a gift card for something they can pick out themselves.
I especially like to give gift cards to my sons’ teachers. With at least four teachers to make for every year, things get pretty busy around here. The good thing is that I always design something new for each teacher and put those patterns up on the blog to share with you!
This pattern uses leftover worsted weight yarn to whip up a quick gift. It also serves to familiarize you with mitten construction, if you’ve never made any before. I just took my Basic Mittens pattern and adjusted it for this pattern.
If you can make this little guy, you can make mittens!
Mitten Gift Card Holder
What You’ll Need
Yarn: Caron Cotton Cakes, or other scrap worsted weight yarn that gets gauge (mine was left over from the Hydrangea Baby Blanket)
Hooks: US Size I (5.5mm) and J (6.0mm)
Notions: Yarn needle, scissors
Gauge: 16 sts and 18 rows = 4″ in sc worked in the round
Finished Size: 4.5″ tall by 2.5″ wide, not including thumb
Body of mitten is working in continuous rounds. Use a stitch marker to mark the first st of each round.
With smaller hook, ch 7, leaving a long tail for sewing up seam in cuff.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across; turn (6 sts).
Row 2: Ch 1, sc blo in each st; turn.
Rows 3-20: Repeat row 2.
Change to larger hook. Change color if desired. Turn ribbing to long edge and sc 18 sts evenly across, do not join (18 sts).
Round 2: Work in continuous round.
Round 3: 2 sc in first sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc to end (20 sts).
Round 4: 2 sc in first sc, sc 3, sc in next sc, sc to end (22 sts).
Round 5: Ch 1, skip next 5 sts, sc to end (18 sts).
Rounds 6-11: Work even in continuous rounds of sc.
Round 12: Sc 2, sc2tog, sc 7, sc2tog, sc to end (16 sts).
Round 13: *Sc 2, sc2tog; repeat from * around (12 sts).
Round 14: *Sc2tog; repeat from * around (6 sts).
Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Use tail to close top 6 sts tightly and sew any gaps that might remain.
Join yarn with larger hook at ch-1 space of hand.
Round 1: Ch 1, sc in ch-1 space, sc 9 skipped sts – 10 sts.
Rounds 2-3: Work even in sc.
Round 4: *Sc2tog; repeat from * – 4 sts.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Use tail to close top 5 sts tightly and sew any gaps that might remain.
Turn mitten inside out and weave in ends. Sew seam in ribbing.
That’s it! I hope you’ve enjoyed this free crochet pattern for the Mitten Gift Card Holder. You can view all of my Free Crochet Patterns here!