Gift Card Ornaments

Gift Card Ornaments
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Make holiday gift card giving more fun this year by housing gift cards in these festive little gift card ornaments! Use our free knitting pattern to knit a set of gift card holders that also look fabulous hanging on your tree, mantle or other fun places around your home or office. Knit a hat, envelop or package ornament to hold all kinds of gift cards.

Friends, family and co-workers will appreciate the extra effort you put in to presentation and these adorable gift card ornaments make receiving and using the gift card that much more fun!

Skill level: Advanced Beginner

Materials:  Small amount of worsted weight yarn in red, green and white.
Size 6 double point needles
Yarn needle
One small button
Size G crochet hook to help add fringe to hat.

Gauge: 4 ½ sts to the inch

Patterns:

Hat
With white cast on 42.
Round 1: Being careful not to twist , divide sts evenly over 3 needles, K1, P1 around place a marker at the end of the round.
Rounds 2-4: K1, P1, around, slipping the marker as you come to it. At the end of round 4, cut the white yarn.
Round 5 - 20 : With red, knit in each st, around slipping the marker as you come to it.
Round 21: (K 5, K2tog) repeat around. (36)
Round 22: K in each st around.
Round 23: (K 4, K2tog) repeat around. (30)
Round 24: K in each st around.
Round 25: (K 3, K2tog) repeat around. (24)
Round 26: (Yo, K2tog) repeat around.
Round 27: K in each st around.
Cast off.

Finishing it up
1.Sew a seam on round 5 to close up bottom of the hat.
2.Attach fringe to the cast off. Do this by using a size g crochet hook to adding a strand of white yarn to each st on cast off.
3.Trim fringe to desired length.
4.Cut a 12 inch length of green yarn and weave in to round 26 add your gift card or other small gift
5.Add a scrap of yarn for a hanger.

Envelope
With white cast on 22.
Row 1: K in each st.
Row 2: P in each st.
Row 3-37: repeat rows 1 and 2 until piece measures approx. 6 inches. Brake yarn.
Row 38& 39: With green, K across.
Row 40: K1, K2tog, K to last 3 Sts, K2tog, K1. (20)
Row 41: repeat row 38.
Row 42: K1, K2tog, K to last 3 Sts, K2tog, K1. (18)
Row 43-48: K 1, K2tog, K to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1, you will end with sts. You now have 4 Sts left on the needle.
Row 49: K2tog, Yo, K2tog.
Row 50:K3tog.
Cast off.

Finishing it all up.
1.Sew side seams.
2.Sew button into place.
3.Weave in all ends.
4.Add a hanger.

Package
With green cast on 24.
Round 1: Divide evenly over 3 needles being careful not to twist, K in each st.
Round 2: P in each st around.
Round 3-6: repeat rounds 1 and 2 twice.
Round 7: (Yo, K2tog) repeat around, and cut green yarn.
Round 8-11: with red K in each st around, at the end of round 11 cut red yarn.
Round 12-15: With white K in each st around, at the end of round 15 cut white yarn.
Round 16- 19: With green, K in each st around, at the end of round 19 cut green yarn.
Repeat rounds 8- 19 one more time, then repeat rounds 8 -15.
Round 40: With green, repeat round 7.
Round 41: K in each st around.
Round 42: P in each st around.
Round 43 – 46: repeat rounds 41 and 42.
Cast off.

Finish it up.
1.Weave in all ends.
2.Cut two 10 in lengths of white yarn and weave one in round 7. Fill package with gift card or other small item. Weave second piece of yarn on other end, and tie in a bow.
3.Add a hanger.

 

About The Author

Melanie has more than 25 years experience as a Hands-on fiber artist and fiber arts teacher specializing in crochet, knitting, spinning, weaving and tatting. She has taught classes through various yarn stores, Community Education Programs, fiber fairs; as well as in 4-H programs around Idaho. She has been designing her own unique projects and patterns for numerous year and she has spent several years as a pattern tester for many yarn and design companies. You can usually find her working on something or planning her next project.