This easy crochet Christmas ornament pattern can be used to make a quick and easy dual purpose gift card holder and Christmas tree ornament. Use it for teacher gifts, white elephant gifts, co-worker gifts and more. Keep reading for the free crochet pattern.
A Crochet Christmas Ornament as a Decorative Gift Card Holder
I love this pattern for a lot of reasons. First - it’s fast and was easy to make for my kids’ teacher gifts! Second, it’s versatile. I used two of these ornaments sewn together to make a gift card pouch, but you could also use just one as an applique, a coaster, a tree ornament…whatever you can imagine.
A Last-Minute Crochet Christmas Gift
Last minute, quick and easy projects are kind of my jam. I love one skein projects (like my Seven Days of Scarfie patterns) especially when it comes to making crocheted items as gifts! If you are really down to the wire with your Christmas shopping and/or making - a gift card will be your best bet. I don’t know about you, but when I give gift cards I still like to add a personal touch. So this year all of my gift cards are going to be given in these Holly Jolly Christmas Tree Ornaments.
Use Up Scrap Yarn for these Gift Card Holders
There is one more thing that I dearly love about this project, and that’s that it doesn’t require you to go out and buy new yarn. Use up some scraps from your stash and have fun mixing and matching colors! I used remnants of yarn I had left over after making the Holly Jolly Christmas Stockings earlier this month, but really any worsted weight yarn will do.
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Holly Jolly Christmas Ornament Gift Card Holder - Free Crochet Pattern
- Worsted weight yarn in white, grey and at least one other color. Caron Cakes ‘Cherry Chip’ and Caron Cakes ‘Pistachio’ are pictured on the samples.
- J/6.0 mm crochet hook - I love Clover Amour
- Scissors - I always keep these travel scissors in my hook case
- Yarn needle
Abbreviations (written in U.S. terms):
- sl st: slip stitch
- ch: chain
- SC: single crochet
- HDC: half double crochet
- The chain stitches at the beginning of each round do not count as a stitch.
- This entire pattern is worked holding two strands of worsted weight yarn together.
- The last st of each round is connected to the first st of the round with a sl st.
Instructions (make 2 for a gift card holder)
Start with a magic circle (holding two strands together)
Round 1: work 8 HDC into the magic circle and pull tight. (8)
Round 2: ch 2, 2 HDC in each st around. (16)
Round 3: ch 2, *2 HDC, HDC in the next st, repeat from * around (24). Switch to grey yarn before joining to the first st of the round with a sl st.
Row 1-3: ch 1, SC in 3 sts. Turn. At the end of Row 3, tie off yarn.
**You will now be working with a single strand of white yarn**
Attach the white yarn to the edge of your colored circle. Work 2 SC in each st around the circle. When you reach the top of the ornament, work 1 SC in the side of each row of grey stitches. ch 6 to make a loop at the top, and continue to work 1 SC st in each row on the other side of the top. Join to the first SC of the edging with a sl st. Tie off yarn and weave in ends.
To make a gift card holder, place two ornament appliqués on top of one another. Using white yarn and a yarn needle, hand sew the bottom half of the ornament together, leaving the top open like a pouch. Use yarn, raffia, or your desired material to tie a bow holding the loops together.
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