I know that when it comes to gifts, some people are just so hard to buy for! Gift cards are definitely the easiest option if you ever get stumped. This Santa Gift Card Holder is a great way to spice up the gift of a gift card (those plain envelopes that they come with aren’t so festive)! They are super quick to work up and do not use a lot of yarn at all, making them perfect for scrap yarn in your stash! Stick with a red for the main color to keep the Santa theme, or switch to a green for an Elf version! There is also an option to make this into an ornament to hang on the tree-great for little notes to Santa from the kids! These also fit $1 scratch offs really well too!!
- H hook (5mm)
- Small amount of yarn in the colors red or green (for elf or santa), black, white, and yellow
- ⅝ inch white button
- Yarn needle
- Measuring Tape
Gauge: 10 sc=3 in
Stitch Glossary: ch-chain, sl st- slip stitch, sc-single crochet, sc dec- single crochet decrease, BLO- back loop only
Finished Size: 4.5 x 3.25 inches
With main color and leaving a long tail, ch 30. Join to the first ch. (30)
Round 1-3: Ch 1. Sc in the same st as the ch 1. Sc in each st around. Join to the first sc. (30)
Round 4-6: With black, ch 1. Sc in the same st as the ch 1. Sc in each st around. Join to the first st. (30)
Round 7-9: With main color, ch 1. Sc in the same st as the ch 1. Sc in each st around. Join to the first st. (30) Fasten off.
Row 1: With white, join with a sc to BLO of the first st of Round 9. Sc BLO in the next 14 st. Ch 1. Turn. (15)
Row 2: Sc in the same st as the ch 1. Sc in each st across. Ch 1. Turn. (15)
Row 3: Sc dec over the first 2 st. Sc in the next 11 st. Sc dec over the last 2 st. Ch 1. Turn. (13)
Row 4: With main color, sc dec over the first 2 st. Sc in the next 9 st. Sc dec over the last 2 st. Ch 1. Turn. (11)
Row 5: Sc dec over the first 2 st. Sc in the next 7 st. Sc dec over the last 2 st. Ch 1. Turn. (9)
Row 6: Sc dec x 2. Sc in the next st. Sc dec x 2. Ch 1. Turn. (5)
Row 7: Sc dec over the first 2 st. Sc in the next st. Sc dec over the last 2 st. Ch 1. Turn. (3)
Row 8: Sc dec over the first 2 st. Sc in the next st. (2) Ch 4. Turn. Sl st into the next st. This creates a button loop for the button that will be attached to the back of the piece.
Optional: If wanting to multipurpose your giftcard holder as an ornament, with the main color, join with a sl st to the st right before (or after depending on which side you want it on) the white for the flap. Ch 20. Join with a sl st to the same st you started chaining from. Fasten off.
-Sew button onto back of the holder in the center of the first section of your main color. Make sure that it lines up with your button loop when the flap is closed.
-Turn piece inside out. Using the tail left at the beginning of your work, sew the bottom of the holder together.
-Flip piece right side out and with yellow yarn, embroider a square belt buckle in the center of the black rows on the front of the holder.
-Weave in all ends.
***My testers and I have worked diligently to make this pattern for you. Rewriting, reselling, distributing, or copying this pattern as your own and/or without my consent is prohibited. You may sell any finished items from this pattern. However, I do ask that you credit me as the designer and link back to my Facebook page or my Ravelry page.