Christmas Gift Card Holder Ornament – Free Crochet Pattern!

Are you excited about Christmas this year? I think we all will agree that this year has been unusual πŸ™‚ I have not had much time to crochet gifts but I managed to make a few wine bottle cozies and I designed these little ugly sweater ornaments that turned out to be more cute than ugly πŸ™‚ These are super easy to make and work up in less than an hour each. They are perfect to get you in a festive mood and you will have a cute gift ready in no time!

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Pattern

This pattern is available for free on my blog. I would love to see your projects on Instagram! Tag your posts with:
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What you will need (with clickable affiliate links)

Experience level

Beginner

Gauge

8 rows of 10 single crochet stitches is a 2” (5 cms) square.

Gauge is not very important in this project. It is better to have a larger sweater than a smaller one because all you need is enough space to be able to hold a gift card.

Abbreviations

You can find my stitch guide with all the abbreviations here.

  1. ch – chain
  2. sc – single crochet

Sizing

Height: 4” (10 cms)
Width: 2.5” (6.5 cms) without sleeves and 4” (10 cms) with sleeves

Resources

Follow along and make this ornament (Right handed)

Follow along and make this ornament (Left handed)

How to make a hanger to hang these sweaters from a Christmas tree

Pattern Notes

  1. This pattern is written in US terms.
  2. These sweaters are great stash busters!
  3. These sweaters work up quickly (each one takes about 30 minutes) and are made using one stitch only!
  4. I have a video tutorial that you can follow along and make these sweaters. Find links to the left and right handed tutorials in the Resources section above. I also have a tutorial for making a hanger to hang these from a Christmas tree! πŸ™‚
  5. The number of stitches in each row / round is mentioned in [].

Instructions

Body

Row 1: 
Make 14 foundation single crochet stitches.

Row 2:
turn, ch1, sc, inc, sc, *sc, sc, inc, sc; repeat from * once, sc, inc, sc [18]

Row 3: 
turn, ch1, inc, sc, inc, sc, 
*sc, sc, inc, sc, sc; repeat from * once,
sc, inc, sc, inc, join with the first sc with a slip stitch [24]

Row 4: 
Work in a round starting now
ch1, *sc in the next 7 stitches, inc; repeat from * 2 times [27]

Row / Round 5: 
*sc, sc, inc; repeat from * 8 times [36]

Rows / Rounds 6 and 7: 
sc around [36]

Row / Round 8: 
sc in next 5 stitches, skip 8,
sc in next 10 stitches, skip 8,
sc in next 5 stitches [20]

Rows / Rounds 9 – 17: 
sc around [20]

Sew bottom row using sc stitches – this is to seal the bottom to make sure the gift card doesn’t fall. I recommend watching the video in the Resources section to see how this is done. Cut yarn, weave in ends. Stop here if you would like to make your sweater without sleeves. 

Sleeve (Make 2)

Round 1: 
Attach yarn at the arm hole, sc around [10]

Rounds 2 – 8: 
sc around [10]

Round 9: 
dec 5 times, cut yarn and weave in ends.

Add embellishments and a trim

You can stick some buttons or beads on your ornaments, or you could surface crochet and write initials of the person you are gifting it to. See the videos in the Resources section to see what I have used.

You can also add a trim to your ornaments at this time. This is optional but using some fur or pipsqueak yarn makes it very fun an interesting. See the videos in the Resources section to see how I added a trim to my ornaments.

Hang them from your tree

You can hang these ornaments using a wire hanger. Click here to see a tutorial for this on my YouTube channel.

Pattern

This pattern is available for free on my blog. I would love to see your projects on Instagram! Tag your posts with:
@knitterknotter #knitterknotter #madewithknitterknotter

If you would like a PDF version of this pattern in one printable file (or just to support me), you can purchase a print-friendly ad-free version of this pattern from my Ravelry, Etsy and LoveCrochet shops. Click on the link below to grab the PDF version of this design.

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Copyright and Terms of Use

This pattern is for personal use only. You are welcome to make and sell handmade items using this pattern but you are required to credit the design to Arunima Goel @ KnitterKnotter by linking back to https://knitterknotter.com. Do not publish or sell this pattern, in part or in full and do not make any video tutorials of this pattern without my permission. When featuring KnitterKnotter in pattern roundups, blog articles or Facebook posts, you may use one of my photos and provide a link back to the original source.

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2 Replies to “Christmas Gift Card Holder Ornament – Free Crochet Pattern!”

  1. Hey Arunima – how are you ? I just saw you praised on the site of one of my earliest favourite crocheters – the beautiful Johanna of Mijo Crochet ! Now, that’s some praise, as her crochet is always impressive – just as is yours ! πŸ˜€
    I’m always pleased when artists whose work I admire comment on each other’s work; it makes me feel vindicated in my taste ! [grin]

    1. Hello!! It is so good to hear from you πŸ™‚ I am doing well, how are you?

      Johanna has been wonderful. I love her patterns just as you do and I am honored that she chose my tutorials to learn Tunisian crochet.

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