In years past, before I started making my own patterns, I’ve searched for crochet patterns for gift card holders to help make my simple gifts a little more personal. I never found a free pattern that I particularly liked (and free can be important this time of year). This time around, inspiration struck and I crafted 3 Christmas-themed crochet gift card holders that I’d love to share with you! These are fun, easy projects that work up quickly, and best of all, they are inexpensive.
I almost can’t wait to get to the 24/7 Cotton Yarn review, but first, let’s talk a bit about most cotton yarn. I haven’t created a ton of projects using cotton yarn, but when I have crocheted with cotton, I’ve been less than enthusiastic. Generally, cotton yarn leaves something to be desired. It’s a bit…lifeless. It gets easily stretched out, doesn’t have very nice stitch definition, and it doesn’t feel great running through my fingers for hours on end. I used Paintbox Cotton when I made this darling blanket for a friend who was expecting her second child at the time. It was fine – probably a bit nicer than the Knit Picks “Dishie” Cotton I’d tried before that, but not by much. They are really all pretty similar. (The blanket turned out wonderfully, by the way. I just didn’t enjoy working with the yarn!)
‘Tis the season for all the warm, cozy, snuggly things made with the prettiest of yarns. I chose a delectable teal yarn for this crochet wrap pattern. The color gives so much richness and depth, and the size makes it deliciously warm and versatile! I didn’t want a dinky little scarf, here; I was after something with more coverage that you can really snuggle into. This can be worn in a variety of ways: as a shawl, a scarf (if you fold it), or a wrap. I’ve even used it to wrap around my dainty 5-year-old in the middle of the night when she stumbles up the stairs, still asleep.
This past Saturday, I went out bird watching alone in the morning. I knew ahead of time that it was going to be in the high 20s/low 30s when I left at 6:30 a.m., so Friday night I whipped up a nice, warm hat. I would love to share what I did in an easy, free crochet pattern.