This Crochet Christmas Present Ornament is a free pattern on my blog! This holiday project is great for beginners and also makes an easy applique or gift tag! Below you'll find the free pattern and video tutorial.
Pattern Design + Construction:
These Crochet Christmas Present Ornaments are a quick and easy way to add a handmade, affordable and festive touch of holiday décor to any space. This pattern is so versatile! I originally designed them as ornaments, but they also work well strung together as a garland or as cute little gift tag accessories! You could also omit the hanging loop and use it as an applique.
Each ornament consists of a single crocheted rectangle with a border and loop hanger. The 'ribbon' and bow embellishments are added to the rectangle. Each Crochet Christmas Present Ornament measures approximately 3 inches tall by 2 inches wide. You could easily create larger presents by using bulkier yarn and a larger sized crochet hook.
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For this free pattern, we'll be using medium (4) worsted weight yarn. I really enjoy using worsted weight yarn for most of my projects because of the versatility as well as the availability in most craft stores. Worsted weight yarn also tends to come in very affordable brands. You can easily substitute with other brands and colors as long as the ounces per gram are similar. I've used the following for this project:
I Love This Yarn, Medium 4, 7 oz / 199 g, in the color 20 / Ivory
I Love This Yarn, Medium 4, 7 oz / 199 g, in the color 260 / Light Sage
Red Heart Super Saver, Medium 4, 7 oz / 198 g, in the color Café Latte
Red Heart Super Saver, Medium 4, 7 oz / 198 g, in the color Hot Red
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This pattern is written in US crochet terminology.
SC - Single Crochet
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Crochet Christmas Present Ornaments
Present Base Pattern:
With the color of your choice, Chain 10
Rows 1-9: SC in each stitch, chain 1 (9 stitches)
After the chain 1 stitch at the end of Row 9, continue working down the left side of the project with slip stitches.
Chain 1 in the corner and continue across the bottom
Chain 1 at the corner and continue up the other side.
The top row of the border is where we will add the hanger. If you're making an applique, you can continue slip stitching to complete the border.
When we've returned to the top row, slip stitch in the first 5 stitches.
In the fifth stitch, chain 20, then slip stitch in the same stitch again.
Slip stitch in the last 4 stitches, chain 1, tie off with a long enough tail to weave in the ends.
*This portion may be easier to understand by watching along with the video tutorial*
With the loop hanger at the top and the slip stitch border facing upward (front of the work):
Think of it as creating a giant plus sign on the square.
Create a slip knot on your hook and join in the center row on the far right side with a slip stitch.
Continue slip stitching across the center of the square until you reach the center left side.
Tie off with a long enough tail to weave in the end.
Repeat these steps starting in the bottom center, slip stitching until you reach the top center.
Weave in on the back side and trim any excess yarn.
We want to leave a medium tail at the beginning and the end.
Chain 26, tie off pulling through the last chain stitch.
Fold into a bow shape without actually tying a bow.
Taking a new string of yarn, tie a double knot over the center of the folded bow.
Using your yarn needle, pull either side of the double-knotted ends through to the back of the present and tie off there to attach.
Using your yarn needle, weave the ends of the chains through the chains until you reach the bow's center and pull those through to the back of the work and tie off as well.
Trim any excess yarn!
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