Skein Passion

Luscious 'fioro' hand died merino-silk yarn skeins from The Yarn Bowl in the shades sepia rose, abalone and plum purple As Valentines day approaches sprinklings of pink hearts and cutesy romance sayings start popping up all over the place. Yarn sales are overflowing with red and pink colourways and patterns are dotted with love knots.  But I want to talk about Passion. That deep intense desire you experience when you touch that divine squishy yarn skein, you know the one I'm talking about, that skein that makes your heart sing. It's a magic colour, squishing it is like touching a cloud with the lustre of angels. The yarn of your dreams. Where were you when you had that experience the first time? In a specialty yarn store looking at the silk-alpaca blends? I'm willing to bet it wasn't, more likely it was at the discount store passing the bargain aisle and this little ball of fluff caught your eye and you sighed and squished it and wished you had the skill to turn

Crochet Gift Card Envelope - Free Pattern

Crochet Gift Card Envelope - Free Pattern

Sometimes finding the right gift for those you love can be challenging and a gift card is the best option. Personalise your gift card with a hand made envelope.

Crochet Gift Card Envelope - Red and black envelope 

Yarn: 4 ply Fingering yarn.
Hook: 2.35mm

Row 1

Using colour create a double foundation chain of 25 stitches, turn work.

Row 2-20

*SC into first stitch, CH1 (takes place of first HDC), HDC  to end (24 stitches, take extra care not to miss the last stitch), turn work.

Row 21-24

Switch to colour B. Repeat from *for 3 rows.

Row 25-27

SC, CH 2 (takes place of first double crochet), v stitch to end of row (V stitch: skip one stitch on previous row DC in next, CH1, DC in same stitch of previous row; first V complete), DC in last stitch of previous row, turn work.

Row 28 

SC for 25 stitches, snip thread and pull through last stitch to finish.

Attach buttons, stitch up sides and weave in ends.

Design B - Silver heart envelope in black and fuchsia

If you find you have accidentally dropped a stitch or have only crocheted 24 rows (or any even number of rows) the V stitch pattern for rows 25-27 will not work for you and you can use this alternate finish instead.

Alternate design for Rows 25-27

*DC into first stitch of row, **CH 1, DC 2, repeat from ** to stitch 22, CH 1, DC, turn work.

Repeat from * for next 2 rows.