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Add a sweet handmade touch to your gifts this year! Stitch up a bunch of crochet gift bows with this simple pattern
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My husband and I love to go out to eat. Not only does December mean Christmas, but it’s also our anniversary month. Lots of occasions for dining out. This year I’m ensuring a happy holiday (and happy anniversary) by giving Happy. The Happy Dining card features several of our favorite restaurants. Gift giving perfection!
I don’t know about you, but I love giving (and receiving) gift cards. Especially when I can pair a special someone with some of their favorite brands. Of course I’m adding a little handmade element to my gift card giving with some Crochet Gift Bows.
Crochet Gift Bows
- Crochet hook (choose the size to match your yarn)
- Crochet 7 strips in these lengths
- 2 – 10 inch strips
- 2 – 9 inch strips
- 2 – 8 inch strips
- 1 – 4 inch strip
- Each strip should be 3/4″ wide
- Block each crochet strip
After you have blocked each of your 7 crochet strips you’ll need to create loops at each end of the 6 longer pieces. Think of creating a figure 8 shape, with a space in the center. The gap will help with you stack all the pieces later and keep the center from getting too thick.
The shorter seventh piece will be the center of the crochet gift bow and should be stitched together in a single loop.
Once all the pieces are ready it’s time to assemble the crochet gift bow. Start with the longest pieces on bottom and create and X shape. Then continue stacking the additional pieces on top.
Use a tapestry needle and some thread to tightly stitch your crochet gift bow together.
Since I’m gifting Happy Dining cards I thought it would be fun to create some unique ‘gift wrap’ that goes along with a dining theme. I filled a mason jar with layers of green and red chocolate colored candies and tucked the gift card inside. The recipient gets to enjoy a sweet treat along with the joy of their gift card.
For another card I created a winter wonderland chocolate candy snow globe. I filled a plastic snow globe with blue chocolate colored candies and then added my Happy Card.
For both gifting ideas I’m pairing them each with one of my crochet gift bows.
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