My gift motif
may be worked in various sizes or shapes to suit the article you wish to decorate.
Simply add extra stitches to the base chain row and/or more rows to the pattern. You may also vary the colors used by working in stripes or by adding sequins or beads.
This Christmas present motif may be used to decorate a Santa stocking, sweater , hat, scarf, pillow case, place mat, or hung on the tree as a holiday decoration with my bell ornament.
Winter crafts are a great winter activity. Creating beautiful presents and decorations is a wonderful way to spend your quiet time.
If the terminology used in this pattern differs from what you're used to, check my equivalency tables for easy conversion.
Materials: 20g ball white 8ply synthetic yarn, 5.00mm crochet hook, 1 strand each red and green yarn.
Measurements: 2.75cm [1ins] high, 3.5cm [1.25ins] wide.
Stitches: Chain, Slip Stitch, Treble.
1st Row: Work 1tr into 4th ch from hook, 1tr into each of next 4sts. Turn.
2nd Row: Work 3ch, 1tr into each st to end. Fasten off.
Wind 1 piece each red and green yarn around motif as if you were wrapping a Christmas present, crossing over on the wrong side and making a bow on the right side.
This motif may be worked in finer thread if you wish to apply it to an item that requires a more delicate decoration.
For more Christmas crochet ideas, check out my Santa napkin holder, Yuletide scarf, Santa stocking, bell ornament, star, and Xmas tree motif.
If you would like to learn how to crochet quickly and easily, my "CROCHET MADE EASY" e-book gives complete step by step instructions and photographs to help you master this beautiful craft, along with tips and information on caring for your finished projects so you may have years of enjoyment from them. More information on my e-book contents page.HAPPY CROCHETING! Return from Christmas Gift to Christmas Crochet