Halloween is a few days away, and I have been enjoying making these super cute monster gift card holders. Even though we don't give out gift cards at Halloween, these are perfect for October birthdays, and I plan to use these at Christmas and birthdays throughout the year too!
Aren't they so cute? They are so quick and easy to make, and the best part is, you don't need to be precise with the sewing of the eyes or arms. In fact, the more off kilter these little monsters are, the cuter they end up being! Kids will love these, and grown ups will too, especially with their favourite coffee shop gift card inside ;)
What Halloween inspired items are you crocheting this year?
MONSTER GIFT CARD HOLDER PATTERN
Yarn: Medium Weight 4
Hook: 3.5 mm
Row 1: sc in 2nd chain from hook. sc across, ch 1, turn (12).
Row 2-36: sc across, ch 1, turn (12).
**Do not fasten off. Cut yarn with a long tail. Fold up 3/4 or so from top, with the hook on the left side. Stitch together down the side. I did this with slip stitches. Fasten off. Stitch together the other side. Weave in all ends.
Monster Arms (make two):
Make a magic ring. Ch 1, 3 sc in the magic ring.
Round 1: 2 sc in each st around (6)
Round 2-3: sc around (6).
**Do not fasten off. Cut a long tail and using a yarn needle, sew arms onto body. The best part about sewing on the arms, if they aren't straight, the monster looks even cuter! No need to be precise.
Choose two buttons, no need to be the same size or colour, and sew onto the body with sewing needle and thread.
Using thick cardstock paper, cut out a rectangle about the size of a gift card. Cut the top with zig zag scissors, and write a message!