Christmas Gift Box

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When I do my Christmas shopping, I love the neatly wrapped gifts. However, with the ever increasing online shopping most parcels arrive unwrapped. And me being the worst gift wrapper ever need some hacks to impress.

Always keep all nice boxes of any purchases you make. You never know when you will need it. Especially the boxes in mono color. The two boxes on the picture have a brand in the center, but I have hidden it by wrapping it with a ribbon.

When you can’t wrap, crochet your wrap! The two round containers are made with empty rolls of the Scheepjes Sweet Treat and Sugar Rush yarn. Below I am sharing the pattern how to crochet these pots and decorate with flowers.

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MATERIALS & TOOLS

Scheepjes Maxi Sweet Treat, 100% cotton, 25g/140m/153yds:

Yarn A: #212 Sage Green x 1 ball

Yarn B: #115 Hot Red x 1 ball

Yarn C: #130 Old Lace x 1 ball

Yarn D: #390 Poppy Rose x 1 ball

Yarn E: #110 Black x 1 ball

Scheepjes Maxi Sugar Rush, 100% cotton, 50g/280m/306yds:

Yarn F: #388 Rust x 1 ball

1.25mm hook

Card board (appr. 1.3mmx13x12cm/0.05×5.1×4.7inch)

Stitch markers

embroidery needle

Craft knife

 

TENSION

Work 10st and 7rows in hdc to measure 3x4cm or 1.2×1.6 in using 1.25mm hook.

MEASUREMENTS

The large pot measures appr. 7x7x7cm/ 2.9×2.8×2.8in

The small pot measures appr. 6x6x6cm/ 2.4×2.4×2.4in

The large flower measures appr. 5x5cm/2x2x2in

The small flower measures appr. 3x3cm/1.2×1.2×1.2in

The extra flower measures appr. 1,5×1,5cm/0.6×0.6×0.6in

 

PATTERN NOTES

Use stitch marker to mark beginning of rnd.

Unless stated otherwise, work into both loops of stitch.

Pieces in the round are worked in a continuous spiral.

Prepare rolls by rolling up the 1 Maxi Sugar Rush balls and 1 Maxi Sweet Treat ball of yarn A. This inner card board will become the base for the gift boxes.

PATTERN START

Gift Box Small

BOTTOM & INNER SIDE

Cut out a circle of Ø4.7cm. (For ease draw circle in inner side of small roll).

With yarn A make a mr.

Rnd 1: 8hdc in ring – 8hdc.

Rnd 2: 2hdc in each st around – 16hdc.

Rnd 3: [hdcinc, 1hdc] eight times – 24hdc.

Rnd 4: [hdcinc, 2hdc] eight times – 32hdc.

Rnd 5: [hdcinc, 3hdc] eight times – 40hdc.

Rnd 6: [hdcinc, 4hdc] eight times – 48hdc.

Rnd 7: [hdcinc, 5hdc] eight times – 56hdc.

Rnd 8: [hdcinc, 6hdc] eight times – 64hdc.

Fasten off, weaving in end. If needed block work to get Ø4.7cm.

Make 2nd, do not finish off.

Rnd 9: Placing the two parts together with card board circle in between, hdc around in bl of front part and in both loops of back part. Pm in first free loop (to attach outer part).

Rnds 10-27: Hdc in each st around.

Fasten off, weaving in end.

 

OUTER SIDE

Join yarn A to marked stitch, facing the bottom part front (with inner side back).

Rnds 1-21: Hdc in each st around – 64hdc.

Insert roll between inner and outer side.

Rnd22: Sl st in each st of both inner and outer side around to close the pot – 64sl st.

Fasten off, weaving in end.

 

LID

Cut out a circle of Ø5.4cm. (For ease draw circle at outer side of small roll).

With yarn A work like bottom rnds 1-8.

Rnd 9: [hdcinc, 7hdc] eight times – 72hdc.

Fasten off, weaving in end.

Make 2nd, do not finish off.

Rnd 10: Placing the two parts together with card board circle in between, hdc around in both loops of front part and in fl of back part. Pm in first free loop.

Rnds 11-15: Hdc in each st around.

Rnd 16: Blo, sc in in each st around.

Rnds 17-19: Hdc in each st around.

Fold rnds 16-19 towards free loop of rnd 10.

Rnd 20: slst in each st and in free loop of rnd 10 around.

Fasten off, weaving in end.

 

Gift Box Large

BOTTOM & INNER SIDE

Cut out a circle of Ø6cm. (For ease draw circle in inner side of large roll).

With yarn F work like small gift box rnds 1-8.

Rnd 9: [hdcinc, 7hdc] eight times – 72hdc.

Rnd 10: [hdcinc, 8hdc] eight times – 80hdc.

Fasten off, weaving in end. If needed block work to get Ø6cm.

Make 2nd, do not finish off.

Rnd 11: Placing the two parts together with card board circle in between, hdc around in bl of front part and in both loops of back part. Pm in first free loop (to attach outer part).

Rnds 12-31: Hdc in each st around.

Fasten off, weaving in end.

 

OUTER SIDE

Join yarn F to marked stitch, facing the bottom part front (with inner side back).

Rnds 1-23: Hdc in each st around – 80hdc.

Insert roll between inner and outer side.

Rnd24: Sl st in each st of both inner and outer side around to close the pot – 80sl st.

Fasten off, weaving in end.

 

LID

Cut out a circle of Ø6.5cm. (For ease draw circle at outer side of large roll).

With yarn F work like bottom rnds 1-10.

Rnd 11: [hdcinc, 9hdc] eight times – 88hdc.

Fasten off, weaving in end.

Make 2nd, do not finish off.

Rnd 12: Placing the two parts together with card board circle in between, hdc around in all loops.

Rnds 13-17: Hdc in each st around.

Fasten off, weaving in end.

 

Large flower

For the petals, make an adjustable ring with yarn B, C or D.

Rnd 1: 8sc in ring – 8sc.

Rnd 2: scinc around – 16sc.

Rnd 3: [scinc, 1sc] eight times – 24sc.

Rnd 4: [scinc, 2sc] eight times – 32sc.

Rnd 5: [scinc, 3sc] eight times – 40sc.

Rnd 6: [scinc, 4sc] eight times – 48sc.

Fasten off, leaving end for sewing.

Sew end to ring, creating two corners. Sew two corners together.

Make another 4, sew the five petals together, weaving in ends.

For the flower heart, make a mr with same yarn colour.

Rnd 1: 6sc in ring – 6sc.

Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around – 12sc.

Fasten off, leaving end to sew to centre of petal arrangement.

 

Small flower

For the petals, make a mr with yarn B, C or D.

Rnd 1: 6sc in ring – 8sc.

Rnd 2: scinc around – 16sc.

Rnd 3: [scinc, 1sc] eight times – 24sc.

Rnd 4: [scinc, 2sc] eight times – 32sc.

Rnd 5: [scinc, 3sc] eight times – 40sc.

Fasten off, leaving end for sewing.

Fold piece in half, creating two corners. Sew two corners together.

Make 2 more petals, sew the five petals together, weaving in ends.

For variety make 6 petals and sew together.

 

Extra Small flower

 

For the black flower, make an adjustable ring with yarn E.

Rnd 1: 5sc in ring – 5sc.

Rnd 2: scinc around – 10sc.

Rnd 3: [5hdc in next st, sl st] five times – 30st.

Fasten off, weaving in end.

 

ASSEMBLY

For the small giftbox, wrap with yarn C 4 times horizontally and vertically like you would wrap a gift with a ribbon. Start at bottom, secure with adhesive tape to keep in place. Arrange the flowers like and sew or glue to ‘yarn ribbon’. For the large giftbox, repeat with yarn E and wrap 5 times horizontally and vertically.