Knit Gift Card Baggie
Knit Gift Card Baggie
Let’s face it, teens, teachers, healthcare workers, and other service people would probably prefer a gift card, then yet another batch of cookies. Sometimes, though, it feels a bit impersonal to just grab-and-go with something so generic, when we want to show their appreciation. No problem, crafty, you can add your own personal touch by knitting a wee Gift Card Baggie to be-cozie that cash card. Add a few peppermints, along with the gift, and it’ll be clear that you put some thought into this holiday treat!
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Knit Gift Card Baggie: How-To
Small amounts of Vickie Howell Montoya Merino (100% superwash merino), in colors (A) Hatch Chili, and (B) Granny’s Chili — or equivalent aran/heavy worsted-weight yarn
Size US. 9/5.5, mm, 10″ circular needle — or set of 9/5.5 mm DPNS
Optional: additional size 9/5.5 mm needle (any type)
Piece of Ribbon
Approx. 3 1/2″/9 cm wide x 5″/12/5 cm tall
Fits a standard gift card, vertically.
16 sts x 32 rnds = 4″ /10 cm in pattern stitch
CO 27 sts. Place marker and join to work in the round, taking care not to twist.
Rnds 1-12: *K1tbl, p2; rep from * around.
Rnd 13: With B, knit around.
Note: If desired, you can add an eyelet row, K1, YO, k2 together; rep around. It’s unnecessary, though, as the ribbon easily fits woven through the regular stitches.
Rnd 1: With A, *sl1 wyib, k2; rep from * around.
Rnd 2: With A, *sl1 wyib, p2; rep from * around.
Rnd 3: With B, knit around.
Rnd 4: With B, purl around.
Rnds 1-4 establish pattern stitch. Repeat these rounds until bag measures5″ / 12/5 cm from CO edge.
Either bind off all sts, leaving a long tail, then use a tapestry needle to seam shut, OR, use the 3rd needle and wth WS facing, use the 3-needle Bind-Off method.
Weave in ends.
Weave a piece of ribbon in and out of the knit stit row, right below the cuff,
Love this stitch pattern? Want more? Try the Peppermint Pedi Stocking Kit!