Needing a quick gift for those holiday parties? Here’s a fast and easy treat bag that can also be used for gift cards!
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I absolutely LOVE gift card holders! Gift cards make the best (and let’s be honest, easiest) gifts because the recipient can choose their own gift and you know they will actually like it!
But, this treat bag can be used for so much more and the handle is perfect for hanging directly on the tree!
Here are some other items that fit perfectly inside these bags:
1. Candy (I was able to fit 10 mint discs. I’m sure more could fit, but it does start to get heavy)
2. Lip Balm
3. Mini Lotion
5. Deck of Cards (Cribbage anyone?)
6. Ring Box (Christmas proposals are the sweetest!)
7. Crochet Hooks (Fits 5-6 Clover Amour hooks!)
8. Gift Cards
9. Event Tickets
10. Cash (because who doesn’t love that?!!)
Here’s how to make your own:
Worsted Weight Yarn (#4)
- White – 50 yards
- Green – 50 yards
- Brown – 10 inches
Hot Glue Gun/Sticks
- Mini Pom Poms
- Candy Cane Buttons
Not important for this project
4.5” wide from trim to trim
4.25” tall from top to bottom of trim
3.5” x 3.5” panels, no trim
arnd = around
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st(s) = slip stitch(es)
st(s) = stitch(es)
trc = treble crochet
Written in U.S. Terms
- Beginning chains do not count as stitches
PANEL (Make 2)
1. Ch 13, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn (12)
2. Ch 1, sc across, turn (12)
3-14. Repeat row 2
Hold Panels together, attach yarn to top left corner, working through both layers.
15. Ch 1, sc in same space as join, sc in end of each row down the side, each st across the bottom, and end of each row up the other side (working through both layers to join the panels together), turn (40)
16. Ch 1, *trc, sl st* arnd edge (pushing trcs forward). Fasten. (20 trc, 20 sl st)
1. Ch 10, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn (9)
2. Ch 1, sc across, turn (9)
3. Ch 1, sc, sk 1, sc x 5, sk 1, sc, turn (7)
4. Ch 1, sc across, turn (7)
5. Ch 1, sc, sk 1, sc x 3, sk 1, sc, turn (5)
6. Ch 1, sc across, turn (5)
7. Ch 1, sc, sk 1, sc, sk 1, sc, turn (3)
8. Ch 1, sc across, turn (3)
9. Ch 1, sc, sk 1, sc, turn (2)
10. Ch 1, sk 1st st, sl st to 2nd. Fasten. (1)
Cut 3 -15” strands of green and 3 – 15” strands of white. Hold all 6 strands together and tie a knot in one end. Separate into 3 groups of 2 (one white with one green); braid them.
- Insert hook in top left corner stitch, from the inside of the bag out, pull the handle through stitch (by untied end), insert hook in top right corner from outside of bag, pull the handle out. Tie a knot on untied end. Trim tails to even them out.
- Glue tree to front center of bag over rows 3-13.
- Thread needle with brown yarn, insert needle in bottom of tree through center stitch (stitch 5) and bring down between rows 13 & 14. Loop through a few times to make it “puffy”. Fasten.
- Hide all strings.
If you’d like, you can add some fun decorations to the trees!
Look for another easy gift card holder? You may like my Fete Gift Card Holder pattern!
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