This weekend had me feeling completely inspired! I hadn't crafted something that couldn't be eaten in months because of my busy schedule. But after seeing this post by Repeat Crafter Me, I couldn't resist making my own. It's so simple and makes the perfect gift! Like Sarah says, all you need to do is crochet a solid square and then add slip stitches and long crochet chain for a bow. I thought to myself, I can do that! And so I did!
– Red and Green yarn
– Size H Crochet Hook
– Tapestry Needle
Finished Size: Approximately 9×9 inches
Gift Box Granny Square Pattern:
With Red (or main gift box color)
Chain 21, SC in second chain from hook and the rest of the way down chain, chain 1, turn
Row 2-21: SC in each stitch across, chain 1, turn (20 SC)
Do not fasten off
Continue to SC along the 3 rough edges of the square. There should be one SC for each row of the square (along the edge). Make a SC + chain 1 + SC in each of the 4 corners. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Join white at any point on edge, SC in each stitch around making a SC + chain 1 + SC in each of the corners.
Edging Round 2-4: SC in each stitch around and make a SC + chain 1 + SC in each of the corners. Fasten off and weave in ends.
With Green (or bow color)
Slip stitch horizontally and vertically down the middle of your red box.
I'm still making the green one so I'll let you know how that turns out but this is the first one. I'm still trying to decide who I should give it to. What do you think? Do you like this as a gift idea? Did it look simple enough to make?