Poverbs 31:13

"She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands."

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Gift Tags

I created these gift tags using size 10 crochet cotton, and homemade paper - you can also use card stock, or luggage tags. I started with a 3" by 5" piece of paper, and cut the corners off to achieve the luggage tag shape. To make the holes that you will be crocheting into, use a ruler to measure in from the edge 1/4 of an inch, begin making holes leaving 1/4 of an inch in between each hole. Continue all the way around the tag. If you don't have anything to make the holes with, check out your local scrap booking store - they have some fantastic tools for piercing paper.
Now that you have your holes done, you are ready to crochet the border. Using a size 6 steel hook, join in any hole with a single crochet. Chain 2, sc in next hole all the way around working two sc in each corner hole, and ending with a sl st in the first sc. Ch 1, (sc in first ch 2 sp, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, sc in same ch 2 sp)repeat around. Join w/sl st to first sc. Break thread, weave in ends.
Add whatever crocheted embellishments you like to the top (I chose different flowers). You can find the basic rose and leaf patterns in earlier posts. For the string, make another hole in the end of the tag about 1/2" from the edge. Crochet a chain of desired length, and pull it through the hole. Tie it, and you're done. For added detail, work a leaf or small flower at the end of the chain.
For my leaf, I worked: ch 8, sc in first ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next 3 ch, hdc in next ch, 3 sc in last ch, and working down other side: hdc in next ch, dc in next 3 ch, hdc in next ch, sc in last ch, sl st in tip. Break thread.
For the flower, I worked: ch 3, 3dc in 3rd ch from hook, ch 2, sl st in same ch, (ch 2, 3 dc in ch, ch 2, sl st in ch)3 times. Break thread. 4 petals made


RusticOkie said...

Ooh those are beautiful. What a neat idea. You do such amazing work!

CraftyAshley said...

Those are so beautiful! I would have never thought of that. Now to find something as pretty as they are to put them on. The color of the paper and the yarn look like they were made for each other. I also think your bridal bag is gorgeous. I love gawking at your work!

Eliea said...

I just found your blog through the girl on crochet world who does reviews. I love the verse in your header. It's so perfect for us crafty girls. I think I will print it on pretty paper and hand it in my (Soon to be) craft room.
Keep bringing faith into your work I really love that. I would love to do the same but I tend to make things to complicated. It's nice to see things simplified so I can get ideas. :)

(((((HUGS))))) sandi said...

OH HEATHER! *EVERYTHING* is SO LOVELY! and is that YOU modeling your scarves? GORGEOUS! (((((HUGS))))) sandi~came searchin' for flower patterns, 'cuz I love yours....

Heather said...

Thank you Sandi...and no, that is not me modeling the scarves - I am much too shy to post my picture online!

Anonymous said...

I love all crochet work you posted. They all re very pretty