Stash-busting Gift Card Pouches

By Monday, December 21, 2015 , , , ,

Knit Gift Pouches
It's probably fairly obvious that I like knitting and the main reason that I sometimes blog here is to share my little DIY projects with you. If you know me personally, then you probably know that I am absolutely terrible at starting crafts and completing them before I start something else. I like working on things here or there but I am bad at finishing them. I've been trying to get better. Another thing you probably know if you've ever seen my craft area is that I have a lot of yarn. A lot. I blame thrifting and recycling sweaters. It happens a lot. I've also grabbed my fair share of thrifted balls of yarn. Often times no labeled so I have no idea what it is. I've gotten better at not buying this yarn because knowing the brand and components of the fiber is something I've taken to caring about more recently. I'm rambling now so I will get to the point.

Knit Gift Pouch
These little gift card pouches. A quick project using tiny amounts of various yarns in worsted weights. I like these because I can make them so fast, I don't have time to set them aside for a different project. Plus they are only holding gift cards so I don't need to know much about the yarn fiber. I don't have to worry about how they'd hold up in a washer because I don't think many people will be washing them. I know that these are going to hold up better than a cardboard gift card box too. I can give a gift card away in these and rest assured that it will probably be passed around next year to a new owner with a new loaded gift card. A gift that keeps on giving. :)

So like I said, these are a quick little project. You can use tiny bits of scrap yarn and a spare button and then pass along to family and friends (though they will probably prefer the gift card inside it.) These are a great last minute gift packing idea.

What you'll need:
Yarn used: scraps
Needles used: US 6
Button of your choice
tapestry needle, cable needle, scissors