Crafty Goodness | Crochet Envelopes

Last year when I was planning my daughter’s Alice in Wonderland birthday party, I was brainstorming invitation ideas with a friend when we came up with the idea of putting the invitation in a crocheted envelope and sealing it with a vintage Alice In Wonderland pin. While I didn’t use the crocheted envelopes for my daughter’s brithday party, I have rediscovered their usefulness for Valentine’s Day! How about a crocheted envelope filled with love notes (or heart confetti) and sealed with a heart?

In a crafty household such as ours, these crocheted envelopes are a welcome Valentine gift. One would almost expect a bit of crafty goodness on Valentine’s Day, yes? The great thing about the envelopes is that they aren’t just perfect for Valentine’s Day. They’re perfect for any day you want to gift something a bit crafty to someone you love. You can fill it with just about anything, or use one to store your own love notes and cards. You can make one about 10 times bigger and it would be the perfect wrapping for a tablet or laptop, don’t you think?

The fantastic thing about these envelopes is that you only need to know how to chain and single crochet. Seriously, that’s it! Which kinda makes it a perfect, lovely project for a newbie hooker, besides a basic washcloth. The pattern is just a simple square with four corners folded in to meet eachother. Easy peasy.

I used my crochet heart confetti pattern to make heart pins to seal the envelope. Just add a pin back to the heart and pin the envelope closed. I have two little girls that are going to love these little envelopes sealed with love. How about you? Have a girl, or boy or partner who would love one on Valentine’s Day?

Crochet Envelopes

Materials

  • Any worsted weight yarn in your favorite colour.
  • Size G6 hook.
  • Tapestry needle.
  • Scissors.

Finished Measurements

There are 4 different sizes you can make. The envelope in the picture is 4.5″ x 4.5″.

Approx 4.5″ x 4.5″ square, when flap is closed.
Approx 5″ x 5″ square, when flap is closed.
Approx 5.5″ x 5.5″ square, when flap is closed.
Approx 6″ x 6″ square, when flap is closed.

Techniques and Abbreviations

ch (chain)
sc (single crochet)

Crochet Envelope Directions

  1. Ch 26 (28, 30, 32). 
  2. Do sc in each ch stitch.
  3. Chain 1, turn, do sc in each sc.
  4. Repeat step 3 until piece is 4.5″ (5″, 5.5″, 6″) square.
  5. Cut yarn and bind off.
  6. Fold three corners of the square into the middle. Using your tapestry needle and a length of yarn, sew the three corners together to help stabilize the envelope, while you sew together the two seams.
  7. Weave in yarn ends.

Make one heart (you can use my Crochet Confetti Heart pattern from yesterday’s post) in your favorite colour. Using your tapestry needle and a length of yarn, sew a pin back onto the back of the heart. Fill your envelope with treats or sweets or love notes, fold down the top flap and pin in place with the heart.

Happy hooking!

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4 Responses to “Crafty Goodness | Crochet Envelopes”

  1. That is so cool!! And super easy! I did 24 rows and it worked perfectly! Thank you for posting such a creative and useful pattern!
    -Novella B.

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  3. Teresa says:

    Thank you. I am going to try this today. Love the birthday invitation idea!

  4. Tracey says:

    So happy you like it!

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