We’re Part of the Crochetville Blog Tour
To celebrate National Crochet Month (NatCroMo), Deborah and I joined the Crochetville Blog Tour! It is a whole lot of fun. We are highlighted on March 9. We answer lots of questions about our journey as crochet designers. You can read more about the us, the Yarn Twins on Crochetville. There are two crochet designers highlighted each day in March. It’s absolutely fascinating to read about so many talented crocheters.
Alternative Uses for to Victorian Lace Gift Card Holder
For National Crochet Month 2015 we shared a free pattern for a Victorian Lace Gift Card Holder. Today I also want to share with you a alternate uses for the various parts and pieces of the pattern.
The gift card holder itself can be used multiple ways. The friend I made this for is using it as a business card holder!
- Gift Card Holder
- Business Card Holder
- Credit Card Wallet
- Perks / Reward Cards to various businesses
The flower on the gift card holder is a lot of fun. It’s amazing how different it looks when crocheted with different yarns.
Acrylic Yarns from various companies were used in the flowers above. From left to right:
- Bernat Handicrafter Thread
Bottom flower is single stranded with steel hook – 1″ across.
Top flower is double stranded with D Hook – 1 1/2″ across.
- Caron Simply Soft with H Hook – 2″ across.
- Vanna’s Choice with I Hook – 2 1/2″ across.
- Red Heart (yellow: Super Saver, pink: Love)
Bottom flower is single stranded with I Hook – 1 3/4″ across.
Top flower is double stranded with L Hook – 3 3/4″ across.
Flowers can be used to dress up lots of things, handmade or store bought. Here are a couple of ways we’ve used the flowers:
It’s really fun to pin the flowers to a pair of mittens. Here is a pair of mittens our sister-in-law made for Deborah for Christmas one year.
Flowers look adorable on headbands. I’ve attached the thread flowers to a headband Deborah bought for me when living in China.
Want More Flowers
We’ve used flowers in various designs. Here are a few:
- Flower Cozy in our Cup Cozy Collection ebook.
- Hiking Buddy Mini Purse with Flower Button
- Free Pattern on Red Heart – Mother’s Day Bouquet