Crochet Gift box – Christmas Present free pattern

Crochet gift box, perfect Christmas present project. It was super fun designing this free pattern.

Not only can you customize the crochet gift boxes, but you can also decide to hand real cute little gifts this season in your crochet boxes.

The smaller size of these crochet gift boxes would make a beautiful Christmas ornament also. There is an option for you to stuff yours with Poly fiber if you would prefer this option.

For anyone wondering if the croche tgift boxes would retain shape – the simple answer is yes. The pattern calls for a worsted weight yarn with the smallest hook size you can work with. For me, I have used 3.5mm hook. This made the box study.

You can also starch your crochet gift box! This provides better stability and makes it super cute.

Ideas of things that you can stuff your cute crochet Christmas present boxes with

Any small crochet bits would do. Think of beautiful items that can go inside a stocking! I have added some yummy candies and handed a box to my kid’s class for their nativity service.

This beautiful crochet gift box would make a cute decoration! You could even stack them on each other!

Oh, and you can totally make your own Christmas present boxes in colors of your choice. My testers went with lots of non-festive colors, and it all came out great.

The pattern for this crochet gift box is available for free, simply scroll down. You can however get the ad-free version here on Ravelry

Since you love this crochet gift box pattern, you should also check out the other Christmas related patterns here on my blog

Easy crochet Ornament free pattern

Materials needed for this easy crochet gift box pattern

Lion brand 24/7 Cotton, #4 Medium, Worsted weight (100% Mercerised Cotton, 186  yards/ 170m per 3.5 oz/100g skein)

Estimated Yardage

120 yards

Hook and other Materials

 3.5 mm Crochet Hook

Starch (optional)

Gauge – 14 sts over 8  rows = 10 cm/4” square made in dc

Pattern Notes

  1. Please kindly read through the pattern before starting.
  2. Any similar #4 weight yarn can be substituted. 

Difficulty Level – Intermediate

Terms – US Terminology

Stitch Abbreviations

Chain/chains – ch/chs

Single Crochet – sc

Slip Stitch – sl st

Half double crochet – hdc

3rd loop

Finished Measurements

Small – 4″ by 5″

Large – 62 by 8″

If you are looking to make some bigger or in between crochet boxes, you can totally customize yours by altering the repeats in the pattern

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Pattern Instruction for the Christmas crochet gift box pattern

Section 1 – Base

WIth A (white)

Row 1: Chain 11 (17), sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. 10 (16)sc

Rows 2 – 11 (17): Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. 10 (16)sc

Section 2 – Body

  • Turn 90 degrees
  • Crocheting around the whole panel and in round from here on.

Round 1: Ch 1, sc evenly across the edges, aim for sc, ch 1, sc in each corner, join. 42 (66) sc

  • Remember to work 1 sc in each ch 1 sp in next round

Round 2: Ch 1, in BLO sc in each st around, join. 46 (70)sc

Place a stitch marker in the first st and move it after each round, no need to join. 

Rounds 3 – 12 (18): Sc in each st around

  • Optional – Increase or decrease the repeats accordingly 
  • Sl st to cover the height difference.

Round 13 (19): Ch 1, sl st in BLO around, join with a sl st to the beginning ch.

Fasten off.

Section 3: Cover 

  • This option is for those who want to have their present boxes opened)

With A (white)

Row 1: Chain 11 (17), sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. 10 (16)sc

Rows 2 – 11 (17): Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. 10 (16)sc

Turn 90 degrees and continue crocheting around the whole panel.

Round 1: Ch 1, sc evenly across the edges, aim for sc, ch 1, sc in each corner, join. 42 (66) sc

Round 2: Ch 1, in BLO hdc in each st around, join. 46 (70) hdc

Rounds 3 – 4 (6): Ch 1,  hdc in each st around, join.  46 (70) hdc 

Round 5 (7): Ch 1, sl st in BLO around, join with a sl st to the beginning ch.

Fasten off. 

Cover – Option 2 – For those who prefer to use the present box as decoration.

With A (white)

Row 1: Chain 11 (17), sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. 10 (16)sc

Rows 2 – 11 (17): Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. 10 (16) sc

Turn 90 degrees and continue crocheting around the whole panel.

Round 1: Ch 1, sc evenly across the edges, aim for sc, ch 1, sc in each corner, join. 42 (66) sc

To assemble the option 2

  • Fill you represent box with polyfibre
  • Place the cover over the main box and sew with either darning needle or hook using mattress stitch or sl st.

Long cord (make 2)

With B (Red)

Row 1: Ch 5 (7), hdc in 3rd ch and in each ch across. Turn3 (5) hdc

Rows 2 – 26 (40): Ch 1, hdc in each st across, turn – 3 (5) hdc

Edging 

Round 1: Ch 1, sc evenly around the panel, with ch 1 at each corner, join with a sl st to the beginning ch.

Leave a long tail of yarn for sewing, fasten off

Sew in  ends.

Bow

With B (RED)

Row 1: Chain 16 (22), sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn.  15 (21) sc

Row 2: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in each st across until the last 2 sts, sc2tog, turn. 13 (19) sc

Rows 3 – 5 (6): Rep Row 2. 7 (11)sc

Row 6 (7): Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in each st until the last st, 2 sc in last st, turn. 9 (13) sc

Row 7 (8) – 9 (11): Rep Row 6 (7). 15 (21) sc

Row 10 (12): Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. 15 (21) sc

Edging

Crocheting around the whole panel

Ch 1, sc in each st around.

Fasten off and set aside

Upper part of the bow

With B (RED)

Round 1: Chain 16 (22), join with a sl st to the first ch, ch 1, hdc in each ch around, join.  16 (22) hdc

Round 2: Ch 1, in BLO, hdc in each st around,  join.  16 (22) hdc

Rounds 3 – 8 (12): Repeat round 2

Fasten off.

Bow band (for the bigger version)

With B (RED)

Row 1: Chain 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn.  3 sc

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. 3 sc

Rows 3 –  7: Rep Row 2 

Leave a long tail of yarn for sewing, cut off yarn.

To assemble (Mainly for the present box and not for the version with polyfibre)

  • Pick up one of the two cords, sew the short end to one of the sides of the box.
  • Sew the other end to the opposite side of the box.
  • Repeat the first two steps with the second cord.

Securing the bow to the cover 

  • Place the circular bow on the flat bow.
  • Secure the two by winding yarn around the pair.
  • Sew the bow to the cover.

Attaching the bow to the box for those with polyfibre

  • Pick up the two cords, crossed over each other and place the box over the cord.
  • Sew the ends of the cords together with the box securely within the cord. 
  • Repeat the sewing for the second cord.

Place the

  • Place the 3 parts of the bow over each other as shown below.
  • Using the yarn left for sewing, sew tightly the bow band ends to secure the other 2 parts.

* Place the bow over the cord and sew tightly.

I hope you had fun making your own cute crochet gift box?

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