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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Little Treasures Envelope




Hello friends!
It's time for my "Pattern of the Month" :-)
Here is a pattern for a Little Treasures Envelope to keep all your little treasures in :-) It's quick and easy and only uses a small amount of yarn. It's perfect for using up all those little bits of lovely yarn at the bottom of your knitting basket that are too pretty to throw away.
You could make a Little Treasures Envelope to hold a little gift you are giving to a friend, like jewellery. You could even use it as a cute "wrapping" if you are giving a Gift Card as a present :-)

Little Treasures Envelope
Materials:
3.5mm crochet hook
50m (55yds) DK or 8ply yarn
Button
Scissors
Tapestry needle to weave in yarn ends

NOTE: Even though 8ply/DK weight yarn is suggested for this pattern you can use any weight yarn & an appropriate size hook to make your Little Treasures Envelope. Heavier weight yarn will make a larger enveope & lighter weight yarn will make a smaller envelope :-)

Tension/Gauge:  Exact tension/gauge is not essential to the outcome of this pattern, however I decided that having a tighter tension than usually worked with this yarn weight would be better for this project as it would stop little treasures accidentally falling out of the "envelope" :-) 
20 treble stitches & 10 rows = 10cm (4")

Finished Size: If your tension/gauge is the same as is listed above then your Little Treasures Envelope will be 13cm x 10cm (4" x 5") when finished.

Abbreviations: (Please note that British/Australian terms are used through out this pattern with a conversion to U.S. terms listed in the abbreviation explanation below :-)
ch : chain
st or sts : stitch or stitches
dc : double crochet (U.S. sc : single crochet)
tr : treble (U.S. dc : double crochet)


PATTERN:
ch 35.
Row 1:  1 tr in 4th ch from hook, 1 tr in each ch until one ch remains unworked, 6 tr into this ch, you will now be working into the other side of the foundation chain (see Picture #1), 1 tr in each st to end. Turn. (70sts)
Row 2: 2ch (to count as 1 tr, here and throughout pattern), 1 tr in each of next 31 sts, 2tr in each of next 6 sts, 1 tr in each st to end. Turn. (76 sts)
Row 3:  2ch, 1 tr in each of next 31 sts, 2 tr in next st, (1tr in next st, 2 tr in next st) 5 times, 1 tr in each st to end. turn. (82 sts)
Row 4: 2ch, 1 tr in each of next 31 sts, 2tr in next st, (1 tr in each of next 2 sts, 2tr in next st) 5 times, 1 tr in each st to end. Turn. (88 sts)
Row 5: 1 ch (to count as 1dc), 1dc in each of next 42 sts, 2ch, skip 2 sts (buttonhole made), 1dc in each st to end. Turn. (88 sts)
Row 6:  2ch, 1 tr in each of next 31 sts, 2 tr in next st, (1tr in each of next 3 sts, 2 tr in next st) 5 times, 1 tr in each st to end. Cut yarn. Your piece should look like picture #2)

To finish:
Fold piece, as shown in picture #3. Rejoin yarn, using slip stitch, as shown in picture #4, dc through each st of both pieces folded together, and dc around "envelope" flap, and back down the other side, joining both folded pieces together (taking care that you have the same amount of stitches on both joined sides), fasten off. Weave in ends. Attach button to correspond with button hole. Fill your little envelope with treasures and enjoy :-)


 You can use all the little scraps of lovely yarn at the bottom of your knitting basket and make each row a different colour for a lovely stripey envelope. Maybe you have some self-striping yarn left over from another project, that would be perfect for this project! You can make this project using any type of yarn you like. You can use a big, chunky yarn and a larger hook to make a bigger Treasure Envelope, or you can use a lighter weight yarn and a smaller hook to make a tiny Treasure Envelope :-) 
Also, just in case you were wondering the little apple buttons are available in sets of 10 in my shop HERE :-)
 © Copyright Shara Lambeth Designs. Copyright remains that of the author at all times. The pattern is for personal use only. Reproduction of this pattern in anyway (electronic, email, photocopying, transcribing etc) is strictly prohibited, except with the explicit permission of the author. Please do not sell the pattern or the finished product that is made using this pattern without permission of the author, as this is a direct infringement of the copyright laws protecting this pattern. Also please be aware that copyright laws vary from country to country (sometimes even from state to state), I am Australian, in Australia, therefore my patterns are protected by Australian copyright laws. This copyright protection still stands no matter what country the item is made in or who makes it. Thank you :-)
If you do want to sell the Treasure Envelopes you make using this pattern at a market, craft fair or in your online store please do ask, as in most cases I will give permission :-)
And please feel free to make as many Treasure Envelopes as you like for yourself, your friends and family :-)

57 comments:

  1. What a great idea! These little envelopes are so cute, I especially like the green/red one ♥. Thanks for the pattern!

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  2. Love this pattern! I plan to sell some of my crochet in an etsy shop with process being donated to th Kunga Fund which helps support the girls of the Homes of Hope Orphanage in Kerala, India. Would you consider granting permission for my versions of this finished item to be sold? Thank you for your consideration!

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  3. Hello Sam :-) Thank you for your message :-) I'm glad you like the pattern :-) I'm happy for you to sell the Little Treasures Envelopes you make using this pattern in your Etsy store. The only thing you need to do is add a quick note in the item description letting people know where the pattern is from :-)
    And thank you for taking the time to write and ask, I really appreciate it :-)

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  4. I really like your pattern. May I have your permission to sell the finished item at craft show and craft store in my hometown of Greenville, PA?
    Thank you,
    Lori C

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    1. Hello Lori :-) Thank you for your message :-) I'm happy for you to sell the little Treasures Envelopes you make using this pattern at your local craft fairs and markets. All I ask is that if you decide to sell your Little Treasures Envelopes online eg Etsy, Facebook, that you add a quick note in the item description where the pattern is from :-)
      Thank you for taking the time to write and ask, I really appreciate it :-)

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  5. It looks so difficult and it is so easy! Great idea ;-))

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  6. Hi Shara. I made this for my pre-teen daughter and she loves it. Her school has a "marketplace" where the kids spend their school cash for things brought in or made by other students. They learn about supply and dem,and, etc. Would you be willing to give your permission for me to make these cuties for this educational experience?

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    1. Hello Neeners :-) Thank you for your message. I love the sound of the student marketplace :-) I'm really happy for you to use the little envelopes you make using this pattern in the marketplace :-)

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  7. I would love to make these for my Etsy store. I'm on a fixed income and looking for easy to make items to sell to supplement it.

    Thanks!

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    1. Hello Deb :-) Thank you for your message :-) I'm happy for you to sell the envelopes you make using this pattern in your Etsy shop. All I ask is that you add a quick note to your item description saying where the pattern/design is from :-) Thanks again for taking the time to write and ask, I really do appreciate it :-) Hope you're having a wonderfully crafty day!!

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  8. Hi Shara. Thank you so much for this great pattern! I've just made one for my daughter and I would love to make a few more to sell at my son's school Advent Fair if you would allow it. All the proceeds go to the school. Would that be ok please? Thanks :)

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    1. Hello Jo, thank you for your message :-) I'm glad you're enjoying the pattern :-) I'm happy for you to sell the little envelopes you make for the fair, thank you very much for taking the time to write and ask. Have a wonderful day!

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  9. Hi,
    I really loved this envelope and they are easy to make. We have a Holiday Craft fair at work. Can I make a few of these for display/Sale? Please let me know if it is ok with you. Thanks :)

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    1. Hello Anupama, I'm glad you like the pattern :-) I'm happy for you to sell the envelopes you make using this pattern at your Christmas stall :-) Thank you for taking the time to write and ask :-)

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  10. Hi Shara,
    I love your "Little Treasure Envelope" pattern. It's a great idea. May i have your permission to sell the finished item on our online store in Singapore? And i think it's a great Christmas gifts too. Thanks in advance. :)

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    1. Hello Pei Pei Chai :-) I'm glad you like the pattern :-) I'm happy for you to sell the envelopes you make using this pattern in your online store, all I ask is that you add a note to the item description saying where the pattern is from :-) Thank you very much for taking the time to write and ask, I really appreciate it :-) Have a lovely weekend :-)

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  11. Love this pattern! Thank you for sharing it! I featured it this morning on Moogly. http://www.mooglyblog.com/fast-gifts-free-crochet-patterns/ :)

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  12. I have been looking for this very pattern.. I would like permission to sell at local craft fairs.


    Thanks
    Kay

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    1. Hello Kay, thank you for your message :-) I'm happy for you to sell the little envelopes you make using this pattern at your local craft fair. All I ask is that if you decide to sell them in an online venue as well (such as eBay, Etsy, Facebook, etc) that you add a note in the item description letting people know where the pattern is from :-) Thank you for taking the time to write and ask permission :-) I hope your craft fair is very successful :-)

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  13. Love this pattern! I've made several envelopes for a few of my girlfriends and they love it! I am planning on starting an Etsy shop soon and I would love to sell my finished items in my shop. If I have your permission, I will gladly post a link in the item description linking to your pattern!

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  14. Hi, I would love to make some of these gorgepous little purses to sell at a Scout fundraiser craft fair, if that would be acceptable to you?

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    1. That sounds like a wonderful idea Helimac :-) I hope your fundraising is very successful :-)

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  15. I just wanted to ask if it is okay to make and sell a few of these now and again for a fundraiser for the Bible Quizzers at my church and perhaps for a few people that may ask for one? I wouldn't mass produce them and would make sure to give you credit. thanks so much

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    1. Hello Cassandra, Im happy for you to sell the Little Treasures Envelopes you make using this pattern :-) Thank you for taking the time to write and ask, I really do appreciate it! :-)

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  16. Hello, i just started crocheting and am asming if it is ok that i sell these envelopes together with other crafts in a gift shop? thank you, from singapore

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    1. i meant *asking, sorry for typo

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    2. Hello Esther :-) Thank you for taking the time to write and ask permission, I really appreciate it :-) I'm happy for you to sell the Little Treasures Envelopes you make using this pattern, in small quantities, in a gift shop :-) All I ask is that if you decide to sell them online as well (Facebook, Etsy, eBay, etc) that you add a note in the item description letting people know where the pattern is from :-) Have a lovely weekend, Shara

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  17. Hi I'm very close to completing an extended version of this project (I did 51 stitches and 2 extra rows. My intention is to use it to hold my crochet hooks. My mum is going to sew a little fabric pocket to sit inside so the hooks don't poke through. Looking good so far. A bit shabby as I'm a beginner but a great project to start with!

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    1. Oh wow Carla! That sounds like a brilliant idea! 😊 Good on you for experimenting 😊

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  18. I would love to sell these sweet little items as part of a Mother's Day craft fair. May I please have permission? I will gladly credit you as the pattern designer.

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    1. Hello Erin, I'm happy for you to sell the items you make from this pattern at your Mothers Day stall :-) Thank you for taking to the time to write and ask, I really appreciate it :-) I hope you're stall is very successful!

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  19. Hello there! I wanted to ask if it'd be okay for me to sell any of these that I make in future craft fairs and in my Etsy shop (along with a link back to this pattern)?

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    1. Hello Yami Yuugi :-) I'm happy for you to sell the envelopes you make using this pattern at craft fairs and in your Etay store, just add a little note to the item description letting people know where the pattern is from 😊 Thank you for taking the time to write and ask, I really appreciate it 😊

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  20. Hi, could you explain how to work the round after the buttonhole one? Will the trebles go into the 2 ch gap? Please help, I did very well until I reached this point.

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    1. Hello Shilpa,
      Thank you for your message :-) Work into the chain Sts rather than into the gap. This will add stability to the buttonhole and help keep your stitch count correct. Please let me know if you have any questions and I will be happy to help :-)
      Have a lovely day,
      Shara

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  21. Hi Shara: I am just in the process of making this cute little purse and am loving it. I'm living in the Dominican Republic and am working with the ladies in Villa Ascension and Carabello. We've been doing some sewing for them to sell ( so their families can eat) but I also know that some of them are able to crochet. I'm wondering if I could teach them this pattern and they could try to sell it to travelers that come to their village. Please let me know. Thanks (P.S. My middle daughter lives in Melbourne and I had the privilege of visiting her last Christmas. You have a beautiful country. Judy

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    1. Hello Judy, I'm happy for you use this pattern (and any of my other patterns) for this purpose :-) It sounds wonderful :-) Thanks so much for taking the time to write and ask, I really appreciate that :-) Have lovely day, Shaea

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  22. Hi shara love this pattern and would love to use it to sell at local craft fairs in California with your permission of course! Thanks!

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    1. Hello Oni :-) I'm glad you like the pattern :-) I'm happy for you to tell the items you make from my patterns :-) All I ask is that if you decide to sell them online as well, that you add a little note to the item description letting people know where the pattern is from :-) Have a wonderful day, Shara

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  23. I love these little envelopes. I'm sure I'll be making a lot of these for my 9 grandaughters,my dd and my ddil. thank you for posting this and making it a free pattern. I appreciate your work designing this

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    1. Thank you so much of your lovely message Rutho :-) I'm glad you're enjoying the pattern :-) You sound like a very busy woman! Enjoy your weekend :-)

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  24. This pattern is SO amazing! I was wondering if I could get permission to sell them to help raise money for a trip I'm taking this summer. I want to be an archaeologist, it's my dream job, and I recently was given the opportunity to go to Isreal and help excavate at the biblical site of Joshua's Ai, later rebuilt and named Ephraim after Ai was destroyed, and known Khirbet el-Maqitir in the present day. It's been my dream to go to Israel for as long as I can remember. I understand if you would rather not give me consent since I will be selling it for "personal gain", but none the less, it is a wonderful pattern and I will totally be making one for my mother, sister in law, and myself ^_^

    God bless,

    Cassie

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    1. Hello Cassie, Thank you for taking the time to write and ask for permission, I really do appreciate it. I'm happy for you to sell the items you make with my patterns. I hope you're trip to Israel is as amazing as it sounds. What a wonderful opportunity!

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  25. Hi! I teach beginners crochet courses and write my own patterns for my students to work from. Towards the end of the course though I try and introduce them to a pattern written by someone else, so they have the confidence to tackle patterns that have been written in a slightly different style or format to mine. I have come across your lovely purse pattern and it would be just perfect for my students, so I was wondering whether it would be possible please to use it with them? I would print them a copy from your blog so they would have all of your details and web links along with the pattern. It is such a cute purse and a clear, well written pattern that I think would really help them build their confidence. Please can you let me know if that would be ok? Thank you.

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    1. Hello MissPip :-) You sound like a good teacher! I am very happy for you to use my patterns for your students :-) Thanks so much for taking the time to write and ask, I really appreciate it :-)
      Have a wonderful day,
      Shara

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  26. Hello! I love this pattern, it's very cute. I would love to be able to make these and sell them at the Taino Awards my mother-in-law runs next year in The Bronx, NY if you would allow it. These annual awards were set up so that people of Taino descent keep our culture alive and it gives a chance for artisans of Taino descent get together and sell their goods. Thank you for your consideration.

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    1. Hello G, thank you for your message :-) I am happy for you to sell the items you make using my patterns. Thank you for taking the time to write and ask, I really appreciate this :-) I hope you have a wonderful time at the Taino awards :-)

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  27. Hi Shara, I like this pattern. Would it be OK if I sell it at a local coffee shop?

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  28. Hi Shara, I like this pattern. Would it be OK if I sell it at a local coffee shop?

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    1. Hello Christina, Thank you for your message :-) Yes, I am happy for you to sell the items you make from my patterns at your local coffee shop :-) Thanks so much for taking the time to write and ask permission, I really appreciate it :-) Have a wonderful day, Shara

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  29. I really love this pattern!! It's so cute :) May I please sell the ones I make in my little online store? I will mention and give credit of the pattern to you.

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    1. Hello Amanda, sorry for the slow reply! I am happy for you to sell the pieces you make from my patterns, thanks so much for taking the time to write and ask :-)

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  30. I LOVE this pattern also. I, like MissPip, also teach a wide age group, starting around age 7. I would love to teach this in my class as well. And I would print off the instructions with your contact & blog information. thank you, in advance! I think they would LOVE this as well!

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    1. Hello Oma, that sounds wonderful :-) I teach children's knitting and crochet classes and this pattern is very popular with em :-)

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  31. Hi Shara!
    I saw your work and decided it is the best thing to gift to one of mmy friends. I am new to crochet-ing so it is hard for me to figure out how did the stitch count reach 76 in the row 2? I am sorry I didn't understand where to increse the stitches. I would be glad if you could explain it in step-by-step way for a beginner. :D
    Thanks in advance. Waiting for your reply.
    Cheers

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