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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 :-)

29 comments:

sister outlaws said...

It's very sweet!! Love it!

Natas Nest said...

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

Claudia Riquelme said...

Muy lindo, gracias por compartir :)

Sam S. said...

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!

Shara said...

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 :-)

lori christman said...

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

Shara said...

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 :-)

Bella Edwards said...

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

Neeners said...

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?

Shara said...

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 :-)

Deb said...

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!

Shara said...

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!!

Jo said...

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 :)

Shara said...

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!

Anupama said...

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 :)

Shara said...

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 :-)

Pei Pei Chai said...

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. :)

Shara said...

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 :-)

Tamara said...

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

Kay said...

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


Thanks
Kay

Shara said...

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 :-)

Tina said...

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!

Helimac said...

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?

Shara said...

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

Cassandra Eckerle said...

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

Shara said...

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! :-)

Esther Jooyee said...

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

Esther Jooyee said...

i meant *asking, sorry for typo

Shara said...

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