5.10.2011

Crochet Envelope DIY...

Hi Violet Bella readers! Thanks for having me here! A few months ago an Etsy friend and I decided to take our internet friendship to the next level and become pen pals! It is so much fun because the act of physically writing down my feelings, troubles, and joys to another person is a great way of releasing stress. Also, I just love getting mail. :-) In such a technologically driven world, the art of letter writing is dying away. I decided to start writing letters because I know I won't remember a single tweet or blog post in 20 years, but I will still have my letters. That's why I wanted to make this crochet envelope pattern to store the letters from my sweet pen pal. If you don't know how to crochet, this is a great way to get started! The pattern is simply a square done up in all single crochet stitches. You can really use any kind of yarn you like, so long as it ends up as a perfect square. If you change the yarn, remember to change the crochet hook too, to obtain the correct gauge.


Materials:
Lion Brand Cotton Ease in Seaspray
Size G6 crochet hook
Tapestry needle
Scissors
Pattern:

Finished Dimensions: 6 in. x 6 in. (when flap is closed)

Envelope:

Chain 32. (should be 8.5 inches)

Row 1: SC (Single Crochet) in each stitch across.
Row 2: Chain 1, turn, sc in each stitch across
Row 3: Repeat row 2 until it is 8.5 in. (or 37 rows)

Bind off.
 
Bring three of corners together to the middle. With your tapestry needle and a length of yarn, sew together two of the corners to the center. 

Sew in ends.
 
Envelope flap loop:
Chain 15
Row 1: SC in each stitch across
Row 2: Chain 1, sc in each stitch across

Bind off

Attach the loop to the envelope where the top flap will be most secure underneath.

Weave in ends.
 
Now store your letters, stationary, movie stubs or any memories you want to keep. It'll even hold a pen for you too! 


Thanks everyone! I hope you give this a try, and if you do, I'd love to see pictures! Just send me an email at sheepishknitcrochet(at)gmail(dot)com. 

etsy //  blog

*thank you Meredith for this adorable DIY!  love it*

p.s.  you may remember this post i did wearing a pair of Meredith's adorable monkey sock wrist warmers... love!!!

PEACE,
Laura

17 comments:

  1. I'll definitely have to try this!! it looks really cute :D

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  2. I love it!!! So fabulous...I'm gonna make a few for gifts.

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  3. How sweet! I want to make one! Thanks for sharing :)

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  4. wow this is awesome! i would love to make these for my etsy items to be sent in! thanks for sharing!!

    xo,
    cb

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  5. soooo cute! what a great project. i might take up crochet. :) did you get the pictures from meredith as well or did you take the photos yourself?

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  6. what a cute DIY...I need to start crocheting again...where's the time tho... :)

    Happy Wednesday!

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  7. meredith took these lovely photos :)

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  8. Meredith, this is so cute!!!

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  9. so sweet
    http://urbanprettygirl.blogspot.com/

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  10. this is so pretty. and your nails look really nice with that blue of the envelope!

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  11. Really cute! I don't crochet but I think I could knit a version of this. Fun! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Such a cute idea, and totally doable. :))

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  13. What a lovely little project! Love your blog and love finding new cute crocheters!

    Katie x

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  14. Can't wait to make a ton of these!

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  15. Very cute Christmas gift idea:). Awesome blog

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  16. Just found this on pinterest and whipped one up to keep in my purse. Love it!

    http://mandyreadsrunssnaps.blogspot.com/2012/07/picture-day_8021.html

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  17. Such a cute idea - thanks for sharing ... and for your lovely thoughts x

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments!