Gift Card-igans


So, it’s getting late and you’ve decided to go with a gift card for that last minute gift. Great idea! Want to personalize it? No problem, Resourceful Knitter – just break out the worsted scraps and button tin. In just about an hour, you’ve got it covered!


Small Amount Worsted Weight Yarn
Size US 6 (4 mm) needles
Darning Needle
Crochet Hook


C4L: Put 1 stitch on cable needle and hold to front. Knit next 3 stitches. Knit stitch on cable needle
C4R: Put 3 stitches on cable needle and hold to back. Knit next stitch. Knit 3 stitches on cable needle


Free Knitted Pattern Gift Card Holders


Cast On 15 stitches using long tail cast on
Knit 3 rows

Begin Pattern:
Row 1: K2, P1, K9, P1, K2
Row 2: K3, P9, K3
Row 3: K2, P1, C4L, K1, C4R, P1, K2
Row 4: K3, P9, K3
Row 5: K2, P1, K9, P1, K2
Row 6: K3, P9, K3
Repeat Rows 3 through 6, 11 more times
Repeat Rows 3 and 4
Knit 3 rows.
Cast off knitwise.


Seam together at sides with wrong sides together.
Make Loop Closure: At middle back, attach yarn by pulling a loop from inside to outside, leaving free end of yarn inside. Chain 8. Attach to center back with a slip stitch. Tie free ends together in a knot at inside inner edge. Weave in ends.
Sew button to center of front garter stitch band.

Free Unique Gift Card Holder Pattern

Download Gift Card-igans PDF Pattern

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  1. Posted December 18, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Permalink

    Those are so cute! And they almost look big enough to be used for an iPod touch cozy after the gift card is extracted… very clever :-)

    • Mom
      Posted December 19, 2011 at 7:10 am | Permalink

      Thank you Triona. They’re actually a bit short to work as an ipod touch cozy, but if you knit them a couple of inches longer, it looks like they’d work quite well! Appreciate your kind comment. :-)

  2. Celestya22
    Posted December 18, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

    Adorable! What a great intro to cables too! I can’t believe I’m looking forward to giving a gift card now! :D

    • Mom
      Posted December 19, 2011 at 7:12 am | Permalink

      Absolutely Tonya. The lobster claw cable is an easy one since you’re working with only 4 stitches. Happy Holidays to you! :-)

  3. Posted December 19, 2011 at 8:05 am | Permalink

    oh, how clever!

    • Mom
      Posted December 19, 2011 at 9:49 am | Permalink

      Thanks Melissa! :-)

  4. Myra
    Posted December 19, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Permalink

    Your website is gorgeous! I can’t believe I am just discovering it. Bless you for posting such a terrific pattern! I love the cozies. I will be knitting several of these this week as teacher gifts (I know…last minute). This is just what I needed!

    • Mom
      Posted December 20, 2011 at 7:28 am | Permalink

      Oh my gosh, Thank you Myra for the wonderful compliment! So glad to have you reading along, and pleased that the Gift Card covers work for you too. I’m still knitting them myself, so you’re in good company. :-)

  5. Janis
    Posted December 19, 2011 at 5:43 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for this! My nephew and nieces are at the stage where they are iffy about hand-knits, but they all have iDevices of one sort or another …. They’ll be very happy with gift cards and the card holder will add a little personality to what is usually a fairly impersonal gift.

    • Mom
      Posted December 20, 2011 at 7:31 am | Permalink

      That’s what made me come up with the pattern, Janis. Gift cards always seem so blah to me, even though I know they’re really appreciated. So, I don’t know if I want to package them up in fun ways more for myself or the recipient – but either way, it makes me happy! Glad you’re enjoying the pattern – and thanks so much for saying so!

  6. tree
    Posted December 21, 2011 at 4:57 pm | Permalink

    how sweet! these look just the right size to carry a driver license and a bit of cash. an ipod holder would be a nice “after” use gift as well.

    thanks for the pattern

    • Mom
      Posted December 21, 2011 at 7:45 pm | Permalink

      You bet, Tree! I love the ipod idea. You’d probably just have to knit it about 2 inches longer to make that work. Fun all the diverse ideas people have come up with for these simple little card holders. Knitters are such creative people! :-)

  7. Posted December 21, 2011 at 9:03 pm | Permalink

    Man, I wish y’all had posted this last week.. then my folks would have gotten cute cadi-gans instead of a simple envelope. Oh well, there is always birthdays… lol. They are super cute though – I love them.

  8. Leslie G
    Posted December 28, 2011 at 11:38 am | Permalink

    I REALLY love these… Came across your blob on Pinterest and SO glad I did! Is there any chance that you’d have a crochet version of these? :)

    • Mom
      Posted December 29, 2011 at 6:22 pm | Permalink

      Thanks Leslie! No crochet version just yet, but I’ll see if I can’t come up with something when I have some time. :-) (I like to crochet too!)

  9. Posted February 2, 2012 at 5:11 am | Permalink

    These are really cute! I know they’re nothing to do with tea but we might have to feature them sometime in the future!

    • Janis
      Posted February 2, 2012 at 5:39 am | Permalink

      Ooh, I think they could have something to do with tea! You could make a tea bag wallet… to play on your own screen name, a tea (bag) cosy. I have a little fabric tea wallet that I use when traveling; you wouldn’t believe how handy it is!

    • Carli
      Posted February 6, 2012 at 11:54 pm | Permalink

      I’m sure mom would love this! She’s been away at a nursing conference for a little over a week but I’m betting she’ll contact you when she returns home. ;-)

  10. Tara A
    Posted February 9, 2012 at 3:14 am | Permalink

    Hi Genius Knitter/Designer ~ Had To Leave You a Quicky Note To Tell You How Much I Adore these Little Card Wallets!!! Usually for a Small Item I Want..I Just Whip Up My Own Pattern (like a”Wrist Roving Cuff”)but These Are Just ADORABLE!!! And Not to Forget All the Cute Ideas All Your Commenting Knitters Left..iPod iPhone Covers..Teacher or BDaY Gifts..The List Goes On :))) Many Congrats for being SO Clever!!! This Is 1 Pattern I’m Sure I’ll Use Repeatedly!!! HuGGs In Knitting,Tara

    • Mom
      Posted February 9, 2012 at 9:43 am | Permalink

      Thanks Tara! Hugs back at ya. :-)

  11. Posted April 5, 2012 at 6:09 am | Permalink

    Love them!!! On my to do list.

  12. Posted May 21, 2012 at 12:38 pm | Permalink

    Great pattern! Thanks so much for sharing it. :)

    • Carli
      Posted May 21, 2012 at 12:53 pm | Permalink

      Absolutely! Enjoy Tamara!

  13. NattieJ
    Posted August 14, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Permalink

    I just found this site and it is amazing! I wanted to share an idea I had after seeing this. If you put an eyelet row up the outsides and weave it shut – rather than sewing – it may be just the right size to use as a coffee cozy after the gift card has been used up. Just remove the ribbon used to weave the cozy into a card shape and close it with the button loop around your coffee cup/mug etc. (Sorry, I’m always trying to think up multiple uses for things, I’m just that way!)

    • Mom
      Posted August 14, 2012 at 9:58 pm | Permalink

      Cute idea, Nattie! Let us know if you try it and we’ll feature your idea on the blog. Really glad to have you reading along. Very clever! :-)

  14. Posted November 16, 2012 at 6:42 am | Permalink

    I found these a while ago on Pinterest and since the holidays are fast approaching, I plan on making some. Just wanted to let you know that I blogged about them here:

    Thanks for sharing the pattern!

    • Posted November 16, 2012 at 6:45 am | Permalink

      Sorry, I didn’t know how to add the trackback feature on your blog!

    • Carli
      Posted November 16, 2012 at 12:04 pm | Permalink

      Thanks so much for featuring our pattern, Diana! Hope you enjoy. Happy Holidays! <3

  15. Posted November 20, 2012 at 11:34 pm | Permalink

    I love your desings, Thanks a lot for sharring
    Best regards from Spain

    • Mom
      Posted November 22, 2012 at 11:34 am | Permalink

      Thank you Susana! I just left from a visit to your beautiful country. :-) You are so welcome. Thanks for your kind words!

  16. Katie
    Posted February 14, 2013 at 10:33 am | Permalink

    Am I allowed to make these and sell them?

    • Carli
      Posted February 14, 2013 at 11:28 am | Permalink

      Hi Katie,
      You can find information for selling handmade items made out of our patterns on our free pattern page here:

      We get daily emails asking if we sell items made from our free patterns. In the near future we hope to add a page of stores that do make items from our patterns. If you think you might be interested in being included in that page, send me your store URL.

      Thanks for asking!

  17. Margaret Ross-Munro
    Posted February 15, 2013 at 2:00 am | Permalink

    great pattern and a great way of using up small amounts of wool, I shall be knitting a few of these in between larger projects. Thanks for sharing this pattern. x

    • Mom
      Posted February 16, 2013 at 5:30 am | Permalink

      You’re so welcome, Margaret! Glad you’re enjoying it. :-)

  18. Lindsey
    Posted November 21, 2013 at 3:07 pm | Permalink

    I was just wondering if there is a crochet version of this. I love how it looks but I don’t know how to knit.

    • Carli
      Posted November 21, 2013 at 5:39 pm | Permalink

      Hi Lindsey, we haven’t put out a crocheted version but if there is one available, I’m betting you’d probably find it on

      Good luck!

  19. Posted December 20, 2013 at 4:01 pm | Permalink

    As we say here, many tanked ewes (picture ewes having too much eggnog) for sharing this lovely pattern with those of us who are a bit knittingly challenged, but try anyway! (My mother and now my daughter were/are beautiful knitters. It must skip generations in my family, so, alas, I raise the sheep and spin the wool for family projects. But I get a lot of good “Sheep Therapy” instead!)
    Have a wonder-filled Holiday Season!

  20. Lise
    Posted June 7, 2014 at 9:48 am | Permalink

    I’m having some trouble with this pattern I was wondering if maybe you could help real quick. I’m attempting to adjust it to fit a smaller cell phone and adding the cast on rows to be 20 from 15, I’m hoping this adjustment is enough and it its not I will have to rip out try at 25 make the adjustments and go from there. I’m thinking I made the adjustments wrong though as the knitting is not looking like the pictures shown. This is what I have adjusted to:
    cast on 20

    knit 3 rows

    start pattern:

    1. k4 p1 k10 p1 k4

    2. k5 p10 k5

    3. k4 p1 c4l k2 c4r p1 k4

    4. k5 p10 k5

    5. k4 p1 k10 p1 k4

    6. k 5 p10 k5

    follow rest of pattern

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