Little Treats Box – Free Crochet Pattern

Little Treats Box – Free Crochet Pattern

 

free crochet pattern crochet-box

Try this free crochet pattern today.These little boxes are great for holding holiday treats, or little trinkets.  Best of all you can use your favorite crochet square pattern in place of the one given.  They work up quick, so fill them up with holiday goodies, and pass ’em out for a quick gift.

Supplies:

Caron Simply Soft Medium Weight Yarn (less than a skein each)

  • Neon Green
  • Cool Green
  • Off White
  • Harvest Red
  • Watermelon

4.5mm hook

Card Stock or any thick weighted paper

Sharp object to poke through paper

Ribbon

Treats (optional)

Notes:

The pattern for the squares used is a standard square pattern.  You can re-create boxes pictured, or you can substitute any square you like.  If you are substituting your squares you want a finished measurement of 6 inches, otherwise you will need to adjust your card stock measurements.

Stitches:

CH – Chain

DC – Double Crochet

SS – Slip Stitch

TR – Triple Crochet

To begin complete 2, 6inch crochet squares.  I prefer to make one square solid and the other square with some color changes.  You can mix and match yours however you wish.  Below is the square patterns I use.

Solid Square:

In Harvest Red, or Cool Green, or Watermelon, CH2

  • Round 1 – DC in second CH from hook, 11DC in same CH space, SS to first DC. (12DC)
  • Round 2 – CH1, 2DC in same DC space, {(1TR, CH1, 1TR) in next DC, *2DC in next DC* twice, repeat from { } 2 more times, (1TR, CH1, 1TR) in next DC, 2DC in next DC, SS to beginning DC of round. (16DC, 8TR)
  • Round 3 – CH1, DC in same DC space, DC in next DC, 2DC in next TR space, {(1TR, CH1, 1TR) in CH1 space, 2DC in next TR space, DC in each of the next 4 DC’s, 2DC in the next TR space,} repeat from { } 2 more times, (1TR, CH1, 1TR) in CH1 space, 2DC in next TR space, DC in each of the next 2 DC’s, SS to beginning DC of round. (32DC, 8TR)
  • Round 4 – CH1, DC in same DC space, DC in next DC, 2DC in next TR space, {(1TR, CH1, 1TR) in CH1 space, 2DC in next TR space, DC in each of the next 8 DC’s, 2DC in the next TR space,} repeat from { } 2 more times, (1TR, CH1, 1TR) in CH1 space, 2DC in next TR space, DC in each of the next 6 DC’s, SS to beginning DC of round. (48DC, 8TR)
  • Round 5 – CH1, DC in same DC space, DC in next 3 DC’s, 2DC in next TR space, {(1TR, CH1, 1TR) in CH1 space, 2DC in next TR space, DC in each of the next 12 DC’s, 2DC in the next TR space,} repeat from { } 2 more times, (1TR, CH1, 1TR) in CH1 space, 2DC in next TR space, DC in each of the next 6 DC’s, SS to beginning DC of round. (64DC, 8TR)
  • Round 6 – CH1, DC in same DC space, DC in next 5 DC’s, 2DC in next TR space, {(1TR, CH1, 1TR) in CH1 space, 2DC in next TR space, DC in each of the next 16 DC’s, 2DC in the next TR space,} repeat from { } 2 more times, (1TR, CH1, 1TR) in CH1 space, 2DC in next TR space, DC in each of the next 10 DC’s, SS to beginning DC of round, fasten off and weave in ends. (80DC, 8TR)

Colored Square Patterns :

To create the stripes square, follow the solid square pattern above changing yarn color at the end of each round.  If you would like to match my stripes, below are the rounds with corresponding colors:

  • Round 1 – Watermelon
  • Round 2 – Neon Green
  • Round 3 – Watermelon
  • Round 4 – Off White
  • Round 5 – Watermelon
  • Round 6 – Cool Green

If you wish to create the Dots Pattern complete ONLY Rounds 1 through 2, 9 times then sew them together to make a solid square.

Free Crochet Pattern

The 4 colored square requires you to incorporate 4 colors in your round, each color represents one side.  The square is the same as the solid square above just changing color at each corner chain stitch.  If your still confused follow along to see color changing stitches.

Free Pattern

In Cool Green, CH2

  • Round 1 – 3DC in second CH from hook, in Watermelon 3DC in same CH space, in Neon Green 3DC in same CH space, in Off White 3DC in same CH space, SS to first DC. (12DC)
  • Round 2 – In Cool Green CH1, 2DC in same DC space, {(1TR, CH1, Change to next color 1TR) in next DC, *2DC in next DC* twice, repeat from { } 2 more times, (1TR, CH1, change to next color 1TR) in next DC, 2DC in next DC, SS to beginning DC of round. (16DC, 8TR)
  • Round 3 – CH1, DC in same DC space, DC in next DC, 2DC in next TR space, {(1TR, CH1, Change to next color  1TR) in CH1 space, 2DC in next TR space, DC in each of the next 4 DC’s, 2DC in the next TR space,} repeat from { } 2 more times, (1TR, CH1,Change to next color  1TR) in CH1 space, 2DC in next TR space, DC in each of the next 2 DC’s, SS to beginning DC of round. (32DC, 8TR)
  • Round 4 – CH1, DC in same DC space, DC in next DC, 2DC in next TR space, {(1TR, CH1,Change to next color  1TR) in CH1 space, 2DC in next TR space, DC in each of the next 8 DC’s, 2DC in the next TR space,} repeat from { } 2 more times, (1TR, CH1,Change to next color  1TR) in CH1 space, 2DC in next TR space, DC in each of the next 6 DC’s, SS to beginning DC of round. (48DC, 8TR)
  • Round 5 – CH1, DC in same DC space, DC in next 3 DC’s, 2DC in next TR space, {(1TR, CH1, Change to next color 1TR) in CH1 space, 2DC in next TR space, DC in each of the next 12 DC’s, 2DC in the next TR space,} repeat from { } 2 more times, (1TR, CH1,Change to next color  1TR) in CH1 space, 2DC in next TR space, DC in each of the next 6 DC’s, SS to beginning DC of round. (64DC, 8TR)
  • Round 6 – CH1, DC in same DC space, DC in next 5 DC’s, 2DC in next TR space, {(1TR, CH1,Change to next color  1TR) in CH1 space, 2DC in next TR space, DC in each of the next 16 DC’s, 2DC in the next TR space,} repeat from { } 2 more times, (1TR, CH1,Change to next color  1TR) in CH1 space, 2DC in next TR space, DC in each of the next 10 DC’s, SS to beginning DC of round, fasten off and weave in ends. (80DC, 8TR)

insert

Whew.

Assemble:

Next we need to make our box stable.  To do this we first will cut out a piece of card stock paper 6 inch by 6 inch. Next measure out, and divide your 6 inch box into 9 squares, 2 inches each.  In each of the four corners mark a diagonal line through the square.  Your card stock paper should look like this:

cut

Poke holes along those diagonal lines in the four corners.  I used a fabric punch and placed the paper ontop of a pillow, this allowed for holes to be punched smoothly.

poke

Fold your card stock on all the marked lines like so:

fold

Back to our squares we worked so hard on.  Lay the two squares back to back with the pretty side facing out.  Tie a slip knot on your hook, insert your hook in the first TR through both fabrics. Complete a SC.  *SC in each stitch, going through both pieces of fabric to the last TR in that row, SC on the CH space through both pieces of fabric, CH5, SC in same CH space*, repeat from * * one more time, you should have two-sides sewn up.  Insert the folded card stock paper, being careful your folds are on the correct side. (this depends on what square you want on the out or inner side of box):

corner-chain

corner-ch-2

Close up your two sides; SC in each stitch going through both pieces of fabric to the last TR in that row, SC in the CH space through both pieces of fabric, CH5, SC in same CH space*, repeat from *to* 2 more times, SS to beginning SC, fasten off and weave in ends.

closed

Finish Off

Weave a piece of ribbon through the four loops and shape your box.  Fold in the four corners until you have the desired box shape.

string-ribbon

Finally, tighten the ribbon as tight as you can, and tie a sturdy knot.  Add your treats and your done.

Free Crochet Pattern

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