Crochet-A-Day: Chain Stitch Wrapping Ribbon

by Marie on February 1, 2014

We begin our Crochet-A-Day series with something quick and easy, wanting you to dive in and get your hands wet. This project couldn’t be simpler to start with… Chain Stitch Wrapping Ribbon! Give your gift a little extra handmade love!

Chain Stitch Crochet Wrapping Ribbon @makeandtakes.com #crochetaday

handmade + gift giving = LOVE

Crochet Chain Stitch Ribbon @makeandtakes.com #crochetaday

Chain Stitch Wrapping Ribbon Supplies:

  • yarn – any color or size
  • crochet hook – size depends on the thickness of your yarn
  • scissors

Yarn Scraps for Crocheting Chain Stitch Wrapping Ribbon @makeandtakes.com #crochetaday

I love to using the yarn scraps I have and make them into wrapping ribbon. Makes for a great way to use up every last bit!

1. Add a slip knot to your crochet hook. See the images below for a guide.

Slip Knot for a Crochet Hook Chain Stitch @makeandtakes.com #crochetaday

How-to video for adding yarn to your hook and starting to chain stitch:

2. Chain as many stitches as you need for the package you’re going to wrap. Or you can stitch all the way to the end of your yarn if you’re using a small scrap piece.

Be sure you watch your tension. It can make a difference if you’re too loose or too tight. However you stitch, make it consistent.

Even Stitching with Chain Stitch Crochet @makeandtakes.com #crochetaday

3. When you’re done, simply pull the last stitch all the way through and pull tight.

Chain Stitch Yarn Scraps @makeandtakes.com #crochetaday

So many colors and styles of yarn. Wrapping ribbon just got sexy!

Crocheting Bright Colors of Chain Stitch Wrapping Ribbon @makeandtakes.com #crochetaday

With all the fun crocheted chunky cowls I’ve been stitching, I love when I have a little left over for some chunky wrapping ribbon as well.

Chunky Yarn Chain Stitch Wrapping Ribbon @makeandtakes.com #crochetaday

It’s different and fun. Your gift giver will love it. And they’ll be able to use it again – bonus!

4 Ways to Wrap Chain Stitched Crochet Yarn for Gifts @makeandtakes.com #crochetaday #diy #giftideas

Have fun wrapping up crochet ribbon for gifts! #crochetaday

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

jane February 3, 2014 at 12:36 pm

such a cute idea!

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jessica @fourgenerationsoneroof February 3, 2014 at 1:55 pm

Cute idea and looks adorable :)

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Maria February 3, 2014 at 5:20 pm

Cute idea!

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