How to crochet an envelope

Learn how to crochet an envelope to store all your bits and bobs in!

How to make crochet envelopes

Keep your special letters and stationery safe inside these fun little crochet envelopes! They make handy little storage pouches but can be used for multipurposes making them a great sustainable craft. You could use yours to gift presents in (much more eco-friendly than plastic wrapping), store loose items in your handbag, keep needles and sharp craft tools away from kids, and much, much more. We’ve decided to crochet our envelopes as a place to store and cherish important cards, letters, notes, and keepsakes but the choice is yours. Did we mention it’s a great stash buster project too? Use scrap threads to decorate yours with some embroidery or make the front, back and top of the envelope different colours using up all those leftover pieces.

Oh and don’t worry if you’re new to crochet. Our crochet envelopes are beginner-friendly and we have complete crochet for beginners guide right here on Gathered. We’ve even rounded up the best crochet hooks if you’re looking to build your first crochet kit! Right, now let’s get on and make some crochet envelopes! 

How to make crochet envelopes

You’ll need:

• Worsted yarn

• Crochet hook size UK 5mm (US H8)

• Scissors

• Tapestry needle

Abbreviations

Please note: US crochet terms used throughout. You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using this handy chart.

Simply Crochet UK-to-US conversion chart

How to crochet an envelope

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You Will Need

  • Yarn
  • Crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle

Step 1

How to make crochet envelopes step 1

Crochet the first rectangle. This will make the body of your crochet envelope. Ch 26

Row 1: Dc in the third chain from the hook. Dc in each stitch across. 24 stitches. Ch 2. Turn. Row 2 – 10: Repeat Row 1 for the next 9 rows. Bind off.

Step 2

How to make crochet envelopes step 2

Repeat step one and make a second crochet rectangle for the back of your crochet envelope.

Step 3

How to make crochet envelopes step 3

Make the envelope flap. Ch 26.

Row 1: Dc in the third chain from the hook. Dc across. 24 stitches. Ch 2. Turn.

Row 2: Dc 2 stitches together (dc2tog), repeat two more times, 12 dc, dc2tog, repeat two more times. 18 stitches. Ch 2. Turn.

Step 4

How to make crochet envelopes step 4

Row 3: Dc2tog, repeat two times, 6 dc, dc2tog, repeat two times. 12 stitches. Ch 2. Turn.

Row 4: Dc2tog, repeat across. 6 stitches. Ch 2. Turn.

Row 5: Dc2tog, repeat across. 3 stitches. Ch 2. Turn.

Row 6: Dc the next three stitches together.

Fasten off.

Step 5

How to make crochet envelopes step 5

Sew the envelope flap to the top of one of the envelope body pieces.

Step 6

How to make crochet envelopes step 6

Sew the second envelope body piece to the top of the first envelope piece. Leave the top open. Weave in all ends.

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Crochet envelope complete! Store all your crochet hooks and crafty bits inside or gift them to a crafty pal. Now you’ve completed your crochet envelope you need a new project. Check out our free granny square patterns and our free amigurumi crochet patterns for more cute crochet patterns.