Probably one of the most versatile crochet projects. This crochet envelope can be used with any type yarn, any hook size, in any color.


I have written up this pattern using light yarn and a 4.25mm hook, however I will update these pictures as I make more envelopes using different yarn weights and hook sizes.

Update: I have made new versions of this pattern using cotton yarn and a 5mm hook. View “Crochet Envelope Customizations” section for complete details.

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Hook: 4.25mm
Yarn: Approximately 10g or less than 1oz
Yarn Weight: 3 – Light/DK yarn
Button: 7/8″-1.5″ in diameter
Needle for weaving in ends & sewing needle for attaching the button
Optional: Crochet Heart Applique

Finished Size

3.5″ x 4″ (8.9 cm X 10cm)

Crochet Envelope Customizations

I have made an new version of the easy crochet envelope. This version uses Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton which is a medium weight yarn. I also used a 5.00mm crochet hook.

This customization has created a larger crochet envelope, which could be used for a homemade card, gift card, or even a fun little clutch!

Customized Finished Size: 4″ x 5.5″ (10cm x 14cm)

Hook: 5.00mm
Yarn: Approximately 10g or less than 1oz
Yarn Weight: 4 – Medium, cotton yarn
Button: 1″-2″ in diameter
Needle for weaving in ends & sewing needle for attaching the button

back view of easy crochet envelope with a strawberry wearing sunglasses button
Using Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton in Antique Cream and Pewter

Crochet Envelope Pattern

Begin with a long 24″ (61cm) tail.

Row 1: Make 23 FHDC. Ch 1. Turn

Row 2-16: HDC in each stitch. Ch 1. Turn = 23 HDC stitches

Row 17: HDC in the next 19 stitches. Chain 2. Skip 2 stitches. HDC in last 2 stitches. Chain 1. Turn. (this row makes the button hole). = 21HDC + 2 CH stitches

Row 18: HDC in the next 2 stitches. 2 HDC in the Chain 2 space, HDC in remaining 19 stitches. Chain 1. Turn. = 23 HDC stitches

Row 19. HDC in each stitch. Fasten off, weave in this end, but not the long, starting tail. = 23 HDC stitches

Use the long starting tail to form the envelope, using the photo tutorial below.

Sewing the Envelope

Thread the needle back to the center of the 3 corners and attach the button.


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