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12 Sheepish Days – Day 3 Crochet Peppermint

Hooray for Day 3 of 12 Sheepish Days! This crochet peppermint is such a versatile addition to any gift packaging. The best part about it is that the recipient gets a bonus gift and can use it as an ornament for their tree!

You will need…
– Yarn, white and red
– Crochet hook size G6/4.00 mm
– Tapestry needle
– Scissors

Peppermint circle:
Round 1: Chain (ch) 2 stitches (sts) . In the second ch from the hook, single crochet (sc) 6 sts. Round 2: Crochet 2 sc in each stitch around. 12 sts. Round 3: 2 sc in the next st, sc in the next st, repeat around. 18 sts. Round 4: 2 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 2 sts. Repeat around. 24 sts. Round 5: 2 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 3 sts, repeat around. 30 sts. Round 6: 2 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 4 sts, repeat around. 36 sts. Fasten off.

Peppermint wrapper (Make 2):
Ch 6. Row 1: In the second ch from the hook sc. Sc in each st across. Ch 1. Turn Row 2: Sc in each st across. Ch 1. Turn. Row 3: Sc2tog, sc in the next st, Sc2tog. Ch 1. Turn. Row 4: Sc2tog twice. Ch1. Turn. Row 5: Sc2tog. Fasten off.

Take a long length of red yarn and knot it at the end. Bring it up through the circle, near the edge, and back down twice to make a peppermint stripe. Repeat this around the edge of the circle, evenly spacing each stripe apart. Weave in ends. Sew the two wrapper pieces to the edge of the circle, one directly across from the other. Attach your finished peppermint to a gift and give it with love!

Check out the projects from Day 1 and Day 2!

Have you tried any of the projects yet?

  1. Penelope says:

    Yay, another gorgeous,fun thing to make,thanks Meredithxox Penelope

    • Penelope says:

      ps. I have just finished making 2 holly leaves this evening to embellish my hot water bottle with, I think I might leave the pompom for my gift wrap and just add some red felted berries x

  2. Ashleigh says:

    This is super cute! How do you get it to stay on the box? Is it attached to the blue yarn?

    xx Ashleigh
    http://www.ashflynn.blogspot.com

  3. how festive…makes me want a candy cane!

  4. Emma says:

    Oh wow, that is bigger than I expected! so cute.

  5. Alessandra says:

    sorry, not yet! I’m busy crafting for a bazaar on Saturday….But next week I’ll start, promise!!
    xxx Ale

  6. Michelle says:

    This is such a cute gift box idea! Thanks!

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  7. kolora says:

    Another great idea – thanks a lot! Simone

  8. Anna says:

    Hooray indeed! White wool is on my shopping list already :)

  9. Anonymous says:

    Where do you make your gifs?

  10. That is SO CUTE! I love how it adds the perfect christmas touch. I’ll definitely have to add that to my gifts this year. Thanks for the tutorial! Can’t wait to see what you have to show us next :)

    -Jessica (Sew In Love)

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