Knit Christmas Tree Gift Card Holder

Ditch the bags and envelopes and add a little handmade touch to your gift card gifts this year.

Skill Level | Easy
Finished Size | 5.25″ wide; 7″ tall


About this Pattern

If you’re looking for a way to personalize your gift cards this holiday season, you’re in the right place! Our Christmas Tree gift card holders work up quick and with very little yarn.

With this project you’ll get to practice a basic knitting increase as well as an embroidery technique called the French knot. Each holder comes together with three separate pieces that are seamed together. This makes for a sturdy, not flimsy, card holder that’s great for gifting.

Before you begin, review this page entirely so you understand the full scope of the project. We have a list of recommended supplies and abbreviations here on this page as well as written instructions and a tutorial to walk you through our knit Christmas tree gift card holder step-by-step.

getting started

Recommended Supplies

  • Approx 66 yds; Lion Brand Heartland Yarn (Colorway shown Rocky Mountains)
  • Ornament Color Option 1: Approx 4 yds; Canyonlands
  • Ornament Color Option 2: Approx 4 yds; Badlands
  • US 8 Knitting Needles
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

FAQ: Can I use a different yarn?
Sure, as long as it’s in the same weight category. Check your gauge and adjust as needed so the sizing comes out right. The recommended yarn amount will likely be different too.

Yarn Substitution Resources:
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pattern details


  • CO Cast On
  • K Knit
  • KFB Knit Front Back
  • P Purl
  • PUAK Pick Up And Knit
  • Rep Repeat
pattern notes

Additional Notes

Finished Size

5.35″ wide; 7″ tall


23 sts x 44 rows = 4″ worked in garter stitch

Each gift card holder is made up of three separate pieces: identical front and back as well as a bottom half for the pocket sleeve. Once all three are knit, you will add the ornaments using the French knot embroidery technique and seam them together to finish it up.

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Written Instructions

CO 3

Rows 1-2: K

Row 3: KFB. K. KFB. (5 sts)

Rows 4-7: K

Row 8: KFB. K to last st. KFB. (7 sts)

Repeat: Rep rows 4-8 until you have 29 sts on needle.

Next 3 rows: K.

Bind Off: Work a standard knitting bind off.

Tree Stem

Row 1: Beg in the 12th st, PUAK 7 sts.

Rows 2-7: k

Card Pocket

CO 17

Rows 1-2: K

Row 3: KFB. K. KFB. (19 sts)

Rows 4-7: K

Row 8: KFB. K to last st. KFB. (21 sts)

Repeat: Rep rows 4-8 until you have 29 sts on needle.

Next 3 rows: K.

Bind Off: Work a standard knitting bind off.


Step 1: Using any contrast color you want, use the French knot embroidery technique (with 3 wraps) to add ornaments to the tree front and back as well as the card pocket.

Note: you only need to add ornaments to the top third of the tree front piece.

Step 2: Using another contrast color, use the French knot (with 5 wraps) to add 3 knots to the top point of the tree.

Step 3: Lay tree back facing upward. Lay card pocket on top, right side facing tree back. Lay tree front on top, right side facing tree back.

Step 4: Using the whip stitch, seam along outer edge of tree. Leave a small hole to turn right side out.

Step 5: Lightly stuff the tree.

Step 6: Seam turn hole.

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