Gift Box

150 yds. size 10 crochet thread
Steel crochet hook size 7
4 + 1/2" square box
8" square corrugated cardboard
Floral decorations
3/4yd x 1/4" wide satin ribbon
Measurements: Box = 4 + 3/4" square x 3"
Lid = 5 + 1/2" x 6".
Picot: Ch 4, sl st in top of last dc made.
Large Picot: Ch 6, sl st in 6th ch from hook.
Beg Shell ( beg sh ): Ch 3 ( first dc ), dc, picot and dc in indicated st or space.
Shell ( sh ): Work 2 dc, picot and dc in indicted stitch or space.
BOX BOTTOM: Rnd 1: Ch 6, sl st to form a ring, beg sh in ring, ( ch 3, sh in ring ) 3 times, ch 1, hdc in top of beg ch 3 to form last ch 3 sp.
Rnd 2: Beg sh in same ch 3 sp, ( ch 3, sk next sh, work sh, ch 3, sh in next ch 3 sp for corner ) 3 times, ch 3, sk next sh, work sh in same sp as beg sh, ch 1, hdc in top of beg ch 3 to form last corner sp.
Rnd 3: Beg sh in same ch 3 corner sp, * ch 3, sk next sh, work sh in 2nd ch of next ch 3 sp, ch 3, sk next sh **, work sh, ch 3 and sh in next ch 3 corner sp, re from * around, ending at ** on last rep, work sh in same sp as beg sh, ch 1, hdc in top of beg ch 3 to form last corner ch 3 sp.
Rnd 4: Beg sh in same ch 3 corner sp, *( ch 3, sk next sh, sh in 2nd ch of next ch 3 sp ) twice, ch 3, sk next sh **, work sh, ch 3 and sh in next ch 3 corner sp, rep from * around, ending at ** on last rep, work sh in same sp as beg sh, ch 1, hdc in top of beg ch 3 to form last corner ch 3 sp.
Rnd 5: Beg sh in same ch 3 corner sp, *( ch 3, sk next sh, sh in 2nd ch of next ch 3 sp ) 3 times, ch 3, sk next sh **, work sh, ch 3 and sh in next ch 3 corner sp, rep from * around, ending at **  on last rep, work sh in same sp as beg sh, ch 1, hdc in top of beg ch 3 to form last corner ch 3 sp.
Rnd 6: Beg sh in same corner ch 3 sp, *( ch 3, sk next sh, sh in 2nd ch of next ch 3 sp ) 4 times, ch 3, sk next sh ** work sh, ch 3 and sh in next ch 3 corner sp, rep from * around, ending at ** on last rep, work sh in same sp as beg sh, ch 1, hdc in top of beg ch 3 to form last corner ch 3 sp. ( 24 shells ).
SIDES: Rnd 7: Beg sh in same ch sp, ( ch 3, sk next sh, sh in 2nd ch of next ch 3 sp ) rep around, ending with ch 1, sk last sh, hdc in top of beg ch 3 to form last ch 3 sp. ( 24 shells ).
Rnds 8-12: Rep Rnd 7.
Rnd 13: Ch 3 ( first dc ), 2 dc in same sp, ( ch 3, sk next sh, work 3 dc in 2nd ch of next ch 3 sp ) rep around, ending with ch 3, sk last sh, sl st to join in top of beg ch 3.
Rnd 14: ch 1, sc in same st as beg ch 1, sc in each next 2 dc, ( 3 sc in next ch 3 sp, sc in each of next 3 dc ) rep around, ending with 3 sc in last ch 3 sp, sl st to join in beg sc. Fasten off.
LID: Rnds 1-6: Rep Rnds 1-6 of Box Bottom. ( 24 shells ).
Rnd 7: Beg sh in same corner ch 3 sp, *( ch 3, sk next sh, sh in 2nd ch of next ch 3 sp ) 5 times, ch 3, sk next sh **, work sh, ch 3 and sh in next ch 3 corner sp, rep from * around, ending at ** on last rep, work sh in same sp as beg sh, ch 1, hdc in top of beg ch 3 to form last corner ch 3 sp. ( 28 shells ).
EDGING: Note: Edging is worked along 3 sides only; unworked side is back edge of lid.
Row 8: Ch 6,( first dc, ch 3 ), sk next sh, ( work sh in 2nd ch of next ch 3 sp, ch 3, sk next sh ) 6 times, * work sh, large picot and sh in next corner ch 3 sp, ( ch 3, sk next sh, sh in 2nd ch of ch 3 sp ) 6 times, ch 3, rep from * once, dc in 2nd ch of next corner ch 3 sp. Fasten off, leaving last side edge unworked. Cover cardboard and box with plastic wrap and saturate pieces with starch, place over the cardboard and allow to dry. Once dry, place lid on box and align ch 3 sps at back of lid. Cut ribbon in half and for each "hinge", insert first ribbon through first ch 3 sp and tie in a box. Rep for other "hinge". Glue floral decorations to lid as in photo.