How to Crochet a Bow!
“Bows are for girls”, it would be really cool to change that stigma because although I am a man, I absolutely love the look of a bow! I think they add such a nice touch to everything and especially when its’ crocheted, I think it looks stellar! An old girlfriend of mine used to wear bows in her hair all the time and I remember just how much I loved it.
I’ve been adding bows to a lot of my projects lately and I have a few more ideas on how I want to incorporate them. Here are some examples below and how I’ve used bows before:
These can all be found as free patterns on my blog just click the picture to be directed!
Today, I bring you the tutorial on how to create your own bows! They are super easy to do and obviously the color choice is up to you. Here are three different sizes of Large, Medium, and Small. They are all three made the same way, just different stitch counts, so If you have a different size you would like to tackle, just add or decrease the stitches in each section! Lion Brand Yarn was used to make all of these bows.
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Materials you are going to need:
- For the bows you see above, they are created with worsted weight (size 4) yarn, but I would highly recommend using any worsted yarn from Lion Brand Yarn!
- Size 4mm hook (again, this can be adjusted!)
- Darning needle
For the three sizes, the pattern will be written with each stitch count at the end from large, medium, to small. So at the end of the round, you will see x/x/x
(Large is about 5″wide, medium bow is 4″inches wide, and the small bow is 3″ wide.)
Main bow rectangle
****For the small size, you will be doing sc’s instead of hdc’s
Row 1: In second chain from hook, hdc. Hdc across. 20/15/10
Row 2-11 (2-9 for small): Ch 1, turn. Hdc across. 20/15/10
Finish off and weave in ends.
In second chain from hook, hdc 3 times into the stitch. Across the chain, insert 3 hdc into each stitch across. It will organically begin to curl!
With the bow square, pinch it (pictured below)
With the curls, pinch with underneath as well (pictured below)
Taking a long strand of yarn, begin to wrap it around the both pieces tightly (pictured below)
Keep wrapping it around until your desired amount of thickness of the wrap. When finished, sew through the center to hold it in place – leave a tail to be able to sew on!
See what I mean by super easy?