Hi, friends. today i am going to show you how to crochet a simple bow. It can be used many different ways!
- wrap it to a hair tie
- glue it to a clip
- glue it to a pin to add to a bag or clothing
- sew it to a pillow ect..
I use US terms for crochet and their abbreviations. For this simple pattern we will be using half double crochet and a chain.
Gauge is not important for this pattern. Neither is hook size. Use any hook near 3.75mm. Before i folded bow pattern in half it measured about 6.5 inches across and just over 1 1/4 inches tall. Result, you will still get a cute bow!
We will be using the half double crochet stitch in this pattern. If you know how to single crochet then you should not have any problems at all.
How to do the Half Double Crochet
Yarn over, you’ll now have 2 loops on hook. Insert hook in the center of next stitch, you’ll now have 3 loops on hook. Yarn over, draw yarn through stitch, there will be 4 loops on hook. Yarn over, draw first loop of yarn through next 3 loops on hook. You are ready for the next stitch!
- Crochet hook, size F-3.75mm
- medium weight yarn
- yarn needle
- ruler or measuring tape
- ch= chain
- hdc=Half double crochet
Start by chaining 27 stitches. Try to leave a short tail of about seven inches on the begging end of chain. (see image 1) Row 1, yarn over an insert hook into second chain from hook, hdc in each chain across. Chain 1 and turn. (see image 1)
Row 2, hdc in each hcd stitch across, chain 1 and turn, 26 Row 3, repeat row 2 Row 4, hdc across fasten off leaving approximately a two foot yarn tail. (see image 2 and 3)
You will now have a rectangle that is about 6 1/2 inches long 1 1/4 inch tall. Fold this in half with ends touching. Using your yarn needle insert the short tail from the beginning of your project into your yarn needle. (see image 4)
Evenly stitch edges together. You’ll end up with both tail ends on one side. Set needle aside. Center your needle work as you can see in image 5. Take both long and short tails and wrap around starting from behind your bow where you stitched the edges together. This just gives it a neater look. (This is where you’d attach a hair elastic for a hair bow if that is your plan)
Keep wrapping your yarn tail around your bow till you have three or four inches left of tail. Pick your yarn needle up and weave in end into the back of your bow, tie in knot around any yarn strand to secure. Snip any leftover yarn tail. And ta da.. you have a cute little bow!
Here is what my finished product looks like!