Easy Crochet Bow Pattern {free crochet pattern}

Learn to crochet bows to decorate headbands, hats, and make bows for the sweet little girls in your life with this super easy and FREE crochet pattern!

Crochet Bow - Free and Easy Pattern!

I’ve been crocheting up a storm recently, all to get ready for a craft fair at which I’m planning to sell my work! It’s very exciting, as I only learned how to crochet last year. But I’ve been working so hard that I think I might be getting what normally feels like tennis elbow, but I suppose it’s now called “addicted to crochet elbow.” I wonder how often my orthopedist hears that?!

Anyway, I made these cute little bows to go on the headbands (here’s the link to the pucker stitch headband pattern pictured above) I keep making, and maybe even some purses, too. This is super easy, even for very beginners. You can easily modify the pattern to be bigger or smaller by increasing or decreasing the beginning chain and subsequent rows.

There’s a lot of sewing and weaving in tails in this project, so to give you some pointers, check out Crochet Dreams, where there’s a very nice post on how to do that.

Crochet Bow

  • Hook: F
  • Yarn: Worsted Weight, I used Red Heart Super Saver in Perfect Pink


  • CH=chain
  • SC=single crochet


  • CH 25
  • In 2nd CH from hook, SC.

When I was first starting to crochet, I remember that I had the hardest time figuring out which chain was the second, or first or third chain from the hook. So, I provided a little help for you!

How to Figure Out Which Chain is the First Chain in Crochet
  • SC in each CH across (24 total)
  • *CH 1 and turn
  • 24 SC across*
  • Repeat from * until you have the height you’d like for your bow – I made 7 rows.
  • Fasten off, and leave the tail long to be able to sew the bow together.

It should look like a rectangle.

Crochet Bow Tutorial - Make a rectangle shape first

Then, with your tapestry/crochet needle, sew the ends together, but don’t cut off the tail just yet. You’ll need the tail to sew the middle of the bow.

Crochet Bow Tutorial - Sew the ends together

Move the sewn ends to the middle of the back of the bow, so the front looks like this:

Crochet Bow Tutorial - Here's what it looks like when then ends are sewn together

With your fingers, pinch the bow together in the middle.

Crochet Bow Tutorial - Pinch the front piece together in the middle

Sew the pinched sides together, using the last of the thread you just used to sew the ends together (that way you don’t have lots of tails to sew in (so tedious and my least favorite part!).

Crochet Bow Tutorial - Pinch the front pieces together and then sew together

Then, sew in all your tails before you make and attach the wrap to go around it.
To make the wrap, CH 10. In the 2nd CH from the hook, SC in each CH across to the end. Fasten off, but don’t tie in the ends yet.

Wrap the piece around the bow, with the ends in the back, and sew the ends together using the same tail as the end of the piece (in other words, you don’t need to cut off a new piece of yarn to sew it together). Fasten off and sew in the ends.

Crochet Bow Tutorial - Crochet a strip and sew it around the middle

Et voila! C’est fini!

Crochet Bow Tutorial and Free Pattern
About Sara McFall

Sara is the owner and founder of My Merry Messy Life, which started in 2011 as a way to chronicle her journey to a natural, chemical-free lifestyle and to share her passions of mothering, real food, homeschooling and crochet. She is a mama to three precious and energetic little boys and wife to a university professor who loves to sing, dance ballet and ballroom, and live simply and naturally.


  1. Very nice!!!

    Thanks for sharing!


  2. LOVE … super cute!

  3. When you are sewing the edges together, are you pinching both the front & back or just the front? The 2nd to last picture looks like you’ve only sewn together the front but then the completely bow looks as if the front & back has been sewn together

  4. thanks for sharing my mom (i’m only 12) has been telling me to use patterns for stuff.

  5. thanks for sharing it turned out adorable

  6. Thanks for the great ideas

  7. Hi – I love the bow pattern! How did you make the white headband that is included in the picture above? I’d like to make something similar. It looks like it could be fairly simple to do, but would like to know what stitch you used. Thaks!

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