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 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.
- Hook: F
- Yarn: Worsted Weight, I used Red Heart Super Saver in Perfect Pink
- 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!
- 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.
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.
Move the sewn ends to the middle of the back of the bow, so the front looks like this:
With your fingers, pinch the bow 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!).
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.
Et voila! C’est fini!