I was playing around with my crochet items recently and decided to share a cute bow tie pattern with all of you. It’s very easy. I would say a beginner could handle this one. I’ve added an edge to this bow. Many others do not. I like the clean look of the edge.
The following pattern and two others are included in my pattern book – Easy Crochet Bow Tie Patterns. Check it out. You’ll find many variations and project ideas – all easy!
To purchase all the patterns and download them to your computer, MAC, Kindle Fire, or smart phone – first download the free Amazon Kindle app by clicking HERE. Then pull up the ebook HERE. Viewing this ebook on a regular Kindle with grey eink will result in poor picture quality. It looks great on my computer.
You can get the pdf file or HTML version on Smashwords click HERE.
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How to Make a Crochet Bow Tie.
The size of hook used is up to you. The bigger the hook, the larger the bow.
Chain 31 (I used a G/6 hook) You can also increase and decrease the size of the bow by the number you chain. Smaller – 21 or 26 chains. Larger – 36 or 41 chains.
Double crochet (DC) in 4th chain (ch) from hook and then all the way across.
Ch 4 and turn.
DC in 2nd DC from hook, ch 1
Skip the next stitch and *DC and ch 1. Repeat from * across until end.
This makes a box or mesh stitch.
Ch 3 and turn
DC in the 2nd stitch from hook. You will be DCing on top of the DC columns and also in the chain space. The image above shows what I mean by a chain space.
DC all the way across.
Make sure your last DC of the row is in the 3rd ch stitch of the row beneath.
You should have a band with 14 boxes/holes.
Side note – This pattern can easily be modified to make a headband, scarf, etc.
When you are at the left corner, ch 1 but don’t turn the piece over. Single crochet (SC) around the left edge of the piece. (see above image)
This part won’t show in the finished product so there is no need to be exact.
When you get to the next corner, add a ch 1 as you are rounding to keep things loose and prevent the corner from curling. Again, no need to be exact. This part will be folded under.
You should now have your band upside down. You are back to your original chain. (see above image.) Single crochet all the way across. This part will show so try to insert your hook at a consistent location. This will made the edge of the bow look sharp and uniform.
Turn at the next corner and add a ch 1 to prevent curling. Remember, the short edges will not show.
Turn the next corner in the same fashion – by adding a ch 1 at the corner.
Now SC across the row of DC. (see image above.) You should have gone all the way around the piece with SCs.
Slip stitch in the last DC of the row (insert hook and pull the yarn through both loops.)
Fold the piece together. (above image.) The narrow ends are together and the right side is facing out.
Stitch together the two ends – loosely! Insert your hook into both sides, yarn over and pull all the way through. This won’t show, no need to be perfect.
Ta da! You’re done!! Move the joined ends to the back. Pinch in the middle to form the bow.
You can crimp the bow by winding the yarn. (above)
Or using a strip of chain or single crochet.
You can leave long ends of yarn to use to fasten onto something, add a ribbon, velcro, etc.
These would be fun for baby photos, photo props with dogs or cats, added to a blanket, present, the corner of a baby blanket, pocket of a sweater, etc. You could make them really small and add to mittens, socks, etc.
Here it is with the mesh/box stitch as the first and last row:
Isn’t this one pretty? I used a shiney white yarn and laced a pink ribbon through the middle:
That one would be cute for a baptism or christening blanket.
Want to see more of my crafting ability? (Ha ha) Then click HERE for another post about crocheting!
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Would you like to have this patten in HTML or pdf format? Or would you like step-by-step instructions for these projects -
They are all included in my pattern book Easy Crochet Bow Tie Patterns.
To purchase all the patterns and download them to your computer, MAC, Kindle Fire, or smart phone – first download the free Amazon Kindle app by clicking HERE. Then pull up the ebook HERE. Viewing this ebook on a regular Kindle will result in poor picture quality. It looks great on my computer.
All patterns are creations of Jenna Anderson. The crafts you make from this document may be sold. If you have an Etsy store or participate in local craft fairs, feel free to sell the bows or and them to your handmade scarves, and blankets. They may also be modified and tweaked however you see fit. Let your creativity shine.
You may not resell any of the patterns listed in this document or post them online in part or whole.