Sunday, February 6, 2011

super simple crochet bows

crochet bows

These crochet bows are a great way to use up a little bit of leftover yarn. Use them as appliques or hairbows or anything you can think of!

crochet bows

Materials: Worsted weight yarn & Size H crochet hook

Stitches Used: Slip stitch (sl st), Chain stitch (ch), Treble crochet (tr) (American terms)

Approximate Size: 2.5” X 1.5”


Make a magic ring.

Ch 5, 3 tr in ring, ch 5, sl st in ring, ch 5, 3tr in ring, ch5, sl st in ring.

Cut yarn leaving a tail at least a few inches long. Sew end through the first ch stitch at the very beginning and finish off.

You create the center of the bow by wrapping the two ends under and then back over the bow a few times until you are satisfied. You may prefer to create a chain of stitches to wrap around the bow instead. Finish off and weave in ends. I like to leave the ends in case I need them to sew the bow onto something else.

crochet bows

The photo above shows the different shapes you can create by varying the number of tr stitches. The bow at the top has 5 tr, and each subsequent bow has one less tr stitch.

If you need any further help with this pattern, see my free PDF pattern for step-by-step photos. It is perfect for crochet beginners! If you don't need all of the in-depth stuff but just want a printable copy of the pattern, just print page one!


  1. They are ADORABLE! :)

    thank you so much for the pattern, I can see so many uses for these sweet little bows!

  2. these are so super cute! love!

  3. very nice bow - i plan to make one for my niece <3

    Thanks for sharing !!

  4. Anonymous12:53 PM

    Thanks!! This is my favorite bow yet - thank you thank you!

  5. Thank you for your clear instructions!

    1. You're welcome! Glad you found this useful! :)

  6. Thank you for this great pattern, can't believe how fast and easy they are! :):)


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