Have you ever put together an outfit either for yourself or a child and thought, “If only we had a bow to match”? Well, we’ve solved that problem for you with this free easy crochet bow pattern. Now you can customize to your heart’s content and never be without an accessory. These adorable bows can be used as hair clips, but also for accessorizing a favorite bag, sweater, scarf, or hat. They’d be cute as napkin rings, in a garland, on a wreath, or as gift tags as well. These are so easy to make, in fact, that you might as well grab the remains of all the skeins in your stash and whip up a few dozen while you’re at it.
To make one or more of these darling little bows, you’ll need the following:
- Yarn (this can be any size, really, depending on how big you want the bow to be — you can also use multiple colors, either with multi-color yarn or in stripes. You could also use other materials like floss, hemp, or ribbon)
- Beads (3 per bow unless the bow is bigger. You’ll want to experiment with colors and shapes and sizes, but generally three small to medium faux pearl beads will give it the look you want, though if you’re going more rustic with a hemp bow, you may want to use a wooden bead or even a button)
- Tapestry needle (for weaving in ends)
- Keyring, brooch fastening, earring posts, or other item to affix the bow(s) to (you can also just wrap yarn around the center prior to sewing on the beads and tying the bow on, which would be useful when you’re creating gift tags or napkin rings)
There are also a variety of ways to stitch these. According to the look of the bows below, it appears that back loop only (blo) is used along with either a half double crochet (hdc) or single crochet (sc) stitch. You could also use a bubble stitch or a picot stitch, depending on how fancy you want to get.