4.15.2013

How To Crochet A Sweet Little Bow

Sweet Little Bows inspired by Bianca Gerwien's Sweet Little Belts... ♥
  I first made these sweet little bows last October. Two little gals requested that I make them nerdy crochet bows to go with their Halloween costumes... I did my best but they turned out to be not so nerdy and seriously cute!
These bows work up quickly, are easy to make and little girls love them! Wanna give them a try?
Here's the how to...
You will need:
Worsted Weight Yarn
(Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton for the sample.)
Size U.S. G/6 (4.25mm) Hook
Scissors & Tapestry Needle
Ribbon 5/8"
Sewing Machine
Clear Sewing Thread
Hot glue gun
Alligator Hair Clip 1 1/4"
Straight Pin
Step 1: Crochet the main piece for your Sweet Little Bow.

Starting out: Leaving a long end of yarn (about 30"), ch 25.
Row 1: Work 1 sc into the 2nd chain from hook. Continue working 1 sc into each chain stitch to end. (24 sc)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc into first sc from previous row. Continue working 1 sc into each sc to end. (24 sc)
Row 3-5: Repeat Row 2.
Fasten off leaving a long end of yarn (about 30").
Step 2: Cut a piece of ribbon about half an inch shorter than your finished crochet piece. Center the ribbon on top of your crochet piece leaving about a quarter of an inch of crochet fabic exposed on each end.
Step 3: Dab a dot of hot gule on one end of the crochet piece to attach the ribbon. Secure the other end of the ribbon with a straight pin, this will hold the ribbon in place for Step 4.
Step 4: Starting on the left or right hand side of the end with the hot glue run a seam across the edge of the ribbon to the other side.  Repeat this step on both sides. Cut threads.
Step 5: Hold the ends together. With one of the long ends whip stitch the edges together. Both of the long ends will end up on the same side.
Step 6: Center the seam at the center back of your bow.
Step 7: Squeeze the center of the bow and begin wrapping one long end of yarn around the center of the bow leaving about a 3" tail to tie off. Wrap the other long end around the center of the bow in the opposite direction leaving a long tail to tie off.
Step 8: Tie the two ends together and secure with a double knot.
Step 9:  Weave the two ends under the wrapped yarn on the back side of the bow.
Step 10: Slip the alligator clip under the wrapped yarn and secure the clip with a dot of hot glue.
That's it! 
I do hope a few of you give these a try. If you make them and post them PLEASE send me a link!

I'm linking up at Daisy Cottage Designs Off the Hook Link Party!

34 comments:

  1. so cute!!! thank you for sharing,
    xxxx Ale

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  2. Very nice. Great idea. Thanks. Tina

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  3. Cute bows ! Thanks for sharing !:)

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    1. Thanks Preeti! I had lots of fun making these. :)

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  4. I've just finished a crochet project and now I know what I'll be doing next! Absolutely adorable, thank you for sharing! Chrissie x

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    1. There are endless possibilities with these. :)

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  6. These are seriously adorable! I might have to make some to add to my dog dresses :) It'd be so precious! thanks for sharing!!

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    1. Went and had a look... These would look adorable with your dog dresses! Also, your comments aren't working today. You may want to have a look at that. :)

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  7. Loving these on the bunches, so sweet.

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    1. Thank you! That's super sweet. :)

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  8. Oh my gosh, these are just too cute. Thank you for sharing the making of these. Now, I have to find a little girl to make these for.

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  9. http://pinterest.com/pin/465418942711360151/ Made this one for my daughter :) Perfect for using left over yarn !

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  10. Thank you for sharing. I can't wait to make these cute bows.

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    1. You're very welcome! I'm so happy you like them. :)

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  11. Im just curious-how much would you think these would sell for? (each)

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    1. I would say anywhere between 3 and 6 dollars. Maybe take a browse around Etsy to see what other items similar to this are selling for. It's a great place to start!

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  12. I love this pattern so much!!! I made one for mothers day and couldn't resist making one for myself also! Anonymous because I'm not signed in...

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  13. These are the sweetest little bows! I'm definitely going to have to learn how to do these. Thanks so much for sharing! :-)

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  16. Adorably too cute..o my I just love these... Janice @ beedoily.blogspot.com Happy Thursday

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  17. These are just so very sweet! I featured a link to your pattern on Moogly this morning: http://www.mooglyblog.com/crochet-hair-accessories-12-free-patterns/

    Thank you so much for sharing!

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  19. Brilliant! Lovely Tutorial. These bows are the cutest!!!


    keep well

    Amanda :-)

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  20. I have the perfect little niece to make these for!

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  21. I can't wait to try these bows. They are so cute!

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  22. I made some and posted them on my Vendor FB page-

    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.673203306162052.1073741834.635810206568029&type=1&l=3c155e5839

    I hope that works! Thanks for the cute pattern!!

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